In the hours and days following a major truck collision, the trucking company and its insurers will descend upon the scene and take possession of critical evidence. We have found that in many cases they destroy critical evidence before anybody knows it exists. This evidence includes not only physical evidence at the scene of the collision but also includes digital data that is contained within the computer components of the truck. Even re-starting the truck or moving it in a way that turns the drive wheels may erase critical data that will show the truck was speeding, had a mechanical malfunction, failed to brake in time, or was being driven far more hours than reflected in the drivers logbooks. In order to preserve such data or provide some recourse if the information is destroyed it is crucial to send a "spoliation letter" to the trucking company as soon as possible following such a collision. This letter form will help you craft a letter quickly that can be sent for this purpose. It is in Microsoft Word format and can be edited. If we can help you in such a case, please do not hesitate to call.
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