Posted by Gary Burger on December 11, 2015 in Truck Accidents
You have just been involved in a truck crash and the last thing on your mind is finding a truck accident attorney to represent you in your truck accident claim. We understand that recovering from your injuries is your top priority. Your health and wellbeing is our first priority, too. But, we don’t want to downplay the very thing that could be harming your chances of a financial recovery right now. That very thing is the fact that investigating your case can NOT wait.
There are two very important factors that are set into play as soon as the collision occurs. The first is that the trucking company has likely deployed its own team of lawyers and investigators within the first 24 hours following the accident. This team of lawyers and investigators works for the trucking company and is charged with finding and preserving any and all evidence that can limit and even defeat your claim for compensation. They already have their investigative team on the case, you should have one too.
The second factor is the fact that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration only requires commercial trucking companies to preserve key pieces of evidence for a short period of time following the accident. After that time period is up, the trucking companies can destroy that evidence. When we are quickly engaged in the investigative process after your accident, we can pursue the proper legal channels to collect and preserve that key evidence before it is destroyed.
If there is only one thing that you take away from this information, it is that you need to speak with an experienced truck crash attorney as soon as possible to discuss your legal options. With that being said, the choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be made with haste. Take the time to vet your lawyer by reading client reviews and inquire further about their process and how they can help you. The St. Louis truck accident attorneys at Burger Law represent injury victims throughout Missouri, Illinois and the greater Midwest. We are happy to discuss your legal options for free today. Call us toll-free at (314) 542-2222 or request a time to chat using the contact form below.