Investigating Toronto Trucking Companies
Our truck accident lawyers build strong cases to help you recover compensation
After a truck accident, trucking companies and their insurance carriers waste no time. They send investigators to the accident scene as quickly as possible to gather evidence. They are looking for this evidence to hide it from you. The experienced truck accident attorneys at Smitiuch Injury Law knows how to recover that evidence to help your case.
There is certain evidence owned by trucking companies that can help prove you were the victim of negligence. The trucking companies don’t want you to see it and will take steps to protect themselves. Our firm takes legal action to preserve that evidence and gain access to it. We fight for your best interests.
Some of the evidence we seek includes:
Data from the truck’s “black box”: Most trucks on the road are equipped with an event data recorder. This is the truck’s “black box” that records information about speed, steering, acceleration and braking. Data recorded just before the crash can provide valuable information and could help establish negligence.
Hours of Service (HOS) data: Canada limits the number of hours a truck driver can spend on the road. For example, drivers are limited to a total of 13 hours on the road in a single day and must take regular breaks. There are electronic logging devices on trucks that keep track of hours of service. Data from these devices can indicate whether a driver may have been fatigued or was facing an unrealistic schedule.
Maintenance Records: Trucking companies are responsible for keeping the trucks in their fleet properly maintained and must make needed repairs promptly. If they fail to meet this responsibility, it could result in a crash.
Employment Records: Trucking companies have a responsibility to ensure that the drivers they hire are qualified and have a good driving record. Hiring drivers who have a known history of accidents, traffic violations or drug abuse puts people at risk on the road.
Our legal team also carefully reviews police reports, medical records and other documentation related to your truck accident. We identify and interview witnesses. If needed, we also consult industry professionals who can help us understand what happened. These may include accident reconstruction experts, medical specialists and other professionals.
Insurance companies know that our firm builds strong cases that they can’t ignore. There’s something else they know about us – we are never afraid to go to trial on behalf of our clients. It’s one reason that they often agree to negotiate a settlement with us. We’re only interested in a resolution of your case that meets your needs.
Our firm has been helping the injured since our founding in 2001. We offer the experience and resources of a big law firm, but we provide the personal attention only a smaller firm can give. Our lawyers can guide you through the legal process every step of the way to get the best possible outcome.
If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, contact us to schedule a free case evaluation. One of our experienced truck accident lawyers can review the details of your crash and go over your legal options.