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West Kelowna Truck Accident Lawyers


Each year, throughout the province, approximately 60 people are killed in truck accidents. These senseless, fatal collisions have devastating emotional and financial repercussions for the bereaved family members of wrongfully deceased truck accident victims.

Truck drivers operate high-speed vehicles that often outweigh 10,000 kgs. Because of their vehicle’s sheer size and weight, truck drivers have greater physical protection in the event of a collision than other road-users. In fact, vulnerable road-users involved in collisions with heavy commercial vehicles are four times more likely to be killed in an accident than the truck’s operator.

As the result of a near-fatal truck accident, survivors can sustain multiple types of injuries. Even non-catastrophic injuries can have long-lasting impacts on a truck accident victim’s life, and their livelihood. This is especially true of truck accident survivors who are unable to continue working in their chosen profession because of the injuries they have sustained.

In addition to suffering physically and financially, truck accident victims often develop additional, disabling medical conditions in the form of mental health disorders. The process of recovering from injuries can be emotionally draining, anxiety-inducing, and isolating. It is not uncommon, therefore, for injured truck accident survivors to develop:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Alcohol abuse disorder
  • Insomnia
  • Other sleep disorders
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • And other mental health concerns

If you were injured in a truck accident before May 1, 2021, you might be eligible to pursue a civil claim against the negligent truck driver whose wrongful conduct led to your collision. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you might also be entitled to pursue damages against other contributorily negligent parties. For example, if a truck driver’s employer was aware they had a history of unsafe driving but allowed them to continue operating a dangerous vehicle, they might also be considered liable for your resulting damages.

Unfortunately, because of recently implemented changes to the ways in which ICBC responds to accident claims, it is now more difficult than ever to get the compensation you deserve in the wake of an injury-causing truck accident. Since instituting its new no-fault insurance model, ICBC has made it impossible for injured accident victims to sue the parties responsible for causing the collision (except in certain situations).

Additionally, it is now more difficult than ever to dispute unfairly low settlement amounts or to appeal denied ICBC claims. That means, it can be very difficult to convince the insurance company to reverse decisions about low settlement amounts if the ICBC accident benefits allocated to the accident victim do not sufficiently cover their total financial losses.

To voice your concerns over these drastic policy changes, contact your MLA and ask them to repeal ICBC’s no-fault insurance system.

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Our West Kelowna truck accident lawyers are passionate about providing personalized, case-specific feedback to all prospective clients during a free initial consultation. By taking advantage of a cost-free, no-obligation first meeting with Preszler Injury Lawyers, you will have the opportunity to review your case and discuss legal actions that might be available to you.

To schedule your free initial consultation with our truck accident lawyers serving West Kelowna, contact us online or call 1-800-JUSTICE today.

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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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