Initiating suit immediately after an accident is an option that should be considered by trucking companies where there is a potential dispute as to fault. It can provide a vital strategic and jurisdictional advantage in the face of a potential bodily injury claim. “Sue them? But we’re the trucking company. We get sued, not sue folks.” If that is your reaction, your are forfeiting a key opportunity. Initiating suit can put you in a preemptive position against a claimant. It can also protect you from being dragged into a “plaintiff friendly” courthouse as opposed to the location where the accident occurs or the claimant resides.
Although aggressive action can seem unnecessary, it will often rout undue expenses and litigation in the future. To read more about trucking litigation strategies, read the newsletter.