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Spoliation Letter Updated – Version 5

Posted in Spoliation
 Every so often I need to revise and update my standard spoliation letter (a letter telling the trucking company to save evidence that shows who is, and is not, at fault for a wreck). In part because of changes in the trucking industry, in part because it can always be made better.   In this latest update… Continue Reading

Knight Transportation Destroys Evidence – Why You Need to Hire a Lawyer ASAP in Trucking Cases!

Posted in Spoliation
Knight Transportation has been found guilty of destroying evidence. Destruction of evidence is typical in the trucking industry and a prime reason you need to hire a lawyer ASAP. In the case at hand the federal judge in Texas stated: [The Driver’s] flight from the accident scene and Knight’s hasty replacement of the truck’s tires are the… Continue Reading

Knight Transportation Destroys Evidence – Even After Told To Save it by Police – You Need a Lawyer ASAP!

Posted in Spoliation
Knight Transportation was sanctioned by the Federal District Court in Texas for the destruction of evidence, called spoliation in legal circles. This happens frequently in trucking cases after accidents, and is major reason why you should hire a lawyer as soon after a wreck as you can find an experienced tractor trailer lawyer (See my… Continue Reading

UPDATED, CSA 2010, SPOLIATION LETTER

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Spoliation letters require trucking companies to preserve evidence that shouldn’t be, but often is, destroyed after a wreck. While the trucking companies know they should put a litigation hold on documents that will show whether they caused a wreck, they generally destroy this evidence if they know they are negligent. I have blogged repeatedly on this subject in past posts. Why do trucking… Continue Reading

Swift Transportation Destroys Evidence in California Trucking Case Leading to Sanctions for Violating Court Orders

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Swift Transportation, like other trucking companies, destroys evidence. Whether a trucking company calls it a document retention policy, purging files of old records, or they have some other description for the act, the fact is people who trust the trucking company’s insurance adjuster to "be fair" are being lied to as the company is actively destroying documents. When trucking companies know there are… Continue Reading

Evidence Vanishes, Send a Spoliation Letter

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Evidence in a trucking case vanishes quickly. There are several computers on-board a tractor trailer these days and all have critical information which helps determine the extent of liability and what happened in a truck wreck.  One of the computers is called an event data recorder (EDR). This computer records the speed, time of braking, time… Continue Reading