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How to Preserve Evidence in Your Truck Accident Claim


Semi truck mangled and flipped on its side.Many people wonder what they should do following a truck accident. This is due to the fact that these experiences are a lot different than what you would expect from a regular motor vehicle accident case. There are many more elements that dictate how much you will receive when you bring a claim and how a claim is actually brought. Because of this, you should understand some ways to preserve your case and some different things that you should look for in a truck accident attorney.

Preserving Evidence 

Immediately following your truck accident, the clock starts ticking. Many people think that they have time to seek medical attention and then take the time to call an attorney after they have been injured, but they forget one simple fact: If you wait too long to speak with an experienced attorney, you could lose crucial evidence that will help you in the midst of your claim. Logbooks might contain the hours of service that were put in by the driver, but they could go missing. The black box on the truck might contain electronic information that will be useful to your claim, but you might find that this evidence is easily destroyed by the company. This is why you should always speak to an attorney immediately.

There are high stakes involved in these cases, which is why it is important to always act quickly when it comes to your claim. One of the main reasons why it is important to act fast is due to the fact that big trucking companies employ attorneys and insurance companies who might try to work against you at any cost. Because of this, you should never act alone regarding your truck accident claim.

Choosing the Right Attorney 

You want an experienced truck accident attorney who specializes in these cases. If you have been injured in a truck accident and you feel helpless about the whole situation because you know that you are up against a big-name attorney, it is important to speak with an attorney who has a great understanding of these particular cases. Here are some of the main reasons why you want to speak with an attorney who has experience in these cases:

  • Your attorney will probably have experience with dealing with the big-name insurance companies involved in your case. You might not have a good idea of what process it takes to reach the best settlement, but your attorney knows and will guide you in the right direction.
  • Your attorney will have knowledge of the law even in scenarios where you might not know state-specific laws. These will guide you on your next steps when you are going through the settlement or court processes.
  • If you are unable to reach a settlement number, you might have to go to court – and it is always a good idea to have an attorney on your side who has had experience in doing so.

At Katz Kantor Stonestreet & Buckner, we have what it takes to help you achieve the best results in your case by deploying a specialized and streamlined team of experts to reconstruct your accident and preserve your evidence so that you can move forward in every step of this process. The more quickly you act when it comes to your truck accident case, the more likely you are to obtain the results you deserve and show evidence that a driver or company has acted in a negligent fashion. Contact us today to find out how we can help you in your time of need at (304) 713-2014.

Note: This post was created with the help of secondary sources operating independently from Katz, Kantor, Stonestreet & Buckner Law Firm. The information used from these sources has not been independently confirmed by our staff. If anything included in these posts is incorrect, please inform us and we will promptly correct the post.

Disclaimer: Our intent with these posts is to honor the victims of these terrible accidents and inform the public about how to avoid these accidents and what to do in the event of one. This information should not be considered legal or medical advice.