Large commercial trucks are, statistically, less likely to be involved in collisions on the roads and highways in and around Wood Buffalo. However, the damage caused by these accidents can be exponentially greater than collisions between regular-sized passenger vehicles.
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 accidents on the province’s roads and highways. Owing to the outsize weight and volume of large commercial vehicles, when a truck strikes another road-user, the accident victim could easily lose their life.
Even though truck drivers may be able to walk away from an accident unharmed, the other road-users involved could sustain severe, life-altering injuries. Recovering from injuries sustained in a collision caused by a negligent truck driver can be a long, complicated, and expensive process.
Section B benefits should be available to any injured victim of a motor vehicle collision, including a truck accident. This insurance coverage is intended to help cover certain injury-related costs. Unfortunately, because truck accidents typically cause severe, permanent injuries, the insurance benefits available to survivors of these collisions may not be enough to replace their total financial losses.
However, 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. Therefore, if you were injured in a collision caused by the negligence of a truck driver or other at-fault party, our Wood Buffalo truck accident lawyers may be able to help you get the compensation you deserve.
In addition to pursuing legal action against the negligent truck driver, our truck accident lawyers serving Wood Buffalo may be able to identify other contributorily negligent parties and hold them accountable for wrongful actions that may have contributed to the collision’s causes. 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.
Therefore, by working with our Wood Buffalo truck accident lawyers, you may be able to recover economic and non-economic damages.
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 truck accident lawyers serving Wood Buffalo.
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