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Truck Accident Lawyers in Vancouver

We understand the stress that comes with driving around large commercial vehicles. It may be difficult to see around them, and you don’t want to get too close. You also know that a small error by the truck driver could result in a catastrophic accident.

While true, trucks are everywhere, in and around Vancouver. Unfortunately, truck drivers do make mistakes. If you or a loved one have been affected by a truck accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

In many situations, liability for the accident extends beyond the driver to their employer (the company that operates or owns the truck).

At Bernard Law Group, our truck accident attorneys will fight to help protect truck accident victims’ rights to compensation.

Truck Accidents vs. Passenger Vehicle Accidents

When it comes to road accidents, two of the most common types involve trucks and passenger cars. While both can result in devastating consequences, distinct differences between these two categories of accidents warrant exploration.

Size and Weight

One of the most significant differences between truck accidents and passenger car accidents is the size and weight of the vehicles involved. Trucks, especially commercial ones, are larger and heavier than passenger cars. This size and weight disparity can lead to more severe accidents involving trucks.

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Impact and Force

Due to their greater mass, trucks can exert significantly more force during a collision than passenger cars. This can result in more extensive damage to vehicles, infrastructure, and, unfortunately, individuals involved in the accident. While still dangerous, passenger car accidents often result in less forceful impacts.

Driver Training and Licensing

Another key distinction lies in the training and licensing requirements for drivers. Truck drivers are typically required to undergo specialized training, obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL), and adhere to strict regulations. Passenger car drivers, on the other hand, have less stringent licensing requirements.

Causes and Contributing Factors

Truck accidents and passenger car accidents may have different causes and contributing factors. Truck accidents can be caused by factors such as driver fatigue, overloaded cargo, or mechanical failures, while passenger car accidents may be more commonly linked to distracted driving, speeding, or impaired driving.

Legal Implications

The legal aspects of these accidents also differ. Truck accident cases often involve complex liability issues, multiple parties (including trucking companies), and federal regulations. Passenger car accidents are generally more straightforward in terms of legal liability.

Injuries and Fatalities

Due to the abovementioned factors, truck accidents tend to result in more severe injuries and fatalities than passenger car accidents. A truck’s sheer size and force can lead to catastrophic consequences in collisions.

How Can Bernard Law Group Help with Your Vancouver Truck Accident

The consequences can be overwhelming when you are involved in a truck accident in Vancouver. Medical bills, vehicle damage, and legal complexities can leave you feeling lost and vulnerable. This is where Bernard Law Group can be your trusted partner in navigating the aftermath of a truck accident.

Experienced Truck Accident Attorneys

Bernard Law Group boasts a team of experienced truck accident attorneys handling cases specific to Vancouver and its unique legal landscape. Our attorneys are well-versed in the intricacies of truck accident claims, ensuring that you receive the expertise needed to pursue your case effectively.

Comprehensive Legal Support

Bernard Law Group provides comprehensive legal support from the moment you contact us. We start by thoroughly investigating the accident, gathering evidence, and identifying liable parties. Our goal is to build a robust case on your behalf.

Maximizing Compensation

Our primary objective is to help you maximize your compensation. Truck accidents often result in significant damages, including medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Bernard Law Group will work diligently to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your losses.

Navigating Complex Regulations

Truck accidents often involve complex regulations and multiple parties, including trucking and insurance companies. Our attorneys understand state and federal trucking regulations, enabling us to navigate these complexities and hold the responsible parties accountable effectively.

Personalized Legal Strategy

Every truck accident case is unique, and we understand that your circumstances require a personalized legal strategy. Bernard Law Group will tailor our approach to your needs, ensuring your case receives the attention and care it deserves.

Peace of Mind

Dealing with the aftermath of a truck accident can be stressful and emotionally taxing. By entrusting your case to Bernard Law Group, you gain peace of mind knowing that dedicated professionals are handling your legal matters, allowing you to focus on your recovery.

Compensation You Can Recover in Truck Accident Claims

When you’re involved in a truck accident, the physical, emotional, and financial toll can be overwhelming. Fortunately, if you’re the victim of such an accident, you may be entitled to compensation for various damages.

Understanding the types of compensation available in truck accident claims is crucial for ensuring you receive fair compensation for your losses.

Medical Expenses

Medical expenses are one of the most significant categories of compensation in a truck accident claim. This includes coverage for all medical treatments related to the accident, such as hospital stays, surgeries, prescription medications, rehabilitation, and future medical care if necessary.

Property Damage

If your vehicle was damaged or destroyed in the accident, you can seek compensation for the repair or replacement costs. This includes the vehicle and personal property inside the vehicle that may have been damaged.

Lost Wages

If your injuries prevent you from working, you can pursue compensation for the wages you’ve lost due to the accident. This includes current lost income and potential future earnings if your injuries result in long-term disability.

Pain and Suffering

Compensation for pain and suffering is meant to address the physical and emotional distress you’ve endured as a result of the accident. It can be challenging to quantify, but it’s an essential component of many truck accident claims.

Emotional Distress

In addition to pain and suffering, you may also be entitled to compensation for emotional distress, which can encompass a range of psychological symptoms resulting from the accident, such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Wrongful Death

In cases where a loved one has tragically lost their life in a truck accident, surviving family members can pursue compensation through a wrongful death claim. This can include funeral expenses, loss of companionship, and financial support.

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We Can Help with Your Vancouver Truck Accident Claim

If you are involved in a Vancouver truck accident, our attorneys can help. We are here to ensure your rights are protected.

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