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Who Pays When a Truck Accident Results in Injury or Death?

In our experience, truck accidents are amongst the most catastrophic wrecks to happen on the road. The physics of an 80,000-pound object in motion leaves all other vehicles at the mercy of trucks and their drivers. So when truck drivers don’t drive with the care that they should, or truck companies fail to put safe vehicles on the road, people get hurt and people die.

A Person or Corporation Responsible for an Injury Bears Financially Liability

Nevada allows people to file a personal injury lawsuit when they suffer a personal injury by the wrongful act or neglect of another person or company. These lawsuits allow the injured person to seek financial damages against the responsible person and their employer if they were on duty. Further, when a victim has died as a result of the negligence of a person or corporation, then the surviving heirs of the victim have the right to pursue a “wrongful death” lawsuit to seek damages.

Multiple Parties Can Be Held Responsible for a Truck Accident

When it comes to truck accidents, it is hardly ever just the driver’s fault. Instead, our experience has taught us that the wreck is frequently a chain reaction that began with the negligent decisions of others. This may include any combination of:

  • The truck manufacturer building an unsafe truck;
  • The company that owns the truck failing to maintain the vehicle, employing a driver with a dangerous driving record, or violating labor and safety laws;
  • The owner of the truck’s cargo improperly loading the cargo or violating laws;
  • The driver’s negligence.

Nevada allows for an injured person, or for the heirs of a deceased victim, to sue any parties responsible for a personal injury or wrongful death caused by a truck accident. A personal injury lawyer can help you determine which parties should be included in a lawsuit to maximize compensation for your claim.

In determining how these damages are apportioned, Nevada’s “comparative negligence” laws tasks juries with determining the total damages that a victim or their heirs are entitled to, and the percentage of fault that each responsible party bears.

Contact Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P.

Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. provides award-winning personal injury representation to victims of truck accidents. Our attorneys have successfully fought for millions of dollars in damages on behalf of our personal injury clients. You deserve an attorney who will focus on you and will put in the work necessary to pursue maximum compensation for your claim. We are respected, proven, and motivated to fight for you. Contact 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.