By John Cooper, Virginia Trucking Accident Lawyer
One of the main things that I do in my practice is to sue truck drivers and trucking companies when they cause harm on the highways of Virginia and beyond. If you get hurt in a big rig accident, you want to ensure that you immediately contact me at 757-455-0077. If you can call me as soon as possible, I can get investigators down there and start immediately collecting the necessary information.
Now the police that will be on the scene will be helpful as they can be collecting a lot of necessary information as well. However, the police officer that will end up charging the truck driver will wait months and months before they are willing to release that data to us. So one of the things we need to do is get our own photographs, measurements, and the like as soon as possible before the accident scene changes.
The reason it is so important to do this is because the way we reconstruct truck accidents is by looking at the markings on the road like skid marks, tire marks and gouges where there has been an impact where it has cut into the asphalt of the road. These are the things a trained accident reconstruction investigator can use to help us figure out exactly what happened.
We are ready and we have the resources to pay for the right investigation as quickly as possible. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a big rig, you may have grounds to file a personal injury claim. Ensure that the injured person receives the proper medical help and that honesty is always the best policy. If you can, take pictures of damage to all vehicles as well as the scene. Finally call the experienced injury lawyers of Cooper Hurley at 757.455.0077.