Get The Compensation You Need After A Truck Accident
If you have been injured in a truck accident, it’s important to get immediate legal assistance. Evidence such as the driver’s truck, the trailer, the GPS and logbook need to be collected and preserved before they simply roll out of the area.
At the law firm of McKnight and McKnight Law, APC, in Bakersfield, we vigorously represent people who have suffered harm in truck accidents on I-5, Highway 99, Highway 58 and other roads in the Central Valley.
Preserving Evidence Of Liability In Truck Accident Cases
Large, commercial trucks are subject to special Department of Transportation safety regulations. Those regulations cover everything from truck maintenance, to how loads are secured, to how many hours the operator is allowed to drive without taking a rest break. Every commercial trucker is required to keep a driver’s log to show that he or she took the required rest breaks.
Many trucks are equipped with GPS systems that can be used to verify if the information in the logbook was correct. If the truck was moving at 70 miles per hour at a time the driver claimed to be resting, your case just became a lot stronger. Our attorneys can also request diesel fuel receipts to determine if fuel use is consistent with the number of hours the driver claimed to be on the road.
Unless the trucking company is ordered to preserve evidence such as the driver logbook, those records can be lost or destroyed.
Identifying Liable Parties In Truck Accident Cases
Trucking companies are required to carry large insurance policies to pay significant damage claims from accidents. However, identifying the responsible parties can be difficult. The driver may be a contractor who doesn’t own the truck. The trucking company may be located outside of California or even out of the country. The truck and the trailer may be covered by separate policies. Our lawyers are experienced in tracking down all insurance coverage that may be available to pay your damages. We can also help you understand more steps to take following a truck accident.
Get Representation; Get Help Today
After a truck accident, you deserve the help of a knowledgeable lawyer who can fight for the maximum compensation available to you. Schedule your consultation today to get legal help. To discuss your case with our injury claim lawyers, call 661-578-5669 or fill out the contact form on this website.