Our Toronto Truck Accident Lawyers Can Help
Call the attorneys who offer personal attention and get big results
Trucks can be seen on the streets and highways of the Greater Toronto Area every single day. Most of the time, we barely notice them as they carry cargo and make deliveries. When there’s an accident involving a truck, people can be left seriously injured. The experienced truck accident attorneys at Smitiuch Injury Law, PC fight for victims.
What happens after a truck accident?
Injuries in a truck accident are often very serious. One reason is that trucks are larger and much heavier than passenger cars. Fully loaded, a tractor-trailer can weigh 53,500 kg. If the accident occurred on a highway, speed increases the force of impact. The results can be devastating for car drivers and passengers.
Truck accidents can involve:
- Garbage trucks
- Dump trucks
- Box trucks
- Delivery vehicles
- Tanker trucks
If negligence led to the accident that left you injured, you deserve financial compensation. Recovering compensation can be difficult. There can be multiple parties involved – for example, the truck driver, the trucking company, the company that owns the trailer, the company that loaded the trailer and the manufacturer of any defective parts. The negligent parties often deny doing anything wrong.
How can a Toronto truck accident attorney help me after an accident?
Insurance companies are also reluctant to pay you the compensation you deserve. That’s because they know there is a lot of money at stake. They may question the extent of the injuries you suffered or argue that they were pre-existing. An insurance company may even put some of the blame on you to try to limit the compensation you can receive.
Our truck accident lawyers know how victims and their families can be affected by a truck accident. It can take months or even longer to recover from injuries. Some victims never fully recover and are left with a permanent disability. Medical expenses can add up quickly and many families have no way of paying the bills.
We know how to investigate your truck accident and hold negligent parties accountable. Our attorneys take action to obtain evidence controlled by the trucking company. This includes data from the truck’s event data recorder, as well as maintenance records and repair records. We check to make sure the company followed all laws.
Our legal team also investigates for any evidence that the truck driver was negligent. For example, the driver may have been speeding or texting while operating the truck. In some cases, drivers fell asleep at the wheel or drove while under the influence of alcohol or drugs (legal or illegal).
What kind of damages can I recover after a truck accident?
Our attorneys build a strong case that proves negligence led to the truck accident that left you injured. We also determine the total damages you have suffered. This includes all medical expenses related to your injuries – both now and in the future. It includes lost income if you couldn’t go back to work. Other damages may include pain and suffering.
Many times, we are able to work out a settlement with the insurance companies. Our firm is familiar to insurance companies. There is one thing that they know about us – we are not afraid to go to court. That’s one reason we are often able to negotiate a settlement that meets your needs.
We offer experienced legal representation, compassionate support and personal attention to all of our clients. If you’ve been hurt in a truck accident in the GTA, learn more about how we can help. Contact us to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our experienced truck accident attorneys. If we do represent you in your case, you owe us nothing until we win. We have offices in Toronto, Brantford and Simcoe.