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What Should a Person do Immediately Following a Truck Accident?
We strongly suggest that a victim of a truck accident immediately speak to an experienced trial lawyer to get specific advice. The consultation is free and the benefits are immeasurable. Important dates must be complied with and evidence saved. Our attorneys are available 24 hours a day.
Is there anything I can do in preparation for a conference with an attorney?
Yes. It is important for the victim to make a record of the events leading up to the accident. However, the most important task for the injured is to make sure that all evidence is preserved.
What’s involved in “making a record? “If you have been in a serious accident, chances are that someone has already made a record of what has happened to you. There already is a police report, an on-the-job worker’s compensation report, or the like. If your condition required medical care, hospital records will confirm your injuries. Never hesitate to “get checked out” even when you feel “okay, but shaken up.” Many times the onset of physical complaints begins 12 to 24 hours later. Maybe you did walk away from being rear-ended by a truck and only feel “shaken up” but tomorrow morning when you get out of bed it may be different.
What should I do to preserve the evidence?
First and foremost immediately have someone take actual physical custody of whatever was involved in causing your accident. Never hesitate to buy wreckage. Once you gain ownership of the defective product, lock it up in a facility that you control. Possession of the defective product is paramount to ensuring the successful prosecution of your claim. The difference can very literally mean millions of dollars.
What if the evidence is owned by someone else, such as a rental car? If the evidence cannot be bought, at a minimum, put everyone on notice by certified mail, including owners, tow operators, wrecking yards, police impounds, and the like, that they must take every step to preserve important evidence and the failure to do so will subject them to spoliation of evidence lawsuit.
Our truck accident lawyers are dedicated to helping people that have been injured in a collision with a semi-truck or tractor-trailer. Our firm has the experience and proven track record that will help you prevail against the trucking companies and their insurance companies. If you or a loved one has been injured in a Truck Accident, we can help. Remember we handle cases nationwide and will travel to your home to assist you.
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