A Lawyer Who Knows How To Investigate Trucking Companies
Athens, TX truck accident attorney Jeff Weinstein has the experience that gets results
When there's been a truck accident, trucking companies often take quick action. They can have one of their investigators on the scene within hours. But they are not looking for evidence that can help you. They are just trying to protect themselves. That's why you need an experienced truck attorney on your side. Attorney Jeff Weinstein of Weinstein Law can help.
Much of the evidence that can help prove you were the victim of negligence in a truck accident belongs to the trucking company. That's why our legal team conducts our own investigation of your accident. We seek access to this evidence to get the facts about what really happened. This includes:
- "Black Box" Data: Just about every truck on the road is equipped with an event data recorder, or electronic control module. This is the truck's "black box" and contains valuable information about its operation just before the crash. There may be data about speed, steering, acceleration, braking and other factors that can help establish negligence.
- Hours of Service (HOS) Logs: Federal regulations limit the number of hours a truck driver can spend on the road. Drivers are also required to take regular breaks. Trucking companies are required to keep hours of service logs, which are usually kept electronically. If drivers exceed federal limits, it may be evidence of fatigue or that they were given an unrealistic delivery schedule.
- Maintenance Records: Trucking companies have a responsibility to regularly maintain the trucks in their fleet and make needed repairs promptly. Failing to do so makes it more likely that there will be a mechanical or safety breakdown, which puts everyone on the road at risk.
- Employment Records: Before hiring a driver, trucking companies have a responsibility to make sure that person is qualified and has a good driving record. Employment records can tell us if a trucking company took these steps, or whether they knew of any previous accidents, moving violations, or drug abuse by the driver.
If you were injured in a truck accident, it's important to talk to an attorney as soon as possible. Jeff takes quick action to preserve evidence owned by the trucking company before it is lost or destroyed. He also identifies witnesses and interviews them while their memories of the accident are fresh.
Jeff focuses on getting all the facts so he can build a strong case that proves negligence by the driver or the trucking company - or both - caused your accident. If needed, he consults accident reconstruction experts or other specialists who can help explain how the accident happened.
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He will also determine the total damages you have suffered. You deserve financial compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to your injury. You deserve compensation for lost wages if you were left unable to work. Jeff may also seek compensation for other damages, such as pain and suffering and emotional distress.
Jeff has been practicing in Henderson County for decades. He has seen the impact a truck accident can have on victims and their families. Sometimes, they are left struggling to get by. That's why he is dedicated to helping you get the best possible outcome in your case. Many times, he can negotiate a settlement that meets your needs. Or he'll fight for you in court.
Learn more about how a truck accident attorney can help you. Contact us to schedule a free consultation at our office or whatever location is convenient. Jeff has the experience you need and is ready to work for you.