TRUCK ACCIDENT CLAIMS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Commercial trucks can be intimidating and scary on the road. They are much larger than most vehicles, and can take up much of the road. They sometimes have difficulty seeing other motorists, causing them to veer in and out of lanes. The injuries from truck accidents can be very serious and catastrophic in nature. If you or a loved one has been injured by a truck, you should protect your rights and get familiar with the law and the claims process by contacting an experienced personal injury lawyer.
SUING A TRUCK DRIVER
Just like car accidents, there can be two parts to the claim—one is accident benefits, which is available regardless of who is at fault for the accident. The other, you would sue the at-fault driver in what we call “tort law”. In other words, someone has caused you harm by their tortious act, and you are entitled to receive compensation for the harm done to you. This option is only available if the other driver is at fault or at least partially at fault. If you are successful in your tort claim, you could receive compensation for pain and suffering, lost income (past and future), medical expenses, and future costs of care to name a few.
Large trucks are usually driven by specially licensed drivers who have to meet specific standards when it comes to qualifications and safe practices. When certain safety standards are not met, such as exceeding maximum weight requirements, an injured person may have an even stronger case. Additionally, truck drivers can often be fatigued or in some cases even under the influence of illicit substances or alcohol. At Bernstein Law Group, we thrive off of helping people who have met the unfortunate event of a truck accident in Ontario receive justice.
CONTACT A TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYER
An experienced personal injury lawyer should provide legal help and guide you through the claims process. They should help you get the most of the Accident Benefits available to you, and advance the best claim possible against the at-fault driver. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, it is important you contact a personal injury lawyer at your earliest possible opportunity, to avoid any delays in your benefits, and to avoid missing any deadlines that could be detrimental to your case.
The Bernstein Law Group are happy to provide free consultations with no obligations. If you do retain our office, we can immediately help you access the appropriate treatment along with other benefits such as income replacement. Contact us today to receive a free evaluation of your case.
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