Truck accident cases are intricate and difficult. Getting into an accident with a negligent truck driver results in extensive, expensive injuries and usually pits you against a major corporation with the resources to fight you every step of the way.
Merchant Law’s personal injury lawyers have been very successful at holding these companies accountable in the past. We can help you get the compensation you need and deserve, compensation which will be vital to helping you address your financial losses from this accident.
You need a trucking case expert.
Successful truck accident lawyers know the industry inside and out. They know the industry standards which can be used to demonstrate negligence.
In a truck accident case the driver’s behavior isn’t the only issue. The conduct of the trucking company matters a great deal.
For example, companies are held to certain industry standards in re: the hiring and training of these drivers, who are being entrusted with a vehicle 11 times heavier than the average passenger vehicle. They are supposed to have clean driving and criminal records, and receive extensive training.
In reality, many trucking companies cut corners, hiring drivers who are desperate enough to work the way they want them to work, and restricting training to a brief reminder video to save money.
The way many of these companies want these truckers to work is another issue. Many drivers are on the road exhausted, a condition that’s more dangerous than drunk driving. Canadian law says they should only be on the road for 13 hours, and must not work more than 70 hours in any consecutive 7-day period. In reality, many truckers are on the road much longer.
Experienced lawyers know how to examine the records to detect these major issues.
We also know how to examine maintenance logs for signs that the companies cut corners on truck maintenance. Unfortunately this is also all-too-common.
Finally, we examine the driver’s conduct for signs of disobedience to the laws which might have kept the victim of the accident safe.
Trucking companies don’t enjoy this scrutiny, and they don’t want to pay for the expensive medical bills victims are bringing to the table. They tend to throw everything they have at defending these cases.
Hire a lawyer as fast as you can.
If you’ve been injured in a trucking accident you may be at a disadvantage. Many accident victims are too hurt in the truck accident to gather evidence after the collision. This means you’ll need a lawyer who will be able to reconstruct the facts of the case after the fact.
Meanwhile, the corporation who owns the truck will waste no time trying to send representatives your way in an attempt to pressure or intimidate you into making major mistakes with your case. Hiring a lawyer immediately gives you your best chance at receiving the funds you’ll need to recover from the accident.
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Schedule a risk-free, no-obligation consultation by calling (250) 385-7777. You can also visit our offices at: 810 Humboldt St, Suite A02, Victoria, BC V8V 5B1, Canada.