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Whether be an 18-Wheeler or a Delivery Truck, truck accidents occur suddenly and often involve a smaller vehicle. The mere size and weight of a truck projects the type of catastrophic damage that can be caused.

Common causes for truck accidents include:

  • Improper evaluation of turns

  • Driver fatigue

  • Improper braking

  • Jack-knifing (The tractor and trailer act as two parts of a folding knife. The term “jack-knifing” is used to indicate when a tractor towing a trailer skids due to wet roads/improper braking, having the trailer push the towing vehicle from behind, eventually hitting the trailer itself)

    Trailer rollovers

  • Drug/alcohol abuse.

These accidents often lead to minor and traumatic injury/long term disability resulting from

brain, neck, spinal cord injuries, as well as wrongful death. If you or a loved one need truck accident legal advice, contact PW Lawyers today.


Paul Wilkins

Principal Partner

Paul is a member of the Ontario Trial Lawyer’s Association and the Advocates Society. Frequently involved in pursuing his clients’ claims, his areas of focus include statutory accident benefits, short term and long term disability benefits, disability claims and Canada Pension Plan disability benefits.

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