Importance of Evidence in Semi Truck Accident Cases

BY: Chris Caldwell
POSTED November 29, 2023 IN
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Preserving evidence can be particularly important in accidents involving semi trucks. Because the drivers and operators of semi trucks are heavily regulated, important documents and other physical evidence may be available to help prove certain aspects of your injury case. A review of these documents may lead to important findings like driver fatigue, a vehicle being overweight, or otherwise being out of compliance with the applicable regulations. On occasion, an accident may be caused by a failure of a component on a semi truck. Collecting these documents or other physical evidence through a lawsuit may become difficult if the evidence is destroyed. In accidents involving semi trucks, it is important to consult with an experienced trucking attorney early after an accident to determine which evidence should be preserved. Too much delay after the accident before asking the trucking company or its insurance company to preserve that evidence may lead to it being lost or destroyed. In the law, failing to preserve evidence when one side or the other has been requested to preserve it is referred to as spoliation. If a Judge finds that a trucking company has committed spoliation, he may make certain findings in your favor. An experienced trucking attorney can help you make the appropriate requests to the trucking company or its insurance company to preserve important evidence and ensure a successful resolution of your case. If you’ve been involved in an accident with a semi truck and been injured, contact Caldwell Law Group now to determine if we can assist you. Feel free to take a look at our trucking video on this website for more valuable information. We offer free consultations, so contact us now.

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Chris has handled all types of personal injury claims, including automobile and truck accidents, slip and fall injuries, insurance claims, negligence by professionals, failed medical appliances and dog attacks. He has also handled hundreds of workers’ compensation claims. Chris believes that by focusing on a limited area of the law, his clients will be better represented. As a result of this focus and dedication, his clients are often referred by other clients, both past and present, and other attorneys.

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