In an 18-wheeler accident, it is very important that the family and the person who is injured, call a truck accident lawyer whose got a team of experts immediately. There is a lot of evidence that can get lost if they don't act quickly. In fact, the federal regulations allow the trucking company to destroy evidence after a certain period of time.
Act Quickly After A Truck Accident
Immediately after the accident there will be debris on the road, skid marks, burn marks, and there will be shards of glass. A lot of that stuff will go away and some of it will go away very quickly. Make sure to take pictures of the accident scene. In addition you have witnesses, the tow truck driver, the police officer, bystanders, people in other vehicles. Those people need to be contacted and their testimony needs to be preserved. I have seen cases where the witnesses just got lost and were never found. Or they forget what happened. Or even worse: the insurance company for the other side gets to them and gets them to sign a statement that doesn't reflect what happened. And so it is important to have someone on that very early.
Truck Collision Inspections Are Time Consuming
In addition you have to evaluate the rig itself. There are things you have to check on, to make sure the brakes were properly set, the tires weren't overly worn, to make sure the vehicle should have been in service in the first place. And you want to get that vehicle as close to the accident as possible so that they can't argue that something else has created the defect that you are relying on.
San Antonio Truck Accident Experts
For all of those reasons, it is imperative that you call immediately so that my team of experts can get out there. Because rest assured, the insurance company is going to have their team out there as soon as the accident happens. If we don't get out there soon too we are going to be playing catch up.
So if you have one of these cases, give us a call or fill out the form on the website because we know what to do to help you.