How Southern California Truck Accident Cases are Defended

You may have been injured in a Southern California truck accident and know without a doubt, that you were not to blame.  That is not what the defense lawyers are going to argue.  They will attempt to prove that you were the cause of the truck accident and that their client is not responsible.  It is imperative that you are represented by a Los Angeles truck accident lawyer who knows both state and federal regulations and has the experience, knowledge and resources to win your case.

When you are involved in a Los Angeles or Orange County truck accident, there will be a thorough investigation into the incident.  The defense team will be looking for factors that will indicate that you caused the collision.  Some of the common defenses used to avoid liability in trucking accidents have to do with your actions and include the following:

  • Unsafely passing of the truck
  • Failing to stop at a stop sign or traffic light
  • Following too close to the truck
  • Speeding
  • Driver inattention
  • Improper merging in front of the semi
  • Driving in a “no zone”

In some truck accident cases, the trucking company will argue that the trucker was an independent contractor, not an employee at the time of the truck crash.  This argument is used so that the trucking company does not have to accept responsibility.  Another defense frequently used by trucking companies is that the trucker was not acting within the scope of his or her job duties.  An example would be that the truck was being used for personal reasons.

An experienced Los Angeles truck accident attorney will be able to build a strong case on your behalf to help you recover compensation for your injuries.  You know that you did not cause the truck accident, so why should you have to pay for someone else’s mistakes?

Contact Steinberg Injury Lawyers today at 1-800-350-8888 for a free case evaluation.