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A transport truck’s sheer size and load can turn accidents instantly fatal, with critical, lasting effects on victims and families. Along with these inherent risks, transport trucks are not immune to road hazards, poor conditions and driving. When a truck driver causes a collision due to negligence, recklessness, overloading, or other traffic violation, they — and their trucking company — may be held liable for their actions that caused the crash.
Zayouna Law Firm is highly experienced in dealing with truck accidents and building strong, successful claims against at-fault drivers and companies. Our lawyers help victims and loved ones cope with the catastrophic outcomes suffered, and claim rightful compensation. We fight for your and your loved ones’ recovery from a traumatic truck collision.
Transport truck accidents are fatal — not only for motorists and pedestrians who suffered the immediate impact, but families who continue to suffer the ripple effects, from grief and trauma, to financial hardship. You should not have to suffer these consequences.
As in any motor vehicle accident, a truck collision entitles victims to insurance accident benefits. It’s one of the main purposes of auto insurance, which all drivers are legally required to carry.
Accident benefits are designed to cover the cost of medical and rehabilitation expenses, attendant care, and income replacement. But entitlement to benefits does not always equate to a substantial or even successful claim. Insurance providers are known to dispute, delay, minimize, and deny otherwise valid claims.
For victims and families, this only worsens the financial and emotional impact of a catastrophic accident. Even when claims are successful, these can be delayed, or injuries are reclassified as minor, leading to more pain and suffering.
At Zayouna Law Firm, our experienced truck accident lawyers can help you seek and recover the rightful compensation you deserve. Filing a tort claim is a legal option victims and families can pursue to seek damages from at-fault parties under the full extent of the law.
You can file a tort claim for truck accidents against at-fault drivers and their trucking companies. This allows you to hold them liable for their actions — such as negligent or reckless driving, truck overloading, and poor vehicle maintenance — that caused the crash.
While it is impossible to put a price on your pain and suffering, a tort claim can quantify the losses you suffered, and seek compensation for the lasting physical, emotional, and financial impact of a truck accident:
A truck accident changes your life in an instant — forever. Even years later, it remains traumatic, with severe impact on victims and families. From catastrophic injuries or loss of a loved one, to lasting impairment and financial hardships, a collision can leave victims confused and hopeless.
Do you have a viable truck accident claim? A successful claim offers you and your loved ones relief from pain and suffering in the form of rightful compensation and justice against negligent parties.
Find out about the common scenarios and catastrophic outcomes eligible for damages against at-fault drivers and trucking companies.
Transport trucks are built with inherent risk due to their size and volume. But when a negligent or reckless driver is behind the wheel, and a trucking company fails to follow proper loading and vehicle maintenance procedures, they may be held liable for these accidents:
Faced with over 6 to 40 times their vehicle’s weight, other motorists — and more so, pedestrians — really are no match against transport trucks. Colliding with a truck often results in these fatal effects:
At Zayouna Law Firm, we value road safety and the rights of every motorist. We understand the catastrophic outcomes of massive accidents, such as those involving trucks. We help victims and families navigate the immense physical, emotional, and financial toll of these devastating accidents, and ensure that all at-fault parties are held liable.
Zayouna Law Firm is your truck accident lawyer. We bring vast legal expertise spanning all areas of motor vehicle accident law and personal injury law to your case. Our commitment is expert representation and advocacy for your best interests in and out of the courtroom, ensuring recovery, healing, and a path forward following a catastrophic truck accident.
You are required to notify your insurance company within 7 days of an accident, and file an accident benefits claim within 30 days.
In Ontario, truck accidents have a short statute of limitations, or the allowable period for which you can pursue legal action. You only have 120 days to notify the at-fault parties of your intent to sue, and two years to commence a lawsuit. Note that you must have filed a claim for accident benefits before pursuing a tort claim.
Another important consideration is the requirement for commercial trucking companies to retain certain evidence. Key evidence pieces, such as black box data that records speed at the time of the accident, as well as dashcam and red light camera footage might be destroyed if you wait too long to commence your claim.
Aside from the truck driver, there are a number of other potentially liable parties in a truck accident, such as:
In Ontario, you are entitled to the following insurance accident benefits amounts:
You may also be eligible for additional benefits in case of catastrophic injuries. On the other hand, an insurance company can attempt to classify your injuries as minor, which reduces available medical and rehabilitation benefits to $3,500, and removes attendant care benefits.