Truck accident evidence

On Behalf of | Nov 29, 2022 | Truck accidents |

Truck accident victims in Connecticut may sue to receive compensation for their injuries. Plaintiffs should expect to provide evidence to the court or insurers.

Basic evidence

Eyewitness testimony could help a negligence case. When several people come forward and attest to a truck driver’s negligence, it might be difficult for the negligent driver to refute the claims.

Police reports could provide details about the collision. The report may reveal the driver was under the influence or committed a moving violation. A subsequent drug test might prove DUI allegations.

Electric logs could reveal the driver ignored mandatory work breaks. Such evidence might also point to negligence on the truck driver’s employer’s part.

Further evidence collection

Truck drivers must pay careful attention to anything related to braking. When traveling at high speeds, a tractor-trailer requires a significant stopping distance. Any driver who speeds increases the required length, making it harder to come to a complete stop to avoid an accident. The same may apply to drivers too distracted or fatigued to comprehend the driving conditions.

Evidence of braking and stopping issues could include dashcam footage of the truck traveling over the speed limit. Someone could photograph a digital radar display that logs how fast vehicles travel to warn them to slow down to avoid motor vehicle accidents. Photos of tire skids on the road may also serve as evidence.

Persons tasked with maintaining a truck must keep an eye on the brakes. Even if the driver operates the truck safely, accidents may occur when the brakes fail. An attorney may send a notice to preserve evidence to any technicians who worked on the brakes. An investigation might uncover negligence on a third party’s behalf.

Collecting a wide array of evidence could help when filing a liability claim. Comprehensive evidence could make a case stronger.