Las Vegas Truck Accident Lawyer
Injured in a Commercial Truck Accident?
Truck accidents are among the most devastating traffic collisions. Accidents involving 18-wheelers, semi-trucks, tractor-trailers and other
large vehicles have a high potential for causing injury, including
catastrophic injuries and
wrongful death. When the negligence of truck drivers or trucking companies cause these
accidents, they may be held liable for compensating victims for their
damages. This is where our Las Vegas truck accident attorneys can help.
Discuss Your Case with a Lawyer.
Contact Shook & Stone for a FREE Consultation.
About Large Truck Collisions
It is reported that one person is injured or killed in a truck accident
every 16 minutes. The amount of injuries and fatalities caused by these
massive machines has caused ample concern for government safety agencies.
There are numerous organizations and government entities that regulate
the trucking industry, and trucking companies are held to high standards
of health, safety and driver regulation. Despite the numerous hours of
training that trucking companies require for their drivers, truckers still
run the same risk of executing unsafe driving practices: fatigued driving,
distracted driving, cell phone use, speeding, reckless driving,
drunk driving, driver error and traffic violations.
Trucks are much larger and heavier than passenger vehicles, and because
they can haul a great deal of freight, even the simplest of mistakes can
car accidents and injuries. Truck accidents that involve
pedestrians also have a high potential for catastrophic injuries and fatalities. Truck
accidents can also lead to pileups and large multi-vehicle accidents.
Take this opportunity to learn more about truck accidents by reviewing
the information we have compiled on this important subject. We have highlighted
several topics below; click on one to be directed to a page regarding
that specific subject:
Causes of Truck Accidents
- Driver Fatigue
- Trucking Violations
- Overloaded Trucks
- Drunk Driving
- Driver Distraction
- Mechanical Failures
Truck Accident Injuries
Truck accidents can lead to a variety of serious, if not life-threatening
injuries. Most of the time, passengers and drivers of other vehicles suffer
these injuries, not the truck driver. Other victims might include pedestrians,
bicyclists and motorcyclists. If you suffered an injury in a truck accident,
our Las Vegas truck accident attorneys are prepared to help you fight
for full and fair compensation. We've recovered more than $500 million
for past clients and are ready to put this experience to work for you.
Learn more about truck accident injuries
Additional Truck Accident Information
Truck Accident Facts & Figures
When you look at detailed statistics pertaining to truck accidents, this
can give you a clear picture of who is most likely to be injured in these
collisions, why they occur and how much damage they actually cause. Our
firm has gathered helpful information to expand your understanding of
Truck Accident Liability
After a truck accident, a liable party may be an individual or company
that can be held legally responsible for a victim's injuries. One
of the most important aspects of our legal representation is determining
the cause of an accident and therefore liability. Identifying any and
all at-fault parties can help us secure maximum compensation.
Trucker Substance Abuse
If a truck driver abuses alcohol or uses drugs while driving, he or she
may cause a serious accident that injures or even claims the lives of
others. If you believe your truck accident involved substance abuse by
a truck driver, call our firm. We can investigate this matter.
State and federal trucking regulations play an important role in keeping
our roadways safe and promoting the wellbeing of truck drivers and other
motorists. If these regulations are violated, however, the chances of
an accident are greatly increased. Our firm always considers what role
state and federal regulations may play in a truck accident.
Contact a Las Vegas Truck Accident Attorney at Shook & Stone
Truck accident cases can pose several difficulties to victims looking to
file personal injury claims. The trucking industry is heavily regulated
and held to high standards of safety, which means that trucking companies
will often conduct thorough investigations into cases in order to establish
a percentage of comparative fault for drivers of other vehicles. They
also devote a great deal of resources to fighting claims. This why having
legal representation is so important
Contact our firm to request a free, personalized case review.