When filing an injury claim, your Iowa truck accident lawyer will need to gather certain types of records to use as evidence in your accident case. While you may be able to collect some documentation on your own, an attorney may need to help you pull information on the driver and the trucking company.
The police report that is filed after your collision is crucial evidence in an accident case. A police report not only describes the accident scene, but also contains the officer’s opinion on who (or what) was at fault for the crash. If the other driver was impaired, this should be in the report as well.
In order to recover compensation for your injury claim, you have to establish your injuries as well as the actual expenses and estimated costs for any future treatment or therapy that may be required. As medical expenses often comprise a large portion of the compensation sought in an accident claim, providing adequate evidence may be very important.
Truck Driver’s Driving Records
If there is a pattern of reckless driving on behalf of the truck driver, it may only help your case. If this is the case, your truck accident lawyer can show that the trucking company was at fault by allowing him or her to continue driving despite a pattern of reckless behavior.
Contact an Iowa Truck Accident Lawyer Today
Dealing with the aftermath of a truck accident can be extremely difficult, especially if you have sustained serious injuries. For assistance, retain the services of a lawyer for help collecting evidence in an accident case.
At Walker, Billingsley & Bair, our team of lawyers will work to ensure that you receive compensation for damages experienced as a result of the collision. For information about injury claims, download our e-book on the seven secrets to not wreck your case or contact our office at (888) 435-9886 to schedule an appointment with a truck accident lawyer.