If you have been injured or a family member has been killed in an accident involving a large commercial truck, you should contact a lawyer who is experienced in investigating truck driver and trucking company liability.
The Law Offices of Flint, Crawford & Cogburn has 65 years of experience handling truck accident cases in the Ark-La-Tex region of northeast Texas, southwest Arkansas, northwest Louisiana, and parts of Oklahoma. Our lawyers have recovered compensation in excess of $1 million dollars for truck accident victims.
Big trucks, whether they are called semis, tractor-trailers, or 18-wheelers, are subject to special state and federal safety regulations. For example, trucking companies are required to maintain their vehicles, secure the loads, and conduct background checks of drivers. Truck drivers are required to operate their vehicles safely and to take rest breaks to prevent fatigue. Whenever a trucker or trucking company violates these rules and injures someone, they are liable.
When we represent the victim of a trucking accident, the first thing we look at is the driver’s history. Long-haul trucking companies may overlook serious driver history problems because it’s hard to hire drivers. Our lawyers have uncovered multiple speeding tickets, failed drug tests, and other driver history issues that the trucking company either knew about or should have known about.
Our lawyers also demand the driver logbook, the service records of the truck and trailer, and the truck’s data recorder. We hire special investigators and have even used a helicopter to fly over a truck accident scene to find out if the accident really happened, as the truck driver and state trooper alleged.
In several cases where the state trooper had blamed our client for the accident, our lawyers have been able to turn the liability situation around by uncovering negligence on the part of the driver or the trucking company.
Contact a truck accident lawyer at The Law Offices of Flint, Crawford & Cogburn today. We offer home or hospital visits for your convenience.
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