Because of the massive size and weight semi-trucks and tractor-trailers have compared to a car or motorcycle, being involved in a crash with one of them often leads to catastrophic injuries and fatalities. If you were struck by a negligent driver and suffered serious injuries, you might be entitled to monetary damages to cover medical costs, loss of income, as well as pain and suffering.
At Maddox, Isaacson & Cisneros, LLP, we are committed to recovering compensation on your behalf. With more than nine decades of combined experience, our Las Vegas truck accident lawyers possess the extensive knowledge of Nevada and federal trucking regulations to help you navigate through the intricacies of the legal system.
Causes of Truck Accidents
Every year, thousands of truck accidents occur in the United States. When a commercial truck is fully loaded, it takes about 20% to 40% farther to make a complete stop compared to cars, making it extremely difficult to avoid a crash. Furthermore, truck drivers can work up to 11 hours each day at a stretch of a maximum 77 hours over a seven-day period, which can cause them to suffer from fatigue and result in an accident.
- Common causes of truck accidents include:
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Driver fatigue
- Driver error
- Overloaded cargo
- Excessive speeding
- Distracted driving
- Mechanical failure due to insufficient maintenance
- Inexperienced drivers
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Filing a personal injury claim for a truck accident is more complicated compared to car accident cases since truck drivers are backed by powerful corporations and government entities. Fortunately, our Las Vegas truck accident attorneys can investigate your accident and collect evidence necessary to build an effective and customized legal strategy and obtain the most favorable outcome possible. We are not afraid to go up against powerful trucking companies, so do not hesitate to get experienced legal help immediately.
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