Injured truck accident victims are typically entitled to compensation for their crash-related medical expenses, lost wages, and vehicle repairs, among other costs. The first step to recovering damages is usually to file an insurance claim. To be successful, the claim must be supported by evidence from official documents as well as the crash site. Many injured truck accident victims choose to have a trusted lawyer handle the case so they can focus on healing.
How to prove impaired driving after a truck accident
Proving negligence due to impairment can be complicated. Sometimes, toxicology reports and drug tests are available to prove impairment, but often there is not a record like this available. To build a strong case for impaired truck driver crash victims, lawyers collect mountains of evidence: medical records, crash site reports and videos, toxicology reports, drug and alcohol test results, phone records, federally regulated truck logs and data, black box recordings, wage receipts, witness statements, and expert testimony. Using this and other important information, an experienced impaired driver truck accident attorney can demonstrate what a trucker was doing before the crash.