Advocacy For People Hurt In Truck Accidents
When an 18-wheeler crashes into a passenger vehicle at freeway speeds, the surviving driver and passengers in the car are left with severe and lifelong injuries. These accidents are usually tragic and devastating for everyone involved, including the truck driver.
It Is Essential To Contact A Lawyer After A Commercial Vehicle Accident Resulting In Injuries
Trucking companies and their drivers sometimes engage in business practices that violate safety and occupational laws. The companies’ policies endanger not only the public but also their own employees and drivers. Contact Garton & Vogt, P.C., immediately for advice.
Tight scheduling, inclement weather and breakdowns require that drivers make up their lost time – usually by driving too long or too fast. Knowing that driving too far or too long is in violation of state and federal trucking laws, they continue to do so, often in impaired conditions. Drivers can fall asleep while driving or be unable to react quickly enough to avert dangerous driving situations. Other drivers might take stimulants or use illegal drugs to stay awake.
When such a tragic accident happens, several local, state and federal agencies might be involved in an investigation. When we become involved in a case, our attorneys will also conduct their own investigation to protect our client’s rights and preserve any evidence needed for legal action against the trucking company or driver.
Our licensed investigators collect and preserve critical information such as:
- Logbooks that document the truck driver’s route and driving history
- Evidence that cargo was properly loaded and secured or was imbalanced or overweight
- Communication between the driver and the dispatcher
- Skid marks, photos of the accident scene and the condition of the truck’s safety systems
- Important witness statements and video, toxicology and forensic investigation results
Most importantly though, our experienced attorneys understand how to put all of these pieces of evidence together in a persuasive argument to a judge and jury. They must prove that the truck driver or another liable party caused the accident that resulted in serious injury or death. Then, they need to prove that you are entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, wage losses, and any pain and suffering that motor vehicle accident victims often endure.
Holding Truck Drivers And Other Liable Parties Accountable For The Harm They Cause
At Garton & Vogt, P.C., our highly experienced lawyers help truck accident victims obtain fair and just compensation by holding negligent truck drivers, dispatchers and others accountable for the trucking accidents they cause. Reach out to us online or by calling 586-315-2430 to discuss your situation with a member of our team.