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Comparative fault as a defense from a truck accident

On Behalf of | Dec 20, 2018 | Trucking Accident Defense

If you are a truck driver who has recently been involved in an accident in the state of Kentucky, it is likely that you will be worried about being blamed for the incident. Many truck drivers lose their career after being found at fault for a truck accident. This is why it is important that truck drivers understand how they can defend themselves adequately and avoid blame.

Understanding exactly what happened in the seconds leading up to a truck accident can be difficult. However, many trucks now have technology that stores information such as driving speed and daily mileage.

As a truck driver, there are many reasons why you might not have been directly to blame for the accident. For example, a drunk driver may have collided with you, a driver may have been lingering in a blind spot or you may have been subject to intense work hours from your employer, leading to involuntary fatigue.

How can comparative fault serve as a defense in a truck accident?

It is very often the case that both parties in an accident were negligent in some way or another. For example, if you as the truck driver are found to have been driving slightly over the speed limit, you may be worried that you will be found to be at fault. However, if the driver of the car was found to be over the legal alcohol limit, you could successfully argue that they were more to blame than you.

If you want to protect your integrity as a truck driver in Kentucky, it is important to take action and adequately defend yourself. An attorney can be an important ally.