Ontario Personal Injury Lawyer for Woodbridge, Markham, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Aurora, Newmarket and York Region, Discusses Truck and Tractor Trailer Accidents
Every year, truck accidents result in thousands of catastrophic injuries and deaths in Canada. Tractor trailers, 18-wheelers, semi trucks, and other large commercial vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of greater than 10,000 pounds account for a significant number of accidents, deaths and injuries on Ontario’s roadways.
Ontario tractor trailer and truck accidents are caused by a variety of factors including vehicle safety, driver skill level, and driver fatigue.
Accidents involving large trucks are among the most serious and most deadly in Canada. Due to their complexity, trucking accident cases require a lawyer with a thorough understanding of commercial vehicle regulations on both the federal and provincial level. Trucking companies are required to follow safety and inspection regulations concerning their equipment and their drivers' hours of service. Driver fatigue is a common problem, as hours of service regulations are routinely violated. Careful examination of records after an accident is important to protect your rights and determine the cause of the accident.
Injuries from Ontario truck accidents can range from minor soft tissue to catastrophic, including brain injury, head injury and spinal injury, depending on the severity of the accident. We pursue all types of cases resulting from collisions with semi-trucks/tractor trailers, including accidents involving: