9 Jan 2019,

Determining Fault in A Truck Accident

Is a family member struggling to recover after sustaining life-threatening injuries in a California truck accident? Is the insurance company for a trucking company fighting your claim from an accident caused by a reckless truck driver? Has your truck accident claim been denied because the insurance company is denying fault in a truck accident? If so, you need a law firm on your side that has experience fighting insurance companies for the trucking industry. The Levinson Law Group is that law firm.

Gordon R. Levinson used to represent the largest insurers in North America. Now he uses that knowledge and experience fighting for injured and aggrieved people against the big insurance companies. We accept cases on a contingent fee. That means that if there is no recovery in your case you pay no fee. And in most cases, we even advance the costs. For your free consultation, call (760) 642-5475 today.

Why is Determining Fault in a Truck Accident Case Important?

The trucking industry has an annual revenue of approximately $700 billion and the property and casualty insurance industry reported a $665 billion capital and surplus in 2013. With profits this high, both industries are extremely motivated to protect their profit margins. Paying huge truck accident claims are not good for the bottom line. Therefore, insurance companies and trucking companies take extreme measures to limit fault in a truck accident.

Many companies have accident response teams that arrive at the scene of a truck accident within hours to begin gathering evidence to limit fault in a truck accident. It is vital that the accident victim retains an experienced trucking accident attorney who understands the industry and understands how to prove fault in a truck accident. Key evidence can be lost, damaged, or destroyed if quick action is not taken to preserve this evidence.

How do you Determine Fault in a Truck Accident?

As experienced California truck accident attorneys, The Levinson Law Group understands what is necessary to determine fault in a truck accident. We begin an immediate crash investigation to identify, gather, and preserve evidence. Evidence that we use to prove fault in a truck accident includes:

  • The black box data from the truck that records valuable information about the truck and the driver’s actions immediately prior to the truck accident;
  • Eyewitness testimony;
  • Police reports;
  • Records from the trucking company or the trucker including the maintenance and repair reports for the truck, the truck driver’s driving record, and the truck driver’s logs; and,
  • Expert testimony by engineers, mechanics, accident reconstructionists, and other specialists.

The key to proving fault in a truck accident is hiring an experienced trucking accident law firmas soon as possible following a California truck accident.