Truck Accident Lawyers in Las Vegas
The size and weight of tractor-trailers make them capable of crushing smaller vehicles and causing significant injury to occupants of other vehicles. Truck accidents often result in catastrophic injuries, permanent disabilities and even death. Whenever these types of accidents occur, it must be determined who was responsible and who should be held accountable for injuries suffered and damages caused.
Victims and their families would be well advised to research all of their options because they may be able to seek support from the truck driver, the truck owner, the truck manufacturer, and other involved parties. Knowing who to file a claim against and how much compensation to ask for can prove challenging without proper legal guidance. The experienced Las Vegas accident attorneys at the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. are here to guide you through what can be a challenging and complex process.
These types of injuries can prove costly financially and emotionally. Losses suffered in truck accidents include emergency room costs, medical expenses, cost of surgery, lost wages, expenses relating to rehabilitation and lost future wages. It is possible to pursue compensation for all of these damages by filing a claim against the at-fault parties. Truck accidents are unique in that there are many potentially liable parties.
It is possible to file an injury claim against the driver responsible for your injuries. In most cases, it is also possible to hold his or her employer, the owner of the truck, the maintenance firm, the manufacturer of a defective truck part, or the company responsible for loading the tractor-trailer liable.
The severity of the injuries suffered by victims often depends on the speed of the vehicles involved and the circumstances of the collision. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), about 23 percent of truck accidents involve rear-end collisions. When a smaller passenger vehicle crashes into the rear of a tractor-trailer, it could result in an underride accident in which the top of the smaller vehicle is crushed beneath the bottom of the trailer. When a truck rear-ends a vehicle, the smaller vehicle may be crushed from behind and the occupants can suffer severe injuries.
Other common types of truck accidents include head-on collisions with wrong-way drivers, straight path accidents involving vehicles that drift from their lanes, side-impact collisions resulting from truck drivers turning into the path of other vehicles, and sideswipe accidents. All of these types of truck accidents can result in devastating injuries, especially to occupants of other vehicles.
Examples of negligence that can result in a crash include:
- Driver inattention
- Distracted driving
- Traveling too fast for conditions
- Misjudgment of speed
- Following too closely
- Aggressive driving behavior
- Vehicle-related failure involving brakes, tires, steering, or cargo
- Fatigued driving
- Turning without checking mirrors
- Driving while intoxicated
Whatever the cause of a truck accident, the resulting injuries can be catastrophic or even fatal. Occupants of smaller vehicles are often crushed during the collision, resulting in:
- Multiple bone fractures
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord damage
- Neck injuries
- Burn injuries
The experienced Las Vegas truck accident attorneys at the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. will help victims preserve important pieces of evidence such as truck driver logs, truck maintenance records, cell phone logs, and other information that might be pertinent to your truck accident injury claim. Evidence preservation is crucial in truck accident cases. We will take every possible step to ensure that you are fairly and fully compensated for all your losses. Please contact our law offices and call (702) 380-8000 for a free and comprehensive evaluation of your potential truck accident claim.
- Nevada Department of Transportation
- Commercial Driver Licensing in Nevada
- Nevada Traffic Information
- Nevada Transportation Authority
- Nevada Department of Transportation