Finally, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration maintains a file on all truck companies that are subject to its regulations. These documents are available to the public with a proper request sent to the appropriate FMCSA office under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The FMCSA is experiencing an extensive backlog resulting in long delays for FOIA request responses. Thus, it is important to serve the FOIA request at the earliest point in time.
An experienced truck crash attorney should be able to discuss these three areas of investigation during the initial consultation. If the attorney cannot produce a copy of the FMCSA website information, a spoliation letter, or a FOIA request, it is likely that the attorney does not regularly practice truck crash litigation.
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