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What Defenses Can a Texas Business Use to Defend Against a Truck Accident Lawsuit?

by | Jan 11, 2024 | Truck Accident Defense

Truck accidents can pose significant legal and financial challenges for businesses. Although safety is the top priority of many trucking companies, accidents still occur, putting the business at risk of liability and litigation. Navigating the aftermath of these incidents requires not only a keen understanding of the law but also strategic planning and prompt action. Fortunately, a skilled truck accident defense attorney can craft a defense to protect your business. 

From establishing the liability of another party to asserting the injuries were present before the accident, the attorneys at Fahl & Donaldson are well-versed in truck accident defenses. We thoroughly analyze every case to determine the best strategy for your business needs. Our attorneys understand how important it is to shield your business from costly legal proceedings and will work tirelessly to secure the best possible outcome on your behalf.  

Common Defenses in Texas Truck Accident Claims

Every truck accident case is unique. The talented attorneys at Fahl & Donaldson will meticulously investigate your case and craft a defense strategy tailored to your situation. A few defenses we may employ to protect your Texas business include the following:

  • The victim was injured before the accident: Sometimes, accident victims may claim their injuries were the result of the accident even if they were caused by a pre-existing condition. 
  • The statute of limitations has expired: In Texas, accident victims only have two years from the date of the accident to pursue a claim. If this deadline passes, they can no longer seek compensation from your business. 
  • The plaintiff was responsible for the accident: In some cases, the plaintiff’s negligence may have been the cause for the crash. Under Texas law, plaintiffs cannot recover damages if they are more than 51% at fault for the accident. 
  • Another party was at fault: In many cases, trucking companies are not directly responsible for truck accidents, meaning another party may have contributed to the collision. 
  • Not enough evidence: After an accident, the burden of proof is on the plaintiff. If the plaintiff cannot provide enough evidence to prove their case, your company cannot be held liable for damages.

Our attorneys will work with you to understand every detail of your accident and your business needs when crafting your defense. 

Parties That May Be Held Responsible For a Texas Truck Accident

Depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident, your attorney may be able to prove that another party was at fault for the collision. A few parties other than trucking companies that can be held responsible for trucking accidents include the following:

  • Loading companies
  • Truck manufacturers
  • Repair and maintenance crews
  • The truck driver
  • The plaintiff
  • Other drivers on the road
  • Government agencies responsible for road upkeep
  • Shippers
  • Brokers
  • Freight forwarders

Liability claims can place your business at a significant risk. Having the right attorney in your corner can help you protect your company’s future. 

Speak With a Talented Truck Accident Defense Attorney at Fahl & Donaldson

As you navigate the complexities of a truck accident claim, remember that experienced legal support can make all the difference. At Fahl & Donaldson, we specialize in crafting robust defense strategies tailored to the unique challenges your business faces. Our experienced attorneys are committed to guiding you through every step of the legal process, ensuring your interests are protected and your voice is heard. With a track record of securing favorable outcomes for our clients, we stand ready to advocate aggressively on your behalf.

To schedule a free consultation with a member of our legal team, call us today at (346) 241-7355 or complete our contact form.