Have you been injured in an accident casued by a commercial truck.

Truck Accidents

Our Las Vegas personal injury attorneys at Vegas Auto Injury Lawyers know from experience that accidents involving heavy commercial trucks or tractor trailers can result in serious or fatal injuries to people in passenger cars or riding motorcycles, motor scooters, or bicycles on our Las Vegas roads.

Big trucks weigh tens of thousands of pounds. That weight makes these trucks hard to stop and harder to control. It also creates a severe impact in a collision.

If you have been injured in an accident caused by a commercial truck driver or if you have lost a family member in of one these horrific crashes, you should seek help from a firm that knows the unique ins-and-outs of these cases.

Truck accident cases are generally more complicated than car accident cases. They involve extensive investigation that should begin immediately after the crash, involving review of commercial driver logs and truck maintenance records. They often require dealing with multiple insurance companies to seek compensation.

Investigating truck crashes in Las Vegas
When Vegas Auto Injury Lawyers investigates your truck accident case, we will review the police report for information about the crash. But that report alone won’t provide all of the answers. We also will likely need to hire investigators and consult with accident reconstruction experts to get to the true cause of your crash.

Keep in mind: Within hours of the accident, the trucking company will have a team of insurance adjusters and lawyers working to protect their financial interests. In fact, a trucking company representative may arrive at the accident scene while the police are still collecting information. That is why it is crucial to have an experienced legal team working on your case as soon as possible to protect your rights.

Seeking compensation for Las Vegas truck accident victims.
The injuries that a victim suffers in a truck accident tend to be severe or catastrophic. This is especially true if you were a motorcycle, moped, or bicycle rider who was struck on one of our roads.

At Vegas Auto Injury Lawyers we have experience handling even the most complex injuries, including those involving traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury. We consult with highly qualified medical experts. By working closely with these professionals, we can assess the full extent of compensation you will need to provide for care and treatment in the future.

Typical causes of large truck crashes

Among the common factors cited in tractor trailer accidents are:

• Aggressive driving, which includes such unsafe driving behaviors as speeding, tailgating (following too closely), cutting other vehicles off, and unsafe lane changes.

• Distracted driving, particularly texting while driving and other use of cellphones. Research commissioned by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) shows the odds of being involved in a crash, near crash, or unintentional lane deviation are 23 times greater for truck drivers who text while driving than for those who do not.

• Fatigued or drowsy driving. Truck drivers’ long work hours cause sleep deprivation, disruption of normal sleep/rest cycles, and fatigue, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) says. Institute research has found that truck drivers behind the wheel for more than eight hours are twice as likely to crash.

• Impaired driving, involves both drunk driving and drugged driving. Because truckers are subject to testing and may lose their commercial license, drunk driving accidents among truck drivers are relatively rare compared to drunk driving among passenger vehicle drivers.

• Improper maintenance. The IIHS says tractor trailers with defective equipment were twice as likely to be involved in crashes as trucks without defects. Brake defects were the most common problem, followed by faulty steering equipment.

Another problem with truck crashes is the danger of underride, which is caused by the height of commercial trucks.

In an underride crash, a passenger vehicle slides partially or wholly under a truck or trailer, increasing the likelihood of death or serious injury to the shorter vehicle’s occupants.

Rear underride guards, which are required on trucks of appropriate size, are supposed to stop this from happening, but IIHS research indicates that even guards that meet federal safety standards can fail in relatively low speed crashes.

About Us

The Law Office of Vegas Auto Injury Lawyers practices exclusively in personal injury, helping those who have been hurt in an accident due to another’s negligence. Recovery, both physical and financial, is a difficult process. We will help you every step of the way, and aggressively fight for just and fair compensation.

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Vegas Auto Injury Lawyers
3320 N. Buffalo Drive, Suite 202
Las Vegas, Nevada 89129
Phone- 702-989-8888
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