Tractor-trailers are loaded with hi-tech devices. Computers, on-board data recorders, electronic logging devices and GPS systems can track speed, hard-braking and maintenance.
As Lawyers Weekly USA reporter Sylvia Hsieh points out in, “Tech devices leave trail of evidence in trucking litigation,” the information is a boon for lawyers who represent truck crash victims.
But it also means that trucking litigation has become much more specialized. A lawyer who treats a case involving 18-wheeler as if it were one involving a really big car is flirting with malpractice.
An experienced trucking accident lawyer knows what devices are used on trucks, how to mine the data from the sophisticated devices and how to turn that information into evidence. Therefore, victims injured in an accident involving an 18-wheeler – or those who have lost a family member as a result of a trucking accident – should hire a lawyer who has successfully handled trucking litigation cases in the past.
The article also highlights the importance of hiring an experienced lawyer quickly. A delay in retaining a lawyer could mean that evidence is lost.
If you have been hurt or a loved one has been hurt or died as a result of a truck driver’s carelessness, contact Carey, Danis & Lowe Missouri/Illinois trucking-accident lawyers online or by calling 877-678-3400.