Three Pieces of Evidence We Will Look for in a Truck Accident Case
When we work with clients who have been involved in truck accidents, there are a number of factors we will look for. Our job is to determine who was at fault for the accident and then prove it. We work to prove the extent of the injuries and the appropriate damages for said injuries. There are three specific types of evidence that can help us achieve these goals.
We invite you to read on and learn about those three pieces of evidence and then contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 to request a free legal consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney. We are happy to consider your case and give you our best advice on how you can proceed.
The Service Logs and Hours of Service Logs
There are federal and state laws that limit how many hours a truck driver can be on the road within specific timeframes. These laws limit how many hours in a row they can drive, how many hours in a day they can drive, and how many hours in a week they can drive. We will look at these logs to assure that the driver did not violate the regulations they are required to follow. If they did, then they are liable for the accident.
The Truck Weight Limits
Every big rig is rated to provide a maximum cargo weight. A driver or trucking company that does not respect those limits, and loads it up with more cargo than it is rated for, are putting everyone in the road in danger. An overloaded truck can be hard to control and can take longer to stop than it normally would. We will look at the limits for the truck you were involved in an accident with to determine if the truck was overloaded and if that contributed to the accident.
Information About the Training and Experience of the Driver
There is no question that driving a truck is hard. This is why it requires both extensive training and a special license to do it legally. Truck drivers must have excellent vision, fast reflexes, and good judgment. Unfortunately, a shortage in truck drivers leads some trucking companies to hire inexperienced drivers or drivers without the right license. WE will look to ensure that the driver you were involved in an accident with had the right license and training. If not, both the driver and their trucking company could be held liable.
Let Us Hold the At-Fault Parties Responsible
If you were involved and injured in a truck accident that was entirely or partially the fault of another person then you should not be responsible for paying medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages you incurred – the at-fault party should. Contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 and we will work to hold these parties responsible for their actions.