Wrongful Death: If a Truck Accident Has Killed a Loved One

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The unexpected loss of a child, spouse, or parent is a devastating event that overturns the lives of those who are left behind. When this death occurs due to a truck accident, Nevada’s wrongful death law gives heirs of the victim (referred to as the decedent) the right to file claims for damages against those at fault for the accident. If you have lost a spouse, child, or parent in a truck accident, you need to contact a truck accident attorney to fight for your legal rights.

Holding Negligent Parties Accountable

With truck accidents, there are a variety of parties that may be responsible for the victim’s death as a result of their negligence or recklessness. As trucks are complex machines that weigh 20-30 times more than a passenger car, there is a duty of care that must be exercised by the driver of the truck and those responsible for putting a safe vehicle on the road. Some of the parties that may be included in a wrongful death lawsuit include the truck driver, the driver’s employer, the companies that own the truck or cargo, the company that loaded the cargo, and/or the truck’s manufacturer.

Truck Accident Claims Have High Stakes

Through a wrongful death claim, a decedent’s heirs can seek recovery of medical expenses, funeral expenses, pecuniary damages for grief or sorrow, loss of financial support, loss of companionship, comfort, and consortium, and damages for pain, suffering, or disfigurement of the decedent.

Notably, truck accident claims are amongst the most highly contested wrongful death cases because of the damages at stake. Because of the risks that trucks pose, truck companies are required to maintain insurance coverage that far exceeds personal auto coverage policies. Because of the possibility of multiple parties that are significantly insured, a wrongful death claim involving a truck accident allows for heirs to seek maximum compensation for the damages they have suffered.

Wrongful Death Attorneys, Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P.

Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman, L.L.P. is a small-sized wrongful death law firm that provides big firm results to individuals. We focus our attention and resources on our clients to offer unparalleled service. We are smart, proven professionals who have successfully recovered millions of dollars in damages for our clients. Our attorneys are members of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys who will tirelessly pursue maximum compensation on your behalf. 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.

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