Protecting Your Claim by Protecting Your Evidence
To prove that your injury claim is warranted following a truck accident, you must be able to show that the accident was caused by someone else and that that person’s negligence caused your severe injuries. Liability depends on being able to demonstrate that another party—such as the truck driver or trucking company—was at fault.
Evidence is not only important for establishing liability and the impact of your injuries, but it may also increase the amount of compensation you are entitled to receive. In some cases, your accident may have resulted from the negligent actions of more than one person and are therefore eligible to receive compensation from multiple parties. With so much at stake, you want to ensure that you have the necessary evidence you need, both to defend your case and also to clarify fault from every angle.
The sooner you and your attorney get started collecting evidence, the better are chances you have to gather the right evidence to prove your case. Furthermore, your attorney can also prevent the trucking company from trying to hide evidence.
While it is illegal for a driver or trucking company to destroy records that may be important to a truck accident claim, it does happen.
Protecting Your Evidence
In truck crash claims, there’s often more evidence than in motor vehicle accidents. The black box, driver’s logbook, and other records provide invaluable information about the accident. You can prevent the destruction of these invaluable records by:
- Immediately filing an injury claim
- Allowing your attorney to notify the trucking company of your intentions to pursue legal action.
- Filing a temporary restraining order against the truck company
- Contacting an experienced truck accident attorney
With so much at stake, you can’t afford to wait on your claim. You should immediately seek help from an attorney experienced in handling these types of difficult cases—a lawyer who understands that injuries from a truck accident can be catastrophic, and will consider your expenses and losses. Attorney Steve Lee is that lawyer. Contact our office today at 713-921-4171 to schedule a free consultation today.