Were You Hit By An Overtired Truck Driver?
One of the main causes of trucking accidents is exhausted truckers who put in too many hours behind the wheel. In fact, this problem is so pervasive that the government has strict rules on how many hours truckers can drive. Unfortunately, some trucking companies encourage their drivers to bend or even break these rules, putting themselves and other motorists at risk.
At Hill, Peterson, Carper, Bee & Deitzler, we have years of experience dealing with commercial trucking accidents. If a truck driver broke the law when they injured you, our attorneys will find out about it. We serve clients all over West Virginia from our Charleston office, and we hope to serve you, too.
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Why The Driving Hour Log Is Important
As part of the rules for 18-wheelers and other big rigs, every driver must keep a log of exactly how long they’ve been driving. Not only does it keep them honest, it is also a crucial document when a crash happens.
By obtaining the driver’s logbook, we can know for certain whether they were in violation of federal laws. If they were, then you may have a case against the trucking company itself, not just the driver. This will allow you to access the resources of their corporate insurance policy, which can help cover the massive expenses you will incur after a trucking injury.
Just One Piece Of The Puzzle
When our lawyers investigate a trucking accident, we put together a whole range of evidence. In addition to securing the logbook, we will:
- Pull data directly from the truck’s onboard computer
- Work with accident reconstructionists
- Examine the crash site
- Interview witnesses
- Review the company’s maintenance records
The only way we can make sure that you get the compensation you need is to examine all available evidence. By doing this thoroughly, we will have the best chance of a positive outcome.
Get Help After A Truck Crash
Trucking accidents are devastating, and recovery is long. As you focus on healing from your injuries, our legal team will focus on getting justice for what happened. While money cannot undo the damage, it can give you the stability you need to move forward with your life.