Anyone who has driven on a highway in Nevada has probably experienced a massive 18-wheeler barreling by his or her car with reckless abandon. When this occurred, you probably thought: “That driver is out of control” or “That truck is really going to mess someone up.” These are perfectly reasonable thoughts. Big rigs are essentially 80,000-pound buildings on wheels, moving with a speed and force that can destroy any other vehicle on the road.
With their devastating combination of unstoppable momentum and limited braking distance, it is likely that any truck accident will result in a person’s serious injury or death. If this has happened to you or your spouse, parent, or child has been killed as a result of a truck accident, you should not hesitate to contact a truck accident attorney. Why? Because truck accident claims are complex and carry high financial stakes for everyone involved.
Truck Accidents Carry High Financial Stakes
First, there are laws designed to financially compensate people who have been hurt or killed due to the negligence of others. For victims of truck accidents, this may include lost income, lost earning potential, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and even punitive damages for heinous acts. Truck companies are insured by insurance providers who are in the business of paying out as little as possible. Because the financial stakes are so high with truck accidents, they will lowball, they will fight, and they will delay avoiding paying you what your claim is worth.
Truck Accident Claims are Complex and Intricate
Further, besides the truck driver, there are numerous third parties who can potentially bear financial responsibility, including the trucking company, the company responsible for the truck’s cargo, and the truck manufacturer. The causes of truck accidents, contributing factors, and the distribution of fault can be an intensive process. A truck accident attorney can help track down all of the necessary records, utilize forensic experts, and analyze who should be joined in any truck accident claim to maximize compensation.
Trust Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. to Fight for You
Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman, L.L.P. is a full-service law firm that provides comprehensive legal services to individuals looking for effective, high-quality representation. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed in a truck accident, contact us today. There are laws in place to hold negligent truck drivers and their employers financially accountable. We have lawyers who are members of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys who can handle your case. Our attorneys are smart, tough, and motivated to fight for our clients. Call Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. today at (775) 227-2280 to schedule a consultation or contact our office through our website.