Have you been injured in a truck accident in Windsor that was caused by a negligent driver?
For more than 30 years the personal injury lawyers at the law offices of Greg Monforton & Partners have been fighting for the rights of injury victims throughout Ontario and have a proven track record of success.
Types of Commercial Vehicles
Given the great variety of different types of cargo that must be transported from one location to another, engineers have designed many different forms of commercial vehicles. There are typically three classifications for trucks including; light trucks, medium trucks, and heavy trucks.
Each of these vehicles has been specifically designed to fit the needs of each specific type of cargo it is required to carry from liquids and foods, to people and automobiles.
Some common types of commercial trucks include:
- 18 Wheeler's
- Postal Trucks
- Package Trucks
- Fire Trucks
- Currency Transporters
- Garbage Trucks
- Dump Trucks
- Cement Trucks
- Tow Trucks
- Recreational Vehicles
- Tank Truck
- Log Carrier
- Crane Truck
- Semi-Trailer Truck
- Ballast Tractor
- Heavy Hauler
- Box Truck
- Livestock Truck
- Automobile Carrier Truck
In Ontario, many of these trucks require the driver to possess a specific class of license in order to operate these vehicles. These classes assure the operator of the vehicle has the proper knowledge and experience to safely drive these vehicles on our Canadian roadways and highways.
Truck Accident Facts
Truck accidents have been documented to be caused by a number of different factors. One of the predominant factors known to cause truck accidents, and main cause associated with other types of accidents, is driver fatigue.
Due to the fact that truck drivers are required to work long hours in order to meet delivery deadlines, they are put at an increased chance of becoming fatigued while driving. Thus, their chances of becoming involved in an accident increase substantially.
Some other causes for truck accidents include:
- Driver Skill Level
- Vehicle Safety
- Load Shifts
- Overloaded Trailers
- Negligent Driving
- Driving Under the Influence
- Unsecured Loads
- Distracted Driving
- Blind Spots
As truck drivers must go through an immense amount of training on order to obtain their license, no amount of training can combat the fatigue associated with long hours of driving along with the negligent actions that may be taken by a driver to cause an accident.
Types of Truck Accidents
There are many complexities to large trucks that make it more difficult to respond to sudden situations that may occur on our roadways. Therefore, there are many different types of accidents that can occur either involving other vehicles or not, however, in most cases, these accidents typically result in extreme damage to all vehicles involved.
Some common types of truck accidents include:
- Jackknife Accidents
- Rollover Accidents
- Runaway Trailer Accidents
- Tire Blowout Accidents
- Under-Ride Accidents
- Rear-End Collisions
- Head-On Collisions
- T-Bone Accidents
- Lost Load Accidents
- Blind Spot Accidents
- Air Brake Failure Accidents
With truck drivers being the most common occupation for men in Canada, we should recognize the causes of these accidents and learn what we can do to help prevent them.Â In addition, all citizens should maintain complete attention while driving, and abide by all traffic laws, as they have been put in place to keep us safe.
Common Truck Accident Injuries
In some areas of Canada, the maximum weight for a truck can be up to 63,500 kilograms, or 140,000 pounds. When a truck with this type of carrying capacity is involved in a collision with a regular passenger car, it is has been known to cause serious damages, injuries, and even death to those involved in the accident.
Some common truck accident injuries include:
In general, most truck accidents are caused by the negligent actions of a truck driver. If you have been injured in a truck accident, it is advised to seek immediate medical attention even if there are no visible injuries, often times the non-visible injuries may be the most fatal.Â More so, these documents will be of assistance in forming your case against the negligent party.
Information to Collect Following A Truck Accident
Our Windsor truck accident lawyers have handled numerous truck accident injury cases, and understand the complications and complexities associated with being involved in an accident with commercial vehicles. With this in mind, our lawyers have gathered a list of information that can be gathered at the scene of the accident to help you win justice in the court of law.
Important information that can be collected includes:
- Photographs of the accident scene
- Videos of the accident scene
- Information of all witnesses
- Information of the truck driver
- Trucking company information
All information gathered at the scene of the accident will assist lawyers in seeking the maximum compensation in the court of law. If not documented, this information is often quickly forgotten after the accident has been cleared.
It is common for trucking companies to send out a representative to survey the scene of the accident, while it is extremely important to note that these representatives are not your friend. More so, they are highly trained and skilled in gathering confidential information that can be used against you in court.
Contact An Experienced Windsor Truck Accident Lawyer
At Greg Monforton and Partners we are proud to assist the injured in obtaining the justice they deserve in the court of law. If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident resulting in injury or death, the victim may be eligible to receive compensation for their losses and damages, thus it is imperative to seek legal guidance from an experienced Windsor truck accident lawyer.
Being headquartered in Windsor, we are licensed to serve the entire Province of Ontario and proudly serve injury victims in:
.... among many others.
To obtain additional information on how our truck accident lawyers can assist you in your time of need, or to schedule a free no-obligation consultation, we kindly welcome you to contact us at (866) 320-4770 and a member of our intake team will gather information from your accident and quickly connect you with one of our helpful lawyers.
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