Truck accidents are complex cases that differ significantly from car accidents. If you sustained injuries due to a truck accident, your lawyer must apply a different strategy to pursue your legal claim. Thorough investigation and properly examining all of the evidence in a truck accident will affect the outcome of your case.
Investigating the Scene of a Truck Accident
The site of a truck accident holds raw but valuable information about the collision as well as the cause of property damage and injuries. By investigating the wreckage and debris, an investigator can determine many things such as how the accident happened and who is liable.
At the Law Offices of Keith Bregoff, our Vero Beach truck accident lawyers have years of experience and know how to examine the accident site for any evidence of negligence, recklessness, and responsibility for the accident. Our firm will also work with an accident reconstructionist who can review the evidence and provide expert opinion about the collision. Our attorneys will also tap any witness and review weather conditions prevailing at the time of the accident.
Preserving Vehicles in Truck Accident Investigation
In a truck accident, the vehicles such as the 18-wheeler or tractor-trailer and the other vehicle are important pieces of evidence that must be preserved immediately after the collision. Later model commercial trucks are equipped with an event data recorder similar to an airplane’s black box. The truck’s event data recorder holds important data such as the speed of the vehicle, hours logged on the road, any application of the truck’s brakes, and other important information. It is therefore important that you do not sell, repair, or scrap your vehicle after an accident.
An accident reconstructionist can examine your vehicle and the other vehicle in order to obtain significant insights into the cause of your accident. At the Law Offices of Keith Bregoff, we are prepared to use all available resources including an evidence warehouse for storing your vehicle after an accident.
Investigating Black Box in FLORIDA Truck Crashes
Trucking companies have the right to destroy the event data recorder after a certain period of time. In a situation where the other party is the trucking company, it is vital that your attorney is able to review the contents of the event data recorder and if necessary, to get a court order preventing the destruction of the event data recorder.
If you or a loved one have sustained an injury due to an 18-wheeler collision, call the Law Offices of Keith Bregoff today at (772) 492-8967 for your free initial consultation.