Due to the substantial weight of trucking vehicles, the damages and injuries suffered in these accidents are often the most serious. The Ontario Ministry of Transportation requires that truck drivers are licensed and trained to handle their transport truck safely on public highways and roads. This licensing requires that they assume responsibility to ensure their truck is always properly secured and within weight restrictions. However, unfortunately, many drivers neglect these and other responsibilities resulting in tragic accidents on the road.
Common causes of truck accidents include:
Truck driver negligence and failure to comply with legislation for safe operation, carriage of goods, weights and dimensions
Truck drivers hours of service, resulting in fatigue
Poor driving conditions
Reckless driving and/or improper passing
Use of electronic devices including cell phones and GPS while driving
Improper truck maintenance leading to mechanical failure or tire blowouts
Injuries caused by these traumatic accidents may include:
At Virk Personal Injury Law, we have the expertise to thoroughly investigate the accident reports to determine the possible negligence of the truck driver, their company and their compliance with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation regulations. Our firm will also work with accident reconstruction engineers when necessary to gather evidence of liability including an immediate inspection of the vehicles and the scene of the accident and build the strongest claim possible. Our investigation needs to be done as soon as possible after the date of the collision in order to ensure all evidence is preserved.
WE GET YOU IMMEDIATE HELP
If you have been hit by a truck, you may have immediate access to Statutory Accident Benefits under Ontario’s no-fault insurance laws. We can assist in completing the necessary application to access these benefits quickly. These benefits include:
Medical and Rehabilitation Benefits including chiropractic, psychological, physiotherapy services; medication; rehabilitative equipment; vocational training, home accessibility modifications and vehicle modifications