Due to their sheer size and weight, 18-wheeler accidents and semi crashes often cause serious, catastrophic and even fatal injuries. Interstate 85 runs right through Franklin County and Lavonia, so we see our share of trucking accidents and the serious injuries that can result. After a truck accident, many people feel broken — physically, emotionally and financially. Most collisions of this sort are due to a truck driver’s negligent behavior or insufficient truck maintenance.
With severe injuries, victims face an uphill physical, emotional, and financial battle well into their futures. Fortunately, an injured party can seek compensation after the accident, which can help to pay medical bills, make up for lost wages, and account for long-term medical care and/or rehabilitation.
If you were injured in an accident with a semi-truck, you must act fast. There’s a good chance the trucking company’s attorneys and insurance adjusters have already been to the scene of the accident and gathered the evidence they need to build their case. Truck accident cases require major investigative work. Often experts must be hired to analyze the logistics of the accident, and evidence must be collected and preserved immediately.
On scene investigation must be complemented with ensuring preservation of the trucking company’s records. Investigations after a trucking accident will depend heavily on evidence that is in the possession of the trucking company. A company may have valuable bits of documentation, including records, and logs that may help build your claim.
However, if the truck business destroys those records, then you may lose the chance to collect valuable evidence that could help you build a solid claim against the trucking company. You can prevent the company from destroying evidence by sending a spoliation letter.
If you have been injured in a trucking accident, I can help you fight for the compensation you need to aid in recovery. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 706-356-0518 or contact my office online.
I take these cases on a contingent-fee basis. I only collect attorney’s fees after successfully completing your case.