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Car Falls From Overpass After Hitting Eighteen Wheeler

blue-truck ABC13out of Houston reported on serious accident that occurred in La Porte, Texas where a car actually went over an overpass and plummeted fifty feet. Thankfully, and amazingly, highway authorities reported that the driver of that car only sustained minor injuries. The overpass was split between eastbound and westbound lanes. Apparently the car collided with an eighteen wheeler and was propelled through the gap between the split highway. The accident is still under investigation to determine all of the specific details. Large commercial trucks are an intense presence on highways. Due to their immense size, their very existence always heightens the risk to other motorists and it is extremely important that commercial trucks are operated in accordance with all safety regulations. If you have been injured in an accident with a large truck, contact an experienced San Antonio truck accident attorney as soon as possible to discuss your legal options.

Early Investigation is Key in Commercial Truck Accidents

If you have been injured in an accident with a truck, early investigation of the accident in extremely important. This can not be repeated enough, you should contact a truck accident attorney as soon as you possibly can following the accident. Evidence preservation is absolutely key to achieving a favorable result in this type of case. There are two different factors at play here. Some evidence deteriorates relatively quickly based on its inherent nature (witness testimony) and some evidence will deteriorate based off of the bad intentions of the opposing commercial truck company. This evidence must be protected and your attorney can take proactive steps to make sure that all evidence is preserved.

Witnesses Can Be Extremely Important

A witness can provide an important supporting statement which could be very helpful to your case. A witness might directly add support to your side of the story by providing a statement saying they saw things the exact same way that you did, or they may even provide new details that can add to the claim in a way that supports your case. But, witness memories start fading quickly, time is always of the essence with witnesses. An experienced truck accident attorney starts the investigation as soon as possible to track down witnesses and preserve any beneficial witness testimony that might exist.

Protecting the Evidence that is in Company Hands

Another key to preserving evidence is recognizing that a lot of important evidence will be in the hands of the commercial trucking operation. If your attorney starts investigating the case early, your advocate will make sure that the company is sent a comprehensive list of all of the evidence and items that need to be preserved. This includes things like all of the electronic data monitors inside the truck, as this data could provide important evidence that supports your case. Your attorney will be aggressive and put a stop to any attempts by the company to hide or destroy evidence.

Contact An Experienced San Antonio Truck Accident Lawyer

Unfortunately, accidents with large commercial trucks happened too frequently and can be extremely dangerous to the occupants of smaller vehicles. The deep complexities inherent in commercial truck accidents make the assistance of an experienced attorney even more important. At the Law Offices of Ronald A. Ramos we have considerable experience handling all aspects of truck accident lawsuits. Contact our experienced staff today for a free case evaluation.