Have you been involved in a truck accident in Nevada? If so, you may be wondering whether you can seek compensation for your medical bills, vehicle repairs, lost wages, and other losses. An experienced truck accident lawyer can investigate the crash and determine who should be held financially liable.
Our truck accident attorneys at Sam & Ash Injury Law are dedicated to fighting for maximum recovery for clients injured due to the negligence of others. We believe that our clients deserve What’s Right. When you choose our firm for help after a truck accident, you can expect personalized legal representation focused on your specific needs and goals.
Reach out to Sam & Ash Injury Law for a free initial case evaluation of your Nevada truck crash. We will review the details of the accident and help you understand your legal options for pursuing compensation. If we handle your truck accident case, we won’t charge any legal fee unless we win compensation for YOU.
Which Parties May Be Held Liable for a Truck Accident?
Truck accidents are more complicated to resolve than car accidents because multiple parties are involved in the operation of commercial trucks. One or more of them and their insurance carriers may have financial liability after a crash. Those potentially liable include:
- The truck driver – A truck driver who causes an accident through careless or reckless drivers can be held liable for injuries and property damage suffered by others in the crash. Contract truck drivers may have liability insurance policies separate from the truck and trailer.
- A trucking company – A trucking company may have liability for a truck accident caused by the negligence of one of its employed drivers. The company may also have liability when its own negligence leads to an accident, such as negligent hiring or supervision of drivers or pressuring drivers to engage in unsafe behaviors such as violating hours-of-service limits.
- The trailer owner – A trailer may be owned by a party other than the truck driver or trucking company. The trailer’s owner may bear liability for an accident caused by inadequate maintenance that leads to a mechanical failure.
- A cargo loader – Cargo and freight companies may be liable for truck accidents caused by unsafe cargo loads, including failing to secure cargo properly to prevent it from shifting in transit or falling off a flatbed trailer.
- Truck or auto part manufacturers – Truck and auto part manufacturers may be held liable for a truck accident caused by a mechanical failure due to a manufacturing defect in the vehicle or its parts.
- Other parties – Other parties who may have liability for a truck accident include outside vendors involved in truck fleet operations, such as truck repair garages or drug screening companies. State and local governments and road construction contractors may also have liability for a truck accident caused by a negligently designed road or poor highway maintenance. Other motorists whose driving errors contributed to a truck accident also may be liable for your injuries.
Multiple parties may be at fault in a truck accident. That makes it essential to have the help of experienced personal injury attorneys who understand the complexities of commercial truck accidents. Our attorneys at Sam & Ash Injury Law know the types of evidence required to determine liability for a serious truck accident.