Holding Distracted Truck Drivers Accountable
One of the leading causes of truck accidents is distracted driving. Truck drivers who are distracted by cellphones, consuming food or multitasking may not notice when traffic has slowed or stopped on our congested freeways. The result can be devastating rear-end collisions and multiple car pileups.
Proving that a truck driver was distracted at the time of an accident can be a powerful evidence in a personal injury or wrongful death case. Jurors do not like it when distracted truck drivers injure or kill innocent people. To hold the driver and trucking company accountable, call the Houston law firm of B. L. Jensen, L.P., at or toll free at 832-460-3366 as soon as possible after an accident. Our law firm has offices in Bellaire and Houston, and we handle truck accident cases throughout Texas.
Brian Jensen has practiced the law for almost 40 years and has been a board-certified personal injury attorney since 1982. This means that your case will be handled by a lawyer of proven experience and qualifications. Mr. Jensen has a long track record of success in obtaining maximum compensation for the victims of trucking accidents. Unlike other law firms where you only contact the attorney through a paralegal or secretary, Mr. Jensen will personally guide you through the process of filing a personal injury claim.
Examples Of Truck Driver Distractions That Can Lead To Accidents
Few truck drivers will admit that they were distracted at the time of the accident. However, prompt investigation by an experienced lawyer can uncover the truth. Here are examples of the kind of evidence that can show the driver was distracted:
- Cellphone records: By obtaining records, we may discover that the driver was texting, talking, taking pictures or otherwise using a cellphone in the moments before the wreck.
- Witness statements: Other people may have seen the driver talking on a cellphone, eating or multitasking while driving.
- Debris inside the cab: The truck cab may contain evidence of open food containers or other items.
- Black boxes: Many trucks are equipped with data event recorders that will show what actions a driver took before a wreck. If a driver did not brake or take other emergency maneuvers before an accident, he or she was probably distracted or asleep.
Our legal team will thoroughly review all of the evidence to build the strongest possible case of negligence against the truck driver. Then we will seek the maximum possible compensation from the trucking company’s insurance company.
For More Information About Distracted Truck Driver Accidents
To schedule a consultation with an attorney at our law firm, call or toll free at 832-460-3366, or send us an email. We offer evening, weekend appointments in our office, at your home or in your hospital room.
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