Investigating Trucking Companies After an Accident
A lawyer can conduct a truck accident investigation for you
Injuries from truck accidents can be catastrophic. And trucking companies and their insurance carriers often deny responsibility. To add another layer to an already complex situation, these insurers may be located in other states, even other countries. How are you supposed to prove your injuries, let alone place liability with someone so far away? The truck accident attorneys Tracey Fox & Walters help you fight back to recover the compensation you deserve.
Trucking companies often have their own investigators on the scene of an accident within hours. They're looking for evidence of what happened. But it's not evidence they will volunteer to share with you. If they find that it was their negligence, or their driver's, that led to crash, they'll keep that information to themselves.
That's why you need an experienced attorney on your side who knows how to investigate trucking companies. Our legal team knows where to look for evidence of negligence.
As soon as we take your case, we'll take action to seek:
- Truck driver's history: A truck driver's records can hold plenty of valuable information, including if they have ever received disciplinary action. There will also be information about their driving record. We can also tell if the driver had proper qualifications before being hired.
- Hours of Service Logs (HOS): Logs like these are meant to document exactly how many hours truck drivers have been on the road and on the job. These records can show whether a driver was following federal regulations regarding hours of service.
- Company maintenance records: How often is the truck serviced, and how long ago was its last inspection? Sometimes, regular maintenance and repair gets overlooked in the name of making deadlines and staying on or ahead of schedule.
- The truck's black box data. This contains valuable information related to the crash, such as braking patterns and how fast the truck was going before the accident.
We will also interview witnesses and review all documentation related to the crash. Our team reviews every piece of evidence and builds the strongest case possible to prove negligence.
Many times, we are able to negotiate a favorable settlement with the insurance company. But if that is not possible, we will fight for you in court.
If you've been injured in a truck accident, contact us today for a free case evaluation. Don't delay. There is a statute of limitations for taking legal action. Also, we can build a stronger case before evidence gets lost and memories fade.