When truck accidents occur in Nevada, they often result in severe, sometimes permanent injuries, property damage, and sometimes even fatalities. The loss that truck accident victims endure is often life changing, and while we can’t erase the trauma that you or your loved one has experienced, our law firm is dedicated to helping victims like you obtain justice.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reports that approximately 73,000 large trucks were involved in injury crashes in the U.S. in 2013, and another 3,906 were involved in truck accidents so severe that they resulted in fatalities. Common causes of these truck crashes include:
In the United States, there are special rules that apply to commercial trucks and their drivers, and there are numerous regulations in place that are designed to help keep innocent drivers and their passengers safe. When a truck driver, trucking company or large truck manufacturer violates these rules and an accident occurs, they typically have an insurance adjuster at the scene within the hour. These adjusters are notorious for destroying log books, tampering with the Electronic Control Module (ECM) that records the events leading up to the crash, and altering other evidence. Therefore it is important that you contact a truck accident lawyer who is familiar with the laws surrounding large trucks and the accident investigation process as quickly as possible.
In many cases, insurance adjusters begin calling on truck accident victims and their families almost immediately after the crash occurs. While they may pretend to be on your side, it’s important to remember that it is their job to minimize damages, make low-ball settlement offers, and try to rush you in settling your claim for less than you deserve. In the state of Nevada, there is NO LIMIT to the amount of monetary compensation you can recover after a truck accident. You can obtain compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering, medical expenses and other damages, and the amount you receive is based on the extent of your injuries and losses, NOT the insurance company’s policy limit.
Contact Kathleen Sigurdson today and schedule a FREE, no obligation consultation to discover what your truck accident case could be worth. There is never a fee unless we win.