Investigating Trucking Accidents
Trucking accident injury cases are different than your run of the mill auto accident claims in so many different ways. “What are these ways?” you might ask, and I’m so glad that you did:
- When you have serious injuries from a trucking accident the initial spoliation letter to the defendants regarding the preservation of evidence is critical to your claim, so this is one of the first things that should be done.
- Commercial carriers are subject to Federal regulations and violations of these regulations that lead to your injury can be critical evidence. Knowing how to track and document these is important.
- Circumstances can vary drastically between loads and vehicles, and knowing how these interact with the facts of the accident will help everyone understand your accident more clearly. This is where your accident reconstructionist earns his fee.
- Getting your recollection of the facts as stable and definitive, as early as possible, is also helpful, so your attorney should be working on this immediately.
- Instead of simply reading the accident report as with most accident claims, you will want to know the officer’s basis for his findings, so interviewing him and documenting as much as possible about the accident and accident scene is very important.
- When your injuries warrant this type of investigation finding out what the truck driver knew of his obligations and restrictions can be huge, so talking to the driver immediately and getting what you can early is a big deal.
- …and there’s more!
Make sure you know what you’re getting into and make sure you get the right kind of help.