Semi-Truck Driver’s Log
If you are involved in a semi Truck Accident, the driver’s log may hold valuable evidence to help prove your claim. Sometimes after a serious accident, however, the driver’s log, and the crucial information it contains, may be lost or tampered with. At Bachus & Schanker, LLC in Denver, Colorado, a semi Truck Accident lawyer can take the appropriate steps to avoid this situation. Our legal team thoroughly investigates and prepares each case to protect the victim’s rights.
Driver’s Log – Evidence
Commercial truck drivers and trucking companies must abide by a number of federal and state trucking regulations. One important requirement is the record known as the driver’s log. The log contains information about the driver’s duty status and the number of hours he or she engaged in work related activities as well as the total mileage for each 24 hour driving period and other information. These logs play a significant role in cases where driver fatigue is a concern because they show the exact activities the driver engaged in prior to the collision.
Drivers are required to keep their logs and supporting documentation for at least 6 months. If the driver fails to keep a log or falsifies information contained in the driving record, both the driver and trucking company may be held legally responsible for accidents or injuries that occur. In Denver, Colorado and throughout the state, a semi Truck Accident lawyer at Bachus & Schanker, LLC can help victims investigate the cause of the accident and ensure that evidence is not lost, destroyed, or tampered with.