You are the one who was seriously hurt or who lost a loved one because of a drunk truck driver. You are also the one who is going to have to prove what happened so that you can get the legal recovery you deserve.
Essential Evidence in a Truck DUI Case
Some of the evidence that may be important to proving your drunk driving truck accident case includes:
- The results of breathalyzer, blood, and urine tests. These tests may identify the type and amount of the substance the trucker had in his system at the time of the accident.
- Witness testimony. Other people may have witnessed the trucker be unsteady on his feet, have bloodshot eyes, smell of alcohol, or otherwise appear intoxicated.
- Communication between the trucker and trucking company. This may help you establish whether the trucking company knew or should have known about a potential problem.
Other evidence that is important in many types of truck accident cases includes employment records and data from the truck itself, which an experience truck accident attorney can collect on your behalf.
Ensure Truck Accident Evidence Is Protected
Some of the evidence you need to prove your claim may not be immediately within your control. Instead, the trucking company may have possession of it. In order to make sure that the evidence is protected and that you can prove what really happened, it is important have an experienced truck accident lawyer send the trucking company a spoliation of evidence letter reminding them of their duty to preserve certain types of evidence until the claim has been resolved.
If you would like to send such a letter or if you would like more information about how to protect your rights if a drunk trucker has hurt you or a loved one, please contact our experienced lawyers today for a free, no-obligation consultation. We are here for you 24/7/365 and we will go above and beyond the call of duty to help you make a fair and just recovery.