Depending on the particular circumstances of an accident, various parties may be liable for injuries caused by a trucking accident.

The driver of the truck may be liable if they acted negligently (for example, by driving while intoxicated or failing to maintain their rig in a safe working condition). As trucking is a heavily regulated industry in Canada, the driver’s employer may also be directly and/or vicariously liable for paying compensation to those injured by a trucker’s actions.

Obtaining legal advice as soon as possible after an accident is vital to ensuring all parties who may bear responsibility are identified and brought into your claim.