Truck Accident Victims Need to Collect Witness Information as Soon as Possible
Statements from witnesses to a truck accident can help victims establish what happened and why they were injured. Unfortunately, by the time most victims realize that it would be helpful to talk with witnesses, they’ve already disappeared and may be impossible to track down. While an attorney can help your family find witnesses to the truck accident that injured you and collect their statements, you can avoid a lot of complications by getting witness information at the scene, including:
- Full names
- Contact phone numbers
- Mailing addresses and emails
- When they arrived at the scene, where they were located, and what they were doing at the time
- A short statement about what they saw before, during, and after the wreck
Depending on what is easiest for you or the family member helping you, you can ask witnesses to write this information down or even ask to record their information using your smartphone’s video capabilities. If you’re unable to talk to witnesses before the scene of the accident has been cleared, don’t lose hope. It may be possible to enlist an attorney’s help in locating important evidence, including potential witnesses who saw what happened.
If you have been involved in a serious truck accident, there’s only so much you can do to protect yourself and make sure you’re able to pursue the compensation your family deserves. Don’t wait any longer to talk with an experienced attorney who can help you understand your rights and take action against reckless truckers and negligent trucking companies.