Truck vs Car Collisions
Texas Truck Accident Lawyer - Truck and Car Collisions
In a car / truck accident, the car usually loses, with catastrophic results for the driver and passengers in the car. In order to make a strong case for clients injured in car and truck crashes, it is important to gather as much evidence as possible as quickly as possible. Early and thorough investigation of a truck vs. car collision can be critical to establishing liability for the accident and recovering fair compensation for serious injuries and deaths caused by negligent truck drivers and trucking companies.
If you have been injured in a truck / car accident, contact an attorney who understands the need to gather evidence promptly. Call the Law Firm of Alton C. Todd for a free initial consultation. We have handled hundreds of truck and car accidents throughout Texas, including those occurring on I-45, the 610 Loop, and the Gulf Freeway.
Injuries in car and truck accidents
The law firm of Alton C. Todd represents clients suffering from the following kinds of injuries sustained in car or truck accidents:
- Head trauma
- Spinal cord injuries
- Whiplash, neck and back injuries
We are dedicated to learning the truth about your truck accident
After a car and truck crash, it is critical to get to the scene quickly. At The Law Firm of Alton C. Todd, we understand the importance of truck accident investigation. Our investigator arrives at the scene of an accident as soon as possible after we have been hired to represent an accident victim. This allows him to gain access to the vehicles involved before they are repaired and essential evidence is lost. Additionally, through our investigator, we are able to take photographs, measure skid marks, evaluate the placement of debris, and gather evidence crucial in the reconstruction of an accident. From our analysis of the facts, traffic accident reconstruction experts can often determine who was at fault and counter claims by experts testifying on behalf of an insurance company seeking to shift blame to our client.
When our investigator reaches the scene of an accident, he attempts to determine the speed of the vehicles, the direction of impact, and whether there was an attempt to stop. This type of evidence, and other data revealed by tire marks and other physical signs, is just one component of a strong claim for injury payment. We also approach the trucking company to obtain GPS navigation logging; if the company is not cooperative, we will file an injunction to obtain this critical evidence. GPS data can reveal whether a semi driver was resting as required. It can also tell us how many miles were driven between rest stops, confirming or contradicting the driver log book.
Gathering evidence and eyewitness accounts in car / truck accidents
In addition to analyzing the scene of the collision and GPS data, we review maintenance logs, the records of both drivers, and whether there were previous accidents at the same location. We look at the police reports, the medical records of the dead and injured, and transcripts of witness interviews. If reliable witnesses have not come forward, we advertise. We determine what kind of cargo the truck was carrying, where and by whom the container was loaded, and whether the truck had a history of truck equipment defects or equipment recalls.
We do everything needed to uncover the details of the car and truck crash. Our experience tells us that an accurate description of the collision is essential to obtaining the payment our clients deserve.
Contact a personal injury lawyer at the law firm of Alton C. Todd
We are highly professional in our approach to truck / auto collisions. Just as important is our focus on the personal needs of our clients. We treat them like members of the family. If you have been injured in a collision between a car and an 18-wheeler, contact a law firm with a history of providing results and individual attention. Call our Friendswood, Texas office today.