When vehicles like trucks, tractor-trailers, taxis, vans, or busses are used to transport people or goods for profit, they are considered “commercial vehicles”. Commercial vehicle accidents cause some of the most highly contested personal injury and wrongful death claims that we see. This is largely due to the potential for massive financial damages on the part of the responsible parties—who have insurance companies that want to pay out as little as possible.
Insurance Companies Never Offer Fair Value Up Front
Sadly, some victims of commercial vehicle wrecks are in dire medical, emotional, and financial straights, leaving them vulnerable to insurance companies who seek to take advantage. Insurance companies love when victims try to settle their claims without the assistance of an attorney. Insurance adjusters understand the value of your claim, but often fail to offer you fair value for your claim; instead, they plaice theiir loyalty to their company and their bottom line over their insureds interests. Insurance companies know that victims are in a desperate situation, which is why it is common to hear stories where they drag their feet to respond to victims and offer insultingly low offers.
You May Have a Claim Against Several Parties
Nevada law allows personal injury victims to pursue a claim against all people and companies whose negligence contributed to their personal injury. This allows juries to assign each party a percentage of fault for which they are responsible. With commercial accidents, the following parties may potentially bear fault: (1) the driver; (2) the company that owns the commercial vehicle; (3) whoever loaded the cargo; (4) or other parties responsible for the accident. An attorney can help you maximize your compensation by including all the necessary parties.
Contact Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P.
If you have been seriously injured in a commercial vehicle accident, you may have a significant claim for damages against those responsible. The attorneys at Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. have over a century of combined legal experience and our top-rated attorneys have obtained millions of dollars in damages for our clients. We are proven, driven, and have attorneys who belong to the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys. If you want to pursue maximum compensation, contact us. Call Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. today at (775) 227-2280 to schedule a free case consultation or contact our office through our website.