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How Can a Lawyer Help With Your Texas Truck Accident Defense Case If Your Driver Was Driving Drunk?

by | Mar 18, 2024 | Truck Accident Defense

Facing a legal dispute regarding a drunk truck driver presents a significant challenge for any trucking company. These incidents not only lead to intricate legal complications but also can threaten your company’s public image. A solid defense strategy is key to mitigating the fallout and protecting the company’s interests. However, these cases can be daunting to navigate on your own. A seasoned truck accident defense attorney can take the stress of litigation off of your plate as they fight aggressively for your business. 

At Fahl & Donaldson, our truck accident defense attorneys are dedicated to helping our clients navigate drunk driving truck accident claims efficiently. We understand how damaging these types of claims can be for your business and will advocate tirelessly for your reputation and interests. Our attorneys understand the unique complexities of trucking accident cases and are ready to use our wealth of experience to fight for you. 

How Can Trucking Companies Defend Against Drunk Driver Claims?

Although most truck accidents are caused by truck driver negligence, many victims may pursue a claim against the trucking company through vicarious liability. Under this legal concept, victims of truck accidents can hold companies accountable for their employee’s conduct. However, this rule only applies in specific situations. If a trucker you employed was driving drunk and caused an accident, the fault will lie with the driver in most situations as long as your company had no prior knowledge of the employee’s substance abuse. 

Evidence such as employee records, training documents, and onboarding procedures can all help your business avoid liability for the victim’s losses. Although, it is important to note that the burden of proof for truck accident claims lies with the plaintiff. If there is insufficient evidence of your company’s wrongdoing, you can not be held financially responsible for their injuries and other losses. At Fahl & Donaldson, our attorneys meticulously analyze every case to build strong claims supported by evidence. 

Ways a Skilled Truck Accident Defense Attorney Can Help You

Trucking accident claims can be complex and too time-consuming for businesses to handle alone. Fortunately, a skilled attorney can provide the support you need to navigate legal issues while you focus on your business. A few of the many ways our talented trucking accident attorneys can help you include the following:

  • Document the immediate termination of the driver.
  • Get separate defense counsel for the driver versus the company to avoid ratifying his conduct and exposing the company to punitive damages
  • Thoroughly investigating every detail of your case
  • Filing all paperwork correctly and on time
  • Negotiating with all parties on your behalf
  • Interviewing witnesses and collecting essential evidence
  • Advocating for your business interests inside and outside of court
  • Helping you navigate every step of the legal process
  • Crafting a solid defense strategy for your case

Our attorneys know that each truck accident is unique and will customize defenses to every case. When you partner with our firm, you can trust that your business goals are front and center as we fight for you. 

Contact a First-Class Truck Accident Defense Attorney at Fahl & Donaldson

If your company is contending with a legal dispute caused by a drunk truck driver, you do not need to navigate the complex and contentious legal process alone. At Fahl & Donaldson, our attorneys are well-versed in all aspects of Texas truck accident law and are here to help you protect your business’s future. We have a proven track record of successfully helping our clients defend their company’s interests and are here to help you achieve your goals. 

To learn more about how we can help you, schedule a free consultation today by calling (346) 241-7355 or completing our contact form today.