Truck Accidents

Accident with a truck on the roadThousands of heavy commercial trucks use our roads every day. The size and weight of these vehicles can result in accidents which are much more severe than those involving lighter passenger vehicles. The injuries sustained in truck accidents are often devastating and can include whiplash injuries to the neck and back, fractures, disc herniations, shoulder injuries, arm injuries, leg and foot injuries, soft tissue damage, nerve damage, lacerations, contusions and bruises, concussions and other closed head injuries, depression, anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder. If you or a family member has been injured in a truck accident, the experienced personal injury lawyers at Paciocco & Mellow are available to help you.

There are two main forms of compensation available to truck accident victims in Ontario, Statutory Accident Benefits and a lawsuit against the person or persons who caused the truck accident. Statutory Accident Benefits are available to the injured person from his or her own auto insurance company. If the injured person does not have his or her own auto insurance policy, Statutory Accident Benefits could be available from the auto insurance policy of a close family member, the auto insurance policy of the vehicle that the accident victim was riding in at the time of the accident, the auto insurance policy of another vehicle involved in the accident, or the Ontario Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Fund. Statutory Accident Benefits include benefits for such things as income loss, medical treatments not paid for by OHIP, and certain other expenses that may be incurred by the accident victim. The experienced personal injury lawyers at Paciocco & Mellow can assist you in obtaining the Statutory Accident Benefits which you are entitled to.

A lawsuit against the person or persons who caused the truck accident is another potential source of compensation for an accident victim. In circumstances where the negligent acts of other persons caused or play a contributing role to the truck accident, the accident victim may be able to sue the negligent person or persons. A truck accident victim can claim damages for pain and suffering, income loss, and expenses that have or will be incurred as a result of the car accident including for housekeeping, maintenance, medical treatments, medical devices and attendant care. Additionally, family members of the accident victim may also have a claim for damages for the loss of the care, guidance or companionship that the accident victim would otherwise have provided and for expenses incurred as a result of the accident. The experienced personal injury lawyers at Paciocco & Mellow can assist you in obtaining the compensation which you are entitled to.

As commercial trucks pose a unique risk to other road users, trucking companies often carry large insurance policies. It is important that a truck accident be investigated by an experienced personal injury lawyer as issues such whether the driver of the truck and the vehicle were properly licensed, whether the driver of the truck had proper training and whether the truck was properly maintained must be investigated.

There are time limitations which limit the time which you have to make a claim for Statutory Accident Benefits and to bring a lawsuit. It is important that you contact an experienced personal injury lawyer, such as the personal injury lawyers at Paciocco & Mellow, as soon as possible following your accident. The experienced personal injury lawyers at Paciocco & Mellow are available to meet with you at the time and location which is most convenient for you to explain the options which you have following a truck accident. The initial consultation with our experienced personal injury lawyers is free of charge and without obligation. Please call (519) 915-7673 to speak with one of the experienced personal injury lawyers at Paciocco & Mellow today.