Need an Ottawa truck accident lawyer? MG Law is here to help you
Our truck accident lawyers will get your life back on track
If you’ve been involved in a collision with a truck and don’t know where to turn, our Ottawa truck accident lawyers can help piece your life back together. Our truck accident lawyers understand that driving on major highways can feel intimidating for even the most experienced drivers. If you’ve ever felt uneasy about driving alongside a truck, we get it. After all, 1 in 5 fatal Ontario road crashes involves a transport truck.
Auto accidents involving trucks are similar to any other accident involving motor vehicles, with one major difference. This specific accident creates an opportunity to file a claim against the driver as well as the company who employed them. If you need assistance following an Ottawa truck accident, our Ottawa truck accident lawyers can get you the trucking accident settlement you need.
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What are the leading causes of Ottawa truck accidents?
Driving a truck isn’t like driving a normal vehicle. Firstly, they are much larger and they require special training in order to make even simple manoeuvres. While most trucking companies go above and beyond to make sure their drivers are ready for the road, human error can’t ever be one hundred per cent avoided.
Inattentive or distracted driving is something that can affect all drivers and that includes those operating a truck. Haulage or distribution companies and their truck drivers usually commit to long time-consuming routes. Additionally, they often don’t have someone in the vehicle with them to help their minds from wandering. If truckers are snacking, texting or calling someone behind the wheel, even the smallest lapse in concentration could prove fatal.
Did you know, the government actually sets a limit on how many hours a truck driver can log before they must take a break? This is designed to combat truck driver fatigue behind the wheel. However, some drivers have found a way to skirt the rules. Whether truck drivers adjust their log books of hours they’ve driven or ignore their recommended rest time through deadline pressure, fatigue can impact reaction time leading to more Ottawa truck accidents or any other place throughout Ontario.
Important steps to take when injured
It’s important to remember that injuries can take some time to present themselves. If you’ve been in a bad accident, it’s important to take these steps regardless of how you feel, as it may take a few days or weeks for the full extent of your injuries to become apparent.
Police reports are a valuable part of any court proceeding, so ensuring that the police have all the information you have available will reflect positively on your case.
Our Ottawa truck accident lawyers can get you the trucking accident compensation you deserve
The process after a trucking accident can be difficult. Emotions run high as you deal with the shock of the situation. Plus, collisions of this kind often require immediate medical assistance followed by potential rehabilitation. With so much in front of you, it’s important to remember to stay calm before contacting MG Law’s Ottawa truck accident lawyers.
Our team provides legal services in English, French, Greek, Mandarin, Russian, and all Arabic dialects to serve you better. Call 613-730-8460 to get your free consultation. This meeting will allow us to get to know you, and learn more about your trucking accident, while at the same time allowing you to have your questions answered. You don’t have to face these unknown hurdles alone with MG Law at your side.
Ontario and Ottawa truck accidents can happen any time. If you were involved in a trucking accident and it wasn’t your fault, call MG Law at 613-730-8460 to get started today.
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