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SARASOTA TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYERS INVESTIGATING TRUCKING COMPANIES
Our personal injury attorneys will dig deep to prove negligenceIf you’ve been injured in a crash with an 18-wheeler, tractor-trailer, semi-truck, big rig, or other large commercial vehicle, a Sarasota truck accident lawyer can investigate the driver’s trucking company to prove negligence and get you the compensation you’re entitled to. Since 1997, Farrow & Pulice, P.A. has been an aggressive advocate for personal injury victims in Sarasota and throughout southwestern Florida. Let an experienced Sarasota truck accident attorney take control of your claim. Contact us today for your free case evaluation. When you get injured in a truck accident with an 18-wheeler or semi-truck, you’re probably going to have to deal with a trucking company if you want to recover compensation for your damages. While that may not seem like a big deal, keep in mind that most trucking companies are large corporations with a lot of resources and teams of attorneys at their disposal – making you a huge underdog in your pursuit of justice. Luckily, you can even the odds. Our Sarasota truck accident lawyers aren’t intimidated by trucking companies, their attorneys, and anyone else who stands in our way of getting you what’s rightfully yours. We know what evidence to look for and how to piece it all together to build a strong case on your behalf that gets real results. Don’t let the trucking company give you a hard time. Fight back with Farrow & Pulice.
Build your case – let a Sarasota truck accident attorney find the factsDealing with a trucking company after you’ve been injured in an accident with a tractor-trailer or some other kind of large commercial vehicle isn’t easy. Most trucking companies are legally required to carry high-limit insurance policies to cover the cost of a serious accident, meaning there’s a lot at stake for them. That’s why some trucking companies will try to reduce their liability by tampering with evidence and falsifying records. Our Sarasota truck accident lawyers understand the games trucking companies play and know exactly what documentation to look for to prove negligence. While investigating a trucking company, our dedicated legal team can look at:
- Hours of Service (HOS) Logs: There are federal regulations regarding how many hours a trucker can work in a certain period of time to avoid accidents caused by fatigue. Reviewing a trucker’s driving log can provide valuable insight, but trucking companies often destroy their HOS logs after six months unless there’s legal intervention. Our truck accident attorneys can preserve and examine HOS logs to find out if any violations exist and contributed to your crash.
- Personnel Records: Semi-trucks and 18-wheelers are tough to drive and can cause a lot of damage when they’re involved in an accident. That’s why truckers are supposed to be professional drivers. Nevertheless, some trucking companies cut corners in the hiring process and put inexperienced, unqualified, or dangerous drivers behind the wheel of an 80,000-pound truck. In some cases, the trucking company doesn’t even conduct a background check or confirm whether or not the trucker has a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL).
- Black Box Data: Data like average speed, highest speed, time driven, and time spent going over 65 mph is all stored on an 18-wheeler’s “black box.” Our Sarasota truck accident attorneys can use this data to determine whether or not the trucker was going too fast at the time of your crash and compare the data to the information in the HOS log to make sure it matches up.
- Delivery Schedules: Truckers are under a tremendous amount of pressure and stress to make their deliveries on time and often face unrealistic deadlines. Our legal team can examine the delivery schedule to see if the trucker was running behind schedule. Often, truckers will drive recklessly to make up time and meet delivery deadlines.
- Service Records: Large commercial trucks drive thousands upon thousands of miles, which results in a lot of wear and tear. That means 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers, semi-trucks and big rigs need to be maintained regularly to ensure the safety of everyone. If a commercial vehicle isn’t being adequately serviced, it can lead to a mechanical malfunction that may cause a serious accident.