Your regular commute to work or a quick shopping trip turns into a nightmare because of the reckless or negligent actions of a truck driver. Whether the truck hits your car directly, or freight from the semi impacts your vehicle, life as you know it changes forever. You face surgeries, a long rehabilitation, and possibly months off the job. You also face the complicated task of dealing with the ICBC.
Truck accidents are among the most complex. A Penticton truck accident lawyer from our firm can help you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries and hold the responsible parties accountable. Over the past 60 years, we have helped thousands of clients obtain the accident settlements they deserve.
Truck accident liability
When truck accidents occur, several parties may be held liable. Driver error is common, and may involve:
In addition, many accidents happen because the vehicle was not maintained correctly, as per the law, by the trucking company. Drivers must also adhere to strict time limits on how long they are behind the wheel, but companies may pressure drivers to disobey these regulations. Defective tires or brakes cause many crashes.
In some cases, the parts manufacturer may hold liability for the accident. Other accidents may be the fault of the cargo company, which did not properly secure the load or allowed the truck to become overloaded.
Truck accident damages
When someone is seriously hurt, their injuries are often more than physical. The trauma of the crash may lead to post-traumatic stress disorder or severe depression. Accident victims worry about how they will pay their mortgage and support themselves and their families. Some patients realize they will never fully recover and will be permanently disabled.
Our personal injury law firm knows a reasonable settlement amount for the type of injuries suffered by the client, as well as their long-term prognosis and future medical needs. Damages may include:
Statute of Limitations
Under the B.C. Limitation Act, you have two years from the date of an accident to file a claim. However, even though you are still in the recovery process, it is crucial to obtain legal counsel as soon as possible so that a swift investigation of the accident can begin.
Contact our Preszler team of Penticton truck accident lawyers
If you or someone you know were seriously injured in a truck accident, the consequences are often devastating. A compassionate personal injury lawyer from our firm is on your side and will protect your rights. Contact us online or call 24/7 to schedule a free consultation. We will review your case and advise you of your options. Since we work on a contingency basis, there is never a fee unless we win.