We can work with experts to investigate, analyze, and prepare your case.
If there is not sufficient evidence to back up a claim, the case will likely be dismissed in favor of the truck driver or trucking company. Therefore, one of the most important steps a Houston truck accident lawyer can take when handling your case is to quickly gather evidence and capture testimony before evidence disappears.
At our firm, we work closely with knowledgeable experts to reconstruct the events leading up to and the cause of the crash. Our experts investigate and analyze numerous internal and external factors that contributed to the truck accident. This is absolutely crucial to ensure we have the best case to secure maximum compensation for our clients. With billions of dollars recovered for clients, we know how to successfully prove liability and obtain justice for injury victims.
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Arnold & Itkin is here to help you get to the bottom of your truck accident case. From beginning to end, we can look at all the details of your case and go the extra mile to ensure a strong claim is crafted for your accident.
The following are some of the key factors involved in an accident investigation:
Reviewing Trucking Company Records: Much of the information that exposes negligence is available from the trucking company. An employer's negligence in hiring truck drivers or in retaining an unqualified driver can be found in the driver's qualification file. Our lawyers also examine the truck company maintenance records and records of the driver's safety and equipment checks performed before, during, and after each trip.
Electronic On-Board Recorder: If the truck involved in your accident had an electric on-board recorder (EOBR), also known as the "black box," the information from this device may be used to conduct a more thorough investigation of the collision. it may provide insight on the speed the truck was going, distance driven, and other details.
Interviews & Depositions: We interview witnesses—including the driver, law enforcement officers, and any other potential witnesses. It is important to get started on interviews and depositions as quickly as possible, before people begin to forget important details pertaining to the accident.
Investigating the Accident Scene: Investigating the scene of the accident is an important part of determining the cause of the collision. We may look at physical evidence, such as tire treads, as well as witness testimony.
Examination of the Truck: We seek to locate the vehicle and inspect it—frequently at the scene of the trucking accident. Our lawyers and experts look for evidence of failed equipment, impact damage, and other contributing factors.
The driver's logbook, on board computer data, and dispatch records often provide the most revealing evidence of driver negligence in these cases. That is why our Houston accident attorneys get to work right away gathering this information.
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Whenever a truck accident happens, police tend to investigate the truck itself and take statements from any witnesses, but one important step is investigating the truck driver. An investigation of the driver will likely turn up evidence that would not have been known otherwise. One common finding is that the driver involved in an accident was tired.
Driver fatigue is one of the deadliest factors in the trucking industry today.
In fact, further restrictions have even been implemented so truckers do not drive tired. Another common finding is drivers with poor records or training. While this is not true of all drivers, it is true of many who get involved in accidents.
At our firm, we have the resources, skill, and experience to build a strong case against the trucking company or other party responsible for your injuries. We understand how thorough our investigation must be in order to present a compelling case on a client's behalf, making every effort to conduct a complete truck accident investigation.
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