TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYERS - INJURY CLAIM LAW
If you're looking for a truck accident lawyer we can help. As a law firm we are very experienced in these matters and we offer expertise that is second to none and all of our lawyers deal exclusively in claims involving physical injury. To speak to a truck accident lawyer just call the helpline. We offer advice at no cost and with no further obligation.
Truck Accident Statistics
Truck accidents account for less than 10% of collisions however they are responsible for a quarter of all serious casualties. Every year around 10,000 people are injured in collisions involving heavy commercial vehicles including over 500 fatalities to both truck and car drivers. Over 150 pedestrians and cyclists are also killed every year on Canada's roads in accidents involving trucks. Per mile trucks are involved in twice as many fatal accidents as cars mainly as a result of the distance taken for a heavy vehicle to stop in an emergency. The lethal nature of accidents involving heavy vehicles is due largely to differences in weight and frame stiffness of the vehicles involved. Trucks can be 40 times heavier than passenger cars, and in a collision a car will sustain most of the change in velocity and subsequent damage.
The owners of heavy commercial vehicles are regulated and are required by law to keep detailed records of driver hours, which are restricted, to attempt to combat fatigue which is a major cause of accidents. These records may be examined by lawyers involved in a court action for damages for personal injury and often reveal serious and fraudulent violation of the safety regulations. It is important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible after a collision to ensure examination and preservation of the records which a trucking company is entitled to destroy after a certain period has elapsed. Without these records it may be difficult or impossible to prove that a company has been negligent and is responsible for the cause of the accident and therefore liable to pay damages.
Truck Accident Lawyers
Our truck accident lawyers offer expertise that is second to none. All of our lawyers deal exclusively in claims involving physical injury. Motor accident claims in particular can be complex, difficult legal issues and often involve liability disputes especially when both sides blame each other. If you would like to talk to an experienced advocate without obligation then just call the helpline or email our offices or complete and send the contact form and a lawyer who deals exclusively in accident claims will phone you with advice at no cost and information on how best to preserve your legal rights to compensation for your injuries.