We will help interview witnesses, as well as conduct sworn depositions.
Our accident scene investigators quickly arrive at the scene to interview key witnesses, such as the:
Usually, within hours, the trucking company's insurance company will have its investigators on the scene. There are good reasons for this sense of urgency. All of the information these eyewitnesses provide could prove to be crucial in developing a case.
Eyewitnesses, for example, can give a picture of the road layout, markings, surface conditions, traffic lights or sign positions, visibility, and lighting. They can say who they observed causing the accident and where the collision occurred. They can also give details about the state of the drivers, such as whether the trucker appeared to be intoxicated. In addition to visual details, these witnesses can say when they heard brakes screech, what the drivers said, and whether there were any attempts at a warning.
If these statements are properly recorded, they may be admitted in court to illustrate what occurred in an accident. There is a sense of urgency in obtaining their statements because accident witnesses often become unavailable as time passes or their memories fade. Still, if there are gaps in the witness statements or it's discovered that potential key witnesses were not interviewed, it may be necessary to conduct sworn depositions of these witnesses or collect affidavits.
At Arnold & Itkin LLP, we recognize that time is critical in tractor-trailer accident claims. Our investigation begins when we first meet with our clients. We diligently proceed to collect as much evidence as possible from the accident scene, including any photos, police reports, and witness statements that are available. We aggressively develop cases by requesting information from trucking companies and conducting depositions of important figures in the case. Our truck accident law firm's goal is to stay focused on obtaining fair compensation for our client's loss through a favorable settlement or verdict.
Contact a truck accident lawyer at our firm to learn how we can investigate your accident!