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Investigating a Los Angeles Truck Accident

If you were injured in a collision with a commercial truck, you likely find yourself facing a myriad of different types of losses. You may feel buried in medical expenses, behind on other your bills because you have been out of work, and in constant pain. The last thing you want to worry about is making sure that evidence properly is collected and organized to ensure that you will be able to make a successful claim for the compensation you must have to get your life back on track.

Documenting the Los Angeles Truck Accident Scene

Thoroughly documenting a Los Angeles truck accident scene is crucial. Of course, because of the horrific nature of a collision with a semi-truck, properly documenting the accident scene can be challenging. Obviously, you may not have been in any condition following an accident to see that documentation occurs.

Nonetheless, it is important for you to understand what types of evidence ideally is collected at the accident scene. Moreover, you need to further realize what the legal team at Doan Law is able to do to marshal appropriate evidence to support your claim for damages, even if the accident scene is not perfectly documented.

Steps that need to be taken to thoroughly document a truck accident scene include:

  • video scene of accident from all angles
  • video damages to vehicles
  • video area around accident scene
  • identify all witnesses
  • obtain complete contact information from witnesses
  • obtain brief statements from witnesses
  • obtain names of emergency personal
  • obtain documentation from rig driver
  • obtain names of law enforcement officials

Keep in mind that oftentimes there will be witnesses at an accident scene who actually video the event. They do not always to do this with the objective of being helpful. However, their videos can be useful if you know who took images of the scene.

Law enforcement officials should undertake a number of the items of the list of what needs to be done to document an accident scene. You cannot fully rely on this happening. In addition, you cannot be certain that you will ever be able to access evidence collected at the scene by the police. For example, evidence has been known to get lost by law enforcement with surprising frequency.

Experts and Documenting an Accident Scene After the Fact

All most definitely is not lost when it comes to collecting appropriate evidence to support a claim for losses associated with a Los Angeles truck accident case. The reality is that experienced attorneys, like those on the legal team at Doan Law, have access to highly-respected experts who can provide invaluable assistance in documenting what occurred in a commercial semi-truck accident. They can provide this assistance even in cases in which the accident scene was not necessarily thoroughly documented immediately after the collision.

Doan Law works with experts experienced in the forensic sciences who literally can go back and reconstruct an accident scene. Through their efforts, they are able to delineate the likely cause of a semi-truck collision.

A Doan Law truck accident lawyer can provide you with more information on how experts can support your case. The Doan Law legal team can be reached at 424-334-0000.

Identifying All Responsible Parties

Another key element of the Los Angeles truck accident investigatory process is identifying all parties that may be legally responsible or negligent in causing the collision. By identifying all potentially responsible parties, you are put in the best possible position to maximize your compensation in a truck accident case.

Examples of potentially responsible parties in a truck accident case include:

  • driver
  • owner
  • maintenance provider
  • truck manufacturer
  • parts manufacturer
  • another driver
  • passenger in truck
  • government agency

Retain a Skilled Los Angeles Truck Accident Attorney at Doan Law

In order to ensure that your case properly is investigated, and pursued more generally, you need to retain the services of a skilled, experienced Los Angeles truck accident attorney, like a lawyer from Doan Law. A personal injury attorney from our firm is available to meet with you at your convenience.

You can call us at 424-334-0000 to schedule an initial appointment at a place and time that is convenient for you. We can meet with you at our offices, at your home, or at the hospital or rehabilitation center. Keep in mind that we do not charge a fee for an initial appointment to discuss your case.

During an initial consultation, we will discuss possible strategies to maximize your compensation. We will also answer any questions that you have regarding your case.

Doan Law is located at:

Doan Law

12100 Wilshire Boulevard, 8th Floor

Los Angeles, California 90025

424-334-0000

Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer

After an accident, the responsible party's insurance company may try to reduce the claim amount. Commonly, insurance adjusters are trained to get information from the injured to assist in reducing the claim. Though some insurers are less guilty of this practice than others, it is important to realize that insurance companies are profit-oriented corporations and reducing claims results in increased profits for shareholders. This can create a situation for the injured in which they are offered a settlement that does not truly reflect the damages suffered. If you accept this settlement, you lose the ability to get more money should your injuries require further medical treatments. It is critical that victims get legal assistance in any personal injury case, and The Doan Law Firm is prepared to fight relentlessly for your rights.

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