Evidence at the Scene of a Truck Accident in New York
Preserving evidence after a serious truck accident
in New York is a critical part of the process of pursuing a claim against the negligent driver, company, or manufacturer who caused or contributed to the accident.
Unfortunately, by the time most people have hired an attorney to handle their claim, the accident scene has been cleared, witnesses are gone, and evidence has either been destroyed or removed.
It’s possibly because most people cannot have an attorney at the scene of the crime that trucking companies have law firms waiting on hand who arrive at the scene immediately after a crash and launch a full investigation, targeting anything that will make it appear that the accident was your fault instead of the truck driver’s.This makes the limited time that you have at the accident scene crucial, and you have to make it count. Collect:
- contact information from the driver and witnesses;
- a copy of the police report;
- insurance policy information and the truck company’s information;
- photos of the damage to both vehicles, of the scene of the crime, and of your immediate injuries; and
- notes on what you were doing just before the accident, the general weather and traffic conditions, and the exact time of the accident.
Evidence you collect following the accident should include your pay stubs that demonstrate lost wages you may be facing, your medical records, and your medical bills. Help from a New York Personal Injury Lawyer
When an accident -- like a motorcycle accident, car accident, or truck accident -- results in serious injury for you or someone you love, you need to take action to protect your rights. The attorney team at Brian Lee Law Firm is prepared to stand up for you in your fight for fair and just compensation. Call today to schedule your consultation and to learn about your potential claim - 518-595-4407.
Category: Truck Accidents
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