Commercial vehicles are often trucks that are much heavier than typical passenger cars. They are used throughout Canada to transport both passengers and products. According to the Government of Canada’s Motor Vehicle Traffic Collision Statistics, there were over 1,100 registered commercial vehicle drivers in 2017. Any of these drivers have the ability to cause an accident. Injuries for drivers, passengers, or pedestrians involved in these accidents are often more severe than those that occur in a typical accident.
Please get medical care immediately if you have not done so already. Some injuries, such as concussions, may take a few hours to develop symptoms. Only a licensed medical provider can determine the extent and severity of your injuries.
After you see a doctor, you should consult with a commercial vehicle accident lawyer serving Canada. You may be entitled to recover damages from the liable party. A lawyer with our firm can help you seek this financial recovery.
For a free case evaluation, call now: (713) 850-8600.
Our Lawyers Can Help After Any Kind of Accident
If you have legal questions and concerns after a commercial vehicle accident, consult a lawyer who handles these types of cases.
Our firm has a large practice area that includes:
- Commercial truck accidents
- 18-wheeler and semi-truck accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Distracted driving accidents
- Drowsy driving accidents
- Head-on collisions with injuries
- Hit and run accidents
- Rollover accidents
- Accidents caused by potholes
- Multiple vehicle accidents
- Wide turn accidents
While you are not obligated to hire a lawyer to seek recovery, you may not feel comfortable navigating provincial statutes. You have a limited amount of time to take legal action, so it is recommended that you call for more information as soon as possible.
How We Prove Liability and Help You Seek Recovery
A commercial vehicle accident lawyer serving Canada will evaluate the details of your accident and determine who is liable. Once we have determined a liable party, we will establish the following:
- The at-fault party owed you a duty of care and take reasonable measures to avoid harming you.
- The at-fault party breached this duty in some manner, such as by driving recklessly.
- This negligence caused your injuries.
- These injuries caused damages in the form of medical bills, lost pay, and mental anguish.
Once we determine liability, our legal team will explore all avenues for potential recovery. These avenues might include:
- Filing a claim against the other party’s insurance coverage.
- Filing a personal injury lawsuit.
- Identifying other parties who may be held accountable through vicarious liability, such as an employer, safety inspector, or third party.
Our firm offers free case evaluations that empower you with information. Call (713) 850-8600 to learn more.
We Look for Evidence to Strengthen Your Case
Our lawyers will look for evidence that shows how the other party caused the accident and your injuries. Our firm has the resources to conduct a thorough investigation to help you recover damages.
The evidence we collect might include:
- CCTV (Closed Circuit Television)
- Photos taken by yourself, your passengers, or witnesses to the accident
- Physical evidence from the collision
- Police reports
- Witness interviews and statements
- Any digital or on-board information from the commercial vehicle that might be helpful in reconstructing the accident
A commercial vehicle accident lawyer serving Canada will also want to speak with your physician or healthcare provider. It is important that your lawyer understands your injuries to place an accurate value on your damages.
Financial Recovery from a Commercial Vehicle Accident
Once our legal team has collected evidence and demonstrated liability, we can submit a detailed claim or prepare legal action to recover damages.
Damages that are related to a commercial vehicle accident often include:
- Medical treatment including specialists
- Temporary transportation, towing, and repairs
- Property damage
- Lost wages and/or reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Temporary or permanent disability
- Scarring or other disfigurements
Even if the other driver did not intend to cause you harm, he or she has left you with physical, emotional, and financial suffering. It is your legal right to seek recovery from a negligent driver.
For a free case evaluation, please call (713) 850-8600.
We Can Help When an Accident Takes the Life of a Loved One
Intentional and unintentional injuries (such as those caused by a commercial vehicle accident) accounted for 17,210 Canadians losing their lives in 2016, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada in their Facts on Injury report.
There is no greater tragedy than losing a family member because of someone’s negligence. Our lawyers may be able to help you and other surviving family members obtain damages through a wrongful death claim.
We will do all we can to help you through this challenging time.
Common Medical Conditions After an Accident
There are many severe medical conditions that may occur when you are injured in any type of traffic accident, including:
- Disability or other physical impairment
- Cognitive impairment
- Blindness or other bodily function loss
- Spinal cord injuries
These conditions may affect you for the rest of your life and place a significant strain on your loved ones. If you have tried to recover damages from a negligent driver, it may be time to call a lawyer.
For a free case evaluation, call (713) 850-8600.
Frequent Causes of Commercial Vehicle Accidents
Many commercial vehicle accidents are preventable. Drivers of these vehicles are supposed to complete special training and receive proper licenses. This is not always the case. In our time representing victims injured in commercial vehicle accidents, we have seen all the following causes of accidents:
- Driving while fatigued
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving (DWI)
- Driving too fast for road, weather, or traffic conditions
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Unsafe turn or lane change
- Traveling too closely
- Defective tires, manufacturer parts, or repairs
Call a Commercial Vehicle Lawyer for Help
You might be entitled to recovery if a negligent commercial vehicle driver, owner, or operator caused your injuries.
For a free case evaluation, call D. Miller & Associates, PLLC at (713) 850-8600. A commercial vehicle accident lawyer serving Canada can help you recover damages.