Truck Accident Injuries
A commercial truck accident can be a catastrophic event
Commercial trucks can weigh as much as 36,000 kilograms. The Ontario Road Safety Annual Report found that in 2007, 185 people were killed in collisions involving large trucks and more than 3,000 personal injuries were recorded. Reasons for commercial truck accidents include:
- Truck driver error
- Truck driver negligence
- Truck driver fatigue
- Poor truck maintenance
- Overloading trucks
- Imbalanced truck loads
- Unsecured truck loads
- Poor driving conditions
- Excessive speed
An experienced Ontario lawyer will investigate possible negligence of the truck driver as well as the driver’s compliance with the Ministry of Transportation regulations. This is something which may need to be determined in addition to possible driver error. Violations of regulations may be difficult to find if the investigation is delayed too long after the accident.
If you were a victim in a truck driving accident, seek the help of a serious injury lawyer. You may be entitled to file a truck accident insurance claim for recovery of your lost wages, medical bills, future medical expenses, future lost earnings, pain and suffering, as well as loss of quality of life. If the trucking accident resulted in a wrongful death, the deceased’s family members may bring a wrongful death action and may recover money damages for lost economic contributions, loss of care, guidance, and companionship as well as funeral expenses.
For serious truck accident injuries in Ontario, choose a personal injury lawyer who fights to receive maximum dollars for you and your family. Contact us today for immediate support and a free consultation.