Proving the extent of harm a victim has suffered is an important topic and has a major impact on the total amount of damages presented to a jury. In this article we will focus on another important topic—the gathering of evidence through discovery. We cannot stress enough that you should contact a personal injury lawyer immediately if you have been injured by a large truck or commercial vehicle.
Discovery is the process by which parties gain information from each other in a lawsuit. Plaintiffs can obtain written disclosures, admissions, and production of tangible evidence (such as phone records, driving logs, etc.) from the defendant through discovery. In addition, the defendant may be required to answer questions from attorneys while under oath in a deposition. Deposition testimony is on the record just as if the defendant was on the stand in front of a judge and jury. The discovery process is crucial in a trucking case as cases involving commercial vehicles and multiple parties can become very complex. Gathering evidence not only from the crash scene, but also in regards to the circumstances surrounding the driver and the trucking company can be very helpful to a plaintiff’s case.
It is important that your lawyer begins investigating your case immediately. The discovery process usually involves strict deadlines put in place by the court or agreed to by the parties. By proactively building your case through investigation and discovery, your attorney can ensure that key evidence to present to a jury is in place at the time for trial. Noteboom – The Law Firm has been handling large-scale trucking accident cases in Fort Worth, and throughout Texas, for decades. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation. We also handle matters in all Texas counties including Tarrant, Dallas, Johnson, and Wise as well as Hurst, Euless, Bedford, Haltom City, Richland Hills, North Richland Hills, Watauga, Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake, Arlington, Keller, Grand Prairie, and Dallas.
Trucking accident victims are often unsure as to which law firm to retain after suffering an injury. It is understandable why, given the large amount of advertising which is done by personal injury firms. As explained above, it is crucial to hire an attorney with the resources necessary to fully build your case. It is suggested that you hire a firm which has an in-house licensed private investigator and the resources necessary to handle large-scale injury cases. The firm should also have an experienced team of attorneys and large support staff who are ready to help you.