Investigating Trucking Companies
Call an experienced New Orleans truck accident lawyer
When you’ve been injured in a truck accident, you may not know what to do next. You need medical treatment and may still be in pain. Recovery from your injuries may take months or even longer. Medical expenses are adding up and you’re not sure how you’re going to pay them. You’re worried about the future.
If negligence by a truck driver or trucking company caused the accident that left you hurt, you deserve financial compensation, but insurance companies will try to pay you as little as possible and the legal process can be complicated. That’s why you need an experienced truck accident lawyer on your side. The Law Offices of John S. Williams, LLC is ready to stand with you and fight.
Attorney John S. Williams knows that injuries from a truck accident can affect you emotionally, physically and financially. You are looking for answers and solutions. John builds strong cases that insurance companies must take seriously, and he fights for the financial compensation you need and deserve.
A truck accident attorney ready to fight
One of the first things our office does is investigate your New Orleans truck accident to get the facts. A driver may have been speeding. The truck may not have been safe to drive. Much of the evidence that can help prove negligence is under the control of the trucking company. John takes legal action to gain access to this evidence.
This evidence includes:
- Hours of Service (HOS) Logs: There are federal regulations that limit the amount of time that truck drivers can spend on the road each day and each week. Truck drivers must also take regular breaks. Trucking companies are required to keep HOS logs to ensure regulations are being followed. This is usually done electronically.
- Maintenance Records: Trucking companies have a responsibility to keep their trucks in good working order. This means performing regular maintenance on the trucks and making any needed repairs promptly.
- Employment Records: Trucking companies also have a responsibility to make sure the drivers they hire are qualified and have safe driving records.
- Event Data Recorder Data: Trucks are equipped with electronic control modules – sometimes known as the truck’s “black box.” These devices record information such as speed and braking patterns just before the accident.
John will also review any other available evidence, such as video from traffic cameras. He carefully reviews accident reports, medical records and other documentation. He identifies witnesses and interviews them about what they saw. If needed, he consults accident reconstruction experts and other specialists.
Strong cases make insurance companies more willing to negotiate a settlement that meets your needs. John will work toward a resolution of your case that includes compensation for all the damages you have suffered. This includes compensation for all current and future medical records, lost wages and other damages, such as pain and suffering.
If you were hurt in a New Orleans truck accident, it’s important to get trusted legal advice as soon as possible. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with attorney John S. Williams.