What We Look for in Truck Accident Cases

by Staff Blogger | October 30th, 2017

Tractor trailers can be 50-feet long and weigh up to 80,000 pounds. When they’re involved in accidents with cars, pickup trucks, and SUVs, the drivers and passengers in those vehicles are at high risk of suffering debilitating injuries that can put them out of work for weeks, months, or even years.

At Berg Injury Lawyers, it’s our goal to help innocent victims get the compensation they deserve after serious tractor trailer accidents. Our California truck accident lawyers have experience handling semi truck crash cases, and we know what to look for to build strong claims, including evidence such as:

  • Hours of service logs – Truck drivers are limited in the number of hours they can work within specific time frames without having days off or taking breaks. We check service logs after accidents to verify that truck drivers didn’t violate industry regulations.
  • Truck weight limit violations – Trucks are rated for specific maximum cargo weights. Truck drivers and truck companies may exceed those limits to increase profits, but overloaded trucks can be difficult to drive and control. We can determine if the truck involved in an accident was overloaded.
  • Driver licensure and training – Driving a big rig is difficult. It requires extensive training along with good vision, quick reflexes, and sound judgment. But some truck companies hire drivers who are inexperienced or unlicensed. We can determine if the driver involved in an accident met the proper training and licensure standards needed to get behind the wheel.

Time is of the essence when pursuing a claim for compensation after a truck accident. Evidence can quickly disappear, and statutes of limitations may run out. Call today for a free consultation, and let us get to work for you.