A Truck Accident Law Firm That Investigates Trucking Companies
Aggressive representation that gets results for the injured
Many truck accidents are caused when a driver engages in negligent behavior. But the negligence of trucking companies can also lead to accidents. When this happens, Mike Slocumb Law Firm knows how to investigate trucking companies to hold them accountable. Then we fight to recover financial compensation for the injured.
Trucking companies know there's a lot of money at stake after a truck accident. That's why they often quickly send an investigator to the scene. This investigator will look for evidence that makes the trucking company look responsible for the accident. But don't expect them to share this information with you. Their job is to protect the company that hired them.
That's why you need an aggressive and experienced truck accident attorney on your side. Our legal team conducts our own investigation of the accident and of the trucking company to get the facts. We take legal action to gain access to evidence that is under the control of the trucking company. This includes:
- Hours of Service (HOS) Logs: Federal regulations limit the amount of time that truck drivers can spend behind the wheel. Drivers are also required to take regular breaks. Electronic logging devices or paper logs can tell us if these regulations were followed.
- Maintenance Records: Trucking companies have a responsibility to keep the trucks in their fleet in good working order and to repair any problems promptly.
- Employment records: Before hiring drivers, trucking companies have a responsibility to check driving records and qualifications.
- Electronic Data: Most trucks on the road have electronic control modules that record information such as speed, acceleration and braking patterns. They are sometimes referred to as the truck's "black box."
Our legal team carefully reviews this evidence to look for signs of negligence. We also review other relevant documentation, such as accident reports and medical records. Our attorneys identify witnesses and conduct interviews. If needed, we consult with accident reconstruction experts and other specialists.
We fight for maximum compensation
Another reason truck accidents are complicated is because there are usually many parties involved. In addition, a trucking company may be located in another state. Our attorneys have experience handling such complicated cases.
Trucking companies and insurance companies know how much money is at stake after an accident. That's why their lawyers will fight hard to deny you compensation. You can expect us to fight back even harder.
We build strong cases that trucking companies and insurance companies have to take seriously. Our attorneys determine the total damages you have suffered. This includes all current and future medical expenses related to your injury. It includes lost wages if your injuries left you unable to work. It may include other damages, such as pain and suffering.
When insurance companies see that we are ready to fight for you in court, they often agree to negotiate a settlement. But we are not interested in making a quick deal that helps them save money. We will aggressively work toward a resolution of your case that meets your needs - either through a negotiated settlement or a jury verdict.
If you've been injured in a truck accident, contact a truck accident attorney who knows how to investigate trucking companies and hold them accountable. Schedule a free case evaluation at one of our offices. And if you can't come to us, we can come to you.