Accidents between cars and large trucks can be catastrophic or fatal. Since trucks weigh significantly more than cars and have more bulk mass, the injuries sustained in these types of collisions are often quite severe.
According to ICBC, trucking accidents involving heavy vehicles account for approximately 12,000 crashes per year in British Columbia. A quarter of these truck accidents result in injuries, with an average of 62 people dying annually in the province.
If you or someone you love was involved in an accident with a truck, the experienced lawyers at Preszler Law in Vancouver could help you recover maximum compensation for your injuries.
Do you know the truth about trucking companies?
Commercial trucking companies have a lot at stake when it comes to lawsuits. They have large insurance policies and may employ a team of lawyers to fight claims made against them. When their reputations and bottom lines are in danger, their lawyers and adjusters are expected to protect those interests.
With the trucking companies doing all they can to safeguard themselves, you should consider doing the same. If you do not have an experienced lawyer on your side, you are already at a significant disadvantage. When you suffer injuries and other losses in an accident, it is your right to seek maximum compensation.
You may be entitled to financial recovery for pain and suffering, lost income, and medical expenses (past, current, and future). However, how you present the facts of your case may determine how much compensation you receive.
How can a Vancouver truck accident lawyer help me?
We cannot overemphasize the importance of launching an investigation of the crash separate from the authorities and trucking company. The information gathered by an independent party can be the difference in receiving a fair settlement offer. You have a right to know what caused your accident.
Some of the questions we will aim to answer during our investigation of your case include:
• Was the truck driver distracted while driving?
• Was the truck driver tired or sleepy?
• Did the truck driver switch lanes illegally?
• Did speeding or dangerous road conditions cause the accident?
• Was the truck properly maintained?
• Was the truck’s cargo properly loaded or overweight?
• Was the truck driver properly trained to do the job?
The timing of our independent investigation is critical. The sooner we visit the scene of the accident to take photographs of the roads and general areas and the vehicles involved, the easier it will be to reconstruct and determine the cause the event.
There are other facts we will look for during our investigation. We will want to learn the identity and assigned region of the investigating police officers. If speeding is a possible factor in the cause of the accident, we can demand access to the information stored in the truck’s speed measuring computer system.
Meeting with any eye witnesses early on is also important. People’s contact information can change, and details of the accident can start to fade as time passes.
Medical evidence also has a significant impact on your case and can affect the amount of financial recovery you can seek. We will help make sure the right physicians are treating you for your specific injuries. In the meantime, you should take photographs of your injuries and keep a journal of how they affect your ability to perform daily tasks of living.
When you work with Preszler Law BC, we can also protect you from harassing phone calls from ICBC, police, and other insurance company representatives. You should limit the conversations you have with any of these parties, even if they ask to interview you. You will be able to defer any requests for interviews to your lawyer.
Meet with a Vancouver Truck Accident Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one is involved in an accident with a truck, you need an experienced truck crash litigator to coordinate your investigation and gather information which will assist in determining important issues concerning liability and damages. You need a law firm that knows how to uncover the truth and develop factual evidence aimed at explaining how the accident happened.
At Preszler Law, we’ve been handling personal injury cases for over 55 years. Our legal staff has the experience you need to develop your claim for maximum compensation. We know the steps to take to thoroughly investigate your accident without delay, and we know where to gather the resources to get that information.
Let us be your team. Call us at 1-844-373-8202 to schedule your free consultation today. You will not pay any fees unless we win!