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Truck Accidents in Ontario: Who’s At Fault?

A roadside truck accident in winter northern Ontario

An accident with a large truck often results in more severe injuries than a standard motor vehicle accident. The process of claiming compensation from at-fault parties is also more complicated.

Here are some of the primary causes to consider in an accident involving a large transport vehicle.

  • Weather conditions. Northern Ontario has some rough terrain, and the climate can be tricky in any season of the year. From torrential rains to snowstorms and treacherous winds, the natural elements are a significant factor in vehicle accidents. Truck drivers must know how to handle their large vehicles in challenging and changing weather.

  • Demanding working conditions. Truck drivers face multiple challenges in their workday. The job demands can sometimes be unrealistic, from tight deadlines to uncontrollable traffic conditions. They must balance employer expectations with normal human experiences like fatigue, distraction, and loneliness.

  • Truck driver misconduct. Some drivers engage in unlawful behaviour, committing offences like reckless driving, speeding, or driving while intoxicated.

  • Insufficient preparation. During labour shortages, employers may resort to hiring insufficiently qualified drivers. If a driver doesn’t have full credentials or is inexperienced with the vehicle or road conditions, they risk causing avoidable collisions.

  • Mistakes of other drivers. What might be a fender bender between two smaller vehicles can be catastrophic if there’s a big rig in the mix.

Everyone is human and subject to error, and there’s rarely a single entity at fault for a truck accident. A truck accident lawyer can parse the details of your accident and devise your best strategy to get fair compensation.


If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, you’re automatically entitled to benefits for emergency medical care, ongoing support and lost wages. Your first steps will be filing a police report, seeking medical attention, and filing your claim with the relevant insurance companies. But you don’t have to go it alone. A personal injury lawyer can help you file your paperwork correctly and on time with the insurance companies and the courts. You benefit from a legal team that can gather medical documentation and crucial evidence from the accident. They can also engage with experts to build a compelling case against the at-fault parties.


Feifel Gualazzi specializes in motor vehicle accident cases and can do more than represent you in court. From navigating the insurance process to finding compelling witnesses, our team has the experience and focus to hold the at-fault parties accountable and get you the settlement you deserve. Contact us to talk to a personal injury lawyer today. We also handle claims for snowmobile, motorcycle, and ATV accidents across the Algoma District and Northern Ontario.



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