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Truck Accidents

Truck accidents cause some of the most debilitating injuries of all the vehicle crashes on Canadian highways and roads.

Injuries resulting from these accidents are often more serious simply because of the weight of the commercial vehicle. When a fully loaded eighteen wheeler weighing as much as 80,000 lbs. collides with a smaller vehicle or pedestrian the results are often catastrophic.

Driver fatigue is a common factor in many serious accidents caused by truck drivers. Truckers’ long work hours cause sleep deprivation, disruption of normal sleep/rest cycles, and fatigue.

Further, stopping distances for trucks are much longer. On wet and slippery roads, there are even greater disparities between the braking capabilities of large trucks and cars.

While most truck drivers practice strict safety measures, there are several factors consistent with commercial truck driving that can put motorists at risk of injury or death.

  • Commercial truck operators and delivery personnel’s pay is often based on productivity, which encourages faster driving and longer hours of operations.
  • Drivers are often distracted by cell phone calls or texting during long shifts.
  • Brake failure - When a injury accident is proven to result from a vehicle’s inability to stop or slow appropriately, multiple parties could be liable for financial damages.

Serious burns, paraplegia, quadriplegia, long-lasting head and neck trauma as well as a long list of broken bones and soft tissue injuries often result from collisions between heavy trucks and smaller autos.

If you have been injured in a truck accident as a result of someone else’s negligence you are entitled to compensation for the damages you have sustained including past and future medical expense and past and future income loss, as well as pain and suffering.

Call us now for a free analysis of your truck accident case: 416-621-9111
or request a free case evaluation.