Orange County Truck Accident Attorneys
Have You or a Loved One has Been Injured?
There are steps that should be taken after a truck accident, and some of those steps are time-sensitive. Obviously, the priority is to get the necessary medical care. That should be your primary focus. However, there are technical steps that, if taken, can benefit you if you need to file a lawsuit against the truck driver that caused the accident. The most important thing you can do is gather and protect all evidence.
Make Certain Evidence is Preserved
Things that you can do include:
- Filing a police report and getting a copy of that police report are important steps. What appears on the police report, provided it is accurate, can play an important role in a truck accident claim.
- Getting information about witnesses, including names, phone numbers and initial statements is critical. This needs to be done very early on, before memories start to fade.
- Getting pictures of the accident scene. Very soon after an accident, the cleanup process begins. While this is important to clear the accident site so that other traffic can get through, it unfortunately erases critical evidence in the process. Photographs can serve as an effective substitute.
- Keeping your vehicle. If a vehicle is fixable, there is the urgent need to get it repaired. However, getting it repaired before it is properly examined means that important details can be lost. If the vehicle is not fixable, it should not be disposed of before it is properly examined.
You Don't Have to Build Your Injury Claim Yourself
At Aitken Aitken Cohn, preserving evidence is our job. Our attorneys are good at it. We make certain that no detail is overlooked. We gather every important fact that we need to build a case designed to get compensation for a truck accident victim. The sooner we are enlisted, the sooner we can get started building your injury claim.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation
Our lawyers in Santa Ana, California, welcome the privilege of consulting with you about your truck accident claim. We accept cases on a contingency basis. We will advance all costs necessary to successfully prosecute your case. We are only paid for our services if we get results for you. Contact us for more information.