When People Are Injured, Records and Log Books Are Often Destroyed or Lost
Don’t Rely On the Los Angeles Trucking Company To Maintain Evidence
It’s a sad reality that in many Los Angeles trucking companies, destroying driver log books or falsifying records is the norm after an injury accident involving their vehicles. Despite federal laws prohibiting their removal, getting rid of evidence to avoid fault is a “dirty little secret” of the transportation industry. Missing or altered logbooks, deleted online files, and “lost” records are the norm.
It’s not meant to be this way. Indeed, federal law requires that truck drivers and their employers maintain extensive notes on their daily workdays, whether logged online or in paper journals. In fact, it may come as a surprise to many people outside the industry that truck drivers are allowed only 11 hours behind the wheel per 14 hour period, and only after a 10 hour rest may they get back on the road. Without this much needed break, drivers are statistically more likely to become involved in an injury accident. Indeed, who among us wouldn’t be tired, or less skillful behind the wheel after 12+ hours of driving?
Because of these rules, and the obvious consequences of breaking them, it is perhaps understandable that trucking companies in Los Angeles and surrounding areas choose to falsify logbooks or destroy records after an injury accident or worse, a fatality involving one of their employees. Don’t let this happen to you. If you’ve been involved in an accident involving a truck, it’s time to call in the professional litigator who will get you information, and results.
Darren Manibog brings a lifetime of legal experience and a proven track record of success for his personal injury clients. The recipient of multiple awards, Darren has been selected as a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the national Trial Lawyers Association for 2015, and chosen to participate in the Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an honor received by less than 2% of United States attorneys. From 2012 through 2018, he has also been recognized as one of “America’s Super Lawyers” by Super Lawyer Magazine.
However, when it comes to selecting a personal injury lawyer, don’t just go by their accolades. Check out the reviews and testimonials from real-life clients and colleagues of Darren Manibog, left across the Internet on forums like Yelp and Google. You’ll find a lawyer who’s more than just another attorney. Darren Manibog brings a personal warmth, and genuine caring to every client with whom he works. A father of five and a devoted member of the Pasadena community, his commitment to others is apparent in everything he does.
If you’ve been involved in an injury accident involving a truck or trucking company, don’t leave your compensation up to the log books. It’s time to bring in a professional. You need a champion on your side, someone who will fight for your legal rights and fair compensation through the often frustrating vagaries of our legal system and a defense working to discredit any accident victim.
Schedule your free consultation today, and join the family of satisfied clients and seasoned professionals that make up Manibog Law.
A testimonial from one of our personal injury clients
Amy K.Darren Manibog represented me in my personal injury lawsuit. I had never filed a lawsuit before. Darren was very personable and gave me good, honest advice at a very fair price. He represented me extremely well and got me a generous settlement. He also negotiated with my insurance company to reduce the amount of reimbursement they required, which allowed me to keep more of the settlement amount. I highly recommend Manibog Law.