If you or a loved one has been injured in a Sarnia truck accident, the victim may be entitled to compensation for property damage, medical expenses, lost wages, and more.
At the law offices of Greg Monforton & Partners, our Sarnia truck accident lawyers can help you determine what your legal rights are and if you are entitled to compensation for your truck accident.
Causes of Sarnia Truck Accidents
In Canada truck drivers are permitted to drive no longer than 13 hours in a day after 8 hours off, furthermore they are not permitted to drive after spending 14-hours on duty per day. Such long hours often means that drivers may be fatigued while behind the wheel. Some drivers also choose to take to the roads during the evening hours when the interstates are less likely to be busy.
Fatigued driving is just one of the many causes of truck accidents, others include:
- Driving Under the Influence
- Failing to Yield
- Inexperienced Driver
- Cargo Load Shift
- Poor Vehicle Maintenance
- Disobey Traffic Signs and Signals
- Overloaded Cargo
- Distracted Driving
- Reckless Driving
A truck driver tailgating another driver is just as dangerous as another driver tailgating the truck. Drivers should be aware that large trucks have larger blind spots than most other vehicles, often times they are referred to as no zones which simply mean that a driver should not be driving in such areas around the truck.
Types of Truck Accidents
In approximately 31 percent of the truck collisions that occurred in Ontario, the truck driver was blamed for the accident. The majority of these accidents led to serious property damage. As these large trucks often weigh thousands of pounds more than an average vehicle, many are crushed beneath the weight of the truck, trailer, and cargo being hauled.
Some types of truck accidents include:
- Head-On Collisions
- Truck Under-ride
- Jackknife Accidents
- Side-Impact Crashes
Furthermore, some trucks may experience a runaway trailer which can sometimes lead to accidents with motor vehicles in its path. Always leave enough distance between your vehicle and the back of a truck not only because of the large blind spot but also in case a trailer breaks loose.
Contact our Sarnia Truck Accident Barristers
Being involved in any type of truck collision can be a frightening moment for anyone. If you or a loved one is seeking legal advice after being injured in a truck collision, our lawyers can help. For more than 30 years the personal injury lawyers at Greg Monforton & Partners have opened their doors to accident injury victims in Sarnia, as well as the surrounding areas.
Along with legal counsel our barristers can help to guide you and your loved ones through the entire litigation process.
Our main office is in Windsor, Ontario but we also proudly serve the surrounding areas including:
and many more local towns and cities. For more information on how we may be able to help you with your Sarnia truck accident claim, contact us at (866) 320-4770. Your initial case consultation is completely FREE and of no-obligation to you.
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