If you have been involved in a serious accident involving a semi-truck, you should immediately seek the advice of an experienced attorney. Trucking firms and their insurance carriers have teams of insurance adjusters and lawyers on standby to fight claims.
In some instances, your lawyer will need to hire an accident reconstruction expert to go out and recreate the accident so that liability can be proved should the case ever have to go to court. Also, it is very important for your attorney to send a "spoliation letter" to all parties involved, demanding that they retain certain evidence including the ECU (electronic control module), driving logs, maintenance history on the vehicle, contracts between the carrier and other entities, personnel files, and other pertinent documents that might assist in proving the claim.
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