After being involved in a truck accident, it may take you some time to recover from trauma or your injuries. However, beginning the investigation on the truck accident as soon as possible is crucial for your case.
The longer the delay, there is a higher chance of losing evidence from the scene of the accident such as skid marks, damaged road barriers, and other factors. These pieces of evidence may be changed due to weathering and road repair.
There is also the risk of evidence being destroyed as time passes. Trucking companies have been known to hide or destroy evidence such as trucking schedules, driver logs, and telephone logs to cover up their own tracks and prevent you from proving their negligence in an accident.
It is in your best interest to contact a lawyer as soon as possible to get the investigation started early. This could help prevent trucking companies from burying or destroying evidence.
An early investigation also means the memory of witnesses is still fresh and more likely to still be accurate. If you wait, there is a possibility that memories could become hazy or point of views could be changed by external factors surrounding the accident.
Contact an experienced lawyer you trust and get them started on the investigation as early as possible, while everything is still fresh in the memory of the people involved in the investigation.