Truck accident investigations are conducted using a variety of resources, such as the expertise of industry professionals and evidence from the accident scene. The most common resources for truck accident investigations include:
- Police reports
- Forensic examinations
- Photographs taken at the crash site
- Video pulled from security and traffic cameras
- Medical files that provide context for your injuries
- Cell phone records
- Eyewitness testimony
You can work with a truck accident lawyer from our firm on your case. To investigate your circumstances, we may call on expert witnesses, including accident reconstruction experts and vehicle manufacturers.
How Our Law Firm Will Investigate Your Case
To recoup compensation for your damages, we will need to prove how your accident happened. We can do this by:
Getting a Copy of the Police Report
Texas Transportation Code § 550.062 says that you are required to file a police report following a truck accident if:
- Anyone was injured
- Anyone passed away
- Property damage was more than $1,000
Our team can request a copy of the police report and examine it. This will help us gain insight into your case, such as who was involved and what happened.
Consulting with Accident Reconstruction Specialists
If traffic camera footage did not capture your collision, that is not a problem; we can consult with accident reconstruction specialists to learn about how your crash happened. These experts use computer simulations, 3D modeling, and physics to determine fault in collisions.
Examining Your Medical Records
To negotiate a settlement with the insurance company, we must prove that you were injured due to the truck accident. Your medical records will contain details like:
- Whether the collision aggravated any pre-existing medical conditions
- The severity of your injuries
- Your diagnosis and prognosis
- Your treatment plan
- The names of your doctors
We may also consult with medical experts to learn more about your situation.
Pulling the Other Driver’s Cell Phone Records
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) says that texting and driving is illegal. Yet, this does not stop many drivers from engaging in this practice.
If your collision was the result of distracted driving, we can pull the other driver’s phone records to prove they were texting at the time of the accident. Using this information, we can show the liable insurance company that their client was negligent and that you should be awarded compensation.
Proving the Cost of Your Damages
In addition to proving how your accident happened, we will also need to establish the cost of your damages. We can do this by reviewing your invoices, receipts, and bills as they relate to your losses. From there, we can add up the totals to determine your case’s cumulative value.
Recoverable damages in your case may include:
- Missed work and lost wages, including future wages
- Diminished earning ability
- Medical expenses
- Assistance with physical and psychological disabilities
- Living with the aftermath of permanent disfigurements
- Property damage expenses
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
- Impaired quality of life
We can calculate the cost of your non-economic damages based on the nature of your collision.
Gathering Eyewitness Testimony
There could have been multiple people that witnessed your accident and its aftermath. We can use testimony from these individuals to corroborate certain aspects of your testimony.
Some people that we could interview include:
- The paramedics who treated your injuries
- Law enforcement officials
- Passengers in the vehicle with you
If you were taken to the emergency room, we can also interview the professionals who stabilized your condition and treated your initial injuries.
For a free legal consultation, call 800-777-7777
We Have Two Years to File Your Lawsuit
You must file your case within the deadline set by Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003. You have two years from the date of your truck accident to file your lawsuit.
We will need to have concluded our truck accident investigation by the time we bring your case to court. Our goal will be to show the judge and jury that you deserve compensation because another party acted negligently.
The defendant’s legal team will conduct an investigation into the accident, too. Their goal will be to show that their client did not act negligently. We will use the information that we find to counteract these endeavors.
Loncar Lyon Jenkins Advocates for Truck Accident Claimants
Here at Loncar Lyon Jenkins, our attorneys have proudly served Texas truck accident victims since 1988. To make things easier for you and your loved ones, we have offices in Dallas, Wichita Falls, Tyler, El Paso, McAllen, Odessa, Houston, and Lubbock.
At a time like this, it is completely normal to wonder how your legal team will conduct your truck accident investigation. Our law firm is here to help set your mind at ease. We can handle as much of your case as you want, allowing you to focus on the more important things like your health and your passions.
To start learning more today, contact a Loncar Lyon Jenkins representative at (800) 777-7777. You can get your initial case review at no cost.