Truck Accident Evidence Preservation
Posted on January 30, 2016 | Categorized: Truck Accidents
Evidence Preservation at Truck Accident Scene
When you are involved in a Florida truck crash, critical injuries can occur to you and your passengers. In the midst of dealing with the pain of your injuries and trying to heal, you also have to deal with insurance companies during this difficult time.
Sometimes insurance adjusters are relentless, even trying to get you to sign something or make a statement when you are trying to recover in your hospital bed. They may know that you are clearly “out of it,” and that it is not the best time to have you make a statement or sign something that is important. However, they are always looking to settle claims for less than what they are worth, in order to save the insurance company money at your expense.
When you are involved in a wreck with a tractor-trailer, trucking companies often send their investigators and lawyers to the scene to gather critical evidence that may support their case. They may also try to get you to admit to something or sign some papers.
It’s not enough that you have been injured by a negligent trucker, but it seems like everyone is trying to use your own words against you.
This is why it is essential that you have an experienced Fort Lauderdale truck accident attorney on your side. You can even call an accident attorney from your hospital bed or from the scene of the accident. This is important to do because your lawyer will:
- Provide you with the next steps to take, so that you do not make critical mistake that can affect your recovery
- Start investigating your case
- Protect your interests
- Collect evidence that will support your case
- Negotiate with insurance adjusters, so that you don’t have to
As soon as you are involved in a Florida truck accident, you should contact a lawyer experienced in handling these cases, so that your rights are protected and evidence is preserved. On your behalf, your lawyer will be able to handle negotiations with the insurance company and the investigators and lawyers from the trucking company.