The Monument trucking accident attorneys of the Green Law Firm, P.C. are committed to helping injured people seek fair compensation for their damages.
The number of large commercial trucks on our roads is increasing and there are now more than 11 million registered trucks in the U.S. Each year, these trucks travel nearly 279,131 million miles delivering goods across the country. Many of these trucks travel through Colorado and through El Paso County en route to their destination.
Unfortunately, many of these commercial trucks get into accidents while passing through Monument. Inclement weather, driver distraction, fatigued driving, and reckless driving can all result in serious and catastrophic trucking accidents.
Act Quickly Before Evidence is Destroyed
If you’ve been injured in a trucking accident in Monument, you must act quickly! Trucking companies are allowed to destroy or write over black box data after just 30 days. In addition, logbooks, alcohol test results, and inspection reports are allowed to be tossed out after just 6 months. This makes it considerably harder for your attorney to establish fault and win your case. That’s why it is so important to contact the Green Law Firm, P.C. immediately after you’ve been injured.
Your lawyer will need to send out a spoliation letter to prevent the trucking company from destroying evidence needed to win your case. This may include photographs, logbooks, alcohol or drug testing reports, inspection reports, safety reports, maintenance records, driver profile and driving record, and more. After the evidence is preserved, your Monument accident attorney may need to interview eyewitnesses, take photos of the accident scene and damage, and employ accident recreation experts to build your case.
Proving Fault is Tricky
Establishing fault after a trucking accident is not always easy. While it may seem like the truck driver is to blame after first glance, there are often multiple parties responsible for the accident and your injuries, including:
- Truck driver
- Trucking company
- Truck manufacturing company
- Truck parts manufacturing company
- Shipping company
- Loading company
Your attorney will need to review all the evidence and build a solid case against all responsible parties. If there are violations of the state or federal trucking regulations, then your attorney will hold them accountable for these violations. Retaining the services of a skilled law firm with extensive experience representing trucking accident victims is key to collecting the compensation you need.