To help build this case, we partnered with an accident reconstructionist who recreated the accident, giving us the opportunity to study the scene to prove who was at fault. We analyzed the tire marks, gauge marks, witness statements, and photographs taken by cameras at the intersection where the accident occurred.
We worked with a trucking industry expert with an in-depth awareness of all state regulations, trucking safety practices and required driver training. We learned, during our investigating, that the trucking company had no meaningful driver safety program. This discovery was alarming, given that their drivers were regularly operating 80,000-pound trucks.
As we built our case, we spent countless hours conducting extensive research by reviewing evidence like driver logs, employment files, electronic data from the truck itself, and other company and driver documentation. We also reviewed human factors, such as visibility and lighting conditions at the time of the accident. Finally, we consulted with spinal cord injury and rehabilitation specialists to develop a lifelong treatment plan for our client in order to determine the amount of compensation required to ensure adequate care throughout the rest of our client’s life.