Georgia law allows people who have been hurt in truck accidents to recover damages for their injuries. If you've been hurt, then you know how valuable those damages can be to your recovery and to your future. However, in order to recover the damages you must be able to convince a defendant to enter a settlement with you, or you and your Marietta truck attorney must be successful in court.

While all Georgia truck crash cases are unique, you can be confident that the defendant is going to vigorously defend their case. Whether you sue a truck driver, a trucking company, a truck manufacturer or another potentially liable party, you can be sure that the defendant will thoroughly investigate the case and, if possible, raise one of the following defenses.

2 Common Truck Accident Defenses

Two common Georgia truck accident defenses include:
  1. Lack of Causation: In an effort to prove that your allegations are more likely untrue than true, a defendant may try to explain why someone else was responsible for your crash. For example, if you believe driver error was the cause of your accident and you sue the driver, the driver may present evidence that it was the truck manufacturer, the trucking company, or another driver caused the crash.
  2. Contributory Negligence: The defendant may argue that the actions of the driver who was hurt or killed were at least partially responsible for the accident. For example, the defendant may present evidence that the driver was distracted or driving a car with defective brakes.

Call a Marietta Truck Accident Lawyer After a Crash

If you've been hurt or if you've lost a loved one in a Georgia truck wreck, then you need a lawyer who will thoroughly investigate your case, anticipate the defense's arguments, and zealously represent your interests.

To learn more about your rights after a truck accident in Marietta or elsewhere in Georgia, please read our free e-book, Four Common Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Georgia Car or Truck Claim and please call a Georgia truck accident lawyer at 1.770.518.1133.