Locating strong and convincing evidence of a truck driver’s negligence is vital to winning just compensation for injuries sustained in a commercial truck accident. The most successful truck accident claims will use evidence from a variety of sources to make the strongest case possible.
The best evidence of a commercial truck driver’s negligence is likely to be found at the accident scene. Evidence in the form of eye witness reports, accident reconstruction, police investigations, and surveillance footage from traffic cameras could provide a compelling link between your injuries and the truck driver’s negligence.
Evidence that helps prove a case may be found inside the commercial vehicle as well. L, Dashcams, and on-board computers could provide some insight into how the driver operated the large truck in the instant before the crash. Logbooks and safety inspection reports provide important clues into how many hours the driver was on the road and if the truck’s safety equipment operated correctly.
Additional evidence might be found in the hands of the trucking company as well. Mechanic’s reports, service tickets, and maintenance logs might show that the trucker knew the rig was not operating safely in the time leading up to the accident.
A trucking accident victim also needs medical evidence to prove the case against the trucking company. Medical evidence could be highly technical. An expert might need to testify about the injuries and how long they might last. Also, a financial expert might need to testify how the injuries the victim sustained will affect that person’s ability to earn a living.
A lawyer from an insurance company that ensures trucking companies will analyze the evidence regarding exposure for the insurance company. An insurance company lawyer representing a trucking company will try to settle a case that could cost the insurance company substantial money. However, an insurance company’s lawyers will fight if they believe the evidence against their client is weak.
If you or a loved one have been injured or if you lost a loved one due to an 18-wheeler truck accident precipitated by negligence, contact Parker Waichman immediately calling 1-800-YOUR-LAWYER (1-800-968-7529) for your free case review.
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