You could be entitled to financial compensation if you or someone you love was injured in a collision with a commercial truck in Edmonton. If the other party was negligent, you may be eligible for any uncovered medical expenses plus compensation for the income you lost, the costs of repairing your car, and physical and emotional pain and suffering.
An Edmonton truck accident lawyer at MNH Injury Lawyers can help you prepare a case file, identify the at-fault party, show their liability, and prove your right to financial recovery. Our Edmonton personal injury lawyers, can verify your losses, establish their monetary value, and negotiate the settlement you deserve.
The difference in size between your passenger car and a commercial truck can mean you sustaining serious and
Our Edmonton personal injury attorneys will help you take on the at-fault party’s insurance company and fight for any long-term care your injuries require. You deserve to recover as fully as possible without the added stress of financial worries.
Catastrophic and potentially permanent injuries can include:
These injuries can have more than a financial impact and can change your and your family’s life. When the injuries you sustain in a truck accident challenge your mobility or interrupt your career, your recovery can be extensive. While you focus on getting well, our accident injury lawyers focus on getting the compensation you need and deserve.
After a truck accident, MNH Injury Lawyers help you seek compensation for your pecuniary losses, which are damages that are tangible and quantifiable. They are typically easy for us to prove with receipts, estimates, tax returns, loss of income records and additional documentation our accident injury lawyers gather for you.
Common examples of pecuniary losses include:
We also help you collect damages that cover the costs of future care you will require after your case has been resolved. Estimating and including these damages help ensure you are not forced to pay out of your own pocket for another party’s negligent actions.
When we build your truck accident case, we are careful to include non-pecuniary losses. These damages can be difficult to measure and quantify on your own, but our team uses your medical records, expert reports and prognosis to determine their value.
Common examples of non-pecuniary losses include:
Depending on your injuries, we also help you seek compensation for impaired mental abilities that result from brain injuries or permanent changes that result from lasting and permanent physical scarring and disfigurement. Your health care team will work with you to develop a treatment plan that leads to your optimal physical recovery.
Being involved in a truck accident can lead to long-term psychological trauma like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
In combination with your physical injuries, PTSD can have a long-term impact on your life.
At MNH Injury Lawyers, we help accident victims recover from their physical, psychological,
and financial losses by:
Our accident injury lawyers will identify and consult medical, financial, and trucking industry experts who can provide support for your case. We can also make sure to file your truck accident case so that you can pursue the at-fault party in court if a favourable settlement cannot be reached.
When we mutually agree on representation, we ensure you can start preparing your case right away and with no out-of-pocket expenses. We work on a contingency-fee basis, which means that we do not collect any fees until your case is resolved with a financial verdict or settlement.
We provide you with a transparent fee structure right from the beginning so that you understand your role in the settlement
process and the finality of a settlement agreement.
When you trust our lawyers with your truck accident case, we take our responsibility to you seriously.
As a client, you will receive:
Our team treats you like a person, not a case file. We never accept a settlement offer without reviewing it with you nor will we recommend accepting an inadequate offer. Instead, we weigh the merits of every offer you receive and guide you toward a decision that meets your immediate and long-term compensation needs.
Truck accidents pose particular dangers to passenger vehicle occupants because of the sheer size and weight of commercial trucks. According to Alberta Traffic Collision Statistics for 2018, 604 people were injured, and 45 lost their lives in truck accidents.
If you or a loved one was injured in a truck accident, we help you prove its cause and identify the at-fault party, which might be:
Proving the cause of the accident is critical to getting the compensation you are entitled to collect. Our investigative
team will not stop until we understand and document its cause.
After your truck accident, statistical research may seem unnecessary or redundant. However, it helps us start investigating your case,
as it tells us what driver behaviours, driver actions, and vehicle flaws or malfunctions are most likely to be the culprit.
In addition, statistics and research help us and the province improve truck driver behaviour, which can improve road safety in the future.
Truck drivers are more likely to make improper lane changes and passes that lead to their running off the road than other drivers.
These actions may pose a serious threat to other drivers and pedestrians. In addition, factors related to the massive vehicles
themselves can lead to collisions.
Edmonton Traffic Collision Statistics categorizes the factors that contribute to truck accidents compared to motor vehicle accidents. These statistics provide us with a starting point for investigating the cause of your accident and helping you fight for compensation.
Because the truck driver is in control of his/her vehicle, the actions he/she takes immediately before the collision can be the sole cause of a collision in many cases. Truck drivers require specific training, according to Alberta’s Commercial Driver’s Guide.
When a driver is properly trained and adheres to his training, many of these accident causes can be avoided:
In one recent year, driver error caused 440 truck accidents in Edmonton. If a trucker’s driving or driving maneuvers were responsible for your accident, we can use their driving records, training records, logbooks, and the police report to prove their negligence.
Truck drivers are required to meet certain safety standards that provide a duty of care to others when sharing roads.
The truck driver breaches his responsibility if he exceeds the allowable number of hours
of service or engaged in these hazardous behaviours:
Driver behaviour was cited as the cause of 3.3 percent of 2018’s truck accidents. If the driver’s behaviour caused your truck accident, we use field sobriety tests, blood and urine tests, entire police investigation file and witness statements about their condition to help prove your right to financial recovery.
Maintaining a commercial truck and ensuring it is in good working order is the goal of Alberta’s Vehicle Inspection Program.
If the truck involved in your accident did not make or pass its required inspections, the cause of your collision might have been:
Defective or malfunctioning trucks or components are responsible for 2.0 percent of all truck accidents that lead to injuries. If a mechanical failure caused your accident, we examine the truck in question, its current condition, and its service records to prove it. We will include any supportive findings in your evidence file.
The roads can get slippery due to the cold and snowy climate in Edmonton. These weather conditions may contribute to serious accidents if drivers aren’t careful.
The days and weeks immediately following your truck accident can be frightening and confusing. Our Frequently Asked Question page can help you find many of the answers you need. You can also review your case and answer pressing questions when you call for your free initial consultation.
Proving the cause of your truck accident is the key to identifying the negligence that entitles you to compensation. We handle this important part of your case for you by locating and interviewing witnesses, reading and reviewing your crash report, consulting accident scene reconstruction experts, and interviewing you in detail.
We also canvass the accident scene to uncover smartphone photos and videos that any witnesses or bystanders may have taken. If available, we also secure footage and photos from traffic control devices and residential or commercial surveillance equipment.
If a truck accident injured you or someone you love in Edmonton, our accident injury lawyers at MNH Injury Lawyers
can help you prove the extent of your property damage, economic damages, and pain and suffering.
Contact one of our MNH Injury Lawyers team members today. You will get a free review of your case
and learn how our car accident lawyers will help you fight for compensation.