Medicine Hat Truck Accident Lawyers
Have you been in an accident with a commercial box truck or 18-wheeler? Did you suffer catastrophic injuries as a result?
We can help you gain compensation for this devastating event. We specialize in helping the victims of catastrophic accidents take on the big corporations who own these trucks, along with their insurance companies.
This means you get compensation for your medical bills, for the way your career trajectory has been altered, for your pain and suffering, and for the wages you lost if your accident left you unable to work. If you get left with PTSD, depression, or anxiety due your truck accident, we make sure your psychological bills get covered. If you can no longer walk or need specialized equipment, we make sure you get the money you need to get the mobility devices you’ll need.
Rest assured that the companies who own and manage truckers do not want to pay you for the injuries you have sustained. They don’t want the financial hit. They don’t want the PR hit. Their insurance contracts even demand they fight back.
That means that they will try every trick and the book. They’ll delay the claim and deny it. They’ll try to trick you into settling for far less than the case is worth. They’ll try to pressure you into signing over access to your medical records or lead you into making seemingly-innocent statements that they can use to harm your case.
Don’t let them get away with it. Call on our personal injury team. We will protect you. We give you your best chance at securing compensation. Call us fast, because these cases are time-sensitive. The longer you wait, the more evidence seems to disappear. You should never get directly in touch with these insurance companies because they will do everything in their power to keep you from recovering compensation. Let a truck accident lawyer handle your claim for you.
Why You Need a Truck Accident Specialist
Truck accident cases are far more complicated than standard car accident cases. You need a lawyer who is familiar with trucking industry norms, with federal regulations governing truckers, and with the ins and outs of these particular cases.
- Examines trucker logs and GPS devices to find potential violations of Canadian trucking law as recorded in the National Safety Code.
- Are experienced in finding evidence that the truck driver broke traffic laws, drove tired, or drove under the influence.
- Are experienced in proving negligence in the way that truckers were hired and trained.
- Know how to identify deficiencies in truck maintenance.
- Know how to identify trucks that have been overloaded.
- Know how to identify all responsible parties, such as parts manufacturers, or even Alberta itself when poorly maintained roads cause the crash.
- Know how to handle companies which try to hide behind the idea that truckers who drive for them 50+ hours a week are actually independent contractors.
Don’t settle for a lawyer that will turn this into just another car accident case. We know how important it is to look beyond the facts of the accident itself, and to discover valuable opportunities to strengthen your case.
We also work with accident reconstructionists who can help us piece together case facts when you, the accident victim, might have been too hurt or unconscious to advocate for yourself in the minutes directly following the collision. We work with occupational therapists, cost-of-care assessors, chartered accountants, and functional capacity experts to help you paint a clear picture of the economic losses you’ve suffered as a result of your truck accident.
Trucking Accident Loss of Earning Capacity
Most people who are injured in a trucking accident are so catastrophically hurt that they may never be able to work again. It is absolutely vital to work with a lawyer who can produce a workable, fair estimate of the projected future earnings capacity that you have lost.
This takes economic and occupational expert witnesses. It also takes keen negotiation skills, as there are many factors which could impact how much money someone makes in the future.
Wrongful Death Trucking Accident Cases
Many truck accident cases end in tragedy. If your loved one was killed during a commercial trucking accident then we can help. Parents, children, and spouses of truck accident victims are entitled to compensation for:
- The victim’s medical bills, if the victim did not die right away.
- Funeral expenses.
- Compensation for the loss of the victim’s wages and services.
- Bereavement compensation, in amounts pre-set under the Fatal Accidents Act.
We understand that money will not bring your loved one back, but it may give you the resources you need to hold your household together during this horrible time. These suits are especially important to families who depended upon the deceased to provide the majority of the family income.
Why choose us?
Most of our lawyers have over 20 years of experience helping Medicine Hat residents recover compensation from trucking companies and their insurers. We know every trick that these companies like to play, and we’re ready with answers and solutions.
Our clients will tell you that we’re compassionate and committed. They’ll tell you that we keep them in the loop, respond to their calls, and treat them with respect.
“My previous injury lawyer failed badly with my case and allowed the opposing party’s insurance company to basically make me look like a liar that made up my injuries, when in reality I am very badly hurt and am not 100% after the accident. But this law firm was beneficial with my case. I had a very positive experience with this law firm. I am glad to have asked them for a second opinion about my settlement offer, or I would have settled for a lot less!” -Craig Walsh
Don’t settle for less. Get help from our experienced truck accident lawyers today.