Complex Truck Crash Investigations
Truck accidents often require extensive investigation to put an injured person in the best legal position to recover. Unlike a car crash, there are numerous other factors in a truck accident that could help plaintiffs seek financial compensation. One of the most important things is establishing that the truck driver or the trucking company broke a federal regulation.
The investigation requires an attorney to gather evidence. Liability is not always going to be apparent from pictures of the scene of the accident. Not only do you need to prove what happened in the immediate lead-up to the accident, but you are also looking for other things that could prove that the trucking company did something wrong. This could include:
- Maintenance records for the truck
- The operation log for the vehicle
- The driver’s employment records
- The truck’s black box data
Learn the Cause of the Truck Accident
There are more possibilities for what could have gone wrong to cause the accident besides just the driver being careless. One cause for truck crashes is a defect in the truck itself or one of its parts. It takes time to get to the bottom of all of these and figure out who to file a claim against and the amount the case is worth.
All of this means that you need to hire an attorney immediately after your accident. First, evidence could be lost, especially when the trucking company realizes its potential liability. Second, you must move to file the case before the statute of limitations expires. Even if the investigation itself does not take years, you will also want to leave some time to negotiate with the insurance company.
Contact a Morrow Truck Accident Attorney
Contact an attorney at Ben F. Windham PC online or call us at 833.236.9467 to schedule your free consultation. We can get started investigating the accident that injured you or a loved one.