Recovering from the injuries sustained in a truck accident can be a long, difficult, and expensive process. Oftentimes, the injuries sustained in a collision are so severe that the accident survivor is unable to continue performing the duties of their job. This inability to earn their regular wages combined with the newly accumulated, injury-related financial obligations can cause injured truck accident survivors and their families to experience financial insecurity and distress.
The people injured in any type of vehicle collision should be entitled to Section B benefits. This insurance coverage can help injured truck accident survivors cover certain injury-related costs.
Unfortunately, owing to the sheer size and weight of large commercial trucks, collisions between them and smaller passenger vehicles often disproportionately (and catastrophically) impact the occupants of the regular-sized vehicle.
According to the most recent report on Alberta Traffic Collision Statistics, despite being involved in just 2% of total vehicle collisions, trucks are responsible for 10% of fatal collisions on the province’s roads and highways. Those who manage to survive truck accidents often sustain severe, life-changing injuries.
Because of the severity of injuries often associated with truck accidents, the Section B benefits available to injured accident survivors may not adequately cover their total financial losses.
However, by working with our truck accident lawyers serving Cochrane, road-users who have been injured in collisions involving large commercial trucks may be able to recover economic and non-economic damages, including:
If a truck driver fails to uphold the duty of care mandated by the Alberta Traffic Safety Act and an accident ensues as a result, they might be considered negligent. As such, they may be liable for damages incurred by injured accident victims.
That said, other parties or entities may also be considered contributorily negligent if their own wrongful actions contributed to the circumstances leading to the collision. For example, if a trucking company was aware that their employee had a history of reckless driving but failed to take disciplinary action and continued sending them out on assignments, the company might be responsible for compensating accident survivors injured as a result of their inaction.
To learn more about options for financial compensation that might be available to you after being injured in a collision with a large commercial vehicle, contact us to take advantage of a free initial consultation with our Cochrane truck accident lawyers.
The aftermath of an injury-causing truck accident can be overwhelming. But it is important to realize that help is available.
To discuss your case with our truck accident lawyers serving Cochrane and receive personalized legal advice in a free initial consultation, call our office today. We are standing by to offer you a cost-free, no-obligation consultation on your case.
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