Truck Accident Lawyers in Winchester NV
If you or a loved one was in a truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation. A Winchester truck accident lawyer can help by identifying the liable party, gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, speaking with the insurance company, and more.
You should not have to pay out-of-pocket for medical bills, property damage, and more when someone else is responsible for the accident. Call Bernstein & Poisson today at (702) 707-5934 for your free, no-risk, no-obligation consultation. We work on a contingency-fee-basis, so you pay us nothing upfront and we only get paid if you receive compensation.
Nevada’s Statute of Limitations
In Nevada, you typically have two years to file personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits, according to NRS §11.190(4)(e). It may seem like you can wait a while to take action, but there is a lot of work to get done. It is best to file as soon as possible while evidence is fresh and you have the correct contact information of witnesses.
You can be barred from filing if you do so past the deadline. You want a strong, compelling case, so it is wise to get started now. The sooner you begin work on your case, the sooner you may be able to collect a financial award for the damages you incurred.
Possible Liable Parties in a Truck Accident
There are a few parties that could be held responsible for the truck accident. They are:
The Truck Driver
The truck driver may have been distracted by texting, eating, or changing the radio station when they caused the accident. It is possible they were driving under the influence of alcohol or another substance or fell asleep at the wheel. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), truck drivers have driving limits, but sometimes they work longer to meet deadlines, which can be dangerous for the driver and other motorists.
The Trucking Company
The trucking company may be held directly liable for an employee’s misconduct due to vicarious liability. In addition, the company may have been cutting corners to save time and money, resulting in an accident. It can be difficult to prove an employer’s liability, but one of our lawyers can help.
The trucking company likely has a strong legal team to represent them, but we can go up against them to pursue the compensation you deserve.
The Truck Manufacturer/Parts Manufacturer
If it is found that a defective part or system in the truck caused the accident and it was faulty from the start, the truck manufacturer may be held liable. By investigating the truck itself, we may be able to hold the truck or parts manufacturer accountable for their negligence.
If the employer’s maintenance company or a mechanic failed to fix one or more parts and these parts failed and caused an accident, we may be able to hold the company accountable.
Cargo Loading Company
If a cargo loading company improperly loaded the truck—maybe by failing to use enough tie-downs—and the truck crashed as a result, they may be the liable entity.
A Winchester truck accident lawyer may be able to hold more than one party liable for the accident. We will handle all communication with the other side, including the insurers, defendant, and their legal representatives.
A Lawyer Can Do All the Heavy Lifting for You
Jack Bernstein and Scott Poisson have 60+ years of combined experience and are dedicated to protecting people’s rights. They have obtained hundreds of millions of dollars for clients. They will stop at nothing to acquire the financial recovery you deserve to get your life back on track.
We do it all for you, including:
- Collecting evidence such as pictures, videos, and surveillance footage if available
- Speaking with insurance companies and negotiating with them
- Litigating your case if the insurance adjuster does not agree to the fair settlement that we propose
- Interviewing eyewitnesses
- Obtaining the truck driver’s breathalyzer results if they were drinking and driving
- Investigating the truck’s black box
- Working with accident reconstructionists and medical experts if we feel it is necessar
- Speaking to your medical provider and gathering your medical bills and official records
- Organizing all important documentation
Possible Recoverable Damages
Examples of economic and non-economic damages that you may be compensated for after a truck accident are:
- Past and future pain and suffering
- Past and future mental anguish
- Medical transportation to the hospital
- Surgical procedures
- Prescription medication
- Follow-up doctor visits
- Physical and emotional therapy
- Lost wages due to missing work
- Future loss of earning capacity if you are unable to perform the same job after the accident
- Property damage
- Funeral and burial expenses if your loved one died in a truck accident
- Loss of companionship
Your Winchester truck accident lawyer can find out what damages you suffered and calculate your losses so they have an idea of the settlement or court award you are entitled to.
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