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Collecting and Preserving Evidence in Your Texas Truck Accident Claim

 Posted on July 05, 2023 in Truck Accident

shutterstock_1898973973-min.jpgCommercial truck accidents often cause devastating injuries and property damage. If you or a loved one were involved in a truck crash, you may understandably be looking for answers. You want to know who to blame and how to recover financial compensation for the financial losses you have suffered. Finding, obtaining, and preserving evidence is crucial for any successful truck accident claim.

Types of Evidence That May Be Valuable in Your Case

To bring a successful case against a trucking company or other at-fault party, your attorney will need to demonstrate that the at-fault party’s negligent or wrongful actions caused the crash. Your lawyer will also need to show the direct connection between your injuries and the damages you suffered, such as medical bills and lost income.

Evidence that may be useful in your case includes but is not limited to:

●      Evidence at the accident scene such as skid marks, vehicle debris, and damage to property

●      Pictures of the damage to the vehicles involved in the wreck

●      Information from the truck’s event data recorder (EDR), which shows information like brake application and vehicle speed during the crash

●      Traffic camera footage, dash camera footage, and other video footage

●      Police reports

●      Statements from witnesses and crash victims

●      Electronic logbooks

●      Truck inspection reports and maintenance records

●      Reports from weigh stations and loading docks

●      The truck driver’s driving history

●      The results of the driver's drug and alcohol tests

●      Medical bills

●      Statements from medical professionals

Spoliation Letters Can Preserve Evidence

Evidence in a truck accident case is often time sensitive. It can also be accidentally lost or intentionally destroyed. A spoliation letter is a legal document instructing a party to preserve evidence relevant to a case. Spoliation letters are often crucial in commercial truck wreck cases. For example, your lawyer may send a spoliation letter to the trucking company prohibiting them from erasing the dash camera footage from the wreck or making repairs to the damaged truck.

Contact a Collin County Truck Crash Lawyer

To win a truck accident case, you will need strong evidence to support your claims. If you or a loved one were injured in an accident involving a commercial truck, contact Burress Law PLLC right away. Our skilled McKinney personal injury attorneys can obtain and preserve the evidence needed to build a robust case. We will fight to hold the responsible parties accountable for your crash and seek maximum financial compensation for your damages. Call 214-726-0016 for a free consultation.



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