Motor carriers, in cooperation with state and national trucking associations, are trying to curb lawsuit abuse. At this point, they’ll take even small victories to help keep insurance premiums at bay.
One recent victory came in Florida and will allow trial judges to weigh compelling, reliable evidence from video event recorders to issue summary judgements.
Video event recorders ushered in a new era of risk management when fleets started to use the technology more than 20 years ago. By now, the legal advantages of using objective video are well documented.