Alberta Truck Accident Lawyers

Our experienced car accident lawyers can handle the entire legal process from start to finish. If you are hurting after an accident involving a large truck or a semi, let our lawyers focus on your case so you can focus on your recovery.

Our lawyers work on contingency, which means there’s no fee unless you win.

01 How We Can Help

Our Accident Attorneys fight for your rights after a car accident.

Our award winning personal injury lawyers have over 20 years experience and will deal with the insurance company from day one, letting them know that you mean to seek proper compensation for your injuries as well as other compensations you may be entitled to. 

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We Eliminate Risk for Edmonton Car Accident Victims

When you work with Assiff Law Office lawyers, you can rest assured, there will be no up-front costs for our services.

We operate on a contingency fee basis, menaing you won’t have to pay us a cent unless we win.

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02 Building your Case

Edmonton Alberta Truck Accidents & Info

Accidents involving semi-trucks are a serious concern in Alberta, Canada. With its vast network of highways and roads, Alberta sees a significant amount of commercial truck traffic, and when these large vehicles are involved in accidents, the consequences can be severe.

Whether you’re a driver, passenger, or pedestrian, it’s important to understand the risks associated with semi-trucks and what to do if you’re involved in an accident.

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Types of Truck Accidents

Truck accidents are often fatal to any other participant in traffic. Cars, no matter their size and safety rating, unfortunately have a very low chance of surviving an accident involving a truck. 

We handle a wide range of bus accidents in Alberta

If you or a loved one have been injured due to an accident involving a semi-truck or logging truck, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

We handle a variety of bus or truck accidents in Alberta, including:

This type of accident occurs when a semi-truck collides with another vehicle, such as a car, truck, or motorcycle.

Semi-trucks can roll over due to sudden stops, sharp turns, or high speeds. This can be especially dangerous to any car driving next to the truck.

This accident occurs when a semi-truck’s trailer swings out to the side, forming a “V” shape with the cab. 

This type of accident occurs when a smaller vehicle collides with the side or rear of a semi-truck, causing it to slide under the trailer.

Overloading can cause semi-trucks to become unstable and increase the risk of accidents, especially during sudden stops or turns.

Brake failure is a common cause of semi-truck accidents. A truck with failed brakes will be unable to stop and may catastrophically damage several vehicles in its path.

Common Alberta Truck Accident Injuries

Accidents involving semi-trucks in Alberta are often particularly dangerous due to the large size and weight of these vehicles. Semi-trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded, making them much heavier than the average passenger vehicle. This means that in the event of an accident, the force of impact can be much greater, leading to more severe injuries and a higher likelihood of fatalities.

Additionally, semi-trucks can take longer to stop or maneuver, increasing the risk of a collision. Factors such as driver fatigue, distracted driving, and poor weather conditions can further increase the risk of accidents involving semi-trucks.

Accidents involving semi-trucks, or logging trucks often include:

Compensation for Damages & Losses in ATV or Snowmobile Accident Cases

When you have been injured and someone else is at fault, you have the right to pursue compensation. Your final settlement needs to consider all the ways you have been affected by your accident, including both material and non-material damages.

Material Damages

Non-Material Damages

Time Limits, Insurance Company Defenses

Alberta Accident Statute of Limitations

Time is of the essence when you or a loved one were involved in an accident due to someone else’s negligence. In Alberta, you have two years to file for a car accident. 

Although this may seem like a very long time, the more you wait the more evidence will get lost, and it will be more difficult to recollect the particulars of the event. The longer you wait the more difficult it is to obtain the compensation you deserve.

Disputed Liability in an Alberta Bicycle Accident

Apart from using the statute of limitations against you, the other side and their insurance company will want to protect themselves. They do this by denying your claim and using various defenses to reduce or deny your case.

  • The other party may use procedural defences based on an existing law, or claim that you failed to comply with a statutory rule;
  • Factual defenses to car accident liability usually claim that you are partially or wholly to blame for the accident;
  • The defense may also claim that you are over-stating the severity of your injuries or over-stating their impact. 

Alberta Truck Accident FAQ

Truck accidents are often caused by driver fatigue, speeding, reckless driving, mechanical issues, adverse weather conditions, and tire blowouts. Driver error, particularly due to long hours and pressure to meet deadlines, and mechanical failures like brake issues are significant contributors​​​​.

Common injuries include skin lacerations, whiplash, broken bones, burns, back and neck injuries, spinal cord damage, traumatic brain injuries, and in severe cases, wrongful death


Call the police, exchange information with the other driver(s), gather witness contact details, take pictures of the accident scene and injuries, seek medical attention even for minor injuries, and keep a detailed journal of the accident and medical treatment​

Determining fault can be complex as it may involve not just the truck driver but also the trucking company, parts manufacturers, and other third parties. This complexity underscores the need for specialized legal expertise​

Compensation may include medical expenses, loss of future earnings or wages, pain and suffering, and in wrongful death cases, funeral expenses and loss of companionship

Yes, long driving hours without adequate rest can lead to fatigued driving, reducing reaction times and increasing the likelihood of errors​

In addition to the standard procedures, such as calling the police and seeking medical attention, it’s crucial to maintain a safe distance and await emergency services, as hazardous materials may pose additional risks.

03 Our Process

Personal Injury Process

What Should I expect?

When you call Assiff Law injury lawyers, we immediately work on recovering compensation for your injuries.

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Consult with an Edmonton Injury Lawyer

The first step is to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer near you.

Our lawyers will review the details of your situation and your understanding of events — your side of the story — so we can determine whether there is any basis for a lawsuit. Then, once you’re ready to move forward, we’ll help you develop a strategy for pursuing compensation.

If we take your case, the process may look something like this:


Gather Evidence

A thorough investigation is the foundation of every case we take on. We use police reports, medical reports, and eyewitnesses’ statements to get to the bottom of things.


Send a Demand Letter

We’ll write a demand letter to the individual responsible for the accident, and their insurance company. We consider the entire financial impact of the situation, including provisions for future medical bills, lost wages, and other related costs.


File a personal injury lawsuit

When an insurance company refuses to offer an acceptable settlement, we gain leverage by filing a lawsuit on your behalf. In addition, filing a lawsuit will provide us access to additional information from the defendants that we otherwise wouldn’t have access to.



After filing the suit, we can ask defendants for information that they might have been hesitant to provide. We can use these requests for admissions, interrogatories, and requests for production of documents to learn what evidence they have to support their claims.



Once both parties have looked at the facts of the situation, we can schedule a mediation to help resolve the dispute. This gives us the chance to present our side of the story to the defendant’s attorney, and negotiate a fair resolution.



If we’re able to reach an agreement prior to the start of the lawsuit, then we’ve reached a settlement. A settlement should take into account all past and future medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, etc., and will be paid out in one lump sum in return for you dropping the case.


Personal Injury Trial

If we are unable to settle for a fair amount, we go to trial. During the trial we present your case, employing the evidence we uncovered during discovery and present any expert testimony. 



What if the jury finds against you? If some sort of legal mistake was made by the defense team or the judge, we might choose to appeal. We would likely have to provide additional evidence and legal arguments in support of our position. If we were successful, the judge could overturn the previous ruling, or require another round of trials.

04 Why Assiff Law

When you're hurting, We care.

We care. We understand, with our years of experience, what victims of accidents go through—from the obvious physical injuries to the impact they have on your day-to-day life, your job, your family and your overall well-being.


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Awards & accolades.

The acknowledgement of our Edmonton personal injury lawyers have earned us multiple awards for the work we’ve done for thousands of clients. Best Lawyers, Canadian Lawyer Magazine and Consumers Choice have all awarded us for excellence in the field of personal injury law. 

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