TRUCK ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION
After a truck driver collides with another vehicle, the first thing the truck driver is trained to do is call his company. Responsible companies then investigate the collision to determine whether its driver could have “prevented” the wreck. In reality, many truck companies call their team of defense lawyers who start working on ways to avoid responsibility. That is why it is so important you consult with a truck accident lawyer as soon as possible. When we get hired we want to look for as much evidence as we can. Depending on how soon our firm gets hired, we often begin by sending a spoliation letter to the trucking company and the trucking company’s registered agent. Then we follow up by acquiring evidence of the truck company’s internal investigation and whether the collision was “preventable.”
Once we’ve gathered enough written evidence, we’ll start preparing the case for trial. We cross-examine the truck company’s executives, usually including the company’s “Safety Director,” by taking their depositions. We’ll prepare medical evidence to be used at trial, including medical illustrations and video depositions of your doctors that we can play for the jury. We find witnesses who can testify in front of the jury. We prepare our opening statements and closing arguments.
What we do is no secret. Truck companies, insurance companies, and their lawyers know that if the case has to go all the way to trial, our firm will be ready—so they usually settle with our clients. If they don’t, we’re ready for court.