Truck Accident Liability
Help for Las Vegas Truck Accident Victims
When it comes to legal responsibility, or liability, truck accidents present
a unique set of complexities that can make recovering financial compensation
all the more difficult. It takes experience with the trucking industry
and resources to fully investigate the
cause of a truck accident and therefore what party may be held accountable.
At Shook & Stone, we have been representing victims of preventable
injuries since 1997. We understand what legal and insurance-related matters
come into play with accidents involving large commercial vehicles and
can use this knowledge to our clients' benefit. With a
Las Vegas truck accident lawyer from our firm to handle your claim, you can feel confident that we will
properly identify all liable parties so we can then seek maximum compensation
for your injuries. We are prepared to negotiate or litigate on behalf
of our clients in our pursuit of justice.
Potentially Liable Parties
In a truck accident, the number of potentially liable parties is far greater
than in a collision involving two typical passenger cars. Fault may lie
not only with the truck driver but with the trucking company, the manufacturer
of the truck, the company that loads the truck or the owner of the truck
or trailer. With all of these parties at play, finger pointing may occur
and it will take a dedicated approach to uncover true fault. Some of the
parties we may investigate when representing the victim of a truck accident are:
- The driver of the truck
- The company or individual that owns the truck or trailer
- The individual or company that leased the truck from its owner
- The manufacturer of the truck, trailer or truck parts
- The shipping or loading company that was responsible for the truck's cargo
- The company that hired the driver
We will also consider external influences, other than the trucking company
or manufacturer. One potential example is a municipality or government
entity that is responsible for maintaining safe roadways. If a truck accident
occurs because of a hazardous road, partial or complete fault may lie
with the entity that has the duty of designing and maintaining the roads
in the area.
Another issue your lawyer should consider is what role
trucking regulations (and violations of these) may have played in your collision. If a state
or federal trucking law was violated and a collision resulted, this may
secure the fact that the trucking company or other at-fault party should
be held accountable. In investigating truck accident claims, we always
consider trucking regulations and ensure our investigation is thorough
enough to uncover potential violations.
Las Vegas Truck Accident Attorney
Why is liability so important? Determining the cause of a collision will
help our attorneys uncover what party (or parties) should be held legally
accountable. This will be a victim's source of financial compensation.
Truck accidents have the potential to cause catastrophic
injuries and therefore exorbitant medical bills, physical therapy and ongoing care.
Victims may also suffer ongoing financial losses if they are unable to
work or are left permanently disabled. We take determining liability and
recovering maximum compensation very seriously so we can help our clients
move on with their lives.
Contact a Las Vegas truck accident attorney at our firm to discuss your case.