18-Wheeler accidents are disasters that cause catastrophic injuries and takes lives. For those left behind, there is no recovering the life that was taken. Under Nevada’s wrongful death statute, heirs of the deceased have a right to pursue damages against those whose wrongful act or neglect resulted in the death. While these damages do not undo anything, they go a long way toward allowing surviving family members to move forward.
Wrongful Death Claims
The heirs (i.e., surviving spouse, children, or parents) of the deceased can file lawsuits to recover the following categories of damages from those at fault:
- Funeral expenses.
- Medical expenses that accumulated before the victim’s death.
- Lost support from the victim.
- The victim’s pain, suffering, or disfigurement before their death.
- Grief or sorrow.
- Loss of companionship, society, comfort, and consortium.
Truck Accidents Are Highly Contested Claims
Liability in a truck accident lawsuit is not limited to the driver of the truck. There are also numerous companies involved that may share fault for the accident and death. Truck accident lawsuits can involve the owners and operators of the truck, the owners of the cargo, the truck manufacturer, whoever loaded the cargo, and even the government entities responsible for maintaining the road.
There is big money at stake with truck accidents, since injuries are often catastrophic and companies that own, operate, and load trucks maintain sizeable insurance policies. To save money and to deter other people from suing them, these insurance companies fight these claims with all the resources they have. A truck accident attorney can help you balance the odds and fight against those insurance companies.
As experienced truck accident attorneys, we utilize respected experts to investigate and analyze a wrongful death claim from top to bottom. This allows us to determine who should be involved in your lawsuit and to create a path for you to seek maximum compensation for your loss.
Truck Accident Lawyers at Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P.
If a loved one has been killed in a truck accident, you need to contact a truck accident attorney immediately. At Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman, L.L.P., our award-winning attorneys understand that truck accidents claims are highly complex and hard fought. We are members of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys and have the experience necessary to fight for your legal rights and to seek maximum compensation on your behalf. Let us help you move forward. 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.