How We Investigate Truck Accidents
Get a lawyer who will get to the root of the problem
Trucking is a highly regulated industry. This means that if you were in an accident with a commercial truck, there is a lot of evidence for an experienced and dedicated attorney to find. However, much of that evidence is the trucking company’s property, and their goal is to protect their bottom line. You need a skilled truck accident attorney on your side to level the playing field.
The attorneys at Hoover Rogers Law, LLP have built reputations as thorough investigators who will go the extra mile. We would rather put more hours into working on your case than accept a too-small settlement on your behalf.
We understand what’s at stake in a trucking accident. That’s why we build strong cases for maximum compensation that the insurance companies can’t ignore. If you were injured in a truck accident, contact us for a free injury case evaluation.
We find key evidence in trucking cases
The trucking industry is subject to rules for the weight of the vehicle, inspections to keep up, medical fitness of the driver, mandatory rest breaks, and so on.
All these rules mean that trucking companies and individuals must keep a lot of records that can be used to support your claim.
Some of the evidence that can be collected in a trucking accident case includes:
- Shipping orders
- Medical exams
- Driver logs
- Dash cam footage
- Inspection and maintenance records
- Past enforcement and violations
- Status of licenses, permits, and certificates
- Pay stubs
- Phone records
- Arrest and criminal records
- Work schedules
- Manufacturer product reports and recalls
- Freight weight records
- Claim register
- Texas Crash Report or Oklahoma Collision Report
Again, the problem is that much of this evidence is in the trucking company’s control, and they are only required to keep it for so long. For example, the Hours of Service (HOS) log only needs to be preserved for six months, unless an attorney intervenes to preserve it before then. That’s why it’s so important to get legal counsel promptly after a truck wreck.
A truck accident lawyer can help prove your claim
It may seem obvious that the trucker is at fault in your accident, but don’t count on the driver or the company that hired them to agree.
Seriously injured accident victims must fight to get the money they deserve to treat their medical, property, financial, and emotional losses. When that happens, Hoover Rogers Law is ready to take the insurance companies on while you heal.
If you were injured in an accident, don’t delay. Contact Hoover Rogers Law, LLP right now to schedule a free case evaluation with a truck accident lawyer. It’s important to have enough time to conduct a thorough investigation, negotiate with the insurance companies, and, if necessary, file a lawsuit before the statute of limitations runs out.
Call, email, or chat online with us today. We are ready to hear from you now.