The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reports that in 2015 there 198,254 brake related violations in roadside inspections of commercial motor vehicles. Needless to say, thorough examination after a commercial motor vehicle accident is an important step. A skilled and seasoned law firm will work with a variety of inspectors to ensure that the most thorough type of examination is performed regarding exactly how a commercial motor vehicle accident occurred.
Accident Reconstruction Experts
A law firm will likely hire an accident reconstruction expert, who is very knowledgeable about how commercial motor vehicle accidents occur. This expert will be able to analyze how factors including speed, point of impact, and other factors influenced exactly how the crash occurred.
Investigating the Accident Site
Examination of how the commercial motor vehicle accident occurred will usually begin with an inspection of the accident site. The law firm’s accident team will take photographs, collect evidence, and make measurements of skid and gouge marks to determine exactly how this accident occurred. If at all possible, the team will then collect evidence from the electronic on board recorder from the commercial motor vehicle.
Electronic On Board Recorders
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration contains numerous regulations regarding electronic on board recorders, which are also known as black boxes. These electronic devices provide vital information about the truck’s speed, braking, seat belt status, tire pressure, and positioning at the time of the accident.
Physical Examination of the Truck
If it all possible, an examination of the commercial motor vehicle performed. The commercial motor vehicle’s mechanical condition in addition to damage can demonstrate exactly how an accident occurred. It will also be determined if possible whether any repairs were made to the commercial motor vehicle prior to the accident.
Related to truck examination, interviews will also be conducted of any eyewitnesses or law enforcement who saw the accident occur. These individuals will be asked specific details about how the accident occurred and whether any unusual noises were heard. These pieces of evidence will be used to construct a report together about how the commercial motor vehicle accident occurred.
Accident Reconstruction Report
Based on the various pieces of evidence that are gathered from the crash site, recorder, and eyewitnesses, a report will be written that uses physics and narrative information to piece together exactly how the accident occurred involving the commercial motor vehicle.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a commercial truck accident, contact the Law Offices of Judy Guice in Biloxi, Mississippi. Our skilled attorneys will work aggressively to help you recover the compensation you deserve.