Assisting Victims Of Truck Accidents
Commercial trucks are everywhere. From the Indiana Toll Road that goes through LaPorte, South Bend, Mishawaka and Elkhart, to the U.S. 31 Bypass that leads through South Bend, Lakeville and Plymouth, it’s impossible to travel without sharing the road with them. We can’t live without them; experts agree that our economy would grind to a halt without these trucks on the roads 24 hours a day.
Every week, hundreds of people are killed or injured in truck crashes throughout the country. Despite these numbers, the trucking industry continues to fight for fewer regulations. These companies want to loosen rules on how they maintain and drive the trucks that share the road with your family. At Sweeney Julian, we know the devastating impact a trucking accident can have on you and your family. Our lawyers will stand by your side and fight for the compensation you need to move on.
Standing With You Against The Trucking Company
Most trucking companies have procedures in place to protect their financial interests if one of their drivers or trucks causes an accident. Following the accident, trucking companies will:
- Send investigators to the scene of the collision
- Gather evidence and remove it from the scene of the collision
- Have investigators take photographs and interview witnesses immediately
- Have a representative of the trucking company or its insurance company approach victims
This often happens before a family is even informed that a loved one was in an accident, the trucking company’s investigators are on the scene making sure that every piece of evidence that could help their case is secured. We will take swift action to do our own investigation and remain one step ahead of the trucking company.
Evidence is important in all cases but especially so in commercial truck cases. Trucking companies are governed by complex federal regulations. Finding and preserving driver logs, truck maintenance records and truck “black box” data can be critical to the successful prosecution of a personal injury case. If this evidence is not gathered immediately, it is often lost forever. It is important you act quickly to ensure this does not happen.
Call Us For The Support You Need
The attorneys at Sweeney Julian are experienced in handling truck accident cases in the South Bend area. We know that special attention must be given to securing evidence in any truck case. The trucking companies have teams of investigators, lawyers and even doctors fighting for them. Call us today at 574-889-3411 to get the tough and effective advocacy you deserve. Schedule your free consultation via our online form today.