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If you suffered injuries in an accident with a construction vehicle, you might be entitled to compensation. You should contact Adam S. Kutner Accident & Injury Attorneys, so we can begin working on your case and determine who should be held financially responsible for your expenses. We’re familiar with accident victims’ legal rights, and we will exhaust all resources to seek the justice you deserve. You shouldn’t be forced to face the consequences of another person’s negligent actions. We will remain in your corner and be your advocate during this stressful experience.

You likely pass construction sites during your daily commute. Workers build new buildings, repair damaged roadways, and add new highways in major cities like Las Vegas. Construction vehicles are necessary to construction workers because they can easily haul heavy machinery, scaffolding, dirt, beams, and other materials. Unfortunately, they pose a risk to other drivers and passengers. If there’s an accident, the occupants of smaller vehicles typically suffer more significant injuries than the truck driver.

You deserve the opportunity to hold the truck driver liable and seek the compensation you need to recover from your injury. Call Adam S. Kutner Accident & Injury Attorneys at (702) 382-0000 to learn more about we can help. One of our Las Vegas construction vehicle accident attorneys will be happy to meet with you for a free consultation.

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    Types of Construction Vehicles

    Construction vehicles are familiar sights in growing cities. Visiting tourists, growing populations, and old buildings and highways requiring some TLC mean drivers must navigate construction zones and share roadways with large vehicles.

    Many are long, heavy, and contain massive cargo and toxic substances. If they collide with small cars, they can cause significant damage, severe injuries, and even death. The most common types of construction vehicles you might see in Las Vegas are:

    • Forklifts
    • Bulldozers
    • Backhoes
    • Cranes
    • Road rollers
    • Asphalt milling machines
    • Crawler excavators
    • Cement mixers
    • Dump trucks
    • Compactors

    Truck drivers must obtain special licensing and go through extensive training before operating construction vehicles on public roadways. They have to navigate through heavy traffic and around any obstacles they encounter.

    Human error and inexperience commonly cause accidents. If the truck driver or their employer contributed to the crash, you might be entitled to financial compensation from an insurance claim or lawsuit.

    Common Causes of Construction Vehicle Accidents in Las Vegas

    Sometimes, motor vehicle accidents happen because someone is in the wrong place at the wrong time. It’s merely an accident, and no one is at fault. However, there are other times when negligence or carelessness are to blame.

    The most common causes of accidents involving construction vehicles are:

    • Inadequate maintenance – Trucking companies should perform routine inspections on all vehicles they own. They must maintain these vehicles and promptly repair the damage to avoid malfunctioning parts and systems. Lack of maintenance can lead to worn-out brakes, balding tires, and other problems.
    • Negligent hiring – Trucking companies must always perform thorough background checks on prospective employees. Some companies will hire inexperienced drivers to cut costs or resolve a staffing shortage. They might choose not to look into the employment history, qualifications, and criminal records, potentially placing a dangerous driver on the road.
    • Speeding – Driving above the speed limit or too fast for adverse weather or road conditions means the driver likely won’t have total control over the construction vehicle. They won’t have enough time to come to a complete stop or maneuver away from a small car if traffic suddenly comes to a standstill.
    • Failure to check blind spots – Commercial trucks, including construction vehicles, have four blind spots. They’re much larger than the blind spots on passenger cars. That means the driver must thoroughly check around them before merging, turning, or changing lanes. Failing to do so can lead to a sideswipe collision.
    • Tailgating – Large vehicles, such as cement mixers, require a greater stopping distance than the standard compact car. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, a truck needs a distance comparable to the length of two football fields to come to a complete stop if it’s traveling at 65 miles per hour. Maintaining enough space between both vehicles could give the trucker enough time to avoid a collision if necessary.
    • Improperly loaded cargo – Construction workers need vehicles, machinery, and other items to get the job done. Drivers and trucking companies must stay within size and weight limits and follow all cargo securement rules. Exceeding those limits or failing to adequately secure materials could cause a devastating accident.
    • Distracted Driving – Construction vehicle drivers must keep their hands, eyes, and focus on the task of driving. Becoming distracted, even for a few seconds, could cause the trucker to drift into oncoming traffic or crash into the rear of another vehicle if they’re not paying attention to where they’re going.

    It’s critical that you reach out to Adam S. Kutner Accident & Injury Attorneys immediately following a construction vehicle accident. If any of these causes were the reason you suffered injuries, we could help you hold the driver accountable. You have the right to pursue compensation, so you’re not forced to pay for your medical bills and other expenses out of pocket.

    Possible Compensation Available in an Insurance Claim

    Holding the construction vehicle driver liable for an accident means seeking compensation from them for your losses. These losses might include:

    • Car repair costs
    • Lost wages
    • Lost future earnings
    • Medical expenses
    • Emotional distress
    • Inconvenience
    • Physical impairment or disfigurement
    • Pain and suffering
    • Loss of enjoyment of life

    When you file an insurance claim, you’re not pursuing compensation directly from the at-fault driver. Instead, you’re seeking a settlement from their insurance company. Federal regulations require trucking companies to purchase liability insurance for their drivers. You might be entitled to the maximum possible settlement, depending on various factors associated with the accident.

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      The factors that could contribute to the monetary value of your case are:

      • The type and severity of the injury
      • The estimated cost of future medical treatment
      • The length of your recovery period
      • The availability of evidence showing who was at fault
      • The emotional impact of the accident
      • Your daily life disruptions, such as the inability to work, perform routine tasks, or care for family
      • The total medical expenses resulting from the injury
      • Statements made by eyewitnesses
      • Any permanent disability or impairment
      • Your total lost income

      Generally speaking, an accident victim could pursue higher compensation for more severe injuries. Minor injuries typically result in a lower settlement because the medical bills are often insignificant.

      The Las Vegas construction vehicle accident attorneys of Adam S. Kutner Accident & Injury Attorney can review all losses and contributing factors to calculate the monetary value of your case. We can negotiate with the insurance company for the financial award we believe is fair. If they refuse to settle for the number we demand or deny your claim, we might be able to initiate a lawsuit.

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      Deadline to File a Lawsuit in Nevada

      The courts strictly enforce the timeframe for filing a lawsuit. Nevada has a two-year statute of limitations. You must initiate legal action within two years of the accident date. If the deadline passes and you attempt to file suit anyway, the judge will likely dismiss your case.

      Many people start with an insurance claim and pursue a lawsuit if the insurance company denies it. You might think two years is adequate, but you could encounter obstacles that delay the progress of your claim. If you wait too long before hiring an attorney and working on your case, time could run out before you get the chance to file a lawsuit to seek compensation through the court system.

      Another law you should know about is modified comparative negligence. A jury could diminish the monetary value of your case if they determine that your actions contributed to the accident in any way. It’s critical that you don’t admit fault, even if you believe you were partially responsible. If the jury assigns you with a percentage of fault, you could end up with much less compensation than you need.

      To give you an example, let’s say your losses total $100,000. If the construction vehicle driver was 100% to blame for your injuries, you could pursue compensation for the total amount of losses you suffered. However, if a jury finds that you share 20% of the fault for the crash, they will reduce the maximum financial award you can recover to $80,000. If they determine that you were at least 51% at fault, you would be prohibited from recovering any amount of compensation.

      Speak to a Dedicated Las Vegas Construction Vehicle Accident Attorney

      Adam S. Kutner Accident & Injury Attorney knows how traumatic an accident with a construction vehicle can be. You could sustain debilitating injuries that leave you with a permanent disability. Medical bills can add up to a daunting number you can’t afford to pay. It’s stressful and overwhelming to go through a situation like this. But you have legal options, and we’re here to help you navigate them.

      You won’t be alone during this devastating ordeal. Our legal team is available 24/7 to provide the support and guidance you need. You’ll receive one-on-one attention from start to finish of your case and always feel like a priority.

      If you were injured in a construction vehicle accident, do not hesitate to call the Las Vegas construction vehicle accident attorneys of Adam S. Kutner Accident & Injury Attorneys at (702) 382-0000 for a free consultation.

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