Were you injured in a truck crash in Nevada? Have you lost a loved one to the reckless or negligent actions of a trucker or trucking company? Reach out to the truck accident lawyers at David Boehrer Law Firm for full financial recovery. Our team will review the evidence to determine liability for your injuries and losses and we’ll make sure all responsible parties are held accountable. We’ll look at truck driver logs, maintenance records, and event data recorders (EDRs). We’ll review medical records, witness statements, and police reports. And we will pursue your case in court if necessary to help protect you from the crippling financial burdens that typically accompany a commercial vehicle accident.
We want to hear your story. Contact David Boehrer Law Firm for a free, no obligation consultation. Call 702-750-0750. Let’s talk.
When 18-wheelers crash, they typically leave catastrophic injuries in their wake. Fully loaded, these trucks usually weigh about 80,000 pounds. The maximum operating weight for trucks in Nevada is 129,000 pounds. Cars, SUVs, and even mid-size trucks are simply no match for their massive size. As a result, the occupants in passenger vehicles are almost always the ones who suffer most.
Common truck crash injuries include:
Truck accident injuries can leave you struggling for months, years or throughout your lifetime. You may need additional surgeries, rehabilitative care, or long-term assistance. You might need to make modifications to your home or personal car. You may never be able to work again.
While commercial trucks have an unfair advantage on the road, we’re here to ensure that advantage doesn’t carry over into the courtroom. Although large trucking companies and their insurers are often represented by a cadre of lawyers who will try to minimize your injuries and deny fault, our experience, skill, and inclusion of the facts will help ensure you prevail.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reports a 9% increase in the number of buses and large trucks involved in fatal accidents from 2016 to 2017. The total of buses and trucks across the country involved that year was 4,889. This is a 42% increase from 2009.
Although there were 5,005 total truck and bus crash fatalities in 2017, only 885 of the people killed were occupants of the commercial vehicles. The remaining victims were occupants of other vehicles, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.
Increased large truck traffic is said to have played a role in the increase in deadly accidents. Other common causes of trucking crashes include:
Pursuing damages after a large truck crash and holding responsible parties accountable for their actions can help draw attention to trucker and trucking company negligence. When negligent parties are forced to pay for their wrongdoings, they are more likely to avoid dangerous behaviors that cause accidents.
Commercial truck drivers are held to higher operating standards than drivers of other vehicles in Nevada. In addition to the laws that apply to licensed drivers in the state, truckers must adhere to regulations that specifically govern commercial vehicles. There are laws that concern:
Trucks are typically defined as vehicles that are over 10,000 lbs. This generally includes semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, shipping vehicles, fire trucks, construction vehicles or any other equally proportioned motor vehicle.
Commercial truckers are subject to stricter alcohol regulation than drivers of other motor vehicles. Most other drivers are prohibited from operating a vehicle if their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is 0.08 or greater. Commercial truck drivers, however, cannot report for duty, remain on duty, or operate a motor vehicle if their BAC is 0.04 or more.
David Boehrer Law Firm has built its history on litigating issues of personal injury, and this certainly includes cases involving truck driver DUI accidents. Having served the Henderson, Nevada, area for many years, our injury attorney works with local authorities to investigate suspected DUI.
A phone call is all it takes to get started. Our personal injury lawyers generally work on a contingency fee basis. We only collect a fee if we win a settlement on your behalf. Because you won’t have to worry about upfront fees or the costs to pursue damages as your case progresses, the contingency fee arrangement helps expedite the accident claims process.
If you were injured in a big rig accident, let’s talk about your financial recovery. To schedule your free consultation with the David Boehrer Law Firm, call 702-750-0750 or fill out our online form.