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How critical truck evidence can be destroyed – legally

August 17, 2013 by Steven M. Gursten

Video on what to do after if you’ve been injured in a truck accident to make sure this doesn’t happen to you

Normally, I tell people they do not need to rush and go out and hire a lawyer if they’ve been injured in an automobile accident. But truck accidents are different, and there are different rules at play. So today I’d like to share this short video about why it’s so critically important to contact an experienced attorney with who understands  truck accident lawsuits immediately if you or someone you love is injured in a crash involving a tractor trailer.

Yes, it may sound  self serving. But when you understand that the clock is ticking, and that the lawyers hired by the trucking company will start destroying evidence that could have been critical to proving negligence as soon as three months from the crash, you realize that – at least when it comes to litigation involving trucks – time is NOT on your side.

After a truck accident, especially those with large motor carriers who have lawyers already involved, the important  company documents that can prove  negligence can be legally destroyed within a very short period of time. The longer you wait, the more likely evidence will not be available later on that could have been very important to proving liability or damages (increasing how much the truck case is worth):

An experienced truck accident attorney will know how to preserve these documents and protect your legal rights.

Related information:

Your truck accident investigation: Why it’s important to start fast

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