What Evidence Can Be Used to Prove Fault in a Truck Accident?

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If you’ve been injured in a trucking accident, it’s important to understand what kinds of evidence might be able to be used to help prove your case against the trucking company.

The first type of evidence we always turn to is the scene. For example, what types of skid marks were made, what kind of debris, where was it on the roadway, and measurements showing exactly what the scene looked like. These are all key to help develop the accident reconstruction of what happened. It’s important to get to the scene as soon as possible. Hopefully the police have documented things, but they don’t always do that, so it’s important to find an attorney as soon as possible to help document the scene.

The second type of evidence is usually found within the truck itself. For example, GPS data. Trucks usually have some type of data called ECM data. This kind of data is like the black box for the truck. Typically, it records information such as when the truck began braking, how long it took it to stop, how fast it was going right before the truck started applying the brakes. This is all key information to trying to help put together a case.

The last type of evidence is witness evidence. For example, if there is a witness who saw what happened and is able to remember that and tell us exactly what happened, obviously that is going to be important information for us to consider.

Those are the types of evidence that we typically look for when putting together an accident case.

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