Pascoe Law FirmTruck Accident Lawyer
Principal office located in Friendswood, Texas.
Available to service League City, Webster, Pearland, Galveston, and the surrounding areas within Texas.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Truck Accidents?
- Inadequate Driver Training– Even though truckers are trained to make safe turns, and check blind spots, many are inexperience, or simply forget the training they received. Nearly one out of every seven truck accidents is the result of the truckers failure to properly check blind spots before changing lanes, backing up or turning. Circumventing problems on the roadway is often a challenge for many inexperienced drivers. Large commercial trucks are challenging to maneuver, and a trucker can easily underestimate the amount of evasive action required to stop in time, maneuver out of the way, or avoid a catastrophic event. Failing to take proper action can cause serious injuries and fatalities of other motorists on the roadway.
- Unrealistic Delivery Schedules- Often the result of a trucking company wanting a driver to reach his or her destination sooner than expected. The companies can compel truckers to drive far too many hours or at great speed to meet their schedule. This can lead to many of the problems listed above.
These are not the only causes of commercial truck accidents, but they are among the most common. When you’re familiar with the hazards, you can more easily avoid truckers who may be driving irresponsibly by being able to spot these dangers.
Investigation and Evidence in Truck Accident Cases
Determining what caused you or your loved one’s truck accident is not an easy task. Most cases require a thorough investigation. Finding out what caused the accident is vital to making a trucking accident claim. As soon as our lawyer learn of an injured client, we begin conducting a thorough investigation to determine whether a driver or company violated any safety regulations. These investigations may include sending investigators and expert consultants to the scene of the accident and obtaining any possible evidence of negligence and fault. This evidence often includes:
- Witness statements – Witness accounts of the accident can prove critical in corroborating negligence claims. Witnesses can testify as to whether a truck driver was driving erratically or aggressively, whether part of the truck failed, or whether anything else unusual occurred.
- Electronic control modules (ECMs) – Also known as event data recorders or “black boxes,” these devices record information about the speed of the truck, whether the driver applied brakes, and additional information from just before an accident. Crash experts can retrieve and analyze a truck’s ECM data to assist with accident reconstruction.
- Truck cameras – Many trucking companies have started installing cameras inside their trucks, either facing the road, the driver, or both. If a truck had a camera, footage can help us determine whether the truck driver engaged in negligence or misconduct.
- Electronic logging devices – The FMCSA requires truck drivers to keep track of their hours using electronic logging devices (ELDs). Examining these ELDs can help determine whether a driver exceeded hours of service limits, risking fatigue.
- Trucking company records – Trucking companies should keep accurate records regarding the hiring and supervision of truck drivers. For example, records that indicate a company failed to perform the necessary drug and alcohol tests before an impaired truck driver crashed can constitute evidence of negligent supervision
Finding all of the necessary evidence in a truck accident case is not easy. However, whether we handle an insurance claim or lawsuit in civil court, our lawyers have the resources and strategies to find the information needed to pursue liability for our clients’ truck accident injuries. Acquiring the proper settlements or verdict for catastrophic injuries requires a comprehensive approach to every case. The Pascoe Law Firm brings every appropriate resource to the table, including investigators, expert consultants, evidence and document analysis, and anything else needed to fully pursue each claim.
How a Truck Accident Lawyer Can Help You
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