Truck Accident Lawyers Edmonton

In Alberta, trucks are a regular sighting on our major roadways. Whether it’s a pick-up truck, an 18-wheeler or a truck with a trailer, truck accidents can be very severe accidents for all those involved can be quite severe. Our Edmonton truck accident lawyers have assisted lots of clients with their truck accident claims and have seen first-hand how injuries can seriously impact an individual’s ability to work and function normally again (to a degree of normalcy had the accident not happened).

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.

Recovering from injuries sustained in a collision caused by a negligent truck driver can be a lengthy, emotionally fraught, and expensive process. Fortunately for truck accident victims, there is legal recourse available which can result in compensation for your injuries and losses. Our truck accident lawyers have been helping Canadians with their truck accident claims since 1959. Contact our Edmonton truck accident lawyers today for a free initial consultation and let us help you get the compensation you deserve.

Some Reasons Truck Accidents Happen

In Alberta, there are many different causes of truck accidents. In most cases, it’s due to negligence. Here are some common types of truck accidents that we see:

  • Jackknife accidents
  • Weight loads
  • Rear end accidents
  • Rollover accidents
  • Underride accidents
  • Tire blowouts
  • Collisions
  • Impaired driving
  • Blind spots
  • Wide turns
  • Sideswipe accidents
  • Cargo shifts and spills
  • Unsecured cargo or very heavy load
  • Runaway trailers
  • Explosions
  • Brake failures
  • Driver fatigue
  • Improper road maintenance (i.e. potholes)
  • And more

If you or a loved one have sustained serious injuries or lost a loved one in a trucking accident, contact our law firm today for a free consultation with our truck accident lawyers. You may be eligible for valuable compensation. There are time limits in order to file a truck accident claim, so the sooner you call a lawyer, the better.

Common types of injuries from truck accidents

There are many types of injuries that can be sustained in a truck accident and the nature of those injuries will vary on a case-by-case basis.

Traumatic brain injuries: Traumatic brain injuries happen when there’s been some kind of trauma to the brain. And this doesn’t mean that you need to be hit on the head by an object. Sometimes sharp or sudden stops can cause your body to move forward suddenly, which can cause damage to your brain when it comes into contact with the cranium suddenly. In most cases, brain injuries will have a lifelong impact on your cognitive, mental and physical functioning.

Soft tissue injuries: In most cases, soft tissue injuries can heal with time. Soft tissue injuries refer to injuries to muscle, fat, fibrous tissue, blood vessels or other supporting tissue in the body. In some cases, where they don’t heal, they can turn into chronic pain conditions.

Broken bones, fractures and musculoskeletal injuries: These include injuries such as broken bones and fractures. These types of injuries can take a long time to heal, and in some cases they may never heal properly.

Chronic pain: Chronic pain, when left untreated can result in more injuries such as complex regional pain syndrome and/or psychiatric issues if the pain prevents you from sleeping properly. Our lawyers have witnessed how painful it can be for our clients to live with chronic pain. The sooner you get treatment for chronic pain, the better it is for your recovery.

Death and fatal accidents: Most of the truck accident cases we’ve seen unfortunately, have been fatal. The hard part about these types of cases is quantifying the loss for surviving loved ones.

If you have sustained serious injuries in a truck accident or have lost a loved one in a trucking accident, contact our Edmonton trucking accident lawyers today.

Legal Recourse and Compensation Available for Truck Accident Victims in Alberta

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 can help you pursue meaningful compensation. 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 lawyers, road-users who have been injured in collisions involving large commercial trucks may be able to recover economic and non-economic damages.

Economic damages: These are sometimes referred to as pecuniary losses. These types of losses are easy to quantify and represent compensation for things like medical rehabilitation and treatment, property damage, lost wages, etc. Basically, anything that can be proven with receipts and documentation.

Non-economic damages: These are sometimes referred to as non-pecuniary losses. These types of losses are harder to prove and include things like loss of affection/companionship, compensation for psychological injuries and more.

A good lawyer will know how to put together a claim to help demonstrate the full extent of your injuries for both economic and non-economic damages.

Truck Accidents and The Duty of Care

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.

Book a Free Consultation With Our Edmonton Truck Accident Lawyers Today

The aftermath of an injury-causing truck accident can be overwhelming. But it is important to realize that help is available. At Preszler Injury Lawyers, our law firm has been providing valuable legal guidance to truck accident victims since 1959. Your road to recovery starts here. Contact us for a free initial consultation and let us put our experience to work for you.


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