Truck Accidents Blog

Liability for Truck Crashes Caused by Mechanical Issues/Poor Maintenance

All drivers owe a duty of care to others sharing the road to ensure the vehicle they are operating is in good working order. Failure to conduct proper and regular maintenance can increase the risk of causing mechanical damage to a vehicle, which can lead to serious accidents and injuries. This also applies especially to... Read More

Serious Crash on Highway 401 Being Investigated by Chatham-Kent OPP

One person was injured after a serious crash in Chatham-Kent between a tractor-trailer and a cargo van early Monday morning. Chatham-Kent OPP was called to the scene near the 121 km market in the eastbound lanes of Highway 401 at about 2:30 a.m. According to CTV Windsor, the force of the impact caused the cargo... Read More

Two People Hospitalized After Serious Truck-Related Crash in Essex

Two people were sent to a nearby hospital after a crash involving a minivan and a transport truck in Essex this morning, reports. Essex County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to the incident between County Road 46 and South Middle Road around 9 a.m. Two unidentified victims suffered undisclosed injuries. A section of Naylor... Read More

Determining When a Cargo Loading Company is Liable for a Truck Accident

Commercial trucking operations involve many different parties, which makes it complicated to determine liability in the event of an accident. Cargo loading companies may be held responsible for truck accidents caused by cargo issues such as improper loading or failure to secure the load. Greg Monforton & Partners’ truck accident lawyers further explain how a... Read More

When Truck Accidents Are Caused by Drug or Alcohol Impairment

Impaired driving by truck drivers is a serious threat to the safety of the general public. Commercial trucks can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds and in the event of an accident, the results are often catastrophic. Many victims sustain severe injuries that may require ongoing medical care. If you were harmed in a truck... Read More

When Can a Vehicle or Parts Manufacturer Be at Fault for a Truck Accident?

Manufacturers have a legal duty to make sure that their products are safe and effective to use. This includes manufacturers of parts used in 18-wheelers, big rigs and other commercial vehicles. Since these trucks often weigh several tons, when they are involved in collisions, the results are often catastrophic, and manufacturers may be held liable... Read More

Reasons that a Trucking Company May Be Liable for Your Injuries

Truck accidents often result in serious injuries that require expensive medical care. Identifying all potential parties who may be to blame for the accident is key to securing adequate compensation. The trucking company may bear some responsibility for any damages that you have sustained. If you were injured in a truck accident, we recommend that... Read More

How Much is My Truck Accident Claim Worth?

Accidents involving commercial trucks often result in significant injuries and property damage. Determining the value of a truck accident claim involves many different factors, which is why it is important that your claim is correctly valued so that you may be fairly compensated for your losses. The Windsor truck accident lawyers at our firm discuss... Read More

Evidence that Could Help Strengthen Your Truck Accident Claim

The moments following a truck accident can be confusing and overwhelming. Aside from seeking medical care for your injuries, you should begin collecting evidence. There are several pieces of evidence that can help preserve and protect your truck accident claim. Below, the Windsor truck accident lawyers at our firm discuss some of the most important... Read More

OPP to Conduct Safety Enforcement in Response to Increased Truck-Related Collisions

In response to a high number of serious and fatal accidents involving trucks and other commercial vehicles over the last year, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is conducting a week-long safety enforcement, called Operation Safe Trucking, which started on Sunday, August 18th. The enforcement and education initiative is being done to ensure that commercial drivers... Read More