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How do truck accident investigations work?

You might be 100% certain you didn’t play any role in causing the truck accident that resulted in your severe injury. But if you’re going to obtain full compensation from those who are responsible, you’ll need irrefutable proof. The best way of proving that you’re entitled to compensation is to hire an Albany truck accident lawyer so they can conduct an investigation into your accident. Truck accident investigations are essential to producing the evidence injury victims need to get the money they deserve.

An attorney with Shrable Law Firm, P.C. has the experience it takes to thoroughly investigate the accident. We’ll not only determine how the collision occurred, but we’ll also find out who was to blame. We’ll use the evidence we gather to convince the insurance company to offer maximum compensation. 

Learn more by contacting us online or calling (229) 349-6291 to schedule a free consultation.

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Different types of truck accidents

The kind of accident that occurred will have a major impact on the type of investigation that will take place. Some of the more common types of truck accidents include the following:

  • Rear-end collisions – A rear-end collision occurs when a vehicle hits the back of another vehicle, often due to a distracted driver or following too closely.
  • Head-on collisions – A head-on truck collision occurs when two vehicles moving in opposite directions collide. Since these kinds of wrecks often occur at high speeds, they can result in serious injuries or fatalities. Driver error, mechanical malfunctions, or poor road conditions can contribute to these accidents.
  • Rollover accidents – A rollover happens when a commercial truck tips over onto its side or roof. These accidents often take place due to driver error, improper loading, or faulty equipment.

Starting the investigation

Truck accident investigations typically start with the injury victim’s attorney going to the scene of the wreck. The attorney will assess the damage to vehicles as well as other objects, such as guardrails, street signs, and more.

They’ll then get to work collecting evidence by taking photos of the accident site. These pictures will often include the road surface itself because the road can provide essential clues as to how an accident occurred. The presence of fresh skid marks, for instance, could indicate that the truck driver was speeding and if they slammed on their brakes too late (if they braked at all). 

Your attorney will also interview any witnesses who may have seen what happened, as well as the other driver. They’ll look for other evidence, too, such as footage from any surveillance cameras in the area that might have caught the wreck. 

Truck accident investigations also often involve so-called “black box” data. This is a data recording device on trucks (also known as an electronic logging device (ELD)) that shows how the vehicle was operating at the time of the accident. For example, the ELD will show how fast the truck was moving, how the brakes and other components were functioning, and more. ELD data can be critical to a truck accident case.

Analyzing the evidence

Once your lawyer gathers the evidence, they’ll determine how the wreck occurred and who was to blame. This will sometimes include calling in experts in accident reconstruction, as well as engineering and other experts. 

Talk to the experts in truck accident investigations with Shrable Law Firm

The Albany truck accident lawyers with Shrable Law Firm, P.C. have a great deal of experience in conducting truck accident investigations. We’ll work hard to produce the evidence needed to show you deserve every dollar in compensation we’ll demand on your behalf. 

If you would like a free review of your case, please contact us online or call (229) 349-6291.

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