Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers Helping Clients in Commercial Trucking Accidents
Accidents involving commercial trucks can often be fatal. Due to their sheer size, what would otherwise be considered a minor accident, could result in serious, if not catastrophic injuries. It is for this reason that truck drivers must take great care to ensure their vehicles are up to standard, and that they are capable of driving these vehicles for long hours.
At Cuming & Gillespie we know that these serious injuries stemming from an accident involving a truck can impact people physically, psychologically, and financially. If you have been hurt in a truck accident, our award-winning team of personal injury lawyers can help. Over the past two decades, we have been regularly ranked as Leaders in Personal Injury on Lexpert and have been recognized as top practitioners in the area of personal injury. With our guidance and representation, you can rest assured that your case is in the best hands.
Common Causes of Commercial Trucking Accidents
There are many causes of commercial trucking accidents. Some of them include:
- Fatigued Drivers;
- Distracted driving (such as texting or talking on the phone);
- An intoxicated driver (alcohol or drugs);
- Truck drivers following other vehicles too closely;
- Poorly secured cargo or load;
- Driving at excessive speeds;
- Passing unsafely;
- Overweight cargo or cargo that is not properly secured;
- Poor maintenance of the truck;
- The truck taking dangerous wide turns;
- Drifting in and out of lanes;
- Blowouts of tires;
- Incorrectly and dangerously parking on the side of the road; and
- Lack of maintaining lighting standards and reflective markings.
All these factors can lead to serious accidents resulting in catastrophic or deadly injuries to other drivers on the road. Where such accidents occur, injured drivers or their families can pursue claims against the truck driver, the trucking company, or both.
The Trucking Industry and Making a Claim
The trucking industry is heavily regulated in Canada. Drivers are required to keep thorough logs of their maintenance, when they sleep, when they take breaks, when they pick up cargo, any issues they may have on the road, and so on. Drivers are also required to take random drug tests, and maintain up-to-date licenses.
These strict regulations mean that in the event of an accident, there can be a significant amount of evidence that can be used to support a personal injury claim. However, for an injured party seeking to file such a claim, it may be difficult to sift through all this material without the help of a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer.
If you have been injured in a commercial trucking accident or you have lost a loved one due to such an accident, it is crucial to hire a lawyer who has a thorough understanding of these rules, regulations, and protocols that govern the trucking industry.
At Cuming & Gillespie in Calgary, our personal injury lawyers regularly pursue truck accident claims. As a result, we are intimately familiar with the regulations and protocols governing the industry. Our lawyers know what evidence to look for and which requirements are often missed. If a driver has been negligent, we will find out through careful review of all materials and evidence, including all documents provided by the police. We work tirelessly to ensure our clients get the maximum compensation they are entitled to. With a track record of successfully resolving hundreds of personal injury claims, including claims against commercial truck drivers and trucking companies, you can rest assured that we will take care of all aspects of your claim while you focus on recovery.
We Care About Your Recovery
At Cuming & Gillespie, we have a deep interest in your recovery. Our goal is to help you move forward after your accident and we provide the assistance you need to make this happen. Our highly experienced team takes a collaborative approach to ensure your claim is handled with care. We regularly work with medical and other professionals to ensure that nothing slips through the cracks and all aspects of your claim are taken care of.
When you hire us, you can rest assured that you are getting the best and most effective representation. In the past decade, we have been able to recover over $175 million in damages, reflecting our success in representing our injured clients. Such money has helped them to begin to close a painful chapter of their lives, and focus on the future.
Experienced and Thorough Personal Injury Lawyers Seeing Your Claim Through from Beginning to End
At Cuming & Gillepsie, we know the details of pursuing truck accident claims and have experience with all pertinent documents that are required in filing a successful claim. We can help you obtain these documents and ensure a maximum compensation is obtained. If you have any questions call us today at 403-571-0555 or contact us online to book an appointment for a free consultation.