Trusting a Trucker to Tell the Truth after an Accident Can be a Grave Mistake
A lot of interests are at stake after a large trucking accident: the driver, the company he works for, the owner of the cargo and the insurance companies that cover all of them. And since every trucking wreck ends up being a very expensive proposition, their side needs to have a fall guy. The first one in line is the driver. And when that happens, the driver will usually try and pass the blame off to you in order to keep his job.
This is why it’s never a good idea to trust the truck driver to tell the truth if he or she causes an expensive accident. If truck drivers are found to be liable for an accident, not only will they be fired, they might have a very difficult time landing a new job after costing his or her previous employer enormous amounts of money in liability claims. Sometimes their employer, especially if investigations determine they must share negligence liability, fires the driver outright, and then tries to get out front of any respondent superior liability by sloughing all of it on the now-dismissed driver’s behavior or character leading up to the accident. It’s a convenient dodge and we’ve seen it work in some cases: but not all of them.
And if this isn’t the driver’s first wreck at the wheel of a big truck, he might lose either (or both of) his state trucking driver’s license, or his DOT certification. So now this poor fellow has to find a new line of work. And with the high unemployment in the U.S., the temptation for that driver to lie, cheat or behave dishonestly to save his or her job is too great if this driver wants to keep taking care of their family.
After suffering an injury in an 18 wheeler accident in which the driver of the truck claimed that our client was driving with his lights off at night, our investigators quickly examined the scene. They discovered a security camera outside a convenience store that was pointed directly beyond its parking lot and the highway accident scene behind it. The video clearly showed our client’s headlights shining brightly. We proved that the truck driver boldly lied. Witnesses and defendants can lie and or callously misrepresent critical facts in trucking accident cases. But they can’t lie to or hide from our investigations.
Our Law Firm knows how to uncover the lies, and replace them with the truth. For decades, we have conducted thousands of commercial truck accident investigations and deposed tens of thousands of witnesses to get to the bottom of your accident case. And we do it with the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
Our Law Firm has decades of experience handling personal injury litigation in large truck wreck cases. If you or a loved one has been hit by one of these monsters and you are blameless, our expertise assures that you should receive the fairest compensation possible for the injuries and pain you have suffered or if a wrongful death of a loved one has occurred. We’ve helped deliver millions of dollars to hundreds of negligent accident victims in Texas. So if you or a loved one has been involved in a trucking accident in Texas, our experienced accident lawyers can win the best compensation possible for you.
Call us today at 1(800) 862-1260 (toll-free) for a free consultation. Get on the road to recovery so you and your family can get on with your lives.