If a truck collides with your vehicle, you may incur serious injuries as well as extensive property damage. New Jersey law allows you to take legal action against those who caused your losses such as the truck driver or the company that employs the driver. Other parties may also be found liable for damages depending on the strength of the evidence in your case.
Medical records can be strong evidence
One of the keys to obtaining compensation in a truck accident lawsuit is proving that the defendant acted in a negligent manner and that you were harmed as a result. Medical bills can be used as proof that you incurred a loss because of the defendant’s actions. A doctor’s notes, test results or other documents can be used to show that the defendant’s actions were the proximate cause of your injuries and subsequent medical bills.
Find a witness
Witness statements have the potential to be powerful evidence in a case as they can provide greater context to what happened before, during and after the crash. For instance, a witness might tell authorities that the truck ran a red light prior to colliding with your vehicle. Video footage of the wreck may also serve as powerful evidence of what happened if no one is willing or able to talk about what took place.
Maintenance records can help
Maintenance records might show that the truck that collided with yours had faulty brakes at the time of the wreck. It might also show that the truck hadn’t been inspected in several months or years, which would likely be seen as negligence on the defendant’s behalf.