Investigating Truck Companies
An Aggressive Attorney to Protect Rights of Truck Accident Victims
If you've been injured in a truck accident, the trucking company's negligence may have been to blame. But they often do not admit any wrongdoing, and they won't volunteer any information that could help your case. Our truck accident attorneys know where to look for evidence of trucking company negligence to help you recover financial compensation for your accident.
Trucking companies must keep many types of records. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulates the industry. When an accident happens as a result of an unsafe truck being out on the road, an experienced attorney can pore through records to determine if a company followed proper procedure.
Remember, insurance companies don't work for semi truck accident victims. At Smith & Hassler, we do. And we will keep working aggressively to get you everything you deserve. The fight for the compensation that's rightfully yours starts now. Contact us.
Investigating a truck accident involves following an intricate chain of decisions of ownership, professional liability of those who maintain or load the truck, insurance coverage, past police reports and other factors.
Rely on Smith & Hassler to cover all the bases, including examining critical business records such as:
- Driver logs
- Driver background checks
- Driver history of accidents or moving violations
- Fleet maintenance records
- Hiring/training/supervising practices
There are many things we'll check in our review, including:
- Was the truck properly maintained and repaired?
- Did the company check to make sure the driver was qualified?
- Were there any previous incidents involving the same driver?
- Did the trucking company take any action after those previous incidents?
- Was the driver given a realistic delivery schedule?
If we find evidence of negligence by the trucking company, we will fight to hold them accountable. Many times, we are able to negotiate a favorable settlement with the company and its insurance carrier. But if the company insists it did nothing wrong, we're prepared to take them to court.
Contact an 18-Wheeler Truck Accident Lawyer with Our Firm
At Smith & Hassler, an experienced personal injury attorney will assist you or your loved one in your case. Call (713) 739-1250 for your free personal injury consultation today. We handle cases in Houston and throughout Texas.
Remember, your initial consultation is free, and you don't pay us unless you win.