Steps to Take After a Winter Truck Accident

Winter is an inherently dangerous season to drive in, due to slippery roads and extreme weather conditions. Drivers of large trucks need to be doubly cautious, because the sheer size of their vehicle can create an outsized impact during what might otherwise be a minor accident. If a commercial truck rear-ends a sedan, it can cause a pile-up and may result in fatalities.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a commercial tractor-trailer accident, please don't hesitate to contact Findlay Personal Injury Lawyers at 905-522-9799 for a free legal consultation. Our caring lawyers will treat you with compassion while doing their utmost to bring the at-fault party to justice and obtain the compensation you need and deserve.

Common Causes of Catastrophic Truck Accidents

Truck accidents in winter are often avoidable if the truck driver takes all necessary precautions and drives carefully and attentively. Unfortunately, distracted or reckless driving is common during all seasons. Some causes of truck accidents in winter can include:

  • Losing control on an icy road and jack-knifing
  • Failing to maintain a safe speed and following distance, and rear-ending the car in front
  • Failing to outfit their truck properly for winter
  • Not clearing snow from the roof of the truck, which can fly off and injure people following several car lengths behind
  • Rolling due to not maintaining a safe speed around a turn
  • Not paying enough attention to surrounding road conditions because of distraction or drowsiness

Distracted and drowsy driving is a major factor in both truck and car crashes here in Ontario. It only takes a split second of not looking at the road in order to text or call someone to cause an accident, which may be a catastrophic accident if you are a commercial truck driver. Driving while drowsy slows vital reflexes, and falling asleep on the road can have major consequences.

What Should You Do If You Are Injured in a Truck Accident?

If you or a loved one is injured in a truck accident this winter, the very first thing you should do is get medical help. Once that is accomplished, call Findlay Personal Injury Lawyers. We have extensive experience helping clients who have been involved in serious and even fatal commercial truck accidents. You only have 120 days following the day of the crash to file your claim, so it's better to talk to us sooner rather than later.

You may think that insurance should cover everything and you don't need a lawyer, but the truth is that we can often help you to recover more compensation than you would get if you relied solely on your insurance company. Liability in a tractor trailer accident can be a complex issue spread across multiple parties, and only an experienced lawyer can help you navigate these complexities and obtain the justice and full compensation you are entitled to.

Schedule Your Truck Accident Consultation

We understand that being in a tractor trailer accident can cause an upheaval of your life, and the last thing you may want to think about is calling a personal injury lawyer. However, we will do our best to help you and make your recovery easier by taking over all the legal matters you would otherwise have to deal with yourself.

Call Findlay Personal Injury Lawyers today at 905-522-9799 for a free consultation. We serve clients in Hamilton, Brantford, Burlington, Stoney Creek, Niagara Falls, and other nearby areas of Ontario.

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