If you have been involved in a truck accident while traveling in Georgia, you may be entitled to compensation. However, this is generally only true if you can prove that another party was negligent in causing the crash to occur. There are many lines of evidence that you may be able to use in an effort to prove that the defendant acted recklessly prior to a wreck taking place.
Obtain photos or videos from the scene
If you’re healthy enough to do so, you are encouraged to take photos or video footage of the accident scene. It may also be possible to ask for photographic or video evidence from those who may have witnessed the accident. Having this information available may allow you to show that the other vehicle ran a stop sign before a collision or was driving too fast for road conditions when the accident occurred.
Witness statements may be helpful
Those who saw the crash take place will likely be willing to make a written statement describing what took place. It may also be possible to ask a witness to testify during settlement talks or during a personal injury trial if your case makes it to court. A witness may be able to verify elements of your own statement such as where the collision took place or that the other driver appeared impaired or distracted when the incident happened.
The strength of your evidence will likely determine if you obtain a favorable result in your motor vehicle accident case. In addition to photos, videos and witness statements, it may be possible to use a police report or expert witnesses to bolster your case. Medical bills or other invoices may also be introduced into evidence during settlement talks or at trial.