A DriveCam camera mounted inside a passenger bus captured a horrifying crash when a tractor trailer lost control, ran over a car, and collided with the median barrier and the bus on the Long Island Expressway in New York. The camera records both the driver and the driver’s view when sensors detect erratic driving behavior. My hunch is that the more accident prone trucking companies won’t be in a rush to acquire this technology that would show their sleepy truck drivers running over innocent motorists. On the other hand, trucking companies that are conscientious about playing by the rules could use this to prove it when they are in the right, thus saving themselves much trouble and expense in litigation. See WCBS story.
The Shigley Law Firm represents plaintiffs in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases statewide in Georgia, and in other states subject to the multijurisdictional practice and pro hac vice rules in each state. Ken Shigley was designated as a “SuperLawyer” in Atlanta Magazine and one of the “Legal Elite” in Georgia Trend Magazine. He is a Certified Civil Trial Advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Chair of the Southeastern Motor Carrier Liability Institute and former chair of the Georgia Insurance Law Institute. He particularly focuses on cases arising from truck wrecks and accidents (tractor trailers truck wrecks, semi truck wrecks,18 wheeler truck wrecks, big rig truck wrecks, log truck wrecks, dump truck wrecks).