A truck accident claim must be filed against the party who was at-fault as soon as possible after the collision occurs. For the victim of a truck accident to get compensated appropriately for their losses, they need enough evidence to prove that the truck driver or the trucking company was guilty of causing the collision.
Different types of evidence are required based on the damage the victim is seeking compensation for. Compensation can be granted for virtually any sort of loss a person experienced at the expense of the truck driver or another party. Lost wages, current and future medical costs, current and future loss of earnings, and property damages can all be claimed.
Most people are unaware that if their injuries were serious enough, and if they can collect enough evidence, they may also be eligible to receive compensation for matters such as their pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment, and even residential modifications if they suffer a permanent injury and need their home altered so it is easier to move around in. For those who lose a loved one in the accident, they can make a wrongful death claim for loss of financial support, loss of companionship, and cover the funeral costs.
Since the trucking company and insurer will be fighting hard to prove they were not at fault for the accident, every piece of evidence is crucial in helping turn the case in a person’s favor. It can be difficult to collect the evidence on one’s own, especially if the person is suffering from serious injuries or trying to get over the loss of a loved one. It is best to work with a truck accident attorney who can get easy access to important pieces of evidence and who can guide a person through their case until a settlement is finally granted.
Important evidence that can be used to prove fault in a truck accident case includes:
- Driver records
- Witness statements
- Photos and videos of the scene of the collision
- Phone and medical records
- Maintenance records
Important evidence can easily be lost or altered if it is not preserved properly. Individuals should make sure they are preserving their evidence so that it is presentable and considered valid in court. All the time-sensitive data should be secured as soon as possible.
An attorney can assist in this preservation and that is why a person should not wait before calling them to help them file a thorough truck accident claim with appropriate evidence to convince the court that the truck driver or any other party was responsible for the collision.