Nevada Truck Accident Lawyer

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Every year in Nevada, truck accidents result in serious injury and sometimes fatal injury to those that are involved. If you have been unfortunate enough to suffer injury as the result of a truck accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to compensation. Different factors in truck accidents, such as the size and weight of the truck, road conditions, how well the driver has been trained and if their schedule forces them to drive at higher speeds than normal, make the accidents more likely to cause a fatal or serious injury in the event of an accident.

Statistics show that in 2008 there was a total of 123,918 large trucks and 13,263 buses that were involved in non-fatal crashes in the United States. 49,084 large trucks and 7,123 buses were involved in injury crashes. There were 73,047 injuries involved in large truck crashes, and 16,760 injuries due to bus crashes. There were also 74,834 large trucks and 6,140 buses that were involved in tow away crashes, and 2,609 large trucks and 11 buses that were involved in Hazmat Placard (trucks that carry dangerous, often explosive, substances) crashes. Most of the fatal truck accidents occurred 68% of the time in rural areas, 66% during the day time, and 78% of the time on weekdays. Passenger vehicles are less likely than large trucks to be involved in a fatal multi-vehicle accident.

A Nevada truck accident lawyer is an expert within the area of truck accident litigation and wrongful death from a truck-related accident. They are there to help the victims of accidents involving trucks, and can help you to get compensation for injuries, damages, or loss sustained in a road traffic accident that was not your fault. Sadly, accidents involving trucks particularly when vehicles exceed the speed limit can often lead to death. Nevada truck accident attorneys are experienced in dealing with wrongful death claims stemming from such accidents, as well as injury and damage lawsuits.

A common reason why there is a collision between a passenger vehicle and a large truck is because of the passenger vehicles driver being ignorant of the truck's performance capabilities, including what type of visibility the truck driver has, and the limits that are associated with braking. This can also include changing lanes quickly in front of a truck, driving in the No-Zones, right behind and beside the truck where the driver cannot see you, and not slowing down or speeding up when a truck starts to change a lane or merge. However, that is not to say truckers can not be at fault. In fact, driver fatigue, faulty equipment, over-sized loads, and negligent operation can very often lead to trucking accidents.

When searching online, you will find a number of specialized Nevada truck accident lawyers in operation throughout the state. It is advisable to go through a specialist attorney in order to discuss legal action regarding a truck accident, as these lawyers can use their skills and knowledge of the sometimes complex truck accident laws to put together a solid lawsuit and to get you the compensation that you are owed. It's important to contact a truck accident lawyer as soon as is possible after the accident, because this way you are more likely to receive damages the sooner you get the ball rolling.

In both personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits involving trucks, it can be difficult to prove who was to blame unless the truck driver actually admits blame. An experienced Nevada truck accident attorney will be able to use his or her resources and contacts to prove that you were not to blame for the accident, and in some cases to even search for and find witnesses that may have been present at the scene to further prove you were the victim.


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