26th Jun 2018
In any truck accident, your attorney will want to gather information to help you win your case. This will include whether the other driver had been arrested, charged, warned and cited for any violation of any ordinance, law and regulation in the past ten years. This includes all traffic violations, licensing violations, vehicle and driver inspection violations, and all violations of any criminal code and law. Also, you will want to know if the other driver had ever been convicted at any time of a felony, for each conviction identifying the charge, jurisdiction, conviction date, and sentence/disposition. Get information about every instance when the truck driver driving privileges have been suspended, revoked, canceled or otherwise restricted explain why, when and by whom. Find out if the truck driver had ever been disqualified from driving a commercial motor vehicle, when and under what circumstances. We get details about any medical condition in the past five years that could affect his or her ability to operate a motor vehicle. Past lawsuits, training in connection with operating a commercial motor vehicle, how the truck driver is paid and the driver’s complete history involving any disciple or reprimands. We want the driver to explain where they were and what you were doing during the 72 hours immediately before and the 48 hours immediately following the Subject Incident. This response should include the time and location of each pickup, delivery and stop and the reason for each stop (e.g., load, unload, fuel, rest, meal, inspection, repair, other) and what they were doing when off duty. Information obtained should include respect to drivers Hours of Service (HOS) in the eight (8) days leading to the date of the Subject Incident, all errors on your logs, all HOS violations and any audit of his or hers HOS for the eight days leading to the collision. This is just part of the information we gather to help you prove your truck accident claim. We can help. Call us.