Mnay trucks have advanced computer equipment with GPS receivers, sensors, and other components that tell trucking companies where their drivers are and what those drivers are doing. In some cases, computer equipment can determine if a driver is speeding or maneuvering the vehicle in a reckless manner. All of this information is extremely valuable in a trucking accident case.
The more evidence you have, the better off you are if your case goes to trial. That’s why it’s important to take action as soon as possible after your accident. The longer you wait to file, the more likely it is that valuable evidence will be destroyed. Some trucking companies remove parts from damaged trucks and use those parts on other vehicles, making it difficult to collect evidence later on. If a truck operator disconnects any electronic components, for example, it may be impossible to gather crash data.
Our attorneys know exactly what to do when you come to us after a trucking accident. We’ll start our investigation by sending a letter to the trucking company called a “spoliation letter” where we demand preservation of all evidence including the following documents: