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How can I prove that the truck driver was speeding at the time of my Georgia trucking accident?

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If you were involved in a Georgia truck crash and you believe the truck driver was speeding at the time of your crash, there are a few ways to support your suspicion that the trucker was at fault for the crash and your injuries.


First, you should engage an Atlanta accident attorney to help you by investigating your accident case. A lawyer can preserve evidence, request the truck’s black box, the trucker’s log books, and talk to any witnesses.


The trucking company will not hand over the truck’s electronic data to you. This is why it is essential to have an attorney skilled in truck accident litigation on your side. Lawyers who have dealt with trucking companies know how they work and how to request the black box information that may be critical to your case. They know that the black box may show the truck’s speed at the time of the accident, how long a truck has been on the road, and other critical information revealing what occurred prior to the truck crash.


Most large semi-trucks are equipped with a black box onboard to record this data. However, if the truck’s black box was destroyed in the wreck, the trucking company may have a back-up copy at their office, to which your lawyer can gain access.


Hiring a lawyer will help you preserve the evidence that is critical to establishing your case and show that the truck driver was negligent, leading to your Atlanta semi-truck accident and injuries. For a free consultation, call the Law Offices of Shane Smith at 770-HURT-999 today.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia