Preserving evidence is vital if you want to build a strong case after a truck accident. An Atlanta truck accident attorney can help in assembling what you will need.
Evidence is the basis to any claim, so the more you have the better off you will be. One of the first pieces that can be used is the accident scene itself. Damage to the vehicles involved, where they ended up after the collision and other factors can play a significant role in determining fault.
Pictures of the vehicles and the scene itself can be helpful. You should also get a copy of the police/accident report, which will provide further details.
If there is an electronic logbook or “black box” device onboard the truck, this can be used as evidence. Even a paper version of a logbook can indicate the driver’s amount of time spent on the road, as that may play a role in the cause of the accident.
The driving history of the trucker may also provide some insight. This is especially true if they are found to have numerous past violations or other issues.
Liability can be found with others, such as the company responsible for maintaining and repairing the trucks or the drivers’ employer. With this in mind, other evidence that may help includes a history of the truck’s inspections and repairs, along with records kept by the employer.
Contacting an Atlanta Truck Accident Attorney
If you were the victim of an accident, you have rights that the insurance companies cannot ignore. While they have a team of lawyers working on their side, shouldn’t you have experienced legal representation fighting for your best interests? Before accepting any settlement offer, contact the Law Offices of Jason Schultz to schedule a FREE consultation on your case – 404-474-0804.