Act Quickly: To Protect the Evidence
After semi truck accidents/18 wheeler accidents, groups of people converge on the scene and try to make sure everyone is alright, provide any water or food they have on hand, bandage minor injuries, and provide contact information should their version of the accident as a witness become necessary. As generous and kind-hearted as these reactions are in San Antonio, they fail to address the legal complexities surrounding such scenes. For instance, beyond checking on the physical health of those involved in the crash, no one is taking note of what damages are being altered, whose insurance company was called first, and what if any evidence is being hidden or removed from the scene. The attorneys at Carabin & Shaw do not expect the average citizen to take all of these factors into consideration when coming to the aid of an injured person, but we do consider it our attorneys’ responsibility to take the above factors and more into account as we represent your interests.
As soon as you are able, your first responsibility is to contact our law firm so we can put our San Antonio tractor-trailer wreck attorney on the case. The second responsibility we advise is that you act quickly: to protect the evidence. The more hard proof we have up front, the less time we have to spend investigating the original accident site. And the less time we have to spend investigating, the sooner we can assess fault and determine the amount of compensation you deserve.
Representing victims of tractor-trailer wrecks can present challenges not experienced in most other types of auto accidents. A majority of motorists do not realize the lengths some trucking companies will go to in an attempt to shift blame from themselves or their driver in the aftermath of a tragic accident. Over the years our lawyers have seen a handful of 18 wheeler owners and/or operators attempt to hide evidence, alter travel logs, fake urine tests, and in some cases attempt to destroy extant evidence. Because some San Antonio truck operators will do anything they can to attempt to limit their exposure, you should act quickly: to protect the evidence. The faster you pick up the phone and retain an experienced trucking attorney, the less likely such conduct will occur. Worst case scenario, the conduct will be stopped before irreparable damage develops and the evidence will be secured. In extraordinary San Antonio cases it is necessary to obtain an emergency court order preventing the trucking company from altering or destroying both evidence attached to the wrecked truck or trailer and damage or evidence present at the accident site.
If you have been injured or your family has suffered a devastating loss, you need a lawyer who has the experience and resources to act without delay. Our team has the knowledge to lead an investigation into the cause of the accident and to help you collect the damages you deserve. We offer free consultations to all of our potential clients, which can be administered in English or Spanish, depending on your preferred language.
The outcome of your case should not have to suffer just because you had to act quickly: to protect the evidence. Our attorneys are determined to level the playing field and let these amoral San Antonio trucking companies know that you will not be taken advantage of. The law firm of Carabin & Shaw has the experience and the resources to protect you and your family. If you need our law firm on your side call us day or night at 800-862-1260.