The Houston Auto Accidents Attorneys at DeSimone Law Office have handled many cases over the years involving 18 wheelers and other big trucks whose negligent actions have resulted in personal injuries to our clients. Truck accidents cases can only be won with hard legal and investigative work. The reason for this is that trucking companies immediately jump to action to secure evidence and statements in their favor the minute they are notified of an accident. Often times immediately after an accident the trucking company representative will appear at the scene of the accident. Truck drivers are trained to call their company as soon as an accident happens. They are also trained not to make any statement to the police admitting fault. What the trucking company hopes to do is convince the officer at the scene of the truck accident to write a report in favor of the truck driver. Between having their driver tell a story to the officer that seems plausible and exculpates themselves from liability, and sometimes harassing the non negligent driver into making statements that can later be twisted into a scenario in which the non negligent driver appears to be at fault, the police report often comes down in favor of the trucking company. Hiring an attorney immediately after the accident is the best recourse for the injured party. The attorney can then have his own accident reconstruction specialist visit the scene and obtain the evidence before it disappears needed to prove the trucking company is at fault. Also witness statements need to be secured before witnesses disappear or their statements are taken by the trucking company in their attempt to discredit any witnesses unfavorable to them.
If you have been involved in a truck accident, call the lawyers at DeSimone Law Office immediately. They will take the action necessary to preserve your claim against the trucking company and make sure you get the money you deserve.