Semi-truck accidents often occur because the truck driver was inattentive, speeding, fatigued, or otherwise generally negligent in the operation of the tractor trailer or commercial vehicle. At the Law Office of Timothy Armstrong, P.A., we work diligently to find the exact cause of driver negligence and will legally pursue the driver and trucking company fully for that negligence.
Truck driver negligence is often the result of inattention at the wheel. Certain things we look for include:
Was the truck driver eating while driving?
Was the truck driver talking on his cell phone while driving?
Was the truck driver texting while driving?
Was the truck driver speeding?
Was or did the truck driver change lanes without due regard for other traffic?
Was the truck driver weaving within or outside of his/her lane?
Was the truck driver trying to complete paperwork while driving?
Was the truck driver talking on a CB radio while driving?
Was the truck driver smoking while driving?
Was the truck driver issued a citation?
These are all very important questions that need to be asked quickly following a trucking accident. Our goal is to gather answers to these questions and to further talk to any eyewitnesses to the accident regarding the driving pattern of the truck before the accident. We will also examine, in detail, the truck driver’s logs and “black box” equipment on the truck. By asking these questions and gathering evidence there from we are better able to fully prepare your case for a lawsuit.
Similarly, it is also important to look at the past driving record of the negligent truck driver to see if this has been a problematic pattern over his or her career. The full employment records of the negligent truck driver will also need to be examined. By looking at the complete employment records of the negligent truck driver we will be able to glean whether the trucking company knew of the truck drivers bad driving performance and whether they failed to do anything about the same. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Much more will be done to thoroughly prepare your case for settlement or litigation following a trucking accident.
If you have been involved in a truck accident or commercial vehicle accident call The Law Office of Timothy Armstrong, P.A. first for experienced and compassionate trucking accident representation.
We can be reached twenty-four hours a day at 904-356-8618. In the alternative, contact us in the email dialogue box on this page and tell us about your case. All consultations are FREE. Similarly, if you cannot come to us we will come to you.