What Evidence Do We Look for After Truck Accidents?
When semi trucks and tractor trailers are involved in accidents with cars, pickup trucks, and SUVs, the consequences are often severe for the drivers and passengers in those smaller vehicles. Big trucks can range from 57- to 61-feet long and can weigh up to 80,000 pounds when they’re fully loaded. In comparison, even some of the biggest passenger vehicles weigh less than 6,000 pounds.
Because of the size and weight difference, big truck accidents can cause victims to suffer debilitating and even life-threatening injuries. That means they often face expensive medical treatments and disabilities that can put them out of work for weeks, months, or even years.
At Rainwater, Holt & Sexton, our Arkansas truck accident lawyers are dedicated to helping victims get compensation for their accident-related expenses. To build strong claims, we look for evidence that proves the truck driver, company, or owner was at fault, which can include:
- Accident scene debris and markings – Piecing together what happened in a truck accident is difficult, but evidence like debris from vehicles, brake marks, fluid stains, and impact zones can help us paint a clear picture of the crash.
- Truck-related records and files – The trucking industry requires extensive documentation for all truck drivers, owners, and companies. We can review all documents related to those three entities to determine if an industry regulation violation may have led to the crash.
If you or a loved one were injured in a truck accident, getting legal representation right away can help protect your health and your rights to compensation. Call today for a free consultation.