When It Comes To Truck Accidents, Consult The Experts
Truck accidents usually occur on freeways and highway belts of Nevada, which is also shared by large ratios of passenger cars and motorcycles. The combination of higher speed and the large body of the truck usually result in catastrophic damages and injuries to those involved. And the ever-growing needs and economy of cities in Nevada are increasing the number of trucks traveling on our roads, carrying enormous loads of cargo, often unsafely harnessed to the truck. This inadvertently leads to higher risk of facing collision.
As you travel often on freeways it is in your best interest to learn about your rights and legal protection available to you. If you are already involved in a truck accident and have been injured, do not panic, as help is only a call away. We understand that you are overwhelmed by the circumstances and confused about what you should do next. You can find counseling and comfort at needaninjuryattorneynevada.com, as our considerate attorneys truly take care of you and your family while you face this distressful time. Dealing with truck accidents is complicated so let us break it down for you and help you understand the process better –
To Establish Blame For Truck Accident
To win a truck accident case in the state of Nevada, we need to prove that
- The truck driver’s negligence caused or contributed to the accident, OR
- The truck was malfunctioning or contained a defective part.
How To Prove Negligence
For large vehicles such as trucks, semi-trucks or 18-wheelers, the truck driver and truck companies are required to obey many government regulations and maintain certain documents. This is created to ensure safety and control over the functions, and failure to comply can be used as proof of negligence. We look for
- Special licenses granting permit to drive
- Federal tracking and safety regulations
- Regular inspections at weighing stations
- Sleep and break logs recorded and approved limits on them.
Once we collect this data and make a connection between these infractions, the accident and to the injuries suffered, and present the case to court to obtain financial compensation.
How To Prove Malfunctioning
Truck malfunctioning can either be due to negligence in proper maintenance or product defect, or both. If the faulty part was due to a lack of inspection or maintenance, or if the part exceeded its shell life, needing replacement but wasn’t, then it involved human error and the truck driver or owning company can held accountable.
If the truck failed due to manufacturing defect, then you can claim product defect charges and our attorney’s focus will be to prove the defect and not negligent actions of the driver.
You must be cautious about dealing with the truck company’s insurance representative who will contact you to settle the case out of court. They are well aware that if you get a truck accident attorney, it will cost them a higher settlement, so encourage you to refrain from speaking to them without consulting us.
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