You may have to file a claim against the company instead of the truck driver if they are employed by the company. It will be harder to find evidence to sue the trucking company if the driver is an independent contractor. Our lawyers will examine your situation to determine which parties are liable for your injuries.
In Alberta there is a general 2-year limitation period for personal injury actions. This means if you do not file a lawsuit with the Court within two years from the date you discovered that someone has caused you to be injured, then you will not be able to make a claim.
When searching for a law firm to handle your truck accident litigations, the most important factors to consider are personal attention to your case and experience with trucking litigation. At Grover Law Firm, we believe that experience with truck accident cases is essential to achieving favourable results for our clients. Our team dedicates time to thoroughly investigate the case and takes it to trial when necessary. To secure successful results, we are selective of the cases we take to ensure we have enough time to fully review each case.
Assess your health and safety along with others that are involved, and seek immediate medical attention. Then contact the police to provide all the information you can remember to document the accident. If your vehicle is blocking traffic, take photographs of the scene before clearing the road. Obtain information from the truck driver, including their name, phone number, driver’s license number, insurance company, policy number, home address, and details of the company. If there are witnesses, ensure you obtain their contact information. Ensure you see a doctor even if you feel fine to identify any injuries.
“Damages” are the compensation you’re entitled to receiving after the accident. Compensation includes medical expenses, medications, pain and suffering, and treatments and therapies. A settlement payout can include lost earning capacity, property damages, pain and suffering, and lost wages.