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Georgina Truck Accident Lawyer


Trucks accidents have a number of causes; the truck driver can be at fault, or fault could lie with another person involved in the accident. Either way, truck accidents are almost always catastrophic for the driver and passengers of smaller vehicles.

Because trucks can weigh up to 30 times as much as smaller cars, they can crush vehicles when they collide. It is for this reason that when a truck accident occurs, those in the smaller vehicle are nearly always the most injured.

Dealing with the aftermath of a truck accident can be difficult, but you do not have to do it alone. A qualified personal injury lawyer can help you hold the responsible parties accountable and can help you pursue damages. If you or a loved one have been in a truck accident, contact a Georgina truck accident lawyer that has the necessary experience, and that can help.

Most Common Causes of Truck Accidents

While it is not something the industry may speak about often when there is a truck accident there is a good chance that the truck driver is at fault. Ontario has implemented many regulations on trucks, such as speed limiters and limiting the number of hours they are on the road, but these often are not enough to prevent accidents.

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If you have any questions and would like to schedule a call with our legal team for a FREE no-obligation consultation, contact us now. During this call you can ask any questions as it relates to your accident and/or claim and we'll discuss your options and possible outcomes.

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Speeding is a major cause of truck accidents on the road. Due to their size, trucks take a very long time to slow down and come to a full stop. When they are traveling too quickly and cannot stop in time, they can rear-end other cars and cause an accident. Driver fatigue is still the main cause of truck accidents on the road. Drivers are required to fill out logs indicating how long they have been on the road but these are still manually filled out.

While Ontario is looking at installing electronic devices that will ensure the accuracy of the logs, they are not here yet. And if drivers are feeling pressure to make a delivery on time, they may push those hours longer than they should.When any of these situations have caused a truck accident, accident victims need to speak to a Georgina truck accident lawyer that can give them the help they need.

Claiming Compensation in Truck Accidents

Claiming compensation for truck accidents in Ontario is not a lot different than claiming compensation for a car accident, although the amount might be significantly larger.

Ontario is a no-fault province, meaning that each party’s insurance company will be responsible for providing accident benefits, regardless of who was at fault. In addition to claiming accident benefits from the insurance company, a personal injury claim can also be filed to get compensation against the at-fault party.

When filing a personal injury claim, it needs to be filed against another person or entity. The person named in the claim will be the at-fault party, and a Georgina truck accident lawyer can help determine who that is. In most truck accident cases, this is either the driver or the trucking company.

The driver will likely be found at fault if the accident was caused by an error on their part. Speeding would be such an example. But there are instances when fault is not so clear-cut.  For instance, even if the truck driver went over their weekly hourly limits and fatigue caused the accident, the truck driver may not necessarily be at fault. If it is found that the trucking company required the driver to go over their allotted hours, the trucking company may be found at fault.

How a Lawyer Can Help

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Truck accidents can be disastrous, and they can leave accident victims with very serious injuries. If you or a loved one has been in a truck accident, and you would like to seek compensation for your injuries, speak to a qualified Georgina truck accident lawyer that can review your case.

 

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151 Eglinton Ave W,
Toronto, ON
M4R 1A6
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4145 N Service Rd
Burlington, ON
L7L 4X6
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2 County Ct Blvd #400,
Brampton, ON
L6W 3W8
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105 Consumers Drive
Whitby, ON
L1N 1C4
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92 Caplan Ave #121,
Barrie, ON
L4N 0Z7
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380 Wellington St Tower B, 6th Floor,
London, ON
N6A 5B5
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2233 Argentia Rd Suite 302,
East Tower Mississauga, ON
L5N 6A6
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1 Hunter St E,
Hamilton, ON
L8N 3W1
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459 George St N,
Peterborough, ON
K9H 3R9
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22 Frederick Street,
Suite 700
Kitchener, ON N2H 6M6
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352 Elgin Street,
Ottawa ON
K2P 1M8
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10 Milner Business Ct #300,
Scarborough, ON
M1B 3C6
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