If you were in a truck accident and you know it was not your fault, you may be blamed for the accident anyway. If this is happening to you, it is vital that you hire a truck accident attorney as soon as you can. There are many reasons why you should do this, three of which are listed below.
Get the Evidence
A truck accident attorney will do everything they can to get enough evidence to prove you were not at fault. They will first go to the police and look at your police report. The police report should show details of everything that happened. For example, the police officer likely interviewed you and the other driver and include both statements in the report.
If the accident just happened and there are still tire marks on the road the attorney will take pictures of these tracks. In some cases, these tire tracks can tell a lot in who was at fault.
If you were driving a company truck the truck may have a black box or a type of logging device. If so, the attorney can get the information from the black box. There are some states that allow the company that owns the truck to destroy the data that is on the black box. Because of this your attorney will contact your company immediately to try to prevent this.
File the Right Paperwork For You
The attorney can file all paperwork on your behalf and make sure everything is filled out correctly. It is important that you do everything correct and get the paperwork in on time. If you do not fill the report out correction this will delay your case. Your case will also be delayed if your paperwork is turned in after the due date.
The attorney will also know what paperwork you need to fill out. There is paperwork that needs to be submitted to the court.
The attorney will also determine what paperwork you need to fill out for your insurance company. This is because the insurance company will likely get involved in your case as they will cover the damage that was done to your truck.
The truck accident attorney that you hire can tell you many more ways they can help you with your case, as well as give you much more information to help you understand everything that is happening now, as well as what will happen in the future.