Evidence that our trucking accidents attorneys gather from the scene of the accident can be invaluable when it comes to building your case.
In truck accident cases, the most important evidence you need may be found right at the scene of the accident. That is where witness statements, physical evidence, and other information can be obtained that will ultimately form the basis of your case. With Arnold & Itkin, you have the advantage of working with a firm that not only has the resources and personnel to thoroughly investigate your case but one with a track record of success. We have successfully recovered billions of dollars on behalf of our clients, and we represent the injured and their families throughout the U.S. Because we act quickly and work closely with expert witnesses, investigators, and other qualified professionals, we are able to thoroughly investigate truck accident scenes to build strong cases.
“We have managed to beat big companies time and time again because we outwork them, we outthink them, and we have the resources to go toe-to-toe against them as long as it takes.” - Jason Itkin
The scene of an accident may be one of the most important sources of evidence as our truck accident attorneys build a case against the trucking company or other party responsible for your injuries.
Witness statements are crucial because they describe what occurred while the event is still fresh in the person's memory. The witness may have observed whether the tractor-trailer initiated the collision by swerving, crossing the center line, pulling into an intersection, or running off the road. The witness can also provide details about road and weather conditions and describe whether the truck driver appeared to be intoxicated or smelled of alcohol. One can even obtain details such as when the witness heard screeching brakes or whether either driver at the scene admitted fault. That is why we immediately interview key witnesses.
The physical evidence at the scene is equally important and can include:
Skid marks can provide some of the best clues about what occurred. Accident reconstruction experts often use these marks to paint a picture of how the accident occurred. Although witness statements and police reports are helpful, photographs can provide powerful, persuasive evidence. If you can take photographs immediately, it will bolster your version of what occurred and refute the version that a trucker, trucking company, or insurance adjuster will try to present.
Ultimately, the goal will be to reconstruct how the accident occurred, which will enable our truck accident lawyers to understand what happened and who was to blame. In addition to accident scene evidence, we will also go through trucking company documents—such as employee files, maintenance records, and driver logbooks—to look for proof of negligent or reckless conduct. We will present our version during settlement discussions and in court it if the insurance company chooses to fight your claim.
Contact a truck accident attorney at our firm today to discuss how we can investigate the scene of the accident and all other aspects of your case to build a compelling argument on your behalf.