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Victoria Truck Accident Lawyer

Eighteen-wheelers and other large trucks amount to only 3 percent of traffic on British Columbia’s roadways, but they are responsible for 19 percent of fatalities, according to the Surrey Now-Leader. If you survive a collision between your car and a large truck, it’s likely your injuries are serious. Your life has been upended because of another party’s negligence. If this has happened to you, Preszler Law can help.

A Victoria truck accident lawyer from our firm will protect your rights and hold those responsible for your injuries accountable.

Truck accident liability

Truck accidents differ from most motor vehicle accidents, not only because of the discrepancy in size. First of all, since most trucks serve as commercial vehicles, the driver is generally an employee of a trucking company, not the owner of the truck per se.

Second, when someone is badly injured in a truck accident, liability usually extends to entities beyond the driver, including the trucking company. Depending on the type of accident and the results of your lawyer’s investigation, other potentially liable parties may include:

  • Freight company– Truck accidents often result from overloaded cargo or items that were not secured properly. In either situation, the truck may jackknife or rollover, causing mayhem on the roadway. Materials in the truck may spill out, and the debris– or hazardous chemicals– means that drivers are desperately trying to avoid getting hit.
  • Parts and equipment manufacturer– Mechanical failures account for many truck accidents. Brakes stop working, tires blow out, or the transmission collapses. Perhaps the fault is not with the vehicle itself, but with defective bindings used for cargo security. The manufacturer and distributor of the defective parts or equipment may prove liable.

Truck accident damages

Compensation, or damages, in a truck accident may include:

  • Medical expenses, current and future
  • Rehabilitation
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Loss of benefits
  • Pain and suffering

Keep in mind that insurance companies want to settle for as little as possible. A thorough investigation of the accident by an experienced legal team can help you receive the damages you deserve. They will also ensure your injuries are correctly diagnosed so that an insurance adjuster cannot allege otherwise.

Contact our Preszler team of Victoria truck accident lawyers

When you are seriously injured in a truck accident because of another party’s negligent actions, you have the right to receive the maximum compensation. A compassionate personal injury lawyer at our firm understands your fears and wants you to focus on recovery rather than worry about dealing with the ICBC, insurance companies, and other agencies.

Arrange a free consultation by calling us today or filling out our online contact form. After reviewing your case, we will advise you of your options so you can make an informed decision going forward. You do not pay any fees unless we win.

1321 Blanshard Street
Suite 301,
Victoria, BC
V8W 0B6
Fax: 778-373-8213
Toll Free: 1-877-572-1324
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Suite 2600,
Burnaby, BC
V6E 3C9
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Suite 305 South Tower,
Richmond, BC
V6X 3M1
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Suite 202,
Surrey, BC
V3W 3M8
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Suite 1100,
Kelowna, BC
V1Y 0B5
Fax: 778-373-8213
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Unit 825,
Vancouver, BC
V6E 3C9
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*These are consultation offices that require a booked meeting in advance. Walk-ins are not allowed.

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