A lot of times claims arise because drivers of large trucks are tired. They’ve been on the road too long. How do you know if they’re tired? How do you know if they’ve been overworked or exceeded the hours that are permitted? We have abilities to access their electronic logs, and/or in the event that they actually have handwritten logs, those are also required to be maintained by the trucking company and by the driver. It’s important to get this information as early as possible and to preserve the same.
In addition, you’ll note that most trucks now have electronic cameras on them that are triggered and are constantly filming, so that when they are involved in an accident you have the ability to capture images and/or video footage that’s necessary and important to reconstruct how an accident occurred.
All of these factor into: you need to hire an attorney. We want to be that attorney. I’m T. Scott Jones, my Knoxville law firm is Banks and Jones, you can contact us at 865-546-2141, or banksjones.com.