After a semi truck accident there are some things you should collect as evidence that can greatly influence the outcome of your semi truck accident case. Semi truck drivers hold a greater responsibility than drivers of a standard size vehicle. Safety regulations and industry standards have a significant influence on the outcome of a semi truck accident case. The evidence you collect at the scene of the accident goes far beyond what a typical car accident case is able to do. Be sure to hire an experienced personal injury attorney from Parke Gordon Law Firm to help you get every penny you deserve from a semi truck accident.
Evidence to Collect to Help Your Semi Truck Accident Case
If you are able, the attorneys of Parke Gordon Law Firm recommend gathering the following pieces of evidence following a semi truck accident before you leave the crash site.
Information from the Truck Driver
- Driver’s name and contact information.
- Name of the trucking company.
- License plate number of the semi.
- Vehicle information.
- Insurance information.
- Driver’s license number.
Details of what was being transported or hauled.
Information from Witnesses
If witnesses of the accident were present, you should ask for their names and contact information. Witnesses should also stay until the police arrive to give a statement.
Take Photos of the Accident
Never depend on the police to gather all the photos of the evidence from the scene of the accident. Important photos to take include:
- Damages of all vehicles involved.
- Any injuries sustained from the accident.
- Road conditions, traffic signals or tire marks left from tires involved in the accident.
Evidence a Lawyer Can Gather from a Semi Truck Accident
The attorney’s at Parke Gordon Law Firm will work hard to get you the greatest compensation from a semi truck accident. Some other evidence your attorney can gather to do so includes the following.
- The driver’s qualification and training file.
- Driver inspection records.
- A drug and alcohol screening of the driver post-collision.
- Logs or other supporting documentation of the driver’s hours of service to determine if the driver is over worked and driving drowsy.
- Records of the onboard system including engine control module, brake module, etc.
- Maintenance and inspection history of the semi truck.
- Weight tickets.
- Dispatch instructions.
- Delivery documents.
Experienced, Trusted & Aggressive Semi Truck Accident Lawyers
As you can see, there is a lot of evidence that can be gathered from a semi truck accident. If you’ve been injured in an accident due to the negligence of a semi truck driver, you need an experienced attorney from Parke Gordon Law Firm to handle your case. Let us handle the stress of dealing with the insurance companies, getting medical bills paid, and getting you the compensation you deserve for lost wages, and property damages as a result of a semi truck accident. Call us now for a free consultation at (509) 482-7274.
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