What Happens When You File a Lawsuit Following a Truck Accident
In the aftermath of a truck accident, you may experience significant suffering and massive medical costs. You may be able to obtain compensation for such costs by filing a personal injury lawsuit against the truck driver, trucking company, truck manufacturer, or other responsible party. In order to establish liability and force the person or entity who caused your injuries to pay up, you must connect with a legal representative immediately following your accident and begin the investigation process.
Truck accidents tend to be very complicated, when can play in favor of the defendant. However, bringing in an experience truck accident attorney soon after your collision can increase your chances of winning your cases. A truck accident attorney will begin crafting your case by conducting a thorough investigation of the incident, which typically involves seeking out and obtaining the following:
- - Statements and contact information from any potential witnesses
- - Truck driver’s driving records and employment history
- - Accident history for the truck and the driver
- - Road test results for the truck involved
- - Copies of training certificates and licenses
- - Service hour records
- - Alcohol and drug test results
- - Medical information about the driver
- - Proof of vehicle maintenance
All of the above make up what is known as the driver qualification file (DFQ). Compiling the DFQ in your case can provide necessary and compelling truth for your claim. After gathering information about the driver, an attorney will begin investigating the circumstances surrounding your accident in order to evaluate whether other parties may be at fault for your injuries and, if so, to what percentage of the fault (and financial obligation) they may share.
We Serve Victims of Truck Accidents in Sedalia, Warrensburg, & Marshall
You can’t do this alone. When you call Kempton & Russell, we will begin by offering you a free consultation and helping you evaluate the viability of your claim. We have successfully handled thousands of truck accident claims, and we have the skill and experience necessary to help you pursue the compensation you need to make up for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages associated with your injuries.
Call (660) 722-4115 to speak to a Sedalia truck accident attorney.