Tampa Truck Accident Investigation Lawyer
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, contact us for a free consultation
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Within a few hours following a trucking accident, a behind-the-scenes investigation will begin. Representatives of the insurance company covering the truck will interview the driver and collect evidence from the scene. The focus of this investigation will be to minimize liability the trucking company may have for the injuries suffered by the people in the other vehicle. To protect your interests, it's important to hire an attorney and make sure that evidence favoring your case is collected and preserved.
At the Hancock Law Firm, P.A., in Tampa, our lawyers represent people who are injured in trucking accidents. Our goal is to hold negligent trucking companies and drivers accountable for the damage they cause to other people's lives. Contact us today for a free consultation with our Tampa truck accident investigation attorneys.
Determining Fault in Truck Accidents
Trucks and truck drivers are required to follow a number a Department of Transportation safety regulations that do not apply to other drivers. For example:
- Trucking companies are required to hire qualified drivers and conduct period drug tests
- Trucking companies are required to maintain safety equipment such as lights and brakes
- Truck drivers are required to secure their loads to ensure loose items do not become guided missiles
- Truck drivers are required to take rest breaks to prevent driver fatigue and to keep log books to ensure that they did not drive too many hours without stopping
After an accident, our lawyers will conduct an immediate investigation to determine if trucking companies and drivers did everything they were required by law to do. We will investigate the driver's background and ensure that evidence such as the truck's GPS system and driver logbook are preserved. We will also demand evidence such as gas receipts to compare to the driver's logbook to ensure it was filled out accurately.
From our office in Tampa, we represent truck accident victims in the Tampa Bay area, including St. Petersburg and Clearwater, and throughout Florida.
Contact Our Hillsborough County Tractor-Trailer Accident Attorneys
We offer a free, confidential consultation at 888-975-1110 (toll free) or 813-915-1110 , and our phones are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also reach attorney Mike Hancock or Claire Hancock by e-mail.