Truck accidents are, unfortunately, the cause of many quite serious injuries across Nevada highways every year. If you or someone you know and love is injured resulting from an accident caused by a negligent truck driver, contact an experienced trucking accident attorney in Las Vegas, NV right away to protect your legal rights and make sure you receive the compensation you deserve. Trucks are much, much heavier than other motor vehicles, and can cause much more serious damages, both to property and to the people who own the property. Over the past few decades, our economy has grown around heavy commercial trucks, and they have become an essential part of any roadway. Grocery stores receive goods from 18-wheelers, and Fed-Ex trucks deliver mail every day. Dangerous liquids, such as gasoline and diesel fuel, are also delivered to gas stations via hefty commercial trucks. These are all wonderful and necessary to our economy’s growth, but also raise the number of truck-related personal injuries.
Nevada Truck Accidents
In 2012, there were a total of 3,921 fatalities involving a large truck, compared to 3,781 in 2011. This number is alarmingly high, and represents only those that were killed in car accidents, not injured, which is more than 100,000. These truck accidents are more than just numbers, but stand for real lives that have been forever changed or ended because of truck malfunction, weather, or driver distraction.
A large truck that fails to stay in its lane and strikes a passenger car head-on will likely lead to serious and life-changing injuries. Other large trucks may take a turn too fast, resulting in a rollover accident, where the truck rolls onto a smaller passenger vehicle or may pin a passenger vehicle to a media. These large trucks are more likely to cause fatal accidents, which is why their drivers are often well equipped to handle any unforeseen circumstances on the roadways, but they can’t always predict every possible outcome, and this is understandable. However, truck accidents caused by sheer negligence on the driver’s behalf should be adequately logged and the victim should receive compensation.
Truck Accident Injuries
Truck accidents have the potential to be quite severe and often impact drivers of the other vehicle involved in the auto accident. Many truck accidents lead to the following types of injuries:
- Spine injuries
- Brain injuries
- Neck injuries
- Broken bones
- Burn injuries
Truck accidents put the weight of a large vehicle against the weight of a much smaller vehicle. Truck drivers are often protected in accidents, and may come out unscathed, while the smaller passenger cars and their inhabitants are severely injured. The victim of a truck accident is entitled to receive payments in the form of hospital bills, rehabilitative care, lost wages, future earnings, and pain and suffering.
Sidell Law Offices | Las Vegas, Nevada Personal Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one have been involved in a truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. The truck company which owns the truck is entirely responsible for any damage sustained during the normal route of the truck and should cover any damage to yourself and your property. Attorney Robert Sidell of Sidell Law is well experienced in assisting truck accident victims in obtaining the compensation they deserve for their injuries. Contact our Las Vegas office today for your initial free consultation.