Some of the evidence that you will need after an I-435 truck crash is going to be readily available to you when you need it. Your medical records, for example, will be kept by your doctor. However, there are other types of evidence that might not be kept indefinitely and that you will need to be proactive about protecting in the days, weeks and months following an I-435 truck accident injury.
The Evidence You Need and How to Protect it
In order to recover for your Kansas or Missouri truck accident injuries you are going to have to establish that the accident—and your resulting injuries—were caused by someone else’s negligent or intentional actions. To that end, you are going to have to preserve evidence in order to prove liability. Accordingly, it may be important for you, your I-435 truck accident lawyer, or to someone else to:
Take lots of pictures.
Pictures taken shortly after the accident can show current weather conditions, the positions of the vehicles before they were moved, skid marks, and other important evidence.
Make sure vehicles are not repaired before being investigated.
The location of the collision damage and mechanical malfunctions may be discovered prior to repair.
See copies of trucking company records.
This may include electronic equipment kept on board the truck in order to monitor the trucker’s activity.
The sooner you gather this information the better. Information that is gathered as close to the time of the accident as possible has a greater chance of being accurate and usable in any settlement negations or at trial.
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