The Houston Auto Accidents Attorneys at DeSimone Law Office have handled many trucking accidents over the past 24 years. Because of the size of a truck, these accidents can definitely cause some of the most severe property damage and personal injuries. Proving that the 18 wheeler driver is at fault is always difficult. The truck drivers are taught what to say and what not to say after an accident. We believe they are trained never to admit fault any under circumstances. If the driver is local, they are taught to call their home office so a team of people can hurry to the scene in an attempt to hide evidence of fault and convince the police to write any report in their favor.
Normally, the driver of the truck is feeling fine because he was in the safety of a big rig at the time of the accident. In the meantime, the injured party, normally in a much smaller vehicle, is either carted off to a hospital immediately or is still at the scene in a state of pain and shock from the truck accident. Either way, the trucking company and his associates get to tell the police officer their side while the injured party is either physically unable or is approached by the officer before he has a chance to recover from the accident and compose his or her thoughts. These circumstances are normally played out at the scene of the accident. Of course, this assumes the truck driver has even stopped after the accident. Many times they flee the scene after an accident in the hopes of not being discovered. We will have more on this next week.
If you have been involved in and accident with a big truck, call the lawyers at DeSimone Law Office. They have handled these for many years and will make sure you get the money you deserve.