July 18, 2017
Trucking is vital to many Calgary and Alberta industries, but trucking accidents can cause serious injuries. A Calgary lawyer talks about your rights.
Trucking is essential to many businesses in Calgary and throughout Alberta. Unfortunately, accidents involving tractor-trailers or "semi-trucks" are also a common occurrence in the Greater Calgary Area. Chances are you have seen some of the wreckage left behind after one of these accidents, and you may have been caught in a lengthy traffic jam and/or forced to detour after a trucking accident has shut down one or more lanes of traffic on a major Calgary road or highway—a nuisance, to be sure, yet far better than actually being involved in the accident.
Due to their size, especially compared to the smaller passenger vehicles most Calgarians typically drive, semi-trucks can cause extreme damage to other vehicles and their occupants. A Calgary trucking accident that occurs at highway speed is all but guaranteed to lead to serious injuries up to and including death. In the wake of such accidents, your legal rights and your family's financial well-being might be the furthest things from your mind, but they're far more important than your realize.
Protecting your rights under Calgary law following a trucking accident is an important part of recovering from any injuries and ensures that your family is in the best possible position to pull itself back together following the devastation of a tractor-trailer accident. Our work as some of Calgary's most dedicated personal injury lawyers puts us in contact with the victims of trucking accidents and similar accidents every day, and we know just how significantly you and your family can be hurt if you do not know how to effectively protect your rights.
You May Be Able to Hold Negligent Truck Drivers and Businesses Responsible
All Calgary trucking accident cases are unique, so we cannot provide any specific advice regarding your case on this blog. However, in many accidents involving semi-trucks, both the driver of the tractor-trailer and the company(ies) employing the driver and/or responsible for the cargo the driver is transporting may be liable for any injuries or wrongful deaths that occur as a result of the accident. If anyone tries to get you to agree, in writing or otherwise, that a certain company or companies were not responsible for the accident, contact an experienced lawyer immediately.
You ALWAYS Have the Right to Consult With a Calgary Lawyer
No matter what the circumstances of your accident, you are always entitled to speak with a personal injury lawyer working exclusively on your behalf before you sign or agree to anything. This is the best way to protect your rights and interests, and allows you to hand off much of the effort and stress, allowing you to focus on your own recovery and your family's well-being.
If you or a family member has been injured in an accident involving a semi-truck or a tractor-trailer in the Greater Calgary area, please contact our office for a free initial consultation.
This entry was posted on July 18, 2017
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