In order for a truck accident victim recover compensation through a personal injury lawsuit, he or she needs to present evidence to prove that the truck driver’s or trucking company’s negligence caused the victim’s injury. Negligent acts include driver error, improper maintenance, and negligent hiring or supervision of truck drivers.
The following pieces of evidence can be used to prove negligence in a truck accident claim:
- Police reports
- Photographs from the accident scene
- Truck driver log books
- Truck data recorder or camera
- Cargo-loading records
- Blood test results
- Maintenance records
- Witness testimonies
- Accident reconstruction expert testimonies
Furthermore, the evidence is also used to determine the amount of losses a victim suffered due to the truck accident. Your final compensation includes both economic (e.g. medical expenses and lost earnings) and non-economic (e.g. emotional trauma, as well as pain and suffering) damages.
Common types of evidence used to prove a victim’s losses include:
- Medical bills and doctor reports
- Work pay stubs and time sheets
- Business, tax, or other records
- Medical professional testimonies
- Vocational consultant testimonies
- Life care planner testimonies
- Psychological evaluations
The key of successfully gathering the evidence necessary to obtain a successful outcome in your case is to hire an experienced and skilled personal injury attorney. Your lawyer can investigate the accident, gather and examine all evidence provided, negotiate with insurance adjusters, and offer continuous legal support while you make the best recovery possible from injury.