Truck Accident

What Is a DOT-Recordable Accident?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) operates under the Department of Transportation (DOT) to monitor the transportation industry (e.g., large trucks, buses, etc.) and establish best practices to avoid crashes. However, the DOT cannot keep track of every fender bender. That’s why there is criteria an accident must meet for it to be considered a DOT-recordable accident. Criteria for a DOT-Recordable Accident The FMCSA defines a DOT-recordable accident as an occurrence involving a commercial motor vehicle...
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Filing a Complaint Against a Trucking Company

If you witness a large truck driving dangerously, you have the option to report the behavior. Filing a complaint can possibly prevent a severe or even fatal truck accident or serve as critical evidence if a crash does occur. Reporting Option #1 Call 911 if you believe the negligent or reckless behavior you have witnessed can cause an accident. It is the safest course of action for keeping others on the road out of harm’s way. Give...
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Nevada Trailer Laws

Towing a trailer in Nevada comes with the legal responsibility to ensure the equipment is safe. If a driver fails to do so, leading to an accident, their negligence could make them liable for any resulting damages. This makes it critical to understand Nevada’s laws governing safety and installation requirements for trailers.  Registration and Title Requirements The State of Nevada requires all utility and travel trailers to be properly registered and titled before being operated on public...
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Nevada Trucking Regulations

Truck drivers in Nevada are bound by numerous state and federal laws that dictate the ways in which they are to operate their large and potentially dangerous vehicles. These regulations seek to ensure safety for all motorists by controlling the conduct of both truckers and truck companies. Nevada Trucking Laws For truck drivers that operate intrastate or within the state’s boundaries, the Nevada Department of Transportation’s laws apply. The state’s key regulations are:  Trucks cannot exceed 14...
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What is an Underride Truck Accident?

Large trucks sit higher off the ground than other vehicles, which can create a problem since other cars on the road can easily get crushed underneath. This is called an underride truck accident. Underride truck accidents may not occur on a daily basis, but our Las Vegas truck accident lawyers know they are catastrophic enough to cause high fatality and injury rates when they do. Types of Underride Truck Accidents An underride accident is arguably one of...
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