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Auto Accident 10.30.2021

What Should A Truck Accident Injury Victim Know?

Why Is Truck Accident Reconstruction Important?

The key to bringing a successful truck accident claim, is primarily based on the ability to collect and preserve evidence. Hiring a skilled truck accident lawyer is extremely important so the correct experts perform accident reconstruction investigation for your case. There is a big difference between a car accident reconstruction and commercial truck accident reconstruction. If you or a loved one have been injured in a big rig truck accident, you should quickly hire an experienced truck accident attorney.

Why Hire A Truck Accident Lawyer Quickly?

The experienced truck accident attorney will know the importance of physical and documentary evidence that is essential to proving your claim. This evidence must be preserved in order for an accident reconstruction expert to be able to find out how the crash happened.

What Kind of Truck Accident Evidence Should Be Preserved?

Truck driver logs need to be preserved for up to six months before a crash as well as e-mails, cell phone records, GPS  records, trip sheets, 70-hour and other log audits, maintenance records, and inspection records. All this evidence can be useful in reconstructing what happened.  

  • Police report of the investigation of the scene is important because the police will often take pictures and note debris.
  • Truck crash vehicle inspection reports oftentimes shed light on the condition of the truck involved.
  • Audit of the truck driver’s logbooks can help explain what activities took place leading up to the crash. Sometimes the log books will show the truck driver is overworked showing evidence of fatigue or sleepiness. Sometimes the log books the driver was speeding over certain distances.
  • Cellphone records can show whether the truck driver was using the phone at the time of the crash. Cellphone records can also be used to show the truck driver was distracted at the time of the crash.  
  • GPS records can show the route the driver took, how fast he traveled etc. Sometimes GPS device records and saves the trips and speed of the vehicle.

Why Is Visiting The Truck Accident Crash Scene Important?

A police report can be very useful, but sometimes visiting the truck accident crash scene can find evidence the police investigation missed. Our team of truck crash injury accident lawyers visit the crash scene with our own accident reconstructionist. Usually, we try to make the crash scene visit at the same time of the day with similar weather conditions as the actual day of the truck accident collision.

Why Inspecting And Photographing The Site of The Crash and Vehicles Is Important?

Our team of truck accident lawyers and investigators generally like to inspect and photograph the location of the crash to get a better understanding the roadway, lanes, and fixed objects. This can be very helpful in explaining the cause of the crash and who was at fault for your truck accident collision. Photographing is reliable and important way of gathering truck accident evidence during an investigation.

Our team of truck wreck lawyers and reconstructionist prefer to inspect and photograph the truck and other vehicles involved in the crash.

The crash scene may have the following evidence we look for:

  • Skid marks, gouges, scrapes, potholes, dents, cracks, fluid puddles, and stains on the roadway.
  • Collision Debris which may show the point of impact.
  • Exact measurements of evidence on the scene.
  • Friction of roadway surface.

This evidence may be critically import to your case so hiring a skilled commercial vehicle truck accident lawyer quickly is important to your rights to compensation.

Why Is Speaking To Witness On The Police Report Important?

Our team of truck accident lawyers always speak to witnesses listed in the police report rather than depend on police narratives because police can be wrong. The witnesses version of the events sometimes differs from the police report which is generally inadmissible under Michigan law. Speaking to witnesses as soon as possible is extremely important because memories can fade, and witnesses can disappear.

Sometimes the accident reconstruction experts can be consistent with eyewitness accounts, or the eyewitness may not be accurate or reliable. We try to find out these details before trial to maximize your chances of winning your case.

Why Is The Year, Make, and Model of the Truck Important?

Commercial trucks can have unique characteristics that are much different than passenger vehicles. We try to learn everything about the truck that hit you, including the engine size, type, transmission specifications, braking system, wheelbase, tire size, gross vehicle weight, on-board devices, and emails. All of this information is used to help reconstruct who was at fault for your big rig truck accident.

Why Hire Our Truck Accident Lawyers?  

Our trucking accident lawyers have the working knowledge and experience in accident reconstruction that is necessary in bringing successful truck accident case for you, especially if fault is disputed by the truck driver or trucking company. We have decades of experience and the knowledge necessary to successfully cross-examine experts the trucking company may hire to fight your case.


If you have suffered serious injuries in a big rig truck accident collision that may have been caused by truck driver or trucking company, contact our Detroit truck accident lawyers for a free case review. If you have a valid case, we can move quickly to secure evidence from the accident, identify the responsible parties, and start to calculate the compensation you are owed.

If you have been injured in a commercial truck accident in Michigan, contact Joseph Dedvukaj today. We have 30 years of experience fighting aggressively for truck accident claims on a contingency fee basis. Remember, you pay nothing out of pocket, and get the same top truck accident attorneys on your side. We will pay all costs and our law firm only gets paid if you win. Contact us now at 248-352-2110 or toll free at 1-866-447-3563 for a free consultation about a truck accident in Michigan. We can also be reached through out online form.  

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