How can you be expected to think clearly when everything's a blur? How can you get the evidence to prove your hunch that the truck driver was to blame for your accident when it's your word against his?
Actually, the evidence available is overwhelming, as long as you know where to look.
At the Scene
Evidence at the scene that can be beneficial to your case may include debris scattered along the road, including any road signs that were hit, and skid marks showing exactly how the vehicles collided.
Because much of this evidence quickly disappears, it's important that you or someone you trust take photos of the accident scene as soon as possible after the crash. The same goes with your vehicle. Be sure to take photos of the damage done before getting your car fixed.
The following documents may also be helpful in proving your case following a Missouri truck accident with injuries:
- Driving Logs – Truck drivers are required to maintain logs to keep track of hours driven and breaks taken. These logs can be a telling statement of a driver who was overworked, fatigued, or who failed to follow federal regulations regarding driving hours.
- Maintenance Records – If a routine maintenance issue was overdue or pencil-whipped, that will become evident once a proper investigation is done.
- Police Reports – In addition to performing their own third-party accident reconstruction to determine who was at fault for a Missouri truck crash, police may also charge one of the drivers for his or her role in causing the accident.
A skilled Missouri truck accident lawyer knows how to get the evidence you need to prove your case. For a free consultation with Alvin Wolff, Jr., call 877-241-1020. Don't forget to ask about obtaining a free copy of our guide: How to Pick a Lawyer.