Trucking Companies May Make an Effort to Misplace or Destroy Important Evidence After an Accident

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Victims of 18-wheeler accidents can face a lot of complications with their injury claims, and those complications are made even worse when the trucking company involved starts taking steps to limit its responsibility. While some companies may play fairly, it’s definitely not unheard of for these companies to fail to preserve key evidence that may benefit the victim’s case, and victims often don’t realize there’s a problem until it’s too late.

Loss of Important Evidence Is a Real Problem for Victims of 18-Wheeler Accidents

As soon as a truck accident takes place, the trucking company sends a team of investigators to the scene to collect evidence, which isn’t usually shared with the victim. While the insurance company representatives may seem helpful or friendly, victims may not realize that important information may be disappearing because:  

  • They didn’t keep organized records of their own documentation.
  • They waited too long to collect evidence, giving the trucking company’s investigation team a head start.
  • They don’t reach out to an attorney who has experience working for victims of commercial truck accidents and can make sure evidence is requested and preserved.

Taking Action to Get the Evidence You Need to Support Your Injury Claim

If you have been hurt in a truck accident and haven’t yet spoken to an attorney of you own choosing, it’s time to start thinking about your injury claim and taking action to protect your rights. For more information and a free case review, simply reach out to our experienced injury team today.

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