Why Evidence Goes Missing After a Truck Accident
Truck accidents are those things you see on the news and hear about during your morning traffic report. They seem so rare and random that they couldn’t possibly happen to you—but remember, that’s what everyone thinks, including those who wind up injured in these crashes.
The first few hours after one can be stressful and confusing. In Texas, you are entitled to pursue compensation against whoever caused the truck accident. But make no mistake—this is not an easy feat, especially when the crucial evidence needed to prove your claim may go missing.
The Importance of Preserving Evidence
Truck accident cases are heavily based on facts and evidence surrounding the specific and unique circumstances. In other words,the success of your case and the compensation you will receive is dependent on evidence!
Some of these vital pieces of evidence include:
- Photos and videos
- Witness statements
- Driver records
- Black box information
- Maintenance records
Keep in mind, however, that the trucking company will have its own team of defense attorneys attempting to limit its liability for the accident; the same goes for their insurance provider. If they are aware that negligence played a role in your accident, there is much incentive on their end to get rid of anything that could paint this picture. There goes the evidence you need—poof, gone, and by no coincidence.
With this in mind, you should always immediately contact a truck accident attorney after your accident. Spare no time because when you need evidence and wait an extended period of time to take action, there is a chance it will be lost, destroyed, and altered.
Fighting for Those Injured in Truck Accidents
At our firm, we are committed to protecting the rights of those injured in truck accidents from the very moment they are injured. If you or a loved one is injured in a truck crash, there is no time to waste. The future of your case and your physical recovery are on the line. Our legal team can review your case for free and provide you with legal assistance from the very beginning.
We will take prompt action to secure all the necessary evidence to prove your claim before it is potentially gone forever. While the trucking company will be looking out for its own best interests, we will be fighting for yours.
Contact the Law Offices of Vic Feazellat (512) 271-5278 to speak with our seasoned legal team for free.