When it Comes to Telling the Truth, Trusting a Trucker after a Big Rig Accident Can be a Fatal Mistake
A lot of interests are at stake after an 18-wheeler wreck: the driver, the company he works for, the owner of the cargo and the insurance companies that cover all of them. And since every big truck 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 most every time, the driver will try and pass the blame off to you in order to keep his job: usually the minute that the driver climbs out of the cab.
This is why it’s never a good idea to trust the truck driver to tell the truth when he or she causes an expensive accident. If truck drivers are found to be liable for an accident, not only will they be fired, it could become very difficult for them to land a new job after costing his or her previous employer enormous amounts of money in liability claims. Sometimes trucking companies, especially if investigations determine they must share negligence liability, throw the driver “under the rig” and fire them outright: then work to distance themselves from their respondeat superior liability by sloughing all of it on the newly-dismissed driver.
And if this isn’t the driver’s first wreck at the wheel of a big rig, he might lose either (or both of) his state trucking driver’s license, or his DOT certification. So now this poor miscreant 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 their job is too great if he wants to keep taking care of his family.
After suffering an injury in a semi 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 its parking lot and the 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.
The big rig accident attorneys with our Law Firm know how to uncover the lies, and replace them with the truth. For decades we have conducted a huge number of successful commercial truck accident investigations and deposed thousands of witnesses to get to the bottom of the case. And we reveal the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
Our Law Firm has decades of hard-fought experience handling personal injury litigation in commercial trucking accident cases. If you or a loved one has been hit by one of these trucks, our expertise assures that you receive the fairest compensation possible for the injuries and pain you have suffered. We’ve helped deliver millions of dollars to hundreds of big rig 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 for a free consultation to continue your road to total recovery and that of your family.