What Evidence May Be Used in a Truck Accident Injury Claim?

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IL accident lawyerWhether they are caused by spilled truck cargo, unsafe lane changes, speeding, or another reason, truck accidents often result in severe consequences. If you were injured or a loved one was killed in a car crash involving a commercial truck, you may be able to hold the liable party accountable and recover financial compensation through a personal injury claim. You may be entitled to reimbursement for past and future medical expenses, lost income, lost earning capacity, and even your pain and suffering. However, to do so, you will need to build a persuasive claim with compelling evidence.

Proving Liability and Damages in a Truck Crash Claim

Bringing a successful injury claim against a trucking company can be especially challenging because commercial trucking companies often have significant resources at their disposal. The trucking company may deny liability for the crash or push for an unreasonably low settlement. A skilled personal injury lawyer experienced in truck accident cases can help you build a strong claim against the trucking company or other liable party. The stronger the evidence supporting your claim, the better your chances are of securing a favorable settlement or award.

Your attorney will need to demonstrate that:

  • The trucking company or other liable party had a duty to act with reasonable care and prudence.
  • The party breached this duty by acting negligently.
  • You suffered injuries as a result of this breach of duty.
  • Your injuries led to damages.

Powerful Evidence Helps You Build a Powerful Case

The types of evidence your attorney may use to build your claim will depend on the unique circumstances of the accident. Your lawyer may utilize:

  • Expert testimony from accident reconstructions, engineers, doctors, or vocational rehabilitation specialists
  • Truck data from the vehicle’s event data recorder or electronic control module
  • The trucks electronic logging device (ELD) which may contain evidence of Hours of Service violations
  • Eyewitness statements
  • Medical records
  • Police reports
  • Video footage from dash cameras, traffic cameras, or security cameras on nearby businesses
  • The results of the truck driver’s alcohol and drug screenings
  • Photographs of the accident scene
  • Physical evidence at the crash site such as skid marks
  • Trucking company maintenance and inspection records

Contact an Orland Park, IL Truck Crash Lawyer

If you or a loved one were involved in a truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your financial and non-financial damages. Contact the skilled Orland Park truck accident lawyers at James A. Payonk, Jr., Attorney at Law for help. Our team knows how to secure the evidence needed to build a persuasive case and fight for the compensation you deserve. Call 708-966-2408 for a free consultation.

Source:

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/hours-service/elds/electronic-logging-devices

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