Gathering Evidence for Truck Accident Claims
More than 500,000 large truck crashes are reported each year in the U.S., and many of these accidents are the fault of the truck driver or trucking company. In order to hold a trucking company liable for your losses from an accident, you must provide evidence of liability. This can be difficult to obtain, but a Beverly Hills truck accident lawyer can help.
Some evidence that might help prove a truck accident claim includes:
- Black box data
- Hours of service records
- Maintenance records
- Alcohol and drug test results for the driver following the accident
- Photos of the truck damage
- Truck dashcam footage
Call a Lawyer Right Away
After a truck crash, you can bet the trucking company will send representatives to gather evidence of what caused the crash. If this evidence shows the driver or company was responsible for causing the crash, the company might try to conceal the evidence. This can make it difficult for accident victims to obtain and present proof of liability to the insurance companies.
When you get a truck accident lawyer on your case, they can send a letter to the trucking company notifying them of possible litigation and demanding the company preserve all potential evidence. Once this notice is sent, the trucking company can face steep penalties for violating the demand and destroying or hiding evidence. The sooner you get legal help, the easier it might be for them to gather evidence of liability for your truck accident.
Consult with a Beverly Hills Truck Crash Attorney
After a truck crash, never wait to contact the legal team at Jalilvand Law. We handle complex truck crash claims, and we can stand up for your rights to the trucking company and its insurers. Please call 310.478.5800 or contact us online for a free consultation today.