Due to their size and weight, 18 wheelers can cause immense damage to property and people. A crash with a commercial truck is likely to end with injuries, and many victims face overwhelming debt due to insurmountable medical bills and time off work.
If you were injured in a truck crash that another driver caused, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim. An accident lawyer can help you pursue compensation for health-care expenses, lost income and noneconomic damages.
In order for your claim to be successful, you will need evidence to prove negligence, liability and damages. Your accident lawyer may use the police report, doctors’ records, photographs, witness testimonies and other evidence to support your claim. If one of the vehicles in the crash had a black box onboard, its data may also be valuable for your case.
As CDL Knowledge explains, most commercial trucks have Electronic Control Modules, also known as “black boxes.” These record data about seatbelt use, high speed and average speed, time on the road, and other important metrics. This can help your attorney prove negligence if, for example, the data showed that the trucker was driving for more hours than the law permits.
If you were injured by a negligent trucker in Texas, contact the Robson Law Firm. An accident lawyer in Austin will gather evidence, interview witnesses and help you fight for the maximum settlement.
Call 512-345-8200 to schedule a free initial consultation. You can learn more about truck wreck claims in Texas by visiting http://truck-accident.usattorneys.com/texas/.
Gathering Data from the Black Box after a Truck Wreck in Texas
In Texas, you must have permission from the truck’s owner before you can download data from his or her black box. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, however, you may have options if the owner refuses to comply. Your injury attorney can try to obtain a court order to protect the data as evidence.
Do I Have Grounds for a Claim?
Texas is a “fault” state. This means that drivers are responsible for any death, injury or property damage that their negligence causes. After a car accident, the at-fault driver may be liable for medical bills, lost income and noneconomic damages.
In order for your claim to be successful, you will have to prove that the other driver caused the accident, and this was directly responsible for your injury or loss. This can be complicated if the other driver denies liability, or if you do not have sufficient evidence to prove negligence, liability or damages. This is where an accident lawyer may be able to help.
If your crash happened in Texas, contact the Robson Law Firm. An Austin injury attorney can evaluate your accident to determine if you have valid grounds for a claim.
We have recovered more than $26 million for our clients, and we will give your case the individual attention that it deserves. Call 512-345-8200 to schedule a free initial consultation.