Trucking Accidents Require Detailed Investigation
If you know of anyone who has been involved in an accident with a commercial trucking company, or who has a family member so involved, you should be aware of some of the problems that exist in investigation of these serious accidents. Professional truck drivers are required to keep detailed records of their hours on the road, their amount and times of rest and their total miles traveled in a given time. The problem does not really exist with what they are 'supposed to do', but with what they sometimes (all too often) 'actually do with regard to their record keeping.
Over the years we have seen many cases involving serious or fatal trucking accidents in which we ultimately learned that the truck drivers either kept improper or falsified records or they kept two sets of records. One for the review by Texas Department of Transportation and the Texas DPS and one for their own purposes. These false records can make investigation of a serious trucking accident very difficult. And it is very important that the family of an accident victim, or the victim themselves, contact a qualified attorney to begin an investigation into these deadly accidents as soon as is possible. The earlier a victim's attorney can get involved, the better the chances are that they will uncover the true facts regarding the accident and the truck driver's conduct.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a serious trucking accident, be sure to hire a qualified attorney as soon as you can. You will need them, and you will be glad you did.
If you have questions about your accident, please get in touch with us. We offer a free initial consultation and we are happy to answer your questions.
Paul Colley, Jr.
Board Certified-Personal Injury Trial Law
Texas Board of Legal Specialization