Trucking companies often contract their jobs out to individual truck owners. This creates a mutually beneficial relationship for the driver and for the trucking company. When accidents occur involving contractors, the legal issues can become highly complex. These situations are best handled by an experienced personal injury lawyer.
The lawyers at McLeish Orlando LLP represent people who have been injured in trucking accidents and in personal injury claims. For decades, our lawyers have been providing assertive, competent and knowledgeable legal advice. We are a trusted law firm with a solid reputation among other lawyers and community members in southern Ontario.
Employee/Contractor Relationship and How It Affects an Accident
Accidents involving contractors can be very complex when it comes to truck driver liability issues. Even though these contractors are not technically employed by the company, they are still required to follow the Ontario trucking regulations. Because they are not employed by the trucking company, they may not be monitored or screened as vigorously.
Truckers often choose to work independently because they can effectively try to avoid liability in the event of an accident. Our lawyers are highly familiar with trucking legislation, the nature of the trucking business and how to investigate accident cases involving an independent contract driver.
Our Toronto contractor liability lawyers will conduct a thorough review of the situation and determine if elements such as truck driver fatigue or alcohol and drug abuse were present at the time of the accident. We take quick action to investigate accidents so as much evidence as possible can be preserved.
Experienced GTA Employee Liability Lawyers Who Are Ready to Help
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