Being involved in an accident with a semi-truck or other large vehicle can feel like a nightmare to accident victims and their families. Not only are Arizona truck accidents more likely to cause serious injury or death than other auto accidents, but navigating the complex web of parties and companies who may be responsible for damages can be a daunting task, especially when the truck driver does not admit fault for the crash. A recently published local news article helps explain what is necessary for victims of an Arizona truck accident to compile to help pursue their case.
As noted in the report, there are at least ten pieces of information that should be gathered after an accident to help an accident victim pursue an Arizona semi-truck accident lawsuit. Because of the complexities of the trucking and insurance industries, there could be four or more parties that must be dealt with in the aftermath of an accident, including the truck driver, the trucking company, the shipping company, and any insurance companies offering coverage on the truck or other vehicles involved in a crash.
Immediately after an accident involving a semi-truck, the important information to gather includes the names and identities of all parties and companies with vehicles involved in the crash as well as the insurance information for any vehicles involved. Law enforcement should be called to document the crash and create a case number that can be used in a later claim. Additionally, accident victims should obtain a photograph of the license plate of the truck involved, as well as photos or videos of any damage to all vehicles, any skid marks or debris, as well as documentation of other hazards or factors that could have contributed to the crash. Any eyewitness accounts of the crash should be taken, along with the names and contact information of the witnesses, should their testimony be required at a later time.
After seeking medical treatment and obtaining the required records, accident victims should obtain various other pieces of information to help their case. Because some of this information can be difficult to obtain, the help of a qualified Arizona truck accident attorney is suggested at this point. Driver logs, onboard sensor data, cargo logs, bills of lading, and vehicle maintenance records may all be relevant to a lawsuit, and should be obtained as quickly as possible after a crash when needed. Although all of this information may not be available, with the help of a skilled attorney, you’re much more likely to get the information that will most benefit your claim for compensation.
Finding the Right Lawyer to Assist with Your Claim
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an Arizona truck accident, you could be entitled to financial damages as compensation for the injuries you have suffered. An Arizona personal injury attorney at Abels & Annes, P.C. can assist you with your claim. At our Phoenix personal injury law firm, our experienced Arizona accident lawyers represent injury victims and their family members in all types of injury cases, including Arizona truck accident cases. Call us as soon as possible after an accident, and we can help ensure that all of the necessary information is collected and investigations pursued before it’s too late. Contact our offices for a free consultation. Call 602-819-5191 or contact us online to schedule a no-obligation case review today.