Don’t Count on a Gravel Hauling or Dump Truck Driver to Tell the Truth After a Serious Wreck
A lot of opponents line-up against you after a dump truck or gravel hauler accident, beginning with the driver. And since every trucking wreck ends up being a very expensive proposition, the driver understands that he could end up being the fall guy, even if the wreck might not have been his fault. Almost every time, the driver will try and pass the blame for the wreck off on you in order to keep his job.
This is why it’s never a good idea to trust the truck driver to tell the truth if he or she causes an expensive accident. If truck drivers are found to be liable for an accident, not only will they probably be immediately fired, it could become very difficult for them to land a new job after costing his or her previous employer enormous amounts of money in liability claims. Sometimes trucking companies, especially if investigations determine they must share negligence liability, fire the driver with no consideration at all, and then distance themselves from their risk of respondent superior liability by sloughing all the blame on the now-dismissed driver; then hope for the best.
And as we mentioned, for some drivers, gravel and dump truck hauling might be the last stop because they’ve already been fired by an over-the-road company for wrecks, or this is a “newbie driver’s” first wreck and his inexperience was a contributing cause. He too might lose a trucking career right at the start. Be it one or the other, now this poor fellow has to find a new line of work. And with the high unemployment in the U.S., the temptation for that driver to lie, cheat or behave dishonestly to save their job is too great if he wants to keep taking care of his family.
Not long ago, after suffering an injury in a commercial trucking accident in which the driver of the truck claimed that our client was driving with his lights off at night, our investigators quickly examined the scene. They discovered a security camera outside a convenience store that was pointed directly its parking lot and the accident scene behind it. The video clearly showed our client’s headlights shining brightly. We proved that the truck driver boldly lied. Witnesses and defendants can lie and or callously misrepresent critical facts in trucking accident cases.
Our Law Firm knows how to uncover the lies, and replace them with the truth. For decades, we have conducted thousands of commercial truck accident investigations and deposed tens of thousands of witnesses to get to the bottom of the case. We find the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
Our Law Firm has decades of experience handling personal injury litigation in dump truck and gravel hauler accident cases. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured by one of these road monsters, our expertise significantly increases your odds to receive the fairest compensation possible for the injuries and pain you have suffered. We’ve helped deliver millions of dollars to hundreds of accident victims in Texas. So if you or a loved one has been involved in a trucking accident anywhere in Texas, our experienced accident lawyers can win the best compensation possible for you.
Call Carabin Shaw today at 1(800) 862-1260 (toll-free) for a free consultation to begin your road to total recovery so you and your family can resume your life.