If a truck driver engages in negligent behaviour behind the wheel – even for the briefest of moments – lives can be lost, families can be destroyed, and communities can feel the shock for years to come. 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.
Truck accident survivors often sustain severe injuries that have profound impacts on their overall lives. Since trucks so greatly outweigh other vehicles, the occupants of smaller cars, as well as motorcycle riders, cyclists, pedestrians, and other vulnerable road-users could sustain catastrophic injuries in a collision caused by a negligent truck driver.
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.
If you were injured in a collision caused by the negligence of a truck driver or other at-fault party, our Lethbridge truck accident lawyers may be able to help you get the compensation you deserve. By working with our truck accident lawyers serving Lethbridge, road-users who have been injured in collisions involving large commercial trucks may be able to recover economic and non-economic damages, including:
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 Lethbridge truck accident lawyers.
Truck accidents can have devastating impacts on the people involved. Many victims of these senseless collisions lose their lives as a result of the truck driver’s negligence. Hundreds of others sustain life-altering injuries, develop psychological trauma, and endure decades of financial distress.
To discuss your case with our truck accident lawyers serving Lethbridge 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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