Investigating Your Accident
Our big truck accident lawyers know that time is of the essence after a big truck accident, and sending our team into action to uncover the true causes of your collision is one of our top priorities when we take on a big truck accident case.
After a semi-truck collision, evidence needs to be gathered and analyzed by a trained eye to determine who was at fault. At Rainwater, Holt & Sexton, our trucking accident attorneys work with former law enforcement officers and accident reconstruction engineers on investigations to collect the necessary evidence to prove who caused the collision. Our investigators will work quickly to:
- determine the specific “fatal factors” that led to the collision,
- examine the scene for evidence, including “witness marks” and defects in roadway design,
- and pinpoint industry regulations that may have been violated by the trucking company or driver.
We understand the details that go into investigating truck accidents. For example, our accident attorneys know the dynamics that are generally involved in collisions as well as common causes, and we understand and appreciate the relative forces involved in a collision between two trucks, a train and a truck, or a car and a truck.
During the accident investigation, our big truck collision investigators interview eyewitnesses to help determine how the accident occurred. Then, we’ll comb the scene for physical evidence—or “witness marks”—including:
- accident debris,
- gouge marks on the vehicle,
- oil, gas, or fluid stains,
- and skid and yaw marks on the highway.
We also make demands—or written requests to preserve evidence—to the Arkansas trucking company. This must be done quickly, as companies are allowed to destroy this evidence under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) code.
It’s important that all vehicles involved in the accident are preserved so that we can take photographs of the impact point from specific angles to fully document the crash. The accident reconstruction engineer’s analysis will also help us prove the speed and angle of the collision.
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