Vernon Truck Accident Lawyer

Approximately 12,000 people annually are in truck accidents in the province. Those fortunate enough to survive this usually sustain serious or catastrophic injuries. Recovery may take months or years, and many suffer permanent impairment. If this has happened to you, Preszler Law can help.

A Vernon truck accident lawyer from our firm will work hard so that you can receive the maximum compensation for your injuries. For 60 years, we have dedicated ourselves to representing victims of negligence.

Truck accident causes

Truck accidents usually result from driver error, defective products, poor maintenance, bad road conditions, inclement weather, or combinations of the above.

Truck accident injuries

Truck accident injuries are life-changing. For some, it means the end of employment and the loss of independence. Common injuries include:

  • Burns
  • Loss of limbs
  • Loss of vision
  • Multiple fractures
  • Paraplegia
  • Quadriplegia
  • Traumatic brain injury

Truck accident liability

Multiple parties often bear responsibility after a truck accident. They may include the:

  • Truck driver
  • Other negligent drivers
  • Trucking company
  • Freight company
  • Truck parts and equipment manufacturers

By their sheer size, trucks rule the road. Because of their weight and ability to cause harm, companies must carry considerable liability insurance on their vehicles. That also means their lawyers will fight hard to protect their interests and pay as little as possible in a settlement.

That is why victims need to consult legal counsel as soon as possible. An independent analysis by an experienced legal team can determine which entities are responsible so that you may receive the maximum compensation for which you are entitled.

Our in-depth investigation could involve evaluating the truck driver’s condition based on evidence, such as whether they were under the influence of drugs or alcohol, fatigued, or driving while distracted. As for other parties, we will review:

  • Truck maintenance records– Trucking companies are required to maintain vehicles properly.
  • Driver training– Trucking companies may put others in danger by allowing inexperienced drivers behind the wheel.
  • Freight and cargo– Freight companies often overload trucks, or do not secure cargo correctly, resulting in rollovers, jackknifing, and cargo spillage.
  • Defective parts– Tire blowouts, brake failures, and other defective parts cause many accidents.
  • Speeding or other reckless or negligent actions
  • Road conditions

When it comes to evidence collection, time is of the essence.

Contact our team of Vernon truck accident lawyers

A personal injury lawyer from our firm will protect your rights and can help you every step of the way. Once legal representation is secured, you will not have to deal with constant phone calls from the ICBC, insurance companies, or the police. We will handle all of those matters. Contact us today for a free consultation by using our online form or calling 24/7. We work on a contingency basis, so there is never a fee unless we win.