Who Is At Fault in A Nevada Truck Accident?
Many times, it takes detailed investigative work to discover who is responsible for your Nevada truck accident with a semi or other commercial vehicle. Our Las Vegas truck accident attorneys will dedicate their time to ensure they find the responsible party and hold them accountable for your injuries.
There are a few different parties who may be responsible for your Nevada truck accident. They include, but may not be limited to:
1. Truck Driver
A distracted, careless, or fatigued truck driver could be one of the parties responsible for your Nevada truck accident.
2. Trucking Company
It could be the lack of safety standards, training, or supervision on the part of the trucking company that led to your Nevada truck accident.
3. Maintenance Contractor
If repairs were done incorrectly, or there were service lapses, the maintenance contractor may be responsible for your injuries.
What Are the Common Causes of Truck Accidents in Nevada?
Nevada truck accidents can be caused by many different factors that include, but are not limited to:
1. Aggressive Driving
2. Distracted Driving
Distracted driving is anything that distracts the driver from the road. This could be eating, drinking, smoking, talking on the phone, texting, etc.
3. Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol
4. Drowsy Driving
5. Failure to Inspect and/or Maintain the Truck
6. Ignoring Speed Limits
7. Ignoring Road Conditions
9. Unsafe Changing of Lanes
Other Causes of Nevada Truck Accidents
Commercial vehicles in Nevada must follow strict standards for such things as maintenance, inspections, and repair. If the trucking company fails to follow Federal and state service standards, that is a serious offense that often ends in tragedy.
If your Nevada truck accident was caused by improper maintenance, the truck accident attorneys at Nevada Accident Injury Lawyers can assist you in finding out who was responsible for your truck accident. It could be the trucking company, driver, maintenance contractor, or all of the aforementioned parties.
What Are the Common Maintenance Problems that Cause Truck Accidents in Nevada?
Nevada state laws and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration require regular inspections of truck components. Truck drivers must complete written inspection reports at the end of each shift. Failure to complete this task can cause:
1. Brakes to Fail
2. Signal Lights becoming Disabled
4. Tire Blowouts
5. Trailer becoming Detached
What Are the Most Common Injuries from Nevada Truck Accidents?
Many serious injuries result from a car vs. semi-truck accident. Because of the size of a big rig, many times the injuries are more severe than what would occur in a car vs. car accident. Some of the most common injuries are discussed below:
The impact caused by a truck collision could do damage to the abdominal area of a person. The injuries could include damaged kidneys, spleen, stomach, and other vital organs.
Because of the size and power of a semi, accidents are more powerful and could result in the loss of an arm, leg, and/or foot.
Any impact from a big rig could cause someone to suffer serious brain injuries when the head is thrust upon some part of the interior of their vehicle. An airbag does not protect the head, so a person’s head could strike the windshield, dashboard, or be crushed.
Because of the severity of the impact, a vehicle fire could occur causing someone to suffer serious burns. Car and truck fires often spread very quickly, and depending on the flammability of the load the truck was carrying, could spread even faster.
If involved in an underride accident, the injuries could include crushing to the head and body. In addition, crushing could occur to the heart and lungs as well.
Ribs, hips, legs, arms, necks, and backs are all subject to severe injury and fracture during a collision with a semi-truck. In some cases, these injuries could lead to paralysis and other permanent injuries that can disable a person for the rest of their life.
The injuries caused in a Nevada car accident can be life-changing and cause extreme pain and suffering. Loss of life is also possible as a result of this type of accident.
What Kind of Damages Can I Recover in a Nevada Truck Accident?
There are a variety of damages that may be available to you and/or your loved one if you’ve been injured in an accident. They include but are not limited to:
1. Medical Expenses
Past, current, and future medical expenses including hospital bills and prescription drug expenses related to your injury.
2. Lost Wages
Past, current, and future loss of employment wages, including any loss of income or earning potential.
3. Pain and Suffering
This can include any past and future pain and suffering, including emotional trauma as a result of your injury.
4. Property Damage
Any repairs that may be necessary to your Nevada property may be because your property was damaged due to someone else’s negligence. This can include repairs and/or replacement of your car if your damages were a result of some type of motor vehicle accident.
5. Punitive Damages
The court may decide to award punitive damages in your personal injury claim. Punitive damages are meant to punish the person responsible for your injuries if they acted recklessly or willfully.
Injuries to you or your loved one as a result of a Nevada truck accident can end in physical, emotional, and financial stress on you and your family. The sooner you contact our office the better, and our attorneys will aggressively fight for your rights. The truck accident lawyers at Nevada Accident Injury Lawyers may be able to help you recover all the monetary compensation for your injuries that you and your family deserve.