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What defense strategies can I use for a truck accident?

Trucks are the backbone of the economy in Kentucky. The more of them you encounter on the road, the better the economy is operating. There are truck drivers of all experience levels on the roads today and even the most experienced can find themselves involved in an accident. It's never easy to deal with an accident, even if you weren't at-fault. What type of defense strategies can I use for a Fayette truck accident?

A common defense to a trucking accident you can use is that someone else was the cause of the crash. For example, you were involved in a multivehicle crash and the person who might've caused it, but didn't actually suffer physical damage, did not stop when the crash occurred. This is known as a phantom driver.

Another defense you could use is that the accident was just that, an accident, and that you acted responsibly despite getting into a crash. You weren't talking on the radio, changing radio stations, using a mobile device or reading the newspaper. You also might not have been speeding. You simply could not avoid getting into an accident.

You could also try to claim that the plaintiff in the accident exaggerated his or her injuries or simply was not actually injured in the crash. This can be very difficult to prove and might require the help of a private investigator.

It's also not out of the realm of possibility to make the claim that the plaintiff was actually the cause of the accident. This is best proven by providing authorities with any video footage from a camera mounted to the dashboard of your truck.

If you've been involved in a Kentucky truck accident, you need to do everything possible to defend against any charges levied. These charges could result in you being fined thousands of dollars, sent to jail for months to a year or even see your commercial driver's license suspended.

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