18-Wheeler Truck Accidents
If you were injured or lost a loved one in an 18-wheeler truck accident in Miami or anywhere in Florida, then you should call the 18-wheeler truck accident lawyers at the Wolfson Law Firm. Our Miami accident attorneys are available to help anyone affected by a trucking accident in Florida. We offer free consultations and we never charge a fee unless we make a recovery for you and your family. Call us anytime at (305) 285-1115 or toll-free at (855) 982-2067.18-Wheeler Trucking Accident Investigation
All 18-wheeler truck accident investigations begin with the driver. The driver of an 18-wheeler tractor-trailer is often the central figure in the middle of an accident investigation. Truck accident attorneys will often commit a significant portion of their examination of the evidence to the owner and operator of the 18-wheeler truck who injured or killed their client.
Here are some of the specific areas of inquiry necessary for any investigation of an 18-wheeler truck accident:
- the drivers bill of lading for any and all shipments transported the day of the accident and for the 30 day period of time before the accident
- all permits and licenses covering the vehicle or load including but not limited to oversized permits for the day of the incident or accident
- the driver’s daily logs for the day of the accident and the 30 days before the accident
- the 18-wheeler driver’s daily inspection reports for both the trailer and the tractor involved in the accident as well as the 60 days before the accident
- the driver of the 18-wheeler should have a driver’s qualification file which includes:
- hazmat or training documents
- medical examiners certificate
- drug testing records
- annual review of driver history
- certification of road test
- pre-employment MVR
- annual MVR
- driver’s employment history
- inquiry into driver’s employment history
- driver certification of prior traffic violations
- driver’s certification of prior accidents
- the driver’s application for employment
Additional areas of interest in regard to the driver may include:
- the drivers post-accident alcohol and drug testing results
- any and all lease agreements or contracts for the driver or the tractor or the trailer involved in the accident in question
- any and all documentation concerning the driver or the tractor or the trailer involved in the accident such as weight tickets, hotel bills, fuel receipts, toll receipts, expense records for the day of the accident in the preceding 30 days
Of course, the driver is only part of a comprehensive and complete investigation. But, it is often one of the most important parts of the analysis and evaluation of evidence before trial.18-Wheeler Truck Accident Attorneys
At the Wolfson Law Firm, our Miami 18-wheeler accident attorneys have advocated for 18-wheeler accident victims in Florida for over 50 years. We are ready to help you because we know what to do. Our managing trial attorney, Jonah Wolfson, is a bilingual 18-wheeler truck accident attorney and wrongful death lawyer in Miami. Call now for a free consultation.
Our Miami 18-wheeler accident lawyers serve the folks of Miami and South Florida as well as any victim hurt in a 18-wheeler truck crash in Miami-Dade County, Key Largo, Broward County, Islamorada, Palm Beach County, Key West, Hialeah, Medley, Homestead, Tavernier, Port Everglades, Homestead, Florida City, Princeton, Port of Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Port of Palm Beach, Orlando, Miami International Airport, Jacksonville, West Palm Beach, Tampa and Orlando.
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