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What are the common defenses against a claim where I was injured in an accident with a semi truck in Georgia?

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When you or a loved one has been injured in an accident with a semi-tractor trailer truck you’ll most likely be seeking to file an injury claim against the truck driver or their motor carrier. 

This process can be time-consuming and frustrating because of the fact that the defendant will try everything in their power to avoid paying you a settlement for your damages.

Georgia attorneys who help victims of truck accidents know that there are many defenses the truck driver’s legal team can use to try and shift the blame onto you rather than their client. 

Some of the common defenses heard during truck accident injury claims include: 
  • your injuries were pre-existing conditions;
  • you did not directly sustain the injuries as a result of the truck accident;
  • your own negligence contributed to the accident more so than the truck driver; and
  • your injuries are not as severe as you claim them to be. 

Your side of the claim has to prove that your injuries were severe enough to warrant a claim, they were sustained as a direct result of the accident, and that the truck driver’s negligence was the main contributing factor to the crash.

After being injured in an accident you’re most likely to be focused on your health and living situation rather than providing documentation about your accident and dealing with defense lawyers. 

Remember that you have the right to the services of experienced Georgia attorneys to help you seek a fair settlement for your damages.

Injured in an accident? Don’t Settle without Talking to Georgia Attorneys!

After a serious or fatal truck accident in Georgia you and your family may be dealing with the grief of serious injury, loss of a loved one, and financial burdens. During this difficult time it’s easy to get frustrated with your situation – you didn’t deserve to suffer due to the negligence of another!

The Georgia attorneys at The Law Offices of Shane Smith help accident victims seek justice after they’ve suffered injury and losses due to negligent drivers. We have helped victims in Atlanta and the surrounding areas with cases of accidents caused by drunk drivers, negligent truck drivers, and accidents resulting in serious or fatal injury.  

Before making the decision to hire Georgia attorneys, request a copy of our FREE eBooks on DUI car accidents, property damage, and what to avoid in a after being injured in an accident. Our guides contain valuable information on how to handle filing a claim for serious injuries or wrongful death. When you’re ready to get started on your injury claim, contact us to set up a FREE consultation – 770-487-8999.
Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia