If you have been involved in an accident with a truck or 18-wheel vehicle and have suffered injuries, a truck injury lawyer will meet with you to get an understanding of how the accident happened. There are many causes of truck accidents including brake failures, tire failures, mechanical violations, speed, rollovers, or driver error. Depending on the type and severity of the crash, the police will prepare an accident report and/or an accident reconstruction report. Your lawyer will talk to witnesses and obtain necessary experts to review and explain reasons for the crash. Once an investigation is complete, your lawyer will be prepared to file a lawsuit against the driver, the company who is responsible for causing your injuries and any other party that may have contributed to the crash.