If you are injured in a truck accident, you may experience serious and lasting injuries. Commercial trucks’ enormous weight and size can crush smaller vehicles, leading to TBIs (traumatic brain injuries), spinal injuries and death.
After an accident, you will likely experience significant medical bills and other losses related to the accident. When filing a truck accident claim, ensuring you have the needed evidence is recommended.
Evidence needed for truck accident cases
Video and photographic evidence will help tell the story of what happened during a collision. If your vehicle has a dashcam, it may have captured the accident in real time. However, if you do not have this, using your phone’s camera to document the scene of the accident, damage to your vehicle and visible injuries is recommended. If, of course, you are still capable of doing that.
Collecting information from anyone who saw the accident is also necessary, which can help support your claim and prove the truck driver’s negligence. Witnesses may also have videos or photos on their phone that provides additional proof of what happened.
After an accident, contact the authorities or have someone do this for you. The police will create an official accident report that includes information you may not think about. Sometimes, the police will have grounds to arrest the truck driver if they are intoxicated.
Additional evidence in truck accident claims
The evidence you collect related to the accident and your losses will help show negligence and help you recover compensation. You will likely have to produce evidence about any tangible losses, such as medical bills, lost income and repair bills for your vehicle. Be sure to save statements and bills as evidence of these costs.
Protecting your rights to compensation
After a truck accident, make sure you preserve evidence. Taking steps to collect the information here will help with this. Knowing your legal rights in these situations is also recommended.