Commercial truck accidents are often traumatizing and devastating. They can be scary for everyone involved, especially if there were severe injuries or deaths. If you have been involved in a truck accident, collecting evidence will be vital to the compensation you receive. Here are some of the most common forms of evidence you (and your attorney) will need to collect.
Your attorney will need the information of the commercial truck driver that hit you, including their name, insurance information, and phone number. You will also need their license plate number and any information for the company they work for that you can get. If you are unable to get this, see if a police officer or family member can gather it for you.
A witness statement is one of the most important pieces of evidence you will need for a commercial truck accident claim. If you are too injured to gather witness information, the authorities will already be trying to do this. Police statements are vital because they will have witness information and come from a trustworthy source.
Information about the cargo on the truck
This seems like odd evidence to gather, but it may prove useful to your attorney. Weight tickets, cargo receipts, dispatch instructions, and trip envelopes are all important documents that should be gathered. If the cargo was not loaded correctly or not secured properly, this could have been the cause of the accident.
Almost everyone has a cell phone capable of taking pictures, so getting them for your attorney should not be too difficult. If you are severely injured, the authorities may take photos for their records, so this is a good place to start. If you are able to gather photographic evidence, be sure to get the following.
- Photos of your injuries
- What your vehicle looked like after the accident
- What the commercial truck looked like after the accident
- The environment around you and the accident scene
- Any injuries to other drivers
Black box module data
This information includes anything that can be gathered from GPS systems, engine control modules, and brake modules. You can get a lot of data from these, including speed, brake failure warnings, system operations, location, and time of day. Try to get this evidence as soon as possible so your personal injury attorney can have it available.
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If you have been hurt in a Commercial Truck Accident, you may need the help of an experienced attorney. Contact Attorney Dean Boyd and his caring Team today. You can reach us at (806) 242-3333 or Send Us an Email to learn more about how we can help you. You can also visit us at our offices at 4423 SW 45th Ave in Amarillo, Texas or 5012 50th St #103 in Lubbock, Texas.