If you sustained injuries or lost a loved one in a truck accident, you may be eligible for restitution. Another party, such as the truck driver, may have acted negligently, causing your accident. They should be held accountable for their wrongdoing.
You should be compensated by the party that is liable for your losses. A Sunrise Manor truck accident lawyer can start building your case today. Call (702) 633-3333 today for a free consultation with a member of the Bernstein & Poisson team.
Possible Liable Parties in a Truck Accident
Immediately after a crash with a truck, we may assume that the truck driver caused the accident. It is possible but not always the case. Additionally, while the truck driver could be at fault for what happened, they might not be liable for your damages.
The parties that could have caused your truck accident include:
The Truck Driver
While operating a truck, a truck driver could be distracted by their phone, either by texting, being on a call with someone, or scrolling through social media. They could also be changing the radio station or looking at their GPS device when they enter another lane and collide with a passenger car. They could also be driving under the influence.
A truck driver can also be driving while fatigued and fall asleep at the wheel, causing a collision. Some drivers may work longer hours than they are permitted in order to meet certain deadlines. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) states that truck drivers may drive up to 11 hours after taking 10 consecutive hours off from driving.
A Sunrise Manor truck accident lawyer can conduct an investigation into your circumstances to determine if the truck driver can be held financially accountable for your damages.
The Trucking Company
A trucking company can be held responsible for the actions of their truck drivers under the doctrine of vicarious liability. If the accident happened while the driver was operating the truck on company time, their employer can be liable for any damages that arise from a crash.
A trucking company may have strong legal representation, but one of our truck accident lawyers can pursue the company for the compensation you deserve.
The Truck’s Manufacturer
If we find that a defective part caused the accident, the truck’s manufacturer may be to blame. We can take action against the manufacturer for allowing the truck to operate unsafely with faulty parts, which led to an accident.
A Maintenance Company
If a truck was not properly fixed when it needed to be worked on, a maintenance company may be responsible for the accident if it neglected to resolve an issue with the truck.
A Cargo Loading Company
If a company improperly loaded the truck with cargo, they can be liable for any accident-related damages. The cargo may not have been adequately secured, or it could have been placed in such a way that it created weight and balance problems, contributing to your accident.
Do not wait to get legal help that can benefit your case. Bernstein & Poisson can take care of your legal matters while you rest and recover from your injuries.
For a free legal consultation with a truck accidents lawyer serving Sunrise Manor, call (702) 997-6999
Why Hire a Sunrise Manor Truck Accident Lawyer?
Your lawyer can deal with the insurance company, likely that of the trucking company. We will negotiate for a settlement that covers all your losses. When claimants speak with insurance companies themselves, they may accept a payout that is much lower than they deserve, and we do not want that to happen to you.
If the insurance adjuster refuses to agree to pay you the amount we believe you are entitled to, we can take the case to trial and continue fighting for you in court. We can interview eyewitnesses (if there were any) and gather pictures and videos of the accident scene, the involved vehicles, and your injuries. We can also obtain medical records, medical bills, and the police report to bolster your case’s outcome.
We may also be able to examine the truck driver’s log for evidence that they neglected to uphold all their responsibilities.
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Nevada’s Statute of Limitations
If time permits, and you need to file a lawsuit, we can file your lawsuit in accordance with Nevada’s statute of limitations for personal injury cases. You have two years to file, per NRS §11.190(4)(e).
We can advise you on any relevant deadlines that may impact your case’s outcome. We encourage you to get in touch with our Nevada law firm today.
Bernstein & Poisson Can Be Your Legal Advocate
With a successful truck accident claim or lawsuit, you could recover many different types of damages, including your medical expenses, past and future pain and suffering, property damage costs, lost wages, and more. A Sunrise Manor truck accident lawyer can serve as your legal advocate as you begin the process of rebuilding your life. Call us today at (702) 633-3333 and find out about your legal options.