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You Can’t Necessarily Trust the Trucker Either
If you are counting on the kindness of strangers in a truck accident case, think again. With so much to lose if he or she causes an expensive accident, chances are you cannot trust the truck driver to tell the truth. If a flatbed driver is found liable for an accident, he or she will not only be fired. Still, he or she might also find it impossible to land another driving job after costing his or her previous employer enormous damages due to his or her negligence. More info on this website
If this isn’t the driver’s first accident behind the wheel of a semi, it’s possible to lose either the state semi-driving privileges or his DOT certification, which means the (former) truck driver has to find new line-of work. With the high unemployment rates in the United States, the temptation for that driver to lie or behave dishonestly to save their job is too great because that driver now runs the risk of not being able to provide for his or her family without a good job.
A client once hired us after suffering an injury in an 18-wheeler accident in which the truck driver claimed that our client was driving with his lights off at night when the accident occurred. Our investigators examined the scene of the accident. They discovered a security camera pointed directly at the accident scene outside a storefront. The footage clearly showed that our client’s headlights shone brightly and proved that the truck driver lied. Witnesses and defendants often, at worst, lie and, at best, misrepresent the facts in trucking accident cases to suit their purposes. The lawyers in an experienced truck accident law firm know how to question witnesses to uncover their lies and pressure them to drop their misrepresentations. Over the past 20-plus years, our lawyers have conducted thousands of accident investigations and deposed witnesses, getting to the bottom of the case and aiding our clients to receive fair and just compensation by shining the light on the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth on any accident.