The Las Vegas Truck Accident Attorneys
Our Las Vegas truck accident attorneys can help you demand fair compensation when a truck accident leaves you injured. A truck accident can change your life in an instant. You may be living with devastating injuries while the medical bills pile up. You may have no way to work and provide for your family. When you need help because of a truck accident, our attorneys for truck accidents in Las Vegas are standing by to help.
Because trucks are large and bulky in size, truck accidents often cause severe injuries and damages. That’s why you need an attorney who will fight for serious compensation for you. Auto accidents involving tractor-trailer trucks often have devastating results. With their large size and freight loads, even a relatively ‘minor’ accident can leave victims injured or lead to wrongful death.
Involvement in a semi-truck accident can be catastrophic to the people in the passenger vehicle. The size and weight of the truck itself are enough to cause significant injuries to the people in the smaller vehicle. Sadly, many of these accidents often involve at least one death in the passenger vehicle.
Truck accident lawsuits present a unique set of considerations including complications with the truck carrier/company insurance companies, and attorneys representing the truck company. There are many differences between car and truck accidents.
Do I Need a Truck Accident Lawyer?
A truck accident lawyer can help you sort through the confusion and frustration that follows a truck accident. With insurance companies and businesses involved, you may not even know where to start when it comes to bringing a claim for compensation. That’s where a Las Vegas truck accident lawyer can help.
When you work with a lawyer, they help you investigate your case and begin the claims process. They can help you determine the approximate value of your case and how to approach the insurance companies. From demanding fair payment from the insurance company to bringing a formal legal claim in court, your attorney helps you with the entire claims process from start to finish.
With the right legal help by your side, you won’t fall for the intimidation tactics of the insurance company. You don’t have to worry about making mistakes that can unravel your case. Instead, you focus on your recovery, knowing that your case is in good hands.
Why Hire Our Truck Accident Attorneys?
The legal team at Adam S. Kutner & Associates offers unparalleled professional, comprehensive legal services at fair and honest rates. The Kutner legal team has represented thousands of accident victims. We know how to get results. Our team works diligently to understand the law and how to advocate aggressively and effectively for our clients.
But we know that great legal representation is about so much more than building evidence and trying cases. When the Kutner legal team represents a client, we work with you to understand the law and what to expect from the legal process. You can expect us to return phone calls promptly. We will give you honest opinions about the value of your case and what needs to happen for you to receive the compensation that you deserve. We’re your partners and your advocates as we fight for you in the Nevada legal system.
How To Bring a Las Vegas Truck Accident Claim
To bring a Las Vegas truck accident claim, you may work informally with the insurance company, or you may file a legal case in a court of law. What you need to do exactly depends on the circumstances of your case, the parties involved, and what insurance policies exist. Nevada is an at-fault state, so if you’re hurt in a truck accident that’s someone else’s fault, you may demand that they pay you monetary compensation.
What Compensation Can I Get in a Las Vegas Truck Accident Case?
The compensation that you can get in a Las Vegas truck accident case is the amount that fairly represents your financial and non-financial losses because of the truck accident. You may claim financial compensation for any of the following types of losses:
- Medical bills, including emergency treatment, prescriptions, walkers and wheelchairs, surgeries, physical therapy, and more
- Lost income, including short-term and long-term career interruptions
- Travel to medical appointments
- Costs for home-care services or child care that you used to handle yourself
- Compensation for physical pain and changed lifestyle
- Treatment for mental injuries like anxiety, PTSD, and depression
- Emotional anguish
One of the ways that your truck accident attorney helps you is by ensuring that you include all of the categories of damages available in your claim. You don’t want to miss out on valuable types of compensation that may apply to your case. Instead, you must carefully evaluate your claim to make sure that you request fair payment for all of your losses. You may be surprised by just how much you can recover for your truck accident claim.
How Do I Start a Truck Accident Claim?
You start a truck accident claim by evaluating the case and how to pursue compensation. You need to know who is at fault for the accident. You gather the evidence in the case and evaluate the law to determine who has legal liability for the crash.
Depending on the parties and their insurance policies, you may file a claim with your insurance company or the other party’s insurance company. Because a truck driver often works on behalf of a company, you may be able to bring your claim against the other driver’s employer.
In many truck accident cases, the other party’s employer has an insurance policy that’s sufficient to cover your damages. It’s up to you to identify your damages and gather the evidence to support your demand for compensation. Your attorney may help you negotiate fair payment directly from the insurance company. If the insurance company doesn’t agree to pay you fairly, your attorney may file a legal claim on your behalf.
Will My Truck Accident Case Go To Trial?
Very few truck accident cases go to trial. In fact, only about two percent of truck accident cases go to trial. In all of the other cases, the parties reach an agreement about how to resolve the case. If you’re hurt in a truck accident, you might find yourself worrying about getting grilled on the witnesses stand. But don’t worry. It’s very unlikely that will ever happen.
One of the ways that the Adam S. Kutner & Associates personal injury attorneys advocate for you is by building the evidence in your case as strongly as possible. When you have strong evidence of your claim, the other side is more likely to agree to pay you without needing a trial. If they know that legal tactics aren’t going to work in the end, the responsible party is more likely to come to the table with a fair offer for compensation. Our attorneys work diligently until you have the compensation that you deserve.
Causes of Las Vegas Truck Accidents
There are many reasons why a truck accident might occur. Some of the more common reasons include:
- The driver is rushing to meet a tight delivery deadline
- The driver is tired due to driving for long periods
- The driver is stressed and tired, not paying enough attention to other driver and the road
- It is difficult to see blind spots from a large truck
- The driver does not leave enough space for his giant vehicle between other vehicles
- Mechanical failure and defective components
- Overloading of the truck
- Inadequate training as to driving technique, safety concerns, and defensive driving
Other Causes Of Trucking Accidents
Trucking accidents can be quite complicated and it is very important for injured parties to seek legal representation from an experienced trucking accident attorney. Semi-trucks are not only regulated on a state level, they also are regulated on a federal level. It is important that your attorney understands all of these additional regulations.
Another thing that must be addressed in a trucking accident is the person at fault for the event. In many cases, there may be several entities that are responsible for the accident. For example, if the truck accident was the result of mechanical failure the trucking company may be responsible for failing to provide adequate maintenance or the maintenance company may be to blame for not providing adequate work.
Because this can become very complicated in establishing fault, it is essential for the victims of a trucking accident to seek competent representation by an attorney who is familiar with these cases.
Avoiding Accidents With Semi Trucks
With nearly 11 million semi-trucks registered to operate in the United States, it is also very important for the driver of passenger vehicles to remember how to safely share the road with these trucks.
- Never tailgate a truck. It is an urban legend that riding close to a truck will reduce the amount of gas that you use in your car. Tailgating is very dangerous and can lead to a catastrophic accident if the truck stops abruptly. This type of event usually leads to a car going under the back of the truck.
- Look for their side mirror. If you can see the person driving the truck in the reflection of their side view mirror, they can also see you. Drivers need to be able to see your car behind them to remain safe.
- Trucks make wide right turns. Always avoid going up next to a truck on the right-hand side when they are turning.
- Avoid quick stops in front of a large truck. The truck needs more stopping room than a regular passenger vehicle because of the size and weight of their vehicle. Quick stops can result in a truck jackknifing.
Free Consultations for Truck Accident Victims
When you’ve been involved in a truck accident, you need someone who is well versed in the letter of the law in these cases. You need an experienced attorney on your side.
The truck accident attorneys at Adam S. Kutner & Associates have the expertise and experience to handle these catastrophic accidents and their resulting injuries. We can also assist with worker’s comp issues related to truck accidents.Your consultation is always free. Ask how we can represent you with no money up front and no fee unless you win. Call us today.