Have you been injured in an accident with a 18 wheeler or other commercial truck? Trucking accident cases can be complex. It is not unusual for trucking companies to attempt to repair accident damage soon afterwards to prevent you from being able to obtain photographs or an inspection. It is therefore important to make a proper request to secure evidence and, in some cases, to obtain a court order to prevent the trucking company from destroying evidence of the accident.
A common cause of trucking accidents is driver fatigue. Truck drivers work under constant pressure to arrive at their destination as quickly as possible. Although truck drivers are required to maintain a Driver’s Log to ensure they do not exceed the maximum number of permitted driving hours per day, they often disregard such work limitations in order to deliver on time.
It is important to quickly obtain driver logs, vehicle inspection and maintenance records, the driving record and other evidence immediately after the accident.