82-year-old Granvil Lee Oden of Lovington, New Mexico, was killed in a head-on collision with a Freightliner truck on IH-20 in Midland County, Texas, on August 12. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the driver of a Freightliner truck, Jesus Castanon, lost control while heading east on IH-20. Castanon went across the center median and into the westbound lanes, where he collided with Oden’s vehicle.
Steps to Take in Litigating a Truck Accident Case:
Preserve and collect relevant evidence as soon as possible. This includes, but is not limited to, dash cam footage, witness statements, video, photographs, tire marks, black box data, and so forth.
Retain an expert to inspect the scene of the accident and the data in the commercial vehicle.
Obtain a copy of the accident report and speak with the witnesses and responding officer.
Collect medical records and bills and ensure the injured party is getting the treatment they need.
Identify and research the at-fault driver, the owner of the commercial vehicle, the employer of the at-fault driver, and all other relevant parties.
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