What Will a Trucking Company Do After an Accident?

Crashes are nearly inevitable for trucking companies that employ dozens or hundreds of drivers. Due to this fact, the companies generally have procedures they follow after a wreck to reduce their liability. For example, what lawyers for a trucking company do after an accident may include visiting the crash site and collecting crucial evidence before it disappears. In this video, attorney Caleb Walker explains what a trucking company typically does when it learns an employee has been in a truck crash.

Video Transcription

So, typically after the trucking company the employer learns of a wreck, if it’s a serious wreck, where people have been injured or killed, they will often immediately contact a lawyer who is experienced and specializes in defending truck wreck cases. And the lawyer is immediately going to take steps to investigate the wreck. Oftentimes, they will immediately hire an accident reconstruction expert to go to the scene of the wreck, to inspect the scene while the physical evidence is still present. It can be the vehicles themselves. Or debris from the wreck. Or physical evidence on the roadway. That might include skid marks. Or pavement gouges. Or visible signs of how the wreck occurred. And that evidence is very important, because it disappears very quickly. Just with the passage of time. So, the truck company, because this is just an inevitable fact of them doing business and they’ve dealt with it before, they’re going to immediately take steps to investigate the wreck and preserve their interest, as far as proving whether or not their driver was at fault. For more information, go to our website at www.McArthurLawFirm.com, or call us directly at 1-888-WE-FIGHT.