Our Las Vegas truck accident attorneys go up against the trucking companies and fight for the maximum settlement for our clients. If you have been injured by a truck crash — or if your loved one was killed — let us help you recover the maximum settlement. Common types of damages include:
- medical bills in Nevada (including medical expenses for home health medical care),
- property damage,
- lost wages in Nevada,
- loss of future earning in Nevada (is serious injuries prevent you from being able to work),
- pain and suffering in Nevada, and/or
- Nevada wrongful death damages, such as loss of support
You may also be eligible to collect additional sums under Nevada’s punitive damages laws if the trucking company behaved recklessly.
How can a Nevada truck accident lawyer help?
Truck drivers are subject to heightened rules and regulations that drivers of non-commercial vehicles are not subject to, such as from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The companies that own trucks are responsible for ensuring that truck drivers are qualified and that these large and potentially dangerous vehicles are properly serviced and maintained.
But many of these truck drivers should never be behind the wheel. Often they suffer from driver fatigue from working long hours in violation of FMCSA’s Hours of Service (HOS) Rules, causing them to have delayed reaction times and diminished awareness of their surroundings. And large trucks have large blind spots, causing truck drivers not to see other motorists when merging or changing lanes. This combination can lead to serious auto accidents, often involving head-on collisions with cars or passenger vehicles. The resulting truck accident injuries can be devastating.
If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident involving a large commercial truck, big rig, or tractor trailer, you may be unaware of any potential violations the driver of the truck might have committed. But our experienced Las Vegas truck collision injury attorneys have extensive knowledge of the rules and regulations governing the operation of a large truck in Las Vegas. And we can help ensure that any potential violations will be investigated and explored in your personal injury claim.
Additionally, our Nevada truck accident lawyers sort through the complicated corporate structures trucking companies often use to shield themselves from liability. We understand both the Nevada and federal laws that apply to truck companies.
Though commercial truck accidents may not be as common as typical automobile accidents, the statistics show that they do happen with regularity and carry significant potential to cause bodily injury, including death or brain injuries requiring round-the-clock medical attention. These trucking and insurance companies will often attempt to settle your case for less than you deserve. But we will not let that happen.
Can I sue for my trucking accident in Nevada without an attorney?
Good personal injury lawyers have the knowledge and experience to go after every penny available for their clients. But when victims do not hire an attorney, the defendants’ insurance defense attorneys will not hesitate to take advantage of the victims’ vulnerable state and ignorance of the law to bilk them out of what should be rightfully theirs.
Furthermore, bringing a personal injury case is very difficult and intimidating for the average person. This is especially so if that person is suffering from devastating truck collision injuries. By retaining experienced car accident attorneys, victims can rest assured that they have a legal team dealing with the insurers and handling the entire personal injury lawsuit while they focus on healing from the trauma of the accident.
In short, trying to settle a trucking lawsuit alone will likely result in the victim getting far less than what he or she is owed. And we go after not only the trucking company: Depending on the case, we may also go after the truck owners, the truck drivers, the maintenance contractors, any involved shipping or distribution companies, and anyone else who was responsible for the crash.
Our Nevada truck accident lawyers help ensure that our clients receive the largest settlement available. And also we take care of all the legal red tape, phone calls, emails, court filings, and negotiations involved in litigating a lawsuit and settling a claim. That gives our clients peace of mind, which is priceless.
Why should I hire a Las Vegas truck accident attorney?
Trucking companies always try to shift the blame onto the victims, but our experienced Nevada trucking lawyers fight back tirelessly against these behemoths. While our clients concentrate on healing, we are:
- investigating every aspect of the case, including road and weather conditions and signs of wear on the truck (such as tires and brakes),
- compiling evidence of the trucking company’s liability (such as the police report, truck maintenance records of repairs and service, and eyewitness testimony),
- consulting experts,
- holding depositions, and
- negotiating aggressively for the best possible resolution
Simply hiring a personal injury attorney is often enough to get insurance defense firms to come to the table. And we do everything to show these firms that they will lose if we go to trial and that they are better off offering fair compensation.
But if the trucking companies refuse to play ball, we are ready to take the matter to trial and demonstrate to the jury that you are entitled to all the financial compensation the law allows.
Note that once you hire an attorney, let the attorney do the talking with the insurance company. If the insurer calls, tell them you are represented by counsel and to speak to your attorney from now on.
So if you’ve been injured in a trucking accident, we advise you to 1) get medical help if necessary, 2) if possible, get the contact information of eyewitnesses and of anyone involved in the accident, and take photos or video of the aftermath, 3) avoid talking to insurance adjusters, and instead 4) hire a personal injury attorney.
Trucking accident statistics in Nevada
For every million people in Nevada, there are 6.92 fatal accidents involving large trucks. In 2018 alone, there were 21 fatal accidents involving large trucks. Only seven of those were single-vehicle crashes. So far in 2021, there has been a fatal tractor-trailer crash in Mesquite, a fatal semi-trailer crash south of Ely, and a fatal semi-truck crash in Las Vegas.
Learn more at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Large Truck and Bus Facts, 2018.
Are you a truck accident victim? Call us for help…
If you have sustained minor or severe injuries by a trucker in Nevada, do not let yourself be denied maximum compensation while the drivers, owners, and dispatchers point the finger at each other. Call our experienced truck accident lawyers for legal representation. We will fight to get the money injured victims need now to cover hospital bills and lost wages.
Our personal injury law firm’s consultations are free. Our Las Vegas truck accident lawyers take no money upfront. We only get paid if we win your truck accident claim. Disclaimer: Results cannot be guaranteed.
If you were injured by a truck in California, please see our article on trucking accident claims in California law.