Broadside Accident Investigation
When someone is broadsided by a big truck, it is often caused by speeding or distracted driving. Our lawyers have helped people like you win lawsuits against negligent drivers.
When our accident lawyers are hired for a serious personal injury or wrongful death case, we immediately begin an independent investigation. Some of the questions that need to be answered include the following:
- Was the broadside accident caused by a distracted semi truck driver (eating, talking on a cell phone, texting, looking for something)?
- At the time of the accident, was the truck driver drunk?
- Did the truck driver violate the hours of service rules, and was the truck driver asleep or too tired to drive safely?
- Was the semi truck driver speeding–going too fast for the conditions?
- Did the semi trailer driver try to stop (were there skid marks)?
- Did the truck driver have a history of traffic violations and, if so, did the trucking company know that?
- Was the semi truck in good repair?
- Did a defective part (usually brakes in these cases) cause the accident?
Because evidence can be destroyed, it is important to contact an attorney. Once retained, we send out a spoliation letter to inform the trucking company of the documents it must keep, including electronic records, maintenance records, employment records, driving records and training records. Our lawyers inspect the semi truck and the other vehicle(s) involved in the t-bone accident. When necessary, we hire accident reconstruction experts. You do not have to pay anything up front, and we are not paid unless you win. We are paid a contingency fee. You can click here now to contact our lawyers about your case and get a free consultation.
What if Defective Brakes or Another Part Caused the Truck to Broadside the Car?
If there is evidence that defective brakes or another defective part caused the collision the victim or the victim’s family may have a product liability lawsuit for money damages against one or more of the following:
- A maintenance company
- The manufacturer of the brakes or other defective part
- The manufacturer of the commercial truck