On Friday, two passengers of a car were killed in a crash with an 18-wheeler carrying a load of cars. The accident, which occurred on I-40 in the Memphis area, resulted in the tractor portion of the truck landing on top of the car carrying a family.
Cueria Law Firm, L.L.C. represents individuals and the families of individuals whose serious injury or death was caused by the negligence of 18-wheeler operators and trucking companies. Our experienced attorneys ensure that victims and their families obtain justice.
Although you have a year to file your 18-wheeler accident claim, it is best to seek counsel immediately after your accident. One important reason is that the policies of many trucking companies only require them to maintain data, such as driving and maintenance logs, for six months, or even less.
Our experienced 18-wheeler accident attorneys will request any and all documents that may shed light on the cause(s) of the accident. In order to perform a thorough investigation of the accident, we must obtain the 18-wheeler operator’s driving record, full employment record, drug testing history and driving logs. Furthermore, we must obtain the maintenance records of the tractor and trailer, as well as the trucking company’s safety manuals.
Oftentimes, these documents will lead to the cause, or a contributing cause, of the accident. For example, the operator of the 18-wheeler may not possess a commercial driver’s license (CDL), which is required to operate these vehicles. Or perhaps the truck company has not properly maintained the vehicle or performed regular inspections, violating its own safety policies.