If the truck driver is employed by the company, you may have a claim against the company rather than the driver. But if the driver is an independent contractor, it will be harder to find evidence to sue the trucking company. Our lawyers can evaluate your full 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.
Experience with trucking litigation and personal attention to your case are two of the most important factors when looking for a law firm that deals with truck accident litigations. At Grover Law Firm, we believe that familiarity with serious truck accident cases is imperative for achieving results that favour our clients. The best way to do this is to dedicate our time to fully investigate the case and, if necessary, take it to trial. This is why our team is selective in regards to the cases we take, in order to dedicate our time to secure successful results.
Assess your health and safety as well as the others involved, and seek immediate medical attention. Contact the police to document the accident and provide them with any information you can remember. If your vehicle is blocking traffic, document it through photographs and the scene before moving it yourself or having someone who is able to do so. Obtain necessary information from the truck driver: their name, home address, phone number, driver’s license number, and insurance company and policy number, as well as details on the trucking company. Talk to any witnesses at the scene and document their contact information as well as their accounts. Remember to see a doctor, even if you feel “alright” at the time. This provides a record of your health immediately after the accident and can identify any injuries you may not be aware of.
“Damages” are any compensation you’re entitled to as a result of the accident. You may be compensated for current medical bills and future medical expenses, including surgeries, medications, pain and suffering, and future therapies and treatments. A settlement payout may include lost wages, lost earning capacity, and property damages, as well as pain and suffering.