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Coquitlam Truck Accident Lawyers


We rely on trucks and their drivers to deliver goods, products, materials, and supplies to communities throughout the province and across the country. Truck drivers are tasked with long hours of difficult work that requires attention, caution, and responsible behaviour at all times.

The rules within the province’s Motor Vehicle Act apply to all drivers, including the operators of large commercial vehicles like trucks. Therefore, truck drivers owe a duty of care to all other road-users and are required by law to exercise a reasonable degree of caution behind the wheel.

Unfortunately, for a number of reasons, truck drivers might fail to fulfill their duties of care by engaging in wrongful conduct on the road and violating local traffic rules. Doing so, even for the briefest of moments, could have devastating consequences for the unsuspecting victims of sudden truck accidents.

If a truck driver’s wrongful actions, inactions, errors, omissions, or other forms of negligence cause a collision in which another road-user is involved, the results can be fatal. The negligence of a truck driver can also cause accident victims to sustain severe, life-changing injuries.

Examples of truck driver negligence that commonly lead to injury-causing collisions in Coquitlam include:

  • Changing lanes without signaling
  • Speeding
  • Drunk driving
  • Driving under the influence of stimulants, amphetamines, or other substances
  • Fatigued driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Eating while the vehicle is in motion
  • Texting while driving
  • Ignoring traffic signs and/or signals
  • And more

If a truck driver’s negligence caused a collision in which you were injured before May 1, 2021, our Coquitlam truck accident lawyers may be able to help you recover the compensation you deserve. By taking legal action against the negligent driver and other liable parties (including the at-fault driver’s employer), our truck accident lawyers serving Coquitlam may be able to provide you with crucial legal assistance in your pursuit of justice, accountability, and restitution.

If your accident occurred after May 1, 2021, you will almost certainly face additional challenges while pursuing fair treatment and compensation. ICBC, the province’s sole provider of basic auto insurance, has introduced a new, no-fault system of insurance coverage. Now, truck accident victims are prohibited from suing the parties responsible for causing the collisions in which they were injured (except in some specific circumstances). Instead, injured survivors of motor vehicle collisions are only entitled to the ICBC accident benefits assigned to them based on the insurer’s assessment of their claim. However, if their claim is summarily denied or if the settlement amount awarded to them does not sufficiently cover their total injury-related losses, accident survivors have fewer options available to them to appeal ICBC’s decision.

Across the province, injured accident survivors and their families are speaking out against the unfairness of ICBC’s new, so-called “enhanced care” model of insurance coverage. If you are upset by what these changes could mean for yourself and for countless victims of someone else’s negligence, contact your MLA.

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In the days, weeks, and months following an injurious truck accident, it can be difficult to know where to turn for accountability, fair treatment, and financial restitution. Our Coquitlam truck accident lawyers are passionate about helping injured community members, and take the time to explain potential legal options to all prospective clients during a free initial consultation.

To learn how our truck accident lawyers serving Coquitlam may be able to assist you, contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation, or call 1-800-JUSTICE to speak with Preszler Injury Lawyers today.

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Schedule a call with our personal injury legal intake team. Our team is available 24/7 so call us now to book your call. Our scheduled intake allows you to tell us details about your accident and gives our legal team an opportunity to review your case and advise you on possible solutions and outcomes. The best part is, if you decide to hire us after this call - you don't pay anything unless we win. We can help clients regardless of where they reside in British Columbia so let us help you get started on your road to recovery.

 

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