A Lawyer Who Investigates Trucking Companies
Call a hard-working attorney who knows how to handle complex cases
If you’ve been hurt in a truck accident caused by negligence, you deserve financial compensation, but the process of recovering compensation can be complicated. Trucking companies don’t want you to have all the information you need. That’s when it’s time to call Thompson Law.
After an accident involving one of their trucks, trucking companies spring into action. They send an investigator to the scene as soon as possible. The investigator is looking for evidence – but not to help you. The trucking company is looking for evidence that makes them look responsible so they can try to keep it from you.
Attorney Christopher “Kim” Thompson has been handling truck accident cases for decades. He knows that after a truck accident, there is some evidence that is under the control of trucking companies. Evidence that can demonstrate negligence led to the crash that left you injured. That’s why he takes action to preserve that evidence.
This evidence includes:
- Hours of Service (HOS) Logs: There are federal regulations that limit the number of hours a truck driver can spend behind the wheel. Drivers must also take regular breaks when on the road. In order to prove compliance with these regulations, trucking companies keep hours of service logs, usually electronically. If drivers exceed federal limits on driving time, it can be evidence that fatigue played a role in the crash.
- "Black Box" Data: Commercial trucks are now equipped with electronic control modules, also called event data recorders or the trucks’ “black box.” It records information on the truck’s operation that can give clues about how the accident happened. This information includes speed, braking, steering, and acceleration.
- Maintenance Records: All trucking companies are required to maintain their trucks and make any needed repairs as soon as possible. Failing to meet this responsibility increases the risk of a malfunction that results in an accident that leaves someone hurt.
- Employment Records: Trucking companies have a responsibility to make sure their drivers are qualified and have a good driving record. Employment records can provide information about whether they were aware of any accidents, moving violations or drug use on the part of the driver.
Insurances companies don’t want you to have this information, either. They know that there’s a lot of money at stake after a truck accident. The less information you have, the more justification they have to pay you less. They don’t have your best interests in mind. Their goal is to protect their profits.
Attorney Thompson has a unique insight into how insurance companies operate. He used to work for insurance companies. He knows the tactics they use to try to deny compensation. That’s why he focuses on getting the facts to hold negligent trucking companies and negligent drivers accountable.
In addition to gathering evidence from trucking companies, attorney Thompson will take other steps to investigate your accident. He carefully reviews all accident reports and medical records. He identifies and interviews witnesses. If needed, he consults accident reconstruction experts who can help him understand how the accident happened.
When insurance companies see the hard work attorney Thompson has put into a case, they often agree to negotiate a settlement. Attorney Thompson is only interested in a resolution of your case that meets your needs. This includes compensation for all medical expenses, lost wages and other damages, such as pain and suffering.
Learn more about how a truck accident lawyer can help. Contact Thompson Law today to schedule a free consultation.