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Don’t fall prey to these aggress truck accident defenses

On Behalf of | May 10, 2024 | Truck Accidents

The injuries suffered in a semi-truck accident are often severe enough to leave victims with lifelong harm. And as they try to find a way to cope with their physical limitations, they’re often overwhelmed by their pain, mental anguish, and financial losses.

While a personal injury lawsuit might help them recover the compensation that they need, this type of legal action isn’t a walk in the park. In fact, if you’re in this position then you could end up facing several aggressive truck accident defenses that, if left unchecked, could jeopardize your claim.

Defenses to anticipate in your truck accident case

Before even filing your claim, you should think through how the defense is going to approach your case. By being anticipatory, you can better prepare yourself to counter those defense arguments, thereby increasing your chances of winning your case. Herer are some of the defenses that you might come up against:

  • The trucker and their employer argue that you caused the accident or at least contributed to the wreck in some fashion.
  • The defense claims that the accident was caused by a third-party.
  • The truck company shifts the blame onto the trucker by arguing that they were outside the scope of their employment at the time of the accident.
  • The defense claims that your damages aren’t as severe as you say they are.

Protect yourself from aggressive truck accident defenses

With so many defenses potentially being aimed at your case, you need to watch what you say and how you act after your accident. You might also need expert testimony to help support your claim. Talk through your case with your attorney so that you anticipate and prepare to counter these defenses as effectively as possible. Only then can you rest assured that you’re strongly positioned for success on your truck accident claim.