You’ve suffered a severe injury in a horrible truck accident, and you know it wasn’t your fault. How do you prove that someone else, such as the trucking company or driver of the truck, was to blame? Using photographic evidence in a truck accident case is one way to strengthen your claims.
The attorneys with Penn Kestner & McEwen will work tirelessly to help gather the proof it will take to show you deserve every penny of compensation you’re demanding. Our firm has helped our clients win millions through our skill and tenacity, and we won’t rest until we’ve done everything to help you obtain what you deserve for the trauma you’ve experienced.
In the meantime, here’s some information on why photographs can help you win your case.
Take Photos After Your Accident
Taking photos after a truck accident can provide evidence for an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. Photos can help document the damage to the vehicles involved, the location of the accident, and any injuries sustained. They can also serve as visual evidence to support your version of events.
Take photos of the entire scene, including the positions of the vehicles, skid marks, and any debris on the road. Take close-up photos of the damage to your vehicle and any injuries you or your passengers may have sustained. Get pictures of the other driver’s vehicle and license plate.
Other Sources You Can Contact for Photo Evidence
You can contact several other sources for photo evidence after a truck accident. One of the most important is the police department. They may have taken photos or videos of the scene as part of their investigation. You can request copies of these by filing a public records request.
Other sources of photo evidence include witnesses at the scene of the accident. They may have used their cell phones to take videos or pictures, and those can help establish the events leading up to and immediately following the accident. Many businesses and homes near the accident scene may have security cameras that may have captured the wreck.
Photographs of the Scene Can Reveal Fault
Pictures of the scene of the accident can reveal fault in a truck accident case by providing visual evidence of the conditions and events leading up to the accident. For example, pictures of skid marks can indicate the speed and braking patterns of the truck, as well as any other vehicles involved.
Photos of the damage to the vehicles can show the point of impact and help determine the direction of travel. Additionally, photographs of the road and weather conditions at the time of the accident can help establish whether any external factors contributed to the accident.
Pictures can also reveal any traffic signs or signals the truck driver may have ignored, as well as any hazards on the road that may have contributed. Pictures of the truck itself can reveal whether the vehicle was adequately maintained, loaded, or operated, which can be crucial in determining fault.
Photographs Can Link Your Injury to the Accident
Photographs provide visual evidence of the injuries sustained in the accident. For example, if you suffered a broken bone, pictures of the injury can show the severity and location, which can be crucial in determining the appropriate course of treatment. Additionally, your attorney can use photos to document the progression of your injuries over time, which can be crucial in cases where the full extent of the injury may not be immediately apparent.
A Lack of Photographic Evidence in a Truck Accident Case
If there’s a lack of photographic evidence after a truck accident, establishing fault and proving the extent of your injuries can make it more challenging. However, there are still other forms of evidence that your attorney can use to build a case.
For example, the police report can provide important information about the accident, including the officer’s observations, witness statements, and any citations issued. Medical records can also document your injuries and treatment.
Other Types of Evidence We’ll Use to Build Your Truck Accident Case
Your lawyer can also use other types of evidence to build a strong case. These include the following:
Expert testimony: Your attorney can consult experts in accident reconstruction, engineering, and other fields to help determine the cause of the accident and identify any potential defects in the truck or the road.
Electronic data: Electronic data such as GPS, ELD (Electronic Logging Device), and black box data can provide information about the truck’s speed, braking, and other actions leading up to the accident. This information could prove to be invaluable in showing that either the truck driver was at fault or the company that owns the truck contributed to the accident.
Physical evidence: This can include debris, skid marks, and other physical evidence from the accident scene that can help reconstruct the events leading up to the accident.
Contact Penn Kestner & McEwen to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation ASAP
You won’t find another law firm that will be more passionate about protecting your rights. Penn Kestner & McEwen has a long track record of success in cases similar to yours and a deep knowledge of all the complexities often involved in truck accidents. We’re ready to put our skills and knowledge to work for your benefit.
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