Injured In A Collision With A Truck?

Truck Accident Lawyers

A passenger vehicle involved in an accident with a truck or tractor-trailer can result in severe and devastating injuries or even death due to the size and weight of commercial trucks vs the average car.  Our truck accident lawyers at Bernstein Law Group are experienced in handling these often serious cases and helping our clients secure the compensation they deserve.

If you have been injured in a truck accident in Ontario, you need an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side. Our experienced personal injury law firm advocates to protect the rights of injured victims and can answer any questions you may have in relation to suing a negligent truck driver. We will also ensure you meet the appropriate deadlines in your injury case and fill out the paperwork properly for any accident benefits you may be entitled to.

Large commercial trucks and 18 wheelers account for a significant number of injuries and deaths occurring on Canadian roads and highways. On average, there are often over a thousand trucks on any single highway at one time and in Ontario, a greater number than most other provinces.

Truck accidents can often be more complicated than most car accidents, which is why you need to retain an experienced truck accident lawyer to handle your case. No lawyer is able to undo the harm that has occurred, but we can do whatever in our power to try and put you back into the position you were before the accident through ensuring you receive maximum compensation so that you can make sure your future and that of your loved ones are protected.

When it comes to compensation for truck accident victims, we typically could be seeking damages for pain and suffering, income loss and loss of competitive advantage, compensation for family members, loss of the ability to maintain your home, as well as pursue a claim for future costs of care. After a serious truck accident, there is often a long road to recovery, and it is incumbent on your lawyer to seek damages for things such as physical therapy, psychological therapy, assistive devices, home modification, and so forth.

Truck Accidents Often Cause Much More Serious Injuries

The slightest error by a truck driver can cause a minor accident yet still cause severe damages and injuries because of the disproportionately large size of trucks. If you or a loved one was injured in an accident caused by a truck driver, contact us for a free consultation. We can help explain your rights and get you the treatment and compensation you are entitled to.

Because trucks can be so dangerous, the injuries are often very serious. Injuries could consist of everything from soft tissue injury to brain injury, catastrophic injuries such as spinal fractures, and even wrongful death. While car accidents can result in injuries that are serious, it is more common for a truck crash to have more severe injuries.

No matter what type of motor vehicle accident you have found yourself in, you need sound legal advice. Accident cases are all different, and the same too, are injured, victims. To that end, our law firm does not use a one-size-fits-all approach with our clients and their personal injury claims. While some truck accident victims walk away unscathed, others may suffer serious fractures, or a traumatic brain injury, or both.

By working with a lawyer on your claim, you won’t have to worry about dealing with insurance companies or trucking companies. We will work tirelessly on your behalf and let you focus on what is important—you get the care you need. Our experienced truck accident lawyers love what we do, and will do whatever in our power to ensure you get the maximum compensation.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Common causes of truck accidents consist of distracted driving, fatigue, driving under the influence, driver error, and not paying proper attention to other vehicles on the road. Unfortunately, trucking accidents are far too prevalent in Ontario and the rest of Canada. The cause of the accident will be important in determining liability and putting the appropriate portion of fault on the negligent driver. Even if the accident was not the complete fault of the other driver, you should still consult with a personal injury lawyer. Commercial vehicles, semi-trucks, and other large trucks, because of their size, pose an added risk to the public, and that is one reason why it is so important to hold the drivers of commercial vehicles accountable for their negligent actions. Some commercial drivers have a flawless record, but unfortunately, that is not the case for many.

Other common causes of accidents involving trucks include failure of equipment, bad weather, poor road conditions, following too close, overloaded cargo, tire blowouts or insecure tires, and careless driving.

Representing Victims in Truck Accidents

Every truck accident is different, but there are often some similarities in what a case could involve. In serious trucking cases, our law firm will retain an accident reconstructionist to investigate the evidence and provide an opinion on the cause of the accident, allocating the appropriate amount of blame to the at-faulty party. They will look at the scene of the accident, and analyze the evidence such as photographs, the police officer notes, and any information available.

It is important that you retain an experienced lawyer from the beginning to ensure you do not miss any deadlines and the investigation begins as soon as possible in order to collect any evidence necessary in determining liability such as ensuring the “black box” is preserved and examined, daily logs are investigated, and any inspection logs are analyzed.

Free Evaluation of Your Trucking Accident Claim

If the trucking accident was not all your fault, and at least some liability falls on the truck driver, your lawyer will need to assess your case and seek the maximum amount of damages. Any personal injury claim typically consists of seeking compensation for the loss of enjoyment of life and future care costs. Depending on whether you were working or not at the time of the accident, you may have a claim for economic loss. The value of your claim depends on a number of considerations including how serious your injuries are and whether or not liability is a contested issue, as well as such factors as the age and whether the accident affected your income in the past and into the future.

Regardless of the circumstances, valuing your claim properly is extremely important and while you may be able to get an idea of the value of the claim, for the most part, it will take several months or even years before you know the true value of your claim. Part of this is because your injuries need to crystalize so that the full extent of your injuries is known. On top of that, oftentimes experts are needed to quantify your claim.

Contact Bernstein Law Group

Call us, our phone number is 905-546-1990, or email us if you have suffered an accident involving a truck in Southern Ontario. Our law firm proudly serves Hamilton, Toronto, Ottawa, Brampton, Burlington, Mississauga, Brantford, Oakville, and the rest of Southern Ontario.

We offer free case evaluations and free consultations for claims involving truck collisions and car accidents. Every auto accident can be serious, so regardless of what type of accident you find yourself in, you should speak with a lawyer to ensure your rights are protected. Truck accident victims deserve a voice and compensation, and it is the job of the lawyer, to ensure their voices are heard. Contact a skillful lawyer now to represent you in your truck accident claim.

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