Motor Vehicle Accident Interview
In a recent case, we represented the family of a man who was killed in a collision with a tractor trailer. We conducted a thorough investigation of the accident, including the police report. We also examined the vehicles and obtained black box data from the electronic recorder in the tractor trailer. Our firm hired an accident reconstruction expert who took measurements and reconstructed the accident. The clear evidence of the tractor-trailer driver’s negligence – including crossing the center line and speeding – allowed us to obtain a significant recovery for the man’s widow and children.
This case illustrates the need to have an experienced attorney from our firm on your side right away after an accident. Insurance investigators will move quickly to gather evidence favorable to their side. An immediate investigation is required to secure the evidence, including the police report, written witness statements, photographs of the vehicles, surveillance video, and other evidence that may not be available later. If you don’t hire an attorney, you could lose the opportunity to gather the evidence that’s favorable to your side.