In the moments after a Georgia truck crash, you’re probably not thinking about gathering evidence for your injury case. Unfortunately, that is exactly what the trucking company will be doing--sending insurance adjusters and investigators to find any reason that they were not at fault for the accident.
Most of the relevant evidence in an Atlanta truck accident is collected within hours of the crash. If you can, it’s a good idea to investigate the scene while you wait for the emergency crews to arrive; take pictures, get names and phone numbers of witnesses, and always ask for a copy of the police report.
However, many people are too injured after a semi crash to investigate on their own behalf. Atlanta accident victims have lost vital evidence because:
- They were too injured to move or pinned inside a vehicle
- Paramedics had restrained them or told them to remain still
- They were panicked, not thinking clearly, or in shock
- They were administering first aid to children or other victims
- They were unconscious and woke up in the hospital
As experienced Atlanta truck accident attorneys, we know that truck accident victims are at an extreme disadvantage when it comes to presenting their case. They have to represent themselves with no prior experience against a company that has been in this situation many times before—and they must do it while recovering from serious injuries.
The Law Offices of Shane Smith can collect evidence on your behalf, leaving you free to heal while we work toward a just and fair settlement in your case. To learn more, call our attorneys at 770-HURT-999 for a free consultation or order our FREE book, 10 Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Georgia Wreck Case.