Q What kind of information do I need to collect when Im building a personal injury case after a Virginia commercial truck accident? A If you or a loved one has been injured in a commercial truck accident, you want as much evidence as possible, both to support your case and to accurately determine every individual who was liable. In particular, try to get:
- Pictures from the scene. Road crews will clean up the strongest evidence for your case within a couple hours, so immediate documentation is crucial. If you are capable of doing so, take pictures of the crash scene, yourself, and any passengers as soon as possible after the accident.
- A copy of the truck driver’s log. There are federal restrictions on how many hours a driver can drive each day or in a single stretch. Viewing the log will show if the driver was in violation of those restrictions, putting themselves and everyone else on the road at risk.
- Pictures of yourself and passengers a few days after the accident. It can take some injuries a day or two to become visible, so it’s important to follow up with pictures a few days later.
Have you been injured in a commercial truck accident? The Washington DC truck crash lawyers at The Strong Law Firm serve victims of Virginia, District of Columbia and Maryland truck accidents. If you are facing long-term injury and lost wages, we might be able to help. Schedule a confidential and free case review by calling 877-344-8189.
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