What Is a Rapid Response Team in a Truck Accident?Published: Nov 16, 2020 in Truck Accident
After a truck accident, the insurance company that represents the trucking company will go into action fast. They may even send out a rapid response team to collect evidence and investigate the scene. It’s important that you act quickly as well. Call Belt, Bruner, & Barnett P.C. at (205) 933-1500 or use our online contact form to reach out.
What Is a Rapid Response Team?
A rapid response team is a group of people who are sent to the scene of a truck accident with the purpose of investigating the cause. Their main goal will be to obtain information that exonerates the truck driver and their employer.
The rapid response team may handle removal of the truck and accident debris as well as cleanup. Trucks sometimes have a black box that records information about what was happening immediately before the wreck. The rapid response team will get the black box and take it back to the insurance company.
The insurance company’s goal is to pay you as little as possible, so they want the rapid response team to find evidence that their insured is not at fault or that you are to blame for the wreck. It’s important to work with a truck accident lawyer who can combat these accusations and find out who really caused the wreck.
When Does the Rapid Response Team Come to the Accident?
Rapid response teams are fast. Sometimes, especially in large cities, they appear at the scene of an accident before the police even arrive. This can cause problems if they try to get the black box or clean up the accident. It essentially hides the evidence.
You can call Belt, Bruner, & Barnett P.C. right after you dial 9-1-1. Tell us your situation and we will walk you through your next steps. You can also take pictures and video of the scene before the rapid response team has a chance to manipulate any of the evidence. If you see them handling things before the police arrive, video their actions with your phone.
How Can a Truck Accident Lawyer Help Me?
If a rapid response team has been sent to the scene of your truck accident, our team of knowledgeable attorneys will request all of the evidence they obtained. It is discoverable after we file a personal injury lawsuit. If they refuse to give us information from the black box or other gathered evidence, we can request it through the court system.
Don’t try to manage a truck accident claim alone. The rapid response team will work closely with a powerful legal team at the insurance company. Their goal is to pay you as little as possible. We will make sure they acknowledge your losses and pay you what you deserve.
Belt, Bruner, & Barnett P.C. Will Aggressively Protect Your Rights
You have a right to know what was in the truck’s black box and what type of evidence the rapid response team collected at the scene of the accident. We will handle the stressful part of obtaining that information. You can focus on recovering from your injuries.