A bustling economy is often indicated by the increased movement of goods along major roads and highways. In the state of Nevada, as trucks, semi-trucks and other large motor vehicles regularly make their way in and around Las Vegas and its neighboring towns, motorists who share the road with these large vehicles are constantly exposed to serious risks of injury arising from truck accidents.
An auto accident may be considered a truck accident only when the other vehicle weighs more than 10,000 pounds. Thus, for legal purposes, a truck includes semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, shipping vehicles, fire trucks and construction vehicles.
Common causes of truck accidents include but are not limited to:
- Driver error
- Driver fatigue or exhaustion
- Inadequate sleep
- Brake defects
- Poor maintenance of motor vehicle
Who May be Liable for Your Accident?
The Nevada Revised Statute (NRS) section 41.130 allows any person suffering personal injury arising from the wrongful act or negligence of another to recover damages from the person causing the injury. Moreover, the person or company employing the person causing the injury may also be liable for damages.
With this in mind, and depending on the circumstances of your accident, the truck driver, vehicle owner, lessor, vehicle or components manufacturer, or shipper of the truck’s cargo may be held liable for your injuries.
To Sue or Not to Sue?
Your attorney will help by sorting the legal issues of your case, examining all pieces of evidence to determine the party ultimately liable for your injuries.
If the negligent party is covered by insurance, filing a claim on the insurance policy may save you from the complex process of litigation. However, if negotiations with the insurer fail, filing a claim in court within the prescriptive period is a possibility.
Navigating the complex rules and procedures of claiming damages for truck accident injuries requires experienced legal help. David Boehrer Law Firm has years of experience in personal injury claims in Nevada, helping clients recover the maximum value of compensation that they deserve.
You are invited to us today at (702) 750-0750 to discuss your claim. We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency-fee basis.