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A successful trucking accident lawsuit is based on the crucial evidence gathered at the scene. To the extent that you are able, you should take responsibility for collecting information so that a reliable truck accident law firm can help you build your case and get the compensation you deserve. The trucking company may dispatch its investigator to the scene of an accident to assess the situation. If an investigator approaches you, do not sign anything. The trucking company’s representatives may try to manipulate you into admitting guilt for the accident or absolving the truck driver of guilt.
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It is essential to gather information from everyone involved in your truck accident lawsuit:
*Make sure you have the full names and up-to-date contact information of the truck driver and any passengers. You should also get your driver’s license, insurance, and employer information. Get the license plate number of the truck as well as a description.
*Make a note of (and photograph, if possible) anything unusual that you see, such as an obstruction to the driver’s vision, any pre-existing damage to the vehicle, etc.
*If any other vehicles were involved in the accident besides yours and the truck, collect this information from the driver and passengers of the other vehicles. All this information can be useful in building a case for a trucking accident lawsuit.
Information from others at the scene:
You should get the names and contact information of any police, paramedics, or other emergency responders at the scene. Likewise, be sure to get any witnesses’ names and contact information. Interview them and ask what they saw. Take notes on what they say. Witnesses may be more forthright with you than the police, and you should not rely on the police to get all the information you may need for your truck accident lawsuit.
Written documentation of the scene and accident:
Write down all of your impressions of the scene. Include descriptions of the road, weather, traffic conditions, and your impression of the other driver. If possible, write down exactly what happened, and diagram the vehicle positions. It is best to do this immediately after the accident, as your recollection may fade.
If you want to file a truck accident lawsuit, or you or a loved one has been involved in or has questions regarding a trucking accident, you will need the help of an experienced attorney like those at our Law Firm. Contact us today for a free consultation @ 800-862-1260