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Port Moody Truck Accident Lawyers


All drivers in the province have a legal responsibility to take the safety and physical well-being of other road-users into consideration. Truck drivers are no exception.

In accordance with the province’s Motor Vehicle Act, all motorists are required to conduct themselves with a reasonable degree of caution while operating their vehicles. Doing so can help reduce the risk of fatal or injurious collisions.

Unfortunately, even the operators of large commercial vehicles who have been hired to drive trucks professionally could violate the rules of the road. By engaging in any kind of negligent behaviour behind the wheel, even for a fleeting instant, unsuspecting truck accident victims could be killed in sudden, violent collisions.

Common examples of truck driver negligence that often lead to fatal or injurious collisions in the Port Moody area include:

  • Changing lanes without signaling
  • Texting while driving
  • Driving under the influence of stimulants, amphetamines, or other illegal substances
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol
  • Speeding
  • Fatigued driving
  • Eating while driving
  • Ignoring traffic signs/signals
  • And more

While truck drivers undoubtedly have demanding jobs, they should not feel forced to forgo sleep or proper nutrition in order to meet their tight delivery deadlines, or violate other rules of the road in order to reach their destinations on time. Doing so jeopardizes the lives of countless road-users, including the occupants of passenger vehicles, motorcyclists, bicycle riders, and pedestrians.

All road-users are susceptible to life-threatening injuries when involved in a collision with a truck. Large, heavy commercial vehicles so greatly outweigh other cars that the victims of truck accidents are four times as likely to die in a collision than the truck driver themselves.

If you were injured in a truck accident that took place before May 1, 2021, you might be eligible to pursue a civil claim against the negligent driver whose wrongful actions on the road caused your collision to occur. Our Port Moody truck accident lawyers may be able to help you sue the at-fault truck driver and other third parties who might be considered contributorily negligent in order to help you recover the compensation you deserve.

If your truck accident occurred after May 1, 2021, you will likely have a more difficult time receiving timely treatment and fair compensation, thanks to institutional changes implemented by ICBC. The provincially-owned Crown corporation has recently switched to a new, no-fault insurance system that prohibits injured accident survivors from suing the drivers responsible for injury-causing crashes. Furthermore, the insurance provider has made it even more difficult than ever to appeal unfairly low settlement amounts or unfairly denied ICBC claims. If you are concerned about what these drastic policy changes could mean for your physical recovery and your family’s financial future in the aftermath of an injury-causing truck accident, contact your MLA.

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Book a Free Initial Consultation with Our Port Moody Truck Accident Lawyers

Our truck accident lawyers serving Port Moody appreciate how overwhelming and confusing it can be to navigate the complicated ICBC claims process on your own. That is why our Port Moody truck accident lawyers offer all prospective clients a free initial consultation.

To learn about options for financial recovery that might be available to you, contact us online or call 1-800-JUSTICE today and receive a free initial consultation with our truck accident lawyers serving Port Moody.

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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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