To win your case, it must be shown that the defendant’s negligence caused your injuries. Depending on the cause of your crash, your attorney might use the following types of evidence to prove liability:
- Testimony from people who witnessed the collision;
- Surveillance and dashcam footage;
- Truck Driver’s Log Books;
- Bills of lading;
- Cell phone records;
Toll booth, gas, and restaurant receipts;
- Weigh station records;
- The police report; and
- Accident reconstruction expert testimony.
It is important to understand that immediately following a truck accident, the trucking company’s attorneys will be at the site as soon as possible to gather evidence, interview witnesses, and talk to the driver. The trucking company has the resources to make sure this gets done immediately after accident. By comparison, most injured parties are either in the hospital, injured, or recovering before they even think about contacting an attorney.
While you do have two years to file a lawsuit, delaying the start of your case and allowing the trucking company to have this advantage can hurt your future suit. Contact us at 1-877-77-AVNET today to secure representation and have your own attorney gathering and preserving the evidence as soon as possible.