Truck Accident Lawyer Toronto

Truck accidents are among the most devastating types of personal injury accidents, primarily due to the size and weight of a moving truck. Whether you are a motorist, pedestrian, or cyclist, Beyond Law is here to help you if you have been injured in a truck accident.

Navigating insurance claims and the legal system after a truck accident is often overwhelming and distracts from the most important thing – your recovery. The lawyers at Beyond Law are here to assist you in your time of need and make the process as seamless and stress-free as possible. They will efficiently guide you step by step through your truck accident lawsuit and insurance claim. They will help you get peace of mind and, ultimately, secure the compensation you and your family deserve.

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    What to Know if You Have Been Injured by a Truck

    The first critical thing to know is that truck accident victims are entitled to statutory accident benefits through their own insurance company (or if they don’t have auto insurance, the truck driver’s insurance). These benefits are essential because they will help with the immediate treatment and care of the victims after an accident, including physiotherapy, assistive devices, attendant care support, and income support.

    Depending on the case, you may also have the right to sue the driver or trucking company. You may also be entitled to additional compensation for medical costs, income loss, diminished projected salary, home maintenance expenses, pain and suffering, and more.

    Due to the complexities of determining liability in large commercial truck crashes, you may be entitled to more money than initially appears. The trucking company may have several insurance policies, general liability, commercial liability and others, making determining how much money is available a challenging but important exercise. Beyond Law’s truck accident lawyers are familiar with Ontario’s insurance regime and what steps must be taken in order to maximize your compensation so that you can focus on your recovery.

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    The first step in pursuing your case is to talk to a Toronto truck accident lawyer at Beyond Law. We go above and beyond to communicate with you, build your case, and resolve it in the most successful way possible.

    Beyond Law offers free, no-obligation consultation sessions to identify potential recovery paths and help you understand your legal standing.

    Wherever you live in Ontario, Beyond Law is here to help in your time of need.

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    Truck Accident Lawyers for Personal Injury Claims

    When you are involved in a truck accident in Toronto, a personal injury lawyer is one of your most important phone calls. Even if the insurance company initially cooperates with you, there is far more to this process than may be initially apparent. A truck accident lawyer will ensure your rights are protected.

    Truck accidents often lead to personal injury claims, and due to the size and weight of trucks, the risk of severe damage to any passenger vehicle is significant. And if a pedestrian, bicyclist or motorcyclist gets hit, the consequences can be even more devastating, even life-threatening. Due to the potential injuries of these accidents, a personal injury lawyer is critical to ensure that all of your claims are complete.

    You may be entitled to compensation for the following:

    • Medical bills, including emergency and ongoing care
    • Chronic pain and loss of function
    • Pain and suffering
    • Lost time at work
    • Rehabilitation expenses
    • Loss of life

    A truck accident lawyer can help you determine what and how much you are entitled to and ensure you will get the compensation you and your family deserve.

    Important Timelines

    Many important deadlines are relevant to motor vehicle accident claims, including truck accident claims. These include:

    • You must inform the accident benefits insurance company of the accident and that you were hurt within 7 days of the accident.
    • If you believe your accident was caused by the fault of a municipality or the Ministry of Transportation (due to, for example, poor road design or road conditions), a notice of a pending lawsuit must be submitted within 10 days of the accident date.
    • You must submit an accident benefits application package within 30 days of receiving it from the insurance company. Any delays can lead to a delay in your benefits, and the insurer may be able to deny you benefits altogether.
    • Your insurance can request certain information in order to determine your entitlement to certain benefits. You have 10 business days to provide this information. Otherwise, the insurance can suspend or outright deny your benefits.
    • If your accident benefits insurer denies benefits you believe you are entitled to, you have 2 years to apply to the License and Appeals Tribunal to dispute the denial.

    You must file a lawsuit against any at-fault parties within two years of the accident date. However, we recommend contacting a truck accident lawyer as soon as possible to ensure evidence and recollections are still fresh.

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    Other important information

    It is essential to know that even if you are at fault, you may still be the victim of negligence and should consult with a truck accident lawyer. Possible negligence includes defects of the road surface, ice or snow-covered roads, improper road design, or sightline obstructions.

    Were you involved in a truck accident? We can help.

    Truck accidents can have devastating, even fatal injuries. The truck accident lawyers of Beyond Law have extensive experience in dealing with truck accident cases. We understand the emotional, physical, and financial toll severe injuries can have on victims and their families. We will work with you to ease as much of your stress as possible, so you can have the time and energy to focus on your recovery.

    We also understand that every client and every case is different. We do not believe in a “one size fits all” approach. With our broad experience, knowledge of the law, and thoughtful approach, we will ensure the right strategy is employed for your specific case. We will be by your side throughout the whole legal process by making things understandable and accessible. You’ll be able to ask tough questions, be confident in your decisions, and feel a sense of control as we put you in the driver’s seat.

    If you or a loved one has suffered from a serious truck accident injury, don’t hesitate to contact our Toronto truck accident lawyers to find out how we can help you.

    Located in downtown Toronto, our team of Toronto truck accident injury lawyers is accessible in person or via phone, email, or video conference, representing clients from across the province, in Toronto, Mississauga, Scarborough, or anywhere else in Ontario.

    Beyond Law offers free, no-obligation consultation sessions to identify potential recovery paths and help you understand your legal standing.

    Wherever you live in Ontario, Beyond Law is here to help in your time of need.

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    FAQs About Truck Accident Injury Lawyers In Toronto

    Call a truck accident lawyer as soon as possible after the accident. Do not make any statements to your insurance company or the at fault driver’s insurance company before speaking to us.

    Ontario’s Limitations Act requires that you file a lawsuit by no later than two years after a truck accident. However, we recommend beginning legal action as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more difficult it will be to gather evidence and build a strong foundation for your case.

    It depends on your specific situation, but there may be a few options to help you cover lost wages. Our Toronto truck accident lawyers can help you determine if you are entitled to compensation from:

    • Income replacement benefits (though statutory accident benefits)
    • Short- and long-term disability insurance (either your a private insurance policy or through a group benefits policy)
    • Canada Pension Plan (CPP) disability benefits

    While every case is different, in our experience, the typical personal injury lawsuit settles within three to five years (and possibly longer if the case goes to trial). Our Toronto personal injury lawyers will do everything possible to expedite your case and find a resolution, whether in a settlement or trial. Once a resolution is secured, receiving your compensation will not take long.

    Every personal injury case is different, and many factors can influence the value of your case. Your personal injury lawyer will consider various factors to calculate an estimate, including the level of responsibility you bear and the severity of your injuries.

    Generally, you can recover two forms of compensatory damages: General and special. General damages, also known as “non-pecuniary damages,” cover intangible losses commonly described as “pain and suffering,” including physical or mental pain, disability, a loss of enjoyment of life.

    You may also be entitled to special damages are also called “pecuniary damages,” which are damages that can be quantified. These damages may include lost income, past and future medical expenses, and housekeeping expenses.