If you have ever driven on Nevada’s roadways, you have undoubtedly seen large commercial trucks like big rigs and 18-wheelers hauling their cargo from city to city. While these vehicles perform an essential function on our modern economy, they also put the general public at risk of involvement in a serious accident. Fortunately for people who are injured in truck accidents in which someone else is at fault, Nevada law often allows them to recover compensation for their injuries and other losses.
Large commercial trucks are significantly different from smaller passenger vehicles in ways that make them more difficult to control, harder to stop, and more likely to be involved in certain types of accidents. Some examples of common types of truck wrecks in Nevada include the following:
Truck accidents can happen for any number of reasons, including driver error, poor weather conditions, and equipment failures. What is important to victims is that when these accidents are caused by someone else’s negligence, they are usually entitled to compensation. Some of the more common causes of Nevada truck wrecks that are often the result of negligence include the following:
After a truck accident, there are certain steps that you should take in order to ensure that you will be able to recover for the losses you incur. These include the following:
Accidents involving commercial trucks differ from those involving non-commercial vehicles in several important ways. For this reason, it is critical to hire an attorney that is familiar with federal and state trucking regulations, industry standards, and other issues that are specific to truck accident litigation. Hiring an attorney that has experience representing truck accident victims will maximize your chances of obtaining the largest settlement or award available by law.
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Truck accident cases can be substantially more complicated and can require significantly more resources than other types of motor vehicle accident or personal injury cases. You always want to make sure that any attorney you hire has successfully handled cases that specifically involve large commercial trucks and the trucking industry. Your attorney should have a thorough understanding of trucking industry standards, FMCSA regulations, and truck accident reconstruction methods. At USTA, we focus specifically on truck accident cases and you can rest assured that we have the experience needed to successfully handle your case.GET STARTED
With their legal teams and insurance companies, trucking companies are known for fighting against liability whenever possible. They will often try to strong-arm injured individuals into accepting inadequate settlements by intimidating them with the idea of trial and the resources involved in litigation. Unfortunately, too many attorneys recommend settling cases too early in the process to avoid any further litigation. You need an attorney on your side who is not intimidated by trucking companies and who has the resources and willingness to take your case as far as necessary to obtain the full settlement or award you deserve. The attorneys at USTA will not back down and will do what is needed to fully protect your rights as a truck accident victim.GET STARTED
n order to best know if an attorney is the right one for you, you should meet with them in person or schedule a phone consultation. A positive attorney-client relationship is critical in a successful truck accident case so you should always ensure that you get a good feeling from an attorney before you decide to hire them. You want to stay apprised of new developments in your case and ensure your attorney is not too busy to address your questions or concerns as they arise. At USTA, we provide personalized and committed representation and invite anyone who believes they may have a truck accident claim to call and schedule a free consultation today.GET STARTED