The trucker, the trucking company and the truck manufacturer and others may carry responsibility for the accident. The trucker must be carefully examined including the truck driver’s responsibilities, actions, training, physical and mental state, and credentials. The driver’s logs will be reviewed to determine if the driver complied with state and federal regulations and laws including laws on rest periods. Driver’s fatigue is one of the leading causes of trucking accidents. The vehicle’s records will be examined to determine the vehicle’s loading, maintenance, inspection and testing.
What type of evidence would be used to prove fault in a trucking case?
The types of evidence used to prove fault in a trucking case include trucking logs, police reports, witness statements, cell phone records, the truck driver’s employment records and the trucking company’s safety records.