Truck accidents can be devastating, and that can make it difficult to determine what caused the crash in the first place. Truck accident investigations can provide answers, but what happens during this process, and why does it matter? The following information explains. It also provides details on how you can protect your rights after a truck accident, and that includes your right to pursue full and fair compensation for any losses that you or your family may have experienced.
Truck Accident Investigations
When law enforcement arrives on the scene of a truck accident, they treat victims, secure the area, and begin to take notes on what they see. They look for things like vehicle fluids, tire skid marks, debris (both from the vehicle itself and the victim), and other evidence that can be used to reconstruct the scene. Done using scientific data, such as engineering and physics, specially trained professionals then try to determine what, exactly, caused the accident.
Unfortunately, the individuals who recreate accident scenes are human. They can miss important data, fail to account for a relevant factor, or they may be unable to fully recreate the accident. In such situations, witnesses of the accident can be crucial to the final determination of fault; that is, after all, the ultimate purpose of traffic accident reconstruction.
Understanding Why the Investigation Matters
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a truck accident, the determination of fault after an investigation can determine if you may be eligible for compensation. The outcome of an investigation can also impact the amount of a victim’s settlement if it determines that the victim shared fault with the truck driver. Victims should also understand that insurance companies may attempt to interpret the data in a way that benefits them, not you, the victim. As such, it is highly recommended that victims seek experienced legal assistance with their truck accident claim.
Contact Our Will County Truck Accident Attorneys
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck crash, turn to Mevorah Law Offices, LLC for help. Our seasoned Will County truck accident attorneys have more than 200 years of combined experience. We protect your rights and interests, every step of the way, and always pursue the most favorable outcome possible. Get the representation that you deserve. Call 630-932-9100 and schedule your free consultation with us today.