Truck Accident Investigation
After a big truck collision, evidence needs to be gathered and analyzed by a “trained eye” to determine who was at fault for the accident. At Rainwater, Holt & Sexton, our truck accident lawyers work with former law enforcement officers and accident reconstruction engineers on investigations to collect the necessary evidence to prove who caused the collision.
We know both the big things and the little things that go into investigating truck accidents. For example, we know the dynamics that are generally involved in collisions, 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.
Investigating Your Accident
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 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.
Our big truck accident attorneys know the trucking industry. We understand industry regulations, how the design of a roadway can factor into an accident, and how accidents in construction zones may differ from accidents that occur elsewhere. Our extensive knowledge helps us build the strongest cases possible for our clients.
If you’ve been hurt in an accident involving a truck, you need the help of the Arkansas based truck accident lawyers at Rainwater, Holt & Sexton. Our investigation “go-team” has years of experience analyzing crash scenes and helping injured victims get the compensation they deserve.
Call us at (800) 693-6295 or fill out a free contact request form. We’re ready to put our experience to work for you. We’ll help you weather the storm!