If you have been involved in a
truck accident, pick up the phone and call Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A., at (888)
499-6206 before reading any further. Incriminating evidence in truck accidents
becomes exponentially more difficult to gather as time goes on, and a
thorough examination of evidence will be critical to achieving a desirable
outcome in your truck accident case. If evidence disappears or is tampered
with, you may face a much more difficult, uphill battle in obtaining compensation
for damages incurred as a result of your accident.
When we begin your case, one of the first things our Ft. Lauderdale truck
accident attorneys will do is
visit and assess the scene of the accident. We will usually take stock (and photographs) of environmental factors,
traffic patterns, traffic control, skid marks and roadway damage, and
debris. Physical and pictorial evidence are most valuable when collected
immediately after the accident.
A truck accident investigation may also involve
contacting known and potential unknown witnesses. Obtaining recorded statements from eyewitnesses, nearby homeowners or
business owners, other motorists who witnessed the accident, and any other
potentially valuable testimonies from passersby.
Our truck accident lawyers will
work with law enforcement to piece together all recorded, official details of your accident. We
often request scene photographs, accident reconstructions and analysis,
chemical test records, the truck driver’s criminal and accident
histories, statements from witnesses, and a complete investigative report
One of the first and most important steps we take will be
sending Preservation of Evidence letters to request that the driver and the trucking company hang onto evidence
longer than the six-month evidence retention period mandated by the Department
of Transportation. This will require truck drivers and trucking companies
involved to hold onto any and all relevant records, including cell phone
data, recordings from electronic on-board recording devices, business
records, and audio recordings. If your case becomes protracted and lasts
longer than six months, these letters and the evidence they preserve can
make all the difference.
We will also
investigate the truck driver. While some information such as annual inspection reports, criminal history,
and prior lawsuit history may only be available once a subpoena has been
issued, other important evidence such as media reports, company safety
policies, and drug and alcohol policies may be available before bringing
your lawsuit, and they will play a significant role in winning your case.
Throughout the process of investigating your accident, acquiring evidence,
and building your case, we
collaborate with experts to strengthen the credibility of your case. This can include bringing in
pathologists, metallurgists, experts in accident reconstruction, roadway
engineers, and more.
We have more than 40 years of experience in
personal injury law, serving clients like you. Our mission is to help you achieve the
best possible outcome by conducting a thorough investigation and building
a strong case. If you have been involved in a truck accident, call
Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A., at (888) 499-6206 or
schedule a free consultation with one of our Ft. Lauderdale truck accident lawyers today.