There is no such thing as a “fender-bender” when it comes to accidents involving trucks. Instead, we often see truck accidents make the news because the results are catastrophic or deadly. Given the size, weight, speed, and momentum of these massive vehicles and their cargo, the passengers of smaller cars simply don’t stand a chance.
Truck accidents don’t happen at random. Rather, many big rig accidents are entirely preventable and result from a sequence of choices, actions, or inaction. Sadly, our investigations of truck accidents on behalf of our clients have revealed all levels of negligence and recklessness—including impaired or drowsy drivers, overdue truck inspections, improperly loaded cargo, overweight cargo, violations of rest and break laws, and putting drivers with dangerous driving records out on the road. If you have been injured in a preventable truck accident, you should speak with a personal injury attorney to explore your legal rights.
Who is Responsible for the Accident?
Personal injury laws in Nevada allow plaintiffs to sue multiple parties who may bear fault for serious injuries or wrongful deaths. Under a “modified comparative negligence” theory, a jury can hear evidence and weigh what percentage of fault each party is responsible for—which is then applied to the damages that the jury awards. When it comes to truck accidents, responsible parties may include:
- The truck driver.
- The owner of the truck.
- The trucking company
- Cargo or trailer owner.
- The company that loaded the cargo.
- The company that inspected the truck
- The truck manufacturer.
- The government agency responsible for maintaining roads and highways.
Spreading liability across more than one party can help to maximize the damages that a plaintiff recovers. An experienced personal injury attorney can take a careful look at the circumstances of your accident to determine your best course of action.
Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. is Here for You
Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman, L.L.P. is a full-service law firm that offers aggressive, proven legal representation. If you have been injured in a truck accident, you have significant legal rights. Our personal injury attorneys are experienced and have collected millions of dollars from insurance companies on behalf of our clients. You deserve to get maximum compensation for your claim and we want to help you get it. Call Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. today at (775) 227-2280 to schedule a consultation or contact our office through our website.