How Technology Can Result In An Accident

Technology Causing Truck Accidents In Texas

Advanced technology has increased communication, available resources and many other benefits in the 21st century. However, the ready availability of this technology to truck drivers has contributed to the increase in truck driver negligence and in trucking accidents throughout Texas. Conversely, technology also results in better record keeping and can permit better investigation of negligent actions. At The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery, we strive to uncover negligent use of technology, show how it contributed to your accident, and obtain rightful compensation for this negligence.

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How Technology May Have Caused The Truck Accident

Truck drivers have access to a vast amount of technology to ensure they are able to communicate with dispatch, such as laptops, email, cellphones and other equipment. As experienced trucking accident lawyers, we recognize that this equipment is not always used appropriately and its improper use may have contributed to your accident.

  • Was the truck driver reading or typing an email rather than being attentive to the road and other vehicles on the road?
  • Was the truck driver talking on a cellphone?
  • Was the truck driver focusing unnecessary attention to nonwork-related discussions with other drivers over the CB radio?
  • Was the truck driver talking on the phone or sending emails during time designated for sleeping, contributing to fatigue?

Uncovering Negligent Technology Use

Black boxes (engine control modules) cellphones, emails and other equipment leave documentation that can be used as evidence in your trucking accident lawsuit. As thorough truck accident lawyers, we meticulously investigate the technology usage and work to uncover gross negligence by the driver or trucking company. We investigate and analyze issues such as:

  • GPS locations to determine positioning, timing and speed
  • Call times moments prior to the crash
  • Outgoing and incoming messages prior to the accident
  • Disabled Qualcomm lock-out systems enabling a driver to use the laptop while the vehicle is in motion
  • Black box report of speed, engine and governor system just prior to the crash

Aggressively Pursuing Maximum Compensation For You

Showing that a truck driver or commercial trucking company’s gross negligence was the cause of your accident may result in more significant awards of compensation. As experienced personal injury attorneys, we understand how to unveil uncover gross negligence through intense early investigation of technology abuse.

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