If a large commercial vehicle or eighteen-wheeler crash has left you injured, or has resulted in the death of a family member in Alberta, get in touch with one of Pipella Law’s personal injury lawyers in Calgary immediately. Our Alberta truck accident lawyers examine all of the facts and evidence to determine whether the accident was caused by a negligent truck driver, or the organization responsible for operating and maintaining the truck.
Common Causes of Commercial & Semi-Truck Crashes & Fatalities – Negligent & Fatigued Drivers
Pipella Law’s personal injury lawyers thoroughly examine the circumstances of truck accidents in a timely manner so we can collect crucial evidence that will build a case against the negligent truck driver, or organization, responsible for a victim’s pain, suffering, and monetary compensation. There may be times when truck accidents include one or more of the following:
- Fatigued Drivers;
- Driver’s drug use;
- Following too closely;
- Driver exhibiting excessive speed;
- Passing Unsafely;
- Overweight Cargo;
- Freight & Cargo which is not secured properly;
- Poor Driving in wet conditions;
- Accidents resulting in jackknifes and rollovers;
- Poor vehicle maintenance;
- Wide turns;
- Drifting in and out of lanes;
- Blowouts of tires;
- Operating a truck while impaired / drunk driving;
- Dangerously parked on the shoulder of road; and
- Lack of maintaining lighting standards and reflective markings.
Our Lawyers Know the Industry & Understand the Laws That Regulate Trucking
Canada’s trucking industry is heavily regulated. When involved in a serious truck accident, you need the experience and resources of a truck accident injury lawyer who understands the industry rules, regulations, and expected protocols. There are many factors that can point to the liability of a truck driver in the event of an accident that causes you, or a family member, serious harm and/or even death. Truck drivers are limited to the hours they can consecutively drive, as well as the number of hours they may drive weekly. Many truck drivers in Canada are required to undergo drug testing regularly, earn and maintain commercial driving licenses, and are responsible for the safe upkeep of their vehicle and equipment. Our personal injury lawyers in Calgary will thoroughly examine a truck driver’s travel manifests and logs to confirm they are current, untampered with, and compliant with mandatory rest periods.
In the event that you, or a loved one, have been involved in a serious truck accident, Pipella Law’s injury lawyers will gather any and all important records concerning the driver’s commercial license status, hours driven in a period, maintenance manifests, and completion of drug tests, so we can determine if the driver was negligent in causing the accident because the driver may not be the only party liable for your truck accident injury and compensation.
We will seek to recover what you have paid for treatment, if you have a loss of income, and if you have sustained any emotional or psychological damage, should the owner of the semi-trailer, or trucking company, be at fault. When our legal team represents the family of a victim who was killed in a fatal truck accident, we fight to get the family members compensated for loss of income, treatment bills, and emotional and psychological pain and suffering.
Maximum Compensation in Truck Accident Settlements
Our truck accident litigation lawyers in Calgary utilize a team of consultants who provide us with expertise in the areas of insurance, medicine, law and finance so we can correctly determine your losses when we have to confront insurance companies.
The insurance providers for the truck drivers and trucking companies may not seek to compensate victims fairly. If a truck accident lawsuit becomes inevitable, you are in good hands with Pipella Law. Our personal injury lawyers in Calgary are seasoned litigators who have successfully represented intricate personal injury cases. We are able to stand up to the insurance companies so our clients get what they deserve.
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No Legal Fees Unless You Are Compensated
If you or anyone in your family has been the victim of truck accident involving a semi-truck or other large commercial vehicle, it is important that you speak to a dedicated accident lawyer right away. The sooner you engage counsel, the greater the opportunity there will be to collect evidence. This advantage will have a direct impact on building your case, protecting your rights, and claiming the maximum compensation.
Contact our Alberta truck accident lawyers and receive a free consultation. We work with wrongful death and personal injury clients on a contingency fee basis; which means you pay no legal fees until you are compensated.