Las Vegas Truck Accident Lawyer
Have You Been 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.
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 cause devastating car accidents and injuries. Truck accidents that involve motorcycles or 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:
- 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.
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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 these accidents.
- 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.
- Trucking Regulations
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.