Had a Truck Accident – Our Investigating Technique – Maintenance Records
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Obtaining Maintenance Records After an 18-Wheeler Accident can be Crucial to Proving Negligence by the Trucking Company
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Department of Transportation require that trucking companies maintain certain records in its day to day business operations. These records include pre-employment screening records for its drivers and maintenance records of its fleet of trucks. Both the pre-employment and maintenance records can provide great insight when they are examined in light of an accident. These records can aid in establishing proof of the trucking company’s liability by demonstrating the company’s compliance or lack thereof, with federal guidelines regarding its drivers and its fleet of trucks.
After you have been injured in an accident with a commercial trucking vehicle it is very important to gather evidence as soon as possible. The trucking companies know how important their internal business documents are in proving an accident claim and they will do everything they can to prevent you from obtaining this evidence. That is why it is so important to have an experienced attorney on your side such as the ones here at our Law Offices. Contacting us can aid you in this task because we know how to find the evidence necessary to help prove your claim against the trucking company and its driver if necessary.
Maintenance Records – What Do We Look For?
Many times in commercial trucking accidents the accident is not only caused by driver error but can also be cause by faulty parts on the commercial truck itself. Poorly maintained […]