How Our Firm Protects Black Box Information

When a CDR is present in a vehicle involved in an accident, we first take steps to secure the CDR and vehicle; often through a temporary restraining order.  We then need to obtain the information from the CDR, and hire an experienced analyst or technician, depending on the system, to decipher the information produced by the CDR.

Once we have this information, we can then begin to understand how we can use this information to our advantage at trial, or how the defense will likely to use such information to their advantage.  Depending upon our understanding of this information, we can then develop a strategy in furtherance of developing our client’s case.


Many of the documents I will need concerning the reliability of the CDR data will be subject to a protective order sought by the vehicle’s manufacturer. These include documents required to interpret the data’s meaning, those describing the sensor and CDR system and how they work, and those that describe the failure modes of various components.

Most severe car and truck accidents involve many issues that are complex from technology and legal standpoints.  It’s therefore critical to have a team on your side that can promote your interests in both of these areas.  The more significant that your damages are, the more likely that defendants will fight back aggressively in denying or minimizing liability.

Call me to find out how I and our firm will work tirelessly for you.

We can arrange a free consultation at a time that is convenient to you so that we may learn about your case. If you retain us, we will work on a contingency basis, which means that you will not owe us any fees unless and until we recover for you.

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