Gathering Evidence for a Claim Against a Trucker Under the Influence of Drugs
Truckers who put lives at risk by driving under the influence of drugs should be held accountable for their reckless actions. If you are the victim of an accident caused by a trucker driving while on drugs, it is possible to seek legal action and pursue compensation for your losses, including medical expenses and lost wages.
Gathering Evidence to Support Your Claim
While some cases are clear-cut, sometimes it is difficult to prove the accident was caused by a driver under the influence of drugs. Bringing as much evidence as possible to the table can increase your chances of winning compensation and proving the driver was responsible for your accidents. Evidence that corroborates your claim may include:
- Copies of the police report – this should include a toxicology report that will show exactly what substances the trucker was under the influence of
- Copies of any witness statements – these statements can be used to prove fault and to prove any recklessness that was witnessed prior to the accident
- Photographs from the scene of the accident – these can be used to prove fault and the extent of damage that was sustained in the accident
- Copies of any related medical and rehabilitative bills – these can be used as a basis for the financial compensation your attorneys will seek from the responsible party.
It may seem overwhelming, but the possibility of having your financial burdens relieved makes seeking legal action worth it. Having an experienced attorney supporting you through every step can help make the processes manageable.
Consult with an Atlanta Intoxicated Driving Attorney
At Ausband & Dumont, we understand the seriousness of intoxicated driving truck incidents and the devastation you may be feeling. Our legal team has the experience necessary to develop a strong case on your behalf and we are prepared to work on a comprehensive legal strategy to hold the responsible party accountable. To speak with an attorney about the specifics of your claim, call our Atlanta office at (404) 812-0051 today.