Auto crash data Data on how fast a vehicle was moving before, during and after a crash can help adjusters determine the veracity of an insured’s statement and determine who was at fault. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Over the years, technology has increased the amount of information obtained following a motor vehicle accident. An event data recorder (EDR), often mistakenly referred to as a “black box,” contains an amazing amount of helpful data relating to accident investigations. It helps fill in missing pieces, as well as verifying the insureds’ facts of loss. When used in conjunction with the other aspects of a claims investigation, data taken from an EDR can be an invaluable tool to resolving claims.

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