Crazy Busy, but Don’t Forget to Preserve the Evidence!

I wish I had the time to blog  a more informative post this week, but since last week, the following  have inundated me:
  • problems with my father
  • problems with the server in the cloud
  • stepfather diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • medical issues with my father-in-law
  • clerical person with back injury
  • attorney recovering from surgery from appendicitis
  • fatality accident to investigate in Northeast Louisiana
  • five new assignments in other cases
  • remote attorney unable to connect to server to do work
This is not an exclusive list, just the things I could think of in the moment,
So, right now, I am overworked, understaffed and overwhelmed; however, I am so thankful to the many clients who trust us to handle their legal concerns and issues. We get the job done, even if do have obstacles.
So even though things are crazy busy right now, I want to take the time to remind  you of some basic information to request in a preservation letter if your client is involved in an accident with a personal vehicle. We have another form with more detailed information we request if our clients are involved in an accident with another tractor/trailer, but for personal vehicle, be sure you immediately demand preservation of the following:
1.                   The actual vehicle driven by the adverse party

2.                  The  Event Data Recorder in  the vehicle be preserved for examination and    
inspection by an expert.

3.                  Photographs of vehicle/accident scene

4.                  Accident reconstruction measurements/notes/photographs/ECM download

5.                  Autopsy report/toxicology analysis

6.                  Social Media of the decedent for a period of six months before the accident date

7.                  Registration records of the adverse vehicle

8.                  Preservation of the actual cell phone/cell phone records of adverse driver

9.                 Personal items/prescriptions on her person or in the car at the time of the accident
10.         Weather information
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