Large eighteen-wheeler shipping trucks are responsible for several of the deadliest auto accidents that occur every year. Truck accidents are more serious, as trucks take much longer to slow down and can easily crush cars with their massive size and forward momentum. In all 2013 truck crashes with one other car and at least one fatality, 97% of the people killed were in the smaller vehicle.
If your loved one has been killed or severely injured in a truck crash involving a large semi-truck, or you have been injured in a truck crash, you should contact Findlay Personal Injury Lawyers immediately.
Ontario law gives you 120 days from the date of the truck accident to give the at-fault driver notice of your lawsuit, so get in touch as soon as possible. Call 905-522-9799 for a free legal consultation with one of our highly skilled lawyers.
Tractor-trailer trucks are, on average, 20-30 times heavier than passenger cars. This massive difference in size explains the high fatality rate of car drivers and passengers who get hit by trucks, and illustrates why truck drivers need to be careful on the road. One mistake, and a truck driver can end several lives in the blink of an eye.
Truck driver negligence is becoming a major issue in Canada. Due to the nature of the profession, truck drivers spend long periods of time driving extreme distances. Considering how much time truck drivers spend on the road, it's very common for bad habits to be formed which endanger other motorists.
Some of the more common reasons for truck wrecks include:
Liability in a trucking accident may not fall on the truck driver themselves. Trucking companies and private trucking employers are responsible for ensuring proper standards of Ontario's Commercial Vehicle Safety Requirements regarding the driver and vehicle are met. Failing to comply with provincial or government standards will result in those in breach of the standards liable in the negligence related to the accident, as well as liable for compensation towards the victims of the truck accident.
Accident benefits after a truck crash should be relative easy to access, however, the cause of the accident may determine who is ultimately at fault. If the driver has driven more than 77 hours over a one-week period, the trucking company may be at fault for letting them exceed their weekly hours limit. On the other hand, if the brakes suffer a mechanical failure, the manufacturer of the truck may be the party liable for the accident, and compensation may be award from them. This is why it is critical to connect with an experienced lawyer for trucking accidents, ensuring you protected and getting what you deserve.
If you don't win your case, you don't pay any fees. It's that simple!
The time frame for notifying the at-fault driver/companies of a lawsuit because of a trucking accident is very short, and once the time is elapsed, there is little recourse. This is why it's critical to call an experienced truck crash lawyer immediately following a loved one's truck accident. The more time Findlay Personal Injury Lawyers has to gather evidence, the more we can give your case the close personal attention that it deserves.
With decades of experience serving clients in Hamilton, Burlington, Stoney Creek, Niagara Falls and nearby Ontario communities, Findlay Personal Injury Lawyers wants to help you secure a fair compensation under the law. We are thoroughly familiar with the personal injury legal process and want you to benefit from our knowledge and experience.
Contact us by calling 905-522-9799 to set up a free initial case review.
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