The driving logs of a commercial truck are some of the most critical pieces of evidence you can collect to support your truck accident injury claim. Because you need to prove that the driver was negligent in operating the truck and caused your accident, you’ll need more than just your word against his or hers to back up your claim.
Under federal law, a truck company must keep detailed records regarding the operation of their fleet. When requesting copies of the driver logs, you should make sure you obtain other following records, such as:
- all black box data for the truck;
- communication logs between the driver and dispatcher;
- GPS information;
- the driver’s qualifications and personnel file;
- fuel logs; and
- records from weigh stations.
It’s important to request records that show this information several months prior and up to the day of the accident. This will allow your Atlanta auto injury attorney to review past details and see if there’s a history of altering or falsifying data logs.
There are many other important types of evidence that no truck accident injury claim should be without. An Atlanta personal injury attorney can help you obtain and preserve this evidence so you can seek a fair settlement for your injuries and losses.
Contact an Atlanta Auto Injury Attorney
After a serious or fatal truck accident you and your family may be dealing with the grief of serious injury, loss of a loved one, and financial burdens. During this difficult time it’s easy to get frustrated with your situation – you didn’t deserve to suffer due to the negligence of another!
At Shane Smith Law we help accident victims seek justice through an injury claim after they’ve suffered injury and losses due to negligent drivers. We have helped victims in Atlanta and the surrounding areas gather the important types of evidence for cases of accidents caused by drunk drivers, negligent truck drivers, and accidents resulting in serious or fatal injury.
Before making the decision to hire an Atlanta personal injury attorney, request a copy of our FREE eBooks, I Was Hit By a Drunk Driver: What Do I Do Next? and 10 Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Georgia Wreck Case. Our guides contain valuable information on how to handle filing a claim for serious injuries or wrongful death caused by a negligent driver. When you’re ready to get started on your claim, contact us to set up a FREE consultation – 1-770-487-8999.