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, our truck accident attorneys represents clients just like you 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.
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.
Our personal injury law firm represents truck accident victims in the Tampa Bay area, including Brandon, Spring Hill, Wesley Chapel and throughout Florida.
Seriously Injured in a Trucking Accident?
We’ll determine all the insurance coverage available to you. Call attorney Mike Hancock toll free at 813-915-1110 for your free, confidential case evaluation. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also reach us by e-mail.