The aftermath of a tractor trailer accident can be devastating. In these kinds of accidents, early investigation is a vital part of determining the cause of the collision. Because there is a lot at stake, trucking companies are likely going to begin their investigative work immediately. These companies usually have a wealth of resources at their disposal to conduct such an investigation. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for the average individual. In this blog, we explain what to expect during an early investigation of a tractor trailer accident.
48 Hours After the Accident
The first two days after a tractor trailer accident are crucial to your case. The scene of an accident can provide important clues and evidence that might reveal how the collision transpired. These clues include:
- Direction of travel & point of impact
- Line-of-sight obstructions
- Dangerous road conditions
- Driver’s condition at the time of the accident
- Eyewitness testimony
- Footage from traffic cameras or bystanders
It’s also important to note that police are obligated to clear accident debris as quickly as possible, in order to keep traffic moving safely. Unfortunately, important evidence can be swept away during this process.