If you suspect that another person’s fault caused the death of your loved one, it is important to begin the process of investigation and evidence preservation as soon as possible. Sometimes, the only witness to the event is the other party. In those instances, obtaining reports and other documents is critical. Moreover, promptly notifying the at-fault party to preserve related evidence is necessary to prevent spoliation or to keep the evidence from being “lost”. In some cases, a prompt scene investigation is warranted or even an inspection of the vehicles or analysis of the vehicles’ computer data.
Frequently, in a traffic related fatality, the wreck is investigated by the SC Highway Patrol Mult-disciplinary Accident Investigation Team (“MAIT). This specialized unit investigates complicated vehicle crashes using state of the art technology and analysis to reconstruct the scene. In such instances, obtaining the MAIT report will usually reveal substantial information relating to the parties and vehicles involved and factors that caused or contributed to the wreck and resulting injuries.
Pursuing a wrongful death claim can be a complex process. While your family heals from a terrible tragedy, let the injury attorneys at Palmetto Injury Lawyers, who have the time and resources to investigate and gather all of the relevant facts and documentation, make a determination about the most appropriate course of action and undertake the duty to fight on behalf of your loved one.