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Truck Accidents

Personal Injury Lawyers In Nevada

Semi-trucks are leviathans of the road, often weighing upwards of eighty thousand pounds. These cargo-carrying vehicles are a fairly common sight around Nevada, as they’re integral to the state’s commerce and economic growth. While an auto accident of any kind can be devastating, accidents involving commercial trucks are especially dangerous. Due to their immense size and weight, collisions with commercial trucks frequently result in catastrophic injuries or even death. These kinds of accidents are almost always caused by a commercial trucking company’s negligence or a truck driver’s carelessness.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a commercial truck accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact one of the experienced personal injury attorneys of Pursiano Barry Bruce Demetriades Simon LLP today to schedule a free, no-obligation case consultation.

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Common Causes Of Truck Accidents

Fortunately, most commercial truck drivers are well-trained professionals who make a point of operating their vehicles with the utmost care. Nonetheless, accidents do happen, and when they do, it’s typically because a driver or trucking company breaches their duty of care. A few of the most common causes of truck accidents include the following.

  • Distracted Driving
  • Driver Fatigue
  • Driving Under The Influence
  • Aggressive Driving
  • Inadequate Truck Maintenance
  • Improperly Loaded Cargo
  • Mechanical Defect
  • Unsafe Lane Changes

Who’s At Fault In A Truck Accident

Given that there are many factors at play and commercial truck accidents often involve several vehicles determining liability in these cases can be somewhat complex. Liability will depend upon the accident’s unique circumstances, such as the driver’s employment status, whether the driver broke any traffic laws, and the condition of the commercial vehicle’s equipment. In some cases, the accident may have been precipitated by a third party’s negligent actions, and the fault may be divided among several parties. Generally, liability will be assigned to one of the following parties.

  • The truck driver. If they violated traffic laws.
  • The truck company. If they failed to provide proper training, perform drug testing, or maintain their fleet.
  • A third party. If another driver’s carelessness caused the accident.

What Compensation Can I Receive?

As with any other car accident, individuals injured in a commercial truck accident have the right to seek financial compensation for their suffering and incurred damages. A few of the most common compensable damages include the following.

  • Economic Damages: These are financial damages incurred due to the accident, such as medical expenses, loss of wages, property damage, and so on.
  • Non-Economic Damages: Also referred to as pain and suffering damages, these encompass more abstract losses, such as loss of consortium, loss of enjoyment of life, mental anguish, and emotional trauma.
  • Punitive Damages: Also known as exemplary damages, this is compensation sought to punish the liable party for egregious misconduct or gross negligence.
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How Our Truck Accident Attorneys Can Help

To avoid bad press and having to make a sizable payout, trucking companies and their insurance providers are often aggressive in their defense when facing personal injury claims. Often, claimants are tricked into settling for less than they’re rightfully or end up having their claims denied outright. Seeking compensation from a commercial trucking company can feel like an uphill battle, but it’s not one you have to fight alone. Our experienced litigation attorneys have the necessary skills and knowledge to help victims determine liability, negotiate settlements, and achieve maximum compensation. Contact our truck accident lawyers today to schedule a free consultation!

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