If your truck company is named in a personal injury lawsuit, then you need to find a way to aggressively defend yourself. A successful vicarious liability claim can devastate your business, costing you significant sums and damaging your business’s reputation. That might sound scary, but you can take an aggressive line in your case and find ways to minimize or even eliminate the risk involved.
Tips for building a truck accident defense
There are several ways to attack the plaintiff’s claim in your truck accident case. Here are some that oftentimes prove effective:
- Assessing medical records: All too often plaintiffs exaggerate their injuries in hopes of recovering more compensation. But by scrutinizing their medical records, you might find that their injuries aren’t as bad as they claim them to be, or that their injuries pre-existed the accident altogether.
- Scouring social media: Social media posts can paint a compelling picture. In many instances, plaintiffs don’t appear as hurt as they say they are in their social media posts. This can be strong evidence to help you reduce liability.
- Driving history: The plaintiff is going to try to shift all of the blame onto you and your trucker. But the plaintiff’s own driving history might be relevant in your case. For example, if they have a history of speeding, drunk driving, or failing to stop at traffic signals, then you might be able to increase your ability to demonstrate comparative negligence.
Fight to defend your interests in your truck accident case
Building a successful truck accident defense can be complicated and stressful. But the work is necessary to protect your interests, and you don’t have to navigate the process on your own. With that in mind, now is the time to start considering your defense options and taking those first steps to compose the persuasive arguments that you need to succeed in your case.