Ontario Truck Accident Attorney
Were You Injured in an Ontario Truck Accident?
Truck accidents are nightmarish ordeals that cause emotional and physical distress. In addition to the destruction of property, the piling medical costs can go upwards of thousands of dollars. Furthermore, critical injuries often lead to a loss of income for a limited time or forever. Also, factor in the emotional pain, and these accidents become financial pitfalls that can destroy lives and families.
For professional legal representation, request the help of Armstrong Accident Attorneys. We offer expert advice and counsel as part of our legal services to help truck accident victims deal with the aftermath of a truck accident.
Schedule your free initial consultation with our Ontario truck accident lawyers today and tell us about your accident and injuries.
What Makes Our Trucking Accident Attorneys Different?
When you choose to work with us, you get access to a panel of experienced truck accident lawyers who can
handle your case proficiently. Our team examines each aspect of your truck accident case and works to
get you the maximum compensation.
You can count on us for:
You can schedule a free consultation session with our attorneys and discuss the details of your claim. Our experts can guide you on the steps you need to take throughout the process and provide an initial expectation for the claim's return. If you decide to move forward with our services, we can schedule additional sessions.
Contingency Fee Basis
Armstrong Accident Attorneys follow the contingency fee payment structure. We operate under the no-win-no-fee policy, which means you are not liable to pay our teams until your claim payout is made. In the unfortunate case that the claim is not successful, you will not be required to pay us. Therefore, you can schedule a meeting with us without any hesitation or fear of expensive attorney costs.
High Success Rate
We have a strong track record that showcases our high success rate. Our experience, combined with our strategic and methodological approach, has made our law firm a highly competitive force in and out of court.
Our customer care representatives are readily available to resolve all your queries and concerns. You can reach out to us via phone, chat, or by filling out the contact form on our website.
Armstrong Accident Attorneys is an award-winning firm. Over the years, we have gained recognition for being a dependable legal services provider for truck accident claims. You can count on our experts to consider your individual needs before making a truck accident claim.
Access to the best medical providers
Our goal is to provide you with a complete service. We take care of everything following the accident. You can give us a call to inquire about the top-grade medical service providers who can properly document all the injuries to help strengthen your claim.
Why Hire Personal Injury Lawyers for Truck Accident Claims
Experiencing something as traumatic as a truck accident can leave you in financial and emotional turmoil. In addition to dealing with pain and injuries, you also have to worry about medical costs and the cost of accommodation (in cases of severe injuries). Truck accidents can also result in severe emotional distress, which is often displayed in the form of PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder).
This is why choosing an experienced professional to help you ease your burden is the best option. A truck accident lawyer can help you with every stage of the process. Our team at Armstrong Accident Attorneys can get in touch with you following the crash and guide you on the necessary steps to take during and after the accident.
Making one wrong move can compromise the validity of your case. Often, insurance companies trick the victims by making inquiries on record, which can be perceived negatively by the deciding authority.Therefore, it is best to have legal representation to guide you on the comments you can and cannot make.
Our professional accident lawyers listen to the details of your case and carry out further investigations to find factors that can strengthen your claim. Taking this initiative makes sure you get the fair and full amount of compensation after the accident.
The teams at Armstrong Accident Attorneys are trained to negotiate higher settlements and deal with any insurance company who may try to offer you a lower settlement than you deserve.
Working with professional attorneys will also certify abidance to the statute of limitations for your city. This means our teams will inform you about the total time duration you have to file the case following the accident.
Armstrong Accident Attorneys will also handle all the paperwork for you. With us by your side, you can take the time to heal and recover from the physical and emotional trauma. You can rest assured knowing that our team will get all the paperwork completed by the book.
How Much Compensation Can You Get With a Truck Accident Claim?
The compensation amount for each case can vary, depending on the type of accident you have encountered, the type of injuries you have experienced, whether you have lost your income temporarily or permanently, or if you have suffered emotional trauma following the injury.
Some of the deciding factors for the settlement amount are:
- The severity of your injury
- The total cost of your current and upcoming medical bills
- The total cost of accommodations, such as a hospital bed, wheelchair ramps, etc., needed after the injury
- The total amount of lost wage
- The compensation for pain and suffering
- The compensation for emotional damage and coverage for mental health services
- The compensation for personal property damage
- The compensation for wrongful death
Common Causes of Ontario Truck Accidents
Like most traffic accidents, truck accidents occur usually as a result of another person's negligence. If this is the case for you, rest assured that you are entitled to receive compensation. Here are some of the serious accidents that can happen when a semi-truck is involved:
Since trucks are large vehicles, speeding trucks can be a significant cause of trucking accidents and catastrophic injuries. Larger vehicles build momentum while speeding, which can cause the car to react adversely when there is a sharp turn ahead. A truck driver can quickly lose control, thus causing damage to property or pedestrians.
Distracted or aggressive driving
Distracted, rash or aggressive driving is dangerous and illegal. Commercial truck crashes caused by distracted drivers can cause immense property damage, along with fatalities.
Violations in hours of service
Every city has a set criterion for the number of hours the driver can stay on the road and the number of hours the driver can drive the vehicle. Violation of the hours of service can cause fatigue, resulting in all types of trucking accidents.
Harsh weather can also play a role in accidents. Rain, snow, ice, wind, fog, and other weather conditions can result in accidents, multi-truck pile-ups, and severe injuries.
Damaged roads can also cause trucks to veer off course, which can cause significant damage to properties and individuals alike.
Violation of Cargo Restriction
Overloading trucks with additional cargo can cause tire blowouts. This can cause truck drivers to swerve, go through the windshield, or cause road obstructions.
Driving Under the Influence
If the driver gets behind the wheel under the influence of alcohol or narcotics, their compromised mental state can cause severe accidents.
Poorly lit roads
Poor or dim lighting can prevent the driver from clearly seeing the road, turns, pedestrians, cyclists, or motorcycle riders.
How to Qualify for an Accident Claim in Ontario
You can only claim the settlement amount if the accident suffered was caused by the negligence of a third party. To qualify for a claim, you need to prove liability to make sure the claim is successful. The knowledgeable attorneys extended by Armstrong Accident Attorneys can leverage their experience and knowledge to prove your case.
Our team will conduct an in-depth investigation to verify the third party's negligence. We will study the duty of care, the breach of duty, the causes of accidents, the damage done and compare the failure to ensure you get the maximum settlement that is due for you.
Common Injuries in a Truck Accident
You may be entitled to a settlement if you experience the following injuries after a truck accident.
- Back and neck injuries
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Burn injuries
- Internal injuries
- Damage to the spinal cord
- Rib and torso injuries
- Seat Belt injuries
- Wrongful death
Steps to Take After a Trucking Accident
After experiencing a traumatic accident, do the following to ensure the success of your claim:
- Prioritize your health and wellbeing. If you, or a loved one, is injured, make sure to see a medical professional right away. However, you must get a copy of the medical report to document the injuries and the damage sustained from the accident.
- If you notice any problematic behavior, such as speeding, dim lighting, road damage, before the accident, bring pictures or videos to make your case.
- Once you have received medical attention, make sure to register the case to the law enforcement agency.
- This initiative will mark the negligence of the third party.
- You must avoid talking to insurance agencies, as they can trick you into leaving money on the table and settling for less.
- The most crucial step is to get legal representation as soon as possible, as an accident attorney can proficiently guide you throughout the process.