Nanaimo Truck Accident Lawyer
It stands to reason that when a vehicle weighing 80,000 pounds collides with a car, the occupants are lucky to survive. Many truck accident injuries are catastrophic, and the victims may never again live a normal, independent life. After such a tragedy, you may not know where to turn.
A Nanaimo truck accident lawyer will protect your rights while helping you obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries. We are dedicated to representing negligence victims.
Truck accident liability
As with most motor vehicle crashes, the truck driver is the principal defendant when negligence is involved. However, because of the strict regulations regarding large trucks, other parties may prove just as responsible for the accident. These may include:
- The trucking company
- The vehicle or parts manufacturer
- The maintenance company
- The cargo company
When trucking companies fail to follow the required upkeep and maintenance codes, strong penalties ensue.
What to do after a truck accident
The trauma of a truck accident and subsequent severe injuries upends your life. Truck accident victims must focus on healing and are not in the physical or mental shape necessary to make decisions that may affect the rest of their lives.
Because trucking companies are required to carry a lot of insurance, they have lawyers ready to fight claims made against them. That means you should seek legal counsel as soon as possible, especially before speaking with an insurance adjuster. Otherwise, you are at a considerable disadvantage. Keep in mind that these adjusters will try to minimize your injuries. Insurance companies want to pay out as little as possible– they are not working in your best interests, but their own.
Truck accident investigations
A personal injury law firm will investigate every aspect of the truck accident and gather evidence to help your case. In addition to examining truck driver error– such as distracted driving, driving under the influence, drowsy driving, illegal lane switching, or speeding– the investigation involves:
- Ascertaining road conditions at the time of the crash
- Determining whether the cargo was secured correctly
- Level of truck driver training
- Maintenance records
- Medical records
- Police reports
- Interviewing eyewitnesses
We know the value of a fair settlement for the type of injuries suffered, and the long-term medical and personal consequences for the victim.
Truck accident damages
Compensation, or damages, for a truck accident may include:
- Medical expenses, present and future
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
Because truck accident injuries are so often horrific, the injured person may initially survive the crash but succumb later. In these circumstances, family members may file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Contact Nanaimo truck accident lawyers
If you or a family member were seriously injured in a truck accident, a dedicated personal injury lawyer could help you through this ordeal. Call us 24/7 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation. Most cases are settled, but we will take the case to court if a reasonable settlement offer is not reached. There is never a fee unless we win.