How Are Truck Accident Investigations Conducted?

On Behalf of | May 7, 2020 | Truck Accidents |

A truck accident can be extremely traumatic and scary, but the battle doesn’t always end there.

How do you find out what happened, how, and why? Law enforcement will interview any witnesses and collect evidence, but their investigation may not paint the entire picture of what actually happened.

In order to get properly compensated for injuries, you will have to file a personal injury claim with the trucking company’s insurance provider. Bear in mind that these large insurance companies will probably have their own team of investigators at the scene within an hour of the crash. This team will be formulating a plan of defense for the trucking company so they can avoid liability and payouts.

Because of this reason, it’s imperative to obtain the help of a skilled truck attorney who can investigate the matter with your best interests in mind.

Preserving the Evidence in Your Best Interests

You can expect that the insurance company investigating your accident will not share any evidence or facts of its investigation. Therefore, the sooner you hire an attorney to represent you, the better.

The investigation claims by the police or the other side are not the last word on the matter. The skilled legal team at The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery will work as your investigators to preserve all the evidence in your favor, including:

  • Interviewing witnesses, police officers, tow truck drivers, emergency responders, doctors, and nurses

  • Examining police records, doctor’s reports of injuries, and any autopsy reports

  • Gathering log records to make sure the truck driver was acting according to federal hours-of-service regulations

  • Obtaining any GPS (global positioning system) data in order to see where the truck had been in the days, hours, and minutes prior to the accident

We will then utilize various resources to back up the findings of our investigation, such as:

  • Federal Interstate Commerce Commission

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • O.S.H.A.

  • U.S. Department of Transportation (Federal Highway Administration)

  • American Trucking Association

  • Expert testimonies

The findings of a thorough investigation will allow us to accurately determine the cause of your accident and who was responsible.

To ensure you receive proper compensation in a truck accident, it’s important to obtain the assistance of skilled trucking accident attorneys who can work hard on your behalf.

Negotiating Your Truck Accident Claim

If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, you don’t want to go up against the insurance company by yourself. Our personal injury attorneys will be your rocks in times of stress and uncertainty.

We will work as your legal advocates and leave no stoned unturned when investigating the cause of your truck accident. This way, you have the best possible chances of receiving the fair compensation you need and absolutely deserve.

Contact The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery at 210-340-0900 to get started with a free, personalized case review.