Texas Truckers and Driver Log Violations; Learn why driver's logs are critical in Houston Personal Injury Claims
Many trucking accidents are the result of driver fatigue and a failure to comply with state and federal regulations that dictate the number of hours a driver can legally operate a truck.
Two pieces of evidence are critical in Texas trucking accidents:
- Trucking Driver log
- Black Box Evidence
Trucking Driver Logs
Driver's logs are necessary to document the number of hours that a driver with a commercial driver's license has been behind the wheel. Driver's logs become critical evidence in determining whether a driver was in violation of the law in Texas trucking accidents.
Unfortunately, many of these documents can be falsified. Our experienced Houston, Texas trucking accident attorneys will aggressively investigate the documents and facts of your case to determine whether a driver or trucking company was in violation of a regulation or was fraudulent in creating a driver log.
Black Box Evidence
While a log book may track the number of hours that a driver claims to have driven, a black box will actually track the number of miles that a truck has traveled. If the log book does not correspond with the number of hours tracked in the black box, there is evidence that a driver may have falsified records.
Successful litigation involving driver log violations
One of the most critical steps in the litigation process is securing evidence after an accident. The earlier that you have a team involved in collecting evidence to document the facts of your case, the more likely it is that you will be able to succeed in court or in negotiations.
Our attorneys work with a team of experts to locate and preserve necessary evidence for your case and claim. Whether we are collecting driver's log book records, contacting witnesses, or downloading data from a black box, we will aggressively go after the evidence we need. This evidence is critical for both the negotiation process and if we take your case to trial.
Our trial lawyers are experienced in pursing trucking accident litigation throughout Texas on behalf of victims and their families. When you or someone you love suffers, let our legal team investigate your case and pursue maximum compensation against all responsible parties.
Our principal attorneys, Galvin B. Kennedy and David W. Hodges, are certified Personal Injury Trial Law Specialists by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Our trucking accident attorneys are experienced in the complex litigation of Texas trucking accidents.
Contact us for a free consultation with a lawyer who is a board certified Personal Injury Trial Law Specialist. Se habla español. Off-site and evening appointments available. Call our Houston, Texas office today at 713-523-0001 or toll-free at 877-342-2020 to assert your rights if you have suffered in a trucking accident or motor vehicle accident resulting from driver error and driver log violations.