What type of evidence can be helpful in trucking accident cases?
Accidents involving large commercial trucks can be devastating and consistently have the highest damage- and fatality-rates of all types of auto accidents. However, settlements with trucking companies can also be significant, and obtaining evidence is an essential component of a successful personal injury claim which fully compensates you for the damages. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a large truck due to negligence, we at Agruss Law Firm are here for you every step of the way to ensure that your rights are protected and you are fully compensated for your injuries and losses, and this includes working with the insurance company on your behalf to ensure a favorable settlement.
Trucking companies are required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) to maintain duty-status records for the previous six months, roadside inspection-reports for 12 months, and yearly inspection-records for commercial vehicles for 14 months. Common examples of evidence in truck accident cases include:
- Driver logs;
- Accident/driver reports;
- Witness statements;
- The truck driver’s qualifications, driving record, and medical history;
- Photos of the scene of the accident;
- Electronic Onboard Recording Device (EOBR) data.
A “spoliation letter” is an official demand for the preservation and storage of evidence related to a particular accident, such as driver logs, truck inspection reports, photos of the scene of the accident, and EOBR data, and other documentation can also be examined: cell phone records can help determine whether distraction was a factor in the accident; GPS systems can occasionally shed light on the location, speed, and direction of a vehicle prior to the accident; and the accident report filed by the on-scene officer typically contains extensive information about the accident, involved parties/witnesses, and whether intoxication, recklessness, or weather conditions were contributing factors.
We at Agruss Law Firm are proud to serve our fellow citizens in personal injury cases, especially when you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a large truck, and we are fully committed to protecting your rights and ensuring that the other party is held legally accountable when negligence occurs. We will fight until the very end to ensure that you are fully compensated for all injuries and losses resulting from the accident, including medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering, and you won’t owe us a dime for our services.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident due to another’s negligence, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation. Helping our clients is about counseling, advocating, and ultimately solving problems. With years of experience successfully representing the people and not the powerful, we will take care of the insurance adjusters, your medical bills, your property damage, and your lost wages, and monitor your treatment so you can focus on healing and getting your life back to normal. We will handle your case quickly and advise you every step of the way, and we will not hesitate to go to trial for you. Lastly, Agruss Law Firm, LLC is not paid attorneys’ fees unless we win your case. Our no-fee promise is that simple. You have nothing to risk when you hire us – only the opportunity to seek justice.