Objective Data from the vehicle's Event Data Recorder (EDR):
Seat Belt Usage
*CDR may verify absence of crash event data
Liability, Forces of Impact, Mechanism of Injury
Personal Injury Lawyers
Criminal Defense Attorneys
Receive CDR Report as pdf. file
Limited to Data Retrieval via Diagnostic Link Connection with Intact Electrical System
South Puget Sound
Travel and Additional Data Retrieval Services Fees May Apply
Serving Pierce County, Thurston County, and the Greater South Puget Sound Region
CDR via Diagnostic Link Connection upon acceptance of service request
We download Crash Data from the Event Data Recorders (EDR) in cars, SUVs, and light trucks and provide that data to clients in a PDF report.
EDRs are "Black Boxes" (usually part of the Airbag Control Module) installed to record information about what a vehicle did before, during, and right after a crash.
Pre-crash speed, braking, seatbelt usage, Delta-V (a measure of crash severity), and whether an airbag deploys may be recorded by an EDR.
LCrash Data Forensics can download data from any vehicle equipped with an EDR that’s compatible with the Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) system manufactured by BOSCH Diagnostics. (Vehicle Coverage List)
While the vast majority of cars, SUVs and light trucks that have “black boxes” are compatible with the Bosch Diagnostics CDR tool, a small percentage of EDRs are only accessible through the manufacturers’ proprietary systems.
According to Washington state law, information on an EDR is the property of the vehicle owner and can only be retrieved with the owner’s consent or pursuant to a court order. RCW 46.35.030
Investigators, accident reconstruction experts, personal injury attorneys, insurance claims representatives, fleet managers, criminal defense lawyers and parents of teenage drivers use Crash Data Retrieval to understand how an accident happened, to help determine fault, to verify crash forces and severity, and to document crash dynamics and mechanism of injury.