Do I Need a Lawyer After a Truck Accident?

After a truck accident, the trucking company and its insurance carrier will be at the scene of the accident almost immediately. They do this to secure the evidence and take control of the crash scene. Victims of accidents who were in passenger cars will be at an extreme disadvantage without their own lawyer protecting their rights. In this video, Raleigh truck accident attorney Gene Riddle explains how an experienced lawyer can work quickly to level the playing field between victims of wrecks and the powerful corporations that are working against them.

Video Transcription

At Riddle and Brantley, we try very hard to preserve the evidence, all the evidence with respect to the tractor trailer or large truck that caused the wreck. We can send a letter, to the owner of the tractor-trailer and the insurance carrier for the tractor-trailer, to preserve that vehicle and not destroy it, it’s called a spoliation letter. So, we send that letter, to preserve everything about that truck including the black box. A black box is a technical device that is placed inside tractor-trailers, trucks and sometimes cars, that records data such as speed and things of this nature that can help you determine what was going on with this truck/tractor trailer or vehicle just prior to the wreck. Please give us a call or send us an email. We’re here, we’re ready to help. Justice Counts.