The Ottawa Ontario truck accident lawyers at our firm fully investigate the causes of a truck accident for our injured clients. Sometimes the cause of a car – truck accident is obvious, such as when a truck rear ends a car. There are other causes that are particular to trucks (and truckers) themselves.
Our Ottawa Truck Accident Lawyers Investigate:
- Fatigued, sleepy or tired drivers driving too many hours without rest–there are log books to review
- Alcohol or drug use
- Running off the road
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Unsafe safety systems, reflectors, lights and other warning devices
- Overloaded Truck
- Oversized Truck
- Improperly trained truck driver
- Inexperienced truck driver
- Poorly maintained brakes on the Truck
- Reckless driving
- Driving in conditions of poor visibility due to smoke, fog, snow or rain
- Poorly maintained or installed tires
- Wide turns
- Blind spots
- And more…
Our Ottawa, Ontario truck accident lawyers also have extensive knowledge of the complex legistation for both interprovincial and intraprovincial motor carriers. Truck accident cases are often won by proving that the truck driver and trucking company operated their trucks in violation of the trucking laws.
The serious injuries resulting from truck accidents are serious and often fatal. Cases involving death give rise to a wrongful death lawsuit.
Common injuries from these tragic accidents include:
- concussion, traumatic brain injury, closed head injury
- spinal cord injury including paraplegia and quadriplegia
- broken bones, fractures
- shoulder injuries
- neck injuries
- knee injuries
- scarring and other forms of disfigurement
- soft tissue injuries
- and other serious disabilities.
Are Ontario Truckers Insured?
Our Ottawa truck accident lawyers also fully understand issues relating to trucking company insurance companies to obtain the best settlement for you. . Trucking companies, whether they are running semi-trailers, gravel trucks, garbage trucks, or dump trucks, are well insured. Their policy limits are generally much higher than regular cars. For more information about trucking safety, have a look at the MOT’s Truck safety guide.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, contact Auger Hollingsworth for a free consultation and case evaluation by calling 613-233-4529 or emailing email@example.com.