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Shook & Stone - Truck Accident Attorneys in Nevada

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If You Have Been Injured in a Truck Crash- You need Shook & Stone

Shook & Stone are personal injury lawyers in Las Vegas serving all of Nevada in truck accident injury cases.

Truck accidents often result in very serious injuries or even death. If you have been involved in a truck accident, it is important to seek the help of an experienced truck accident lawyer who can help you get the compensation you deserve.

At Shook & Stone, our personal injury lawyers have over 100 years of combined experience handling truck accident cases.

We have the knowledge and resources necessary to help you get the maximum compensation for your injuries.

Truck accidents can occur for a number of reasons, including driver error, mechanical failure, and weather conditions. No matter what the cause of the accident, if you have been injured in a truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Compensation can include medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

Do not hesitate to contact Shook & Stone today for a free consultation with one of our experienced accident attorneys. We will review your case and help you understand your legal options. Call us today at (702) 570-0000.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents in Las Vegas

There are a number of different factors that can contribute to a truck accident. Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include:

When you mix that with a commercial vehicle the distractions can double, from company monitoring equipment such as log trackers, CB radios, company radios, cell phones, and even streaming applications and social media applications. These distractions can cause major accidents with commercial vehicles.

Not all truck accidents are caused by driver error. In some cases, accidents are caused by defective truck parts, such as brakes or tires. If you have been injured in a truck accident, it is important to speak with a skilled truck accident lawyer to find out if you have a case.

Types of injuries sustained in Las Vegas Commercial Vehicle Accidents

Unlike typical traffic accidents, commercial vehicles weight significantly more than most passenger vehicles. When a commercial vehicle is involved in an accident, the results can be severe injury or sometimes even death.

Semi – trucks are very large, heavy and damaging vehicles and there are other commercial trucks and vehicles that would also be very dangerous in a head on collision, truck rollover accidents, multi-car pile-ups, rear-end accident or a T-bone accident.

These larger trucks often have larger gas tanks and therefore pose a greater explosion risk. Some of the most common types of injuries sustained in commercial vehicle accidents include:

Who is At-Fault in a Commercial Vehicle Accident in Las Vegas?

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Unlike car accidents where the driver’s insurance company is usually at fault, in a commercial vehicle accident there are many different parties that could be held liable. Some of the parties that could be held liable in a commercial vehicle accident include:

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What Should You Do if You Are Involved in A Commercial Vehicle Accident in Nevada?

If you are involved in a commercial vehicle accident, there are some important things that you should do to protect your rights. Some of the things that you should do if you are involved in a commercial vehicle accident include:

Compensation Recovered in Truck Accidents and Commercial Vehicle Accidents

Cases involving truck accidents with other vehicles involved where the driver of the truck or commercial vehicle is found at fault (or to be the negligent party) may seek fair compensation as an accident victim (or the injured party). This compensation will include:

Semi Truck Accidents and Personal Injury

When it comes to tractor-trailers and accidents with injuries, the trucking companies will be liable for the damage caused by their drivers. Trucking and insurance companies will do everything they can to avoid paying what is rightfully yours.

Many times, these big companies will play hardball with victims and their families in an effort to save themselves money. This is one of the many reasons why it is essential that you have an experienced personal injury attorney on your side.

Statute of Limitations on Truck Accident Injury in Nevada

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In Nevada, a person has two years from the date of his or her accident to bring a case. The time period in which an accident victim must file a claim is referred to as the statute of limitations.

Your Rights as an Accident Victim

If you have been involved in an accident with a big rig, it is important that you understand your rights as an accident victim. You may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. An experienced personal injury attorney will fight for your rights and make sure that you get the maximum settlement that you deserve.

Commercial Trucks and Accident Victims

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Commercial truck drivers involved in motor vehicle accidents especially with passenger cars have a greater motivation for not telling the truth to law enforcement. This is due to the very nature of the auto accidents outcome. Victims of commercial truck accidents are more seriously hurt in a trucking accident even at low speeds because of the sheer size of the vehicle. Truck crashes are more devastating than similar accidents involving smaller vehicles.

What They May Not Say on a Police Report

A truck driver may not mention that they were over their log hours, log hours on the were falsified, or that there was improper maintenance records for their vehicle. They may be over the maximum weight limits. Commercial drivers are bound by federal and state laws concerning their hours of operation. But, due to pressure from their employers or carriers, they may embellish their log hours to try to make it appear that are driving legally.

That They Performed a Pre-trip Maintenance Report

Commercial vehicles that travel over a 150 miles from pickup or terminal must perform a pre-trip inspection, where they must check things like, glad-hand connection, fifth wheel inspection, if the load is secure, if the tires look good, if their landing gear is up, and more. Improper vehicle maintenance can be a  cause in a motor vehicle accident case.

Safety Defects and Long Hours Are the Top Two Contributors in Large Truck Accidents

According to the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI), the two most contributed factors in large truck accidents is safety defects and long hours. [1]

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We Will…

  • Investigate the accident to prove what really happened (gather all types of evidence)
  • Gather pieces of evidence to support your legal claim (review accident reconstruction, accident report, and accident scene photos)
  • Build a strong case to get you the compensation you deserve (obtain witness statements)
  • Negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf (go after liable parties)
  • Take your case to trial if necessary (hold parties accountable)
  • Get justice for you and your family

Will My Personal Injury Claim go to Trial?

The vast majority of personal injury cases are resolved without going to trial. However, sometimes an insurance company or corporation will refuse to make a fair settlement offer.

In these cases, it may be necessary to take your case to trial in order to get the compensation you deserve.

An experienced personal injury attorney will offer legal counsel and fight for your rights and make sure that you get the compensation you deserve.

What are the Steps in a Personal Injury Case?

The first step in a personal injury case is to contact an experienced attorney who can help you understand your rights and options.

Once you have hired an attorney, they will begin investigating your case and gathering evidence to support your claim.

They will then send a demand letter to the responsible party, which is usually an insurance company, outlining your injuries and demand for compensation.

If the insurance company does not make a fair settlement offer, your truck accident attorney will file a lawsuit on your behalf. Your case will then proceed through the discovery process, where each side will gather information and evidence.

This can be done through depositions, interrogatories, and requests for production of documents. Once discovery is complete, your case will either be settled out of court or proceed to trial.

Why Choose Shook & Stone for Your Commercial Vehicle Injury Accident?

As a law firm, we have collected close to a billion dollars for our truck accident victims in Las Vegas and other cities in Clark County and surrounding areas. Our attorneys and staff work tirelessly on motor vehicle accident cases to ensure our clients receive the best possible outcome.

We have a proven track record of success in court, and we are not afraid to take your case to trial if necessary. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that an accident can take on a family, and we will fight for you every step of the way.

The aftermath of a truck accident can be overwhelming, especially when you don’t know where to turn. At Shook & Stone, we are dedicated to providing our clients with the highest quality of legal representation that they deserve.

Our personal injury law firm has years of experience in the field, and we work hard to ensure that your truck accident claim is handled efficiently and effectively.

Contact us today by calling (702) 570-0000 or fill out the form for a free consultation with our experienced attorneys.


[1] Safety defects and long hours contribute to large truck crashes. (n.d.). IIHS-HLDI Crash Testing and Highway Safety. https://www.iihs.org/news/detail/safety-defects-and-long-hours-contribute-to-large-truck-crashes

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