Truck carriers and their insurance companies will move fast after an accident. They often send their own investigators directly to the accident scene right after the crash happens.
Their goal is to minimize their liability. In a state like Colorado, for instance, a defendant can evade paying any compensation if the plaintiff who brings a truck accident lawsuit is found to be equally at fault (or more) than the others involved in the wreck.
So, if you plan to take legal action after your crash, you will need to move fast. You will need to hire a lawyer who can put investigators on the scene as well and make sure important evidence in your case is preserved.
The vehicle damage and skid marks on the scene, for instance, can reveal whether speeding or following too closely caused the wreck. An inspection of the vehicle may reveal how mechanical errors or unsecured cargo caused the accident to happen.
Immediately after the crash, it will also be important to request documents from the trucking company, including: