If you or a loved one was injured in a commercial truck accident, you may be eligible for financial compensation for your injuries. Although a lawsuit cannot reverse what happened to you, it can hold a reckless party accountable and give you the money your family needs to move forward.
Find out how the qualified Henderson commercial truck accident attorneys at Harris & Harris Injury Lawyers can help you with a claim today. Contact us at (702) 384-1414 for a free consultation.
It is not easy to go up against a trucking company or powerful insurance corporation during a commercial truck accident claim in Nevada alone. Insurance companies are notorious for devaluing claims to protect their profits. Hiring a trucking accident lawyer enables you to prevent tactics an insurer may use to take advantage of you during the claims process.
In addition to helping you achieve the best possible case outcome, a commercial truck accident attorney can answer your legal questions and help you understand your rights during this stressful time. Your Henderson accident lawyer can handle complicated legal matters on your behalf, such as filling out confusing claims paperwork, investigating the truck accident and collecting evidence. You will have the freedom to focus on your recovery with a lawyer representing you.
One of the many factors that makes commercial truck accident claims unique in Nevada is the federal rules and regulations that all trucking companies must obey. An organization known as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is in charge of enforcing these rules.
Federal laws for commercial trucking companies include:
If a trucking company or one of its employees breaks any of these rules and causes a related truck accident, the trucking company could be financially responsible (liable) for the collision and related damages. In personal injury law, damages refer to many different economic and noneconomic losses, including property damage, lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
Liability for any type of auto accident in Nevada goes to the person or party most responsible for causing the collision. This is how Nevada’s tort-based insurance law works. You or your personal injury lawyer must identify the party that caused the truck accident and collect evidence that he or she is at fault. This party could be the truck driver, owner/operator, a third-party driver, a truck manufacturer, a cargo company or the truck company.
Liability for commercial truck accidents often goes to the trucking company under the rule of vicarious liability. Vicarious liability means an employer will take responsibility for the actions of its employees. If a truck driver or another employee of the truck company caused your crash, the trucking company will most likely bear liability.
To hold someone financially accountable for your truck accident, you or your Henderson personal injury lawyer will need evidence proving that the person or party is at fault. You will need enough clear and convincing evidence to establish that the defendant(s) more likely than not caused your truck accident.
The evidence available in most truck accident cases is unique compared to standard auto accidents. It may include the truck’s black box, eyewitness statements, a police accident report, photographs, medical documents, the truck driver’s employment record, truck inspection logs and trucking company compliance records.
A Henderson truck accident lawyer can fight for the financial recovery you and your family need to move on. Your truck accident attorney can visit the scene of your accident, preserve and collect key evidence, and build a claim against a negligent party on your behalf.