If you have been in an accident involving a semi-truck or other commercial truck, it is very important to begin an investigation into the accident right away. Working with a truck company or its insurance company after a collision with a semi-truck is very different than dealing with an insurance company that insures a private passenger car. Trucking companies and trucking insurance adjusters investigating the cause of trucking collisions and potential claims will act quickly to find any evidence or witnesses that they can use to avoid financial responsibility to those injured in Truck Accidents. Therefore, it is equally important that you have someone acting quickly on your behalf. The legal team at Bachus & Schanker, LLC in Denver, Colorado provide thorough trucking accident investigation services for victims throughout the state.
Trucking companies vigorously defend serious Truck Accidents. They routinely fly investigators and accident reconstruction experts to the scene on the same day the accident occurred. They immediately interview all witnesses and try to get statements favorable to the truck driver. Additionally, insurance companies will carefully detail evidence at the scene to help support their theory of the accident. The insurance provider may offer victims a lump sum in exchange for dropping further legal or financial claims against them. However, these settlements are typically very minimal and may not account for long term medical care, lost wages, physical and emotional suffering, and other damages related to the accident.
It is important to investigate a Truck Accident while the physical evidence of the accident is still fresh on the scene. Often, poor weather conditions such as snow, ice, rain, and wind can cause rapid deterioration of the physical evidence at the accident site. Elements like skid marks, yaw marks, points of impact, and oil and gas stains, which are critical for accurately reconstructing the accident, can be lost forever. Other crucial evidence may also be lost, destroyed, or tampered with over time.
An immediate trucking accident investigation can preserve the driver's log, witness testimony, alcohol and drug testing, and other important data. It is essential that trucking accident victims have reconstruction experts conduct a thorough investigation as soon as possible after the accident to make sure you are treated fairly by the trucking company and their insurance company.