Our Atlanta tractor trailer attorneys are representing an Atlanta HERO truck driver who was recently struck on I-85 by a careless semi driver and I write this to point out the wisdom of hiring a lawyer early int he process. This accident was well covered by the local media and because the client contacted us swiftly, we have been able to lock down the news crew photos that show how avoidable this crash was.
One of the frequent mistakes that families make is waiting until after the healing or grieving process is over to think about lawyers. The problem is that when you wait, critical evidence like these news photos are deleted and lost forever. Although in most serious collisions, either the local police serious collision investigation team or the Georgia State Patrol Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team (SCRT), will make detailed measurements and take photos, critical evidence can still disappear.
Even if you are unsure of whether you want to work with a lawyer, it makes sense to take advantage of the free consultation that our firm offers. The risks of not locking down evidence with a spoliation letter are just too great. Be sure to read our detailed information about attorneys filing lawsuits against trucking companies in Georgia including a sample spoliation letter.