How to Investigate a Truck Crash
Your claim for compensation after a truck accident depends entirely on the strength of the evidence that you gather. This takes an experienced attorney who knows what they are looking for after a crash.
Truck accidents require more investigation than a regular car crash. There are more sources of evidence that could help bolster your claim. The truck itself is a valuable source of information that could help prove what happened. Most newer trucks have a black box that has valuable data that includes:
- The hours of operation of the truck
- The speed prior to the accident
- Any braking or maneuvers that the truck driver did
In addition, an attorney would need to request records from the trucking company that could include documentation about the truck’s maintenance and the driver’s history. They would need to move quickly because the trucking company may not comply with federal regulations that require them to maintain records for a certain period of time.
How to Prove What Happened to Cause the Crash
Further, the attorney must learn what happened during the actual crash itself. They must obtain evidence that could establish the cause of the accident. This could include things such as:
- Pictures of the scene of the crash
- Eyewitness testimony from people who saw the accident
- Any camera footage
- The police report (helpful for insurance but inadmissible in court)
The aim is for the attorney to be able to prove that someone else was responsible for the accident, legally entitling you to financial compensation for your injuries.
Morrow Truck Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one have been injured in a truck crash, you need a lawyer. Call the law firm of Ben F Windham PC at 833.236.9467 or contact us online to discuss your case. The call is free.