Passenger vehicles, bicyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians can be easily intimidated by the size of trucks that navigate the already congested Las Vegas streets. Their size and capacity leads to thousands of injuries and deaths throughout the United States each year when they collide with another vehicle or pedestrian. The attorneys at Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith have represented a significant amount of truck accident victims that were injured as the result of a truck operator’s negligent, careless or reckless driving.
Large trucks that have a gross weight of more than 10,000 pounds include the following types of considerably sized vehicles:
- 18 Wheelers
Fatalities in Truck Accidents
Not only are large trucks responsible for a large share of United States traffic deaths based on miles traveled, equaling more than 10% of all traffic fatalities, the sad truth is that the majority of the fatalities that result from these accidents occur to the occupants of the passenger vehicle they have collided with. The driver of these large trucks usually leave the scene of the accident unharmed, as their vehicle provides protection from injury due to its immense size.
Passenger vehicles hardly stand a chance against a large truck in a collision, which is why it is so important for truck drivers to maintain their operational integrity while abiding by all laws of the road, while staying well-rested, without an altered mind from drugs or alcohol. Impaired or even tired truck drivers pose a real danger to those traveling the same roads, and when an accident occurs as a result, the injured parties deserve to pursue financial compensation for their injuries.
At Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith, our attorneys have extensive experience in confronting truck operators, the companies they work for and their insurance attorneys with great success. We pass our experience and industry knowledge along to our clients while partnering with them to recover the best settlement available for their specific circumstances. We can help you and your family recover damages from a trucking accident too, and it all starts with a free consultation so you have nothing to lose by speaking with one of our experience attorneys today.
Common Large Truck Accidents
Common scenarios for large truck accidents area are categorized by the Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration as:
- Backing into Another Vehicle
- Head-on Collisions
- Hit Object in Road
- Improperly Contained Loads
- Intersecting Vehicles, Straight Paths
- Mechanical Failure, Including: Brakes, Transmission, etc.
- No Impact Accidents, Including: Fire or Jackknife
- Rollover Accidents
- Side Swiped Another Vehicle
- Truck Ran Off Road or Traveled Out of its Lane
- Turning Across the Path or Into the Path of an Oncoming Vehicle
No matter the cause of the accident you were involved in with a truck, our attorneys will provide you with the knowledge and confidence you need to pursue a case against the responsible party. We will evaluate the specifics of your case while conducting witness interviews, accident reconstruction scenarios and medical evaluations that will allow us to present your case in full through the Nevada court.
We will pursue compensation for your medical costs, lost wages, loss of future earnings — where applicable — rehabilitative care and long-term needs based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our attorneys pride themselves on discovering every detail of an accident injury case so you are covered in full, while receiving the opportunity to heal fully while we battle the responsible party to achieve the best results available for your case.