We Know How to Get Results in 18-Wheeler Accident Claims
In order to get results in truck accident cases, a lawyer must approach them differently than car accidents. The rules that truck drivers must follow are different, and the evidence and documentation in these cases are different as well. At The Fisk & Monteleone Law Firm in Illinois, we have more than 20 years of experience and a firm grasp of the nuances involved in these cases. We know how to get results.
Truck Driver Logs and Fraud Investigation
One of the unique documents involved in truck accident investigations is the truck driver’s log. This log is where the truck driver records the amount of time he or she spends on the road, among other things. Our experience has taught us that these logs are commonly falsified. In order to get their deliveries made as quickly as possible, truck drivers often spend more hours behind the wheel than the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration allows. Of course, they do not record illegal activity in their log.
We conduct a fraud investigation in order to find out the truth behind the log book. If our evidence reveals that the driver was breaking the law and driving to the point of fatigue, we will use that information to strengthen our case.
Preservation of the Black Box Is Critical
Most semi trucks have a black box that records a great deal of valuable information, including the vehicle’s speed at the time of the crash, braking activity and more. This information often proves critical, so we always move quickly to ensure it is preserved. If you wait too long to retain a lawyer, the truck company or insurance company may have the black box destroyed, damaging the chances of you getting full and fair compensation. Act fast.
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Our Belvidere Trucking Crash Injury Attorneys Offer Free Consultations
Our Rockford truck accident attorneys are ready to evaluate your case and tell you about your options. Call us at 888-716-7336 or send us an e-mail today. We do not get paid unless we win your case and get you compensation for your injuries.