Beginning a semi-tractor trailer crash lawsuit
As a practical reality, individuals injured in trucking accidents often retain attorneys well after the truck companies’ lawyers have become involved in the case. This makes it the responsibility of the individual’s attorney, once retained, to begin immediately preserving all the evidence needed to win the case. Previously we discussed the prevalence of trucking accidents in the USA and the need for rapid action in representing the injured party.
The first task Whiting Law Group undertakes when representing a client who is the victim of a trucking accident is to send a letter to the trucking company, driver, insurer and any other potential defendants, demanding that they preserve any and all evidence gained thus far about the case.
Second, we rapidly mobilize our investigation team – experts in photographing, measuring and identifying all aspects of the collision. The team will complete on scene investigation, interview critical witnesses and inspect the vehicles.
Third, we hire trucking and accident reconstruction experts to review all of the evidence gathered about the accident by our investigators. These experts will provide summaries and insights throughout the process.
Fourth, we file a lawsuit against the trucking company, driver and any other potential defendants, sending written discovery notices so as to obtain all of the information which may be relevant to the collision with our client. This information can include the trucking company’s safety programs, traffic violations records, and insurance coverage.
Upon completing these initial steps, Whiting Law Group prepares for trial with a strong array of subject matter experts, technological analysis and years of experience in the litigation of trucking accident cases.