Edmonton Truck Accident Lawyers

While trucks may be statistically less likely to be involved in collisions on the roads and highways in and around Edmonton, the damage caused by these accidents can be exponentially greater than collisions between regular-sized passenger vehicles. Owing to the outsize weight and volume of large commercial vehicles, when a truck strikes another road-user, the consequences can be disproportionately dire for the accident victim.

Due to their vehicles’ sheer immensity, truck drivers may be able to walk away from the accidents they have caused without so much as a scratch, whereas the victims impacted by their wrongful actions could lose their lives or suffer severe, permanent, catastrophic injuries.  Recovering from injuries sustained in a collision caused by a negligent truck driver can be a lengthy, emotionally fraught, and expensive process.

If you were injured in a collision caused by the negligence of a truck driver or other at-fault party, our Edmonton truck accident lawyers may be able to help you get the compensation you deserve. Even though anyone injured in a motor vehicle collision should be entitled to Section B benefits to help cover certain injury-related costs, because of the severity of injuries often associated with truck accidents, the insurance benefits available may not adequately cover an accident survivor’s total financial losses. However, by working with our truck accident lawyers serving Edmonton, road-users who have been injured in collisions involving large commercial trucks may be able to recover economic and non-economic damages, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Attendant care
  • Lost wages
  • Reduced future earning capabilities
  • Surgical procedures
  • Chiropractic treatment
  • Dental work
  • Hospital accommodations
  • Psychological counseling
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Professional nursing and ambulance services
  • Medically necessary equipment
  • Home and vehicle modifications
  • Mileage to and from medical appointments
  • And more

In order to meet the rigorous demands of their jobs, truck drivers often feel the need to cut corners, adopt bad habits behind the wheel, or ignore the terms of the provincial Commercial Vehicle Safety Regulations. Doing so can have disastrous repercussions.

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. However, 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 Edmonton truck accident lawyers.

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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 Edmonton 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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