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Were you or a loved one injured in a truck accident in Nevada? Even if the accident wasn’t your fault, it can be tough to prove you deserve compensation. Trucking companies will work hard to avoid paying a fair settlement. An experienced Nevada truck accident lawyer at De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers can help you fight to recover full compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and more.

Our Nevada truck accident attorneys are prepared to put over 100 years of combined legal experience to work in your case. Our proven track record of success includes recovering hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts.

There’s never any fee unless we win. Contact our law offices in Nevada today at (702) 222-9999 to schedule your free consultation.

How Can De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers Help Me Recover Compensation After a Truck Accident in Nevada?

How Can De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers Help Me Recover Compensation After a Truck Accident in Nevada?

In truck crashes involving passenger vehicles, the occupants in the smaller vehicle almost always lose. Whether you’re struggling with painful injuries, emotional trauma, financial stress, or all of the above, you deserve compensation.

Our Nevada personal injury attorneys at De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers can help. We stand up to insurance companies and win on a regular basis. We also have the financial resources to match what the trucking company will spend to avoid paying a fair settlement.

Our Nevada truck accident lawyers fight for you by:

  • Independently investigating to determine the cause of the crash
  • Gathering evidence to prove legal liability
  • Assessing the value of your damages
  • Protecting you from blame-the-victim tactics
  • Negotiating with the insurance companies for a full settlement 
  • Advocating to protect our rights in court if trial becomes necessary

We’ve earned Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating and their Platinum Client Choice Award for our quality legal services. Our Nevada personal injury lawyers are prepared to start fighting for you immediately. All you have to do is call our Nevada law office for a free case evaluation today.

How Common Are Truck Accidents in Nevada?

According to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reports, 791 large trucks were involved in accidents during 2023. At least 400 people were injured, and sadly, 40 people were killed in those fatal car accidents.

What Is My Nevada Truck Accident Case Worth?

If you were injured in an accident, you’re probably wondering how much your personal injury case is worth. It’s a complicated question. Many factors are important in determining the answer. You’ll also have to consider the losses you’re currently experiencing and losses that haven’t happened yet.

Some of those factors include:

  • The injuries you’ve suffered
  • Whether you’re expected to recover fully or suffer a long-term disability
  • The value of your lost wages during recovery
  • Your current medical bills and expected future medical treatment costs
  • The length of your recovery
  • The types of pain and trauma you experience
  • Whether the injury will impact your future earning capacity
  • The strength of the evidence
  • The strength of any allegations that you share blame

Understanding the value of your trucking accident claim is critical to getting a fair settlement. Make no mistake–the insurance company knows how much you deserve. You should be suspicious if they’re offering a fast settlement. 

Instead of taking an initial insurance offer, contact our Las Vegas truck accident lawyers. After we have discussed your case, we can offer more detailed information about the level of compensation you deserve.

What Types of Compensation Are Available to Truck Accident Victims in Nevada?

Damages in personal injury cases compensate victims for specific losses. Under Nevada personal injury law, you can seek compensation for economic damages and non-economic damages.

In other words, you can pursue compensation for both financial losses and personal, intangible losses, including:

  • Current medical bills
  • Future medical expenses 
  • Lost wages and employee benefits
  • Rehabilitation and PT
  • Reduced earning potential
  • Nursing assistance
  • Property damage and vehicle repairs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression 
  • PTSD
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Physical disfigurement and scarring
  • Loss of consortium

As the victim, you must be able to identify the types of damages you have suffered. A lawyer can help with that process. Often, expert testimony can be valuable in proving your subjective losses and the nature of future losses.

Who Is Responsible for Paying My Damages After a Commercial Truck Accident in Nevada?

Under Nevada state law, any party who shares legal responsibility can be liable for your damages.

Responsible parties might include:

  • A negligent truck driver
  • Third-party motorists
  • The trucking company, as the driver’s employer
  • Truck leasing companies
  • Maintenance companies 
  • Cargo loading companies
  • Government agencies

The identity of the at-fault party depends on why the accident happened in the first place. However, it’s often true that the party who is responsible for your damages wasn’t even present at the accident scene. That’s because trucking companies are responsible when their drivers are careless and cause accidents.

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Truck Accident Lawyer in Nevada?

The amount of attorneys’ fees you pay depends entirely on the amount we recover in your case. We operate on a contingency fee basis. When you hire our truck accident lawyers in Las Vegas, you’ll agree to pay a fixed percentage of your settlement or verdict.

How Can Nevada Comparative Negligence Laws Impact My Compensation if I Share Blame for a Truck Wreck?

Truck accidents can be extremely messy. If the insurance company blames you, you don’t have to back down. You won’t lose your right to compensation even if the allegations turn out to be true.

Nevada follows a modified comparative negligence law. Via the negotiation process, each responsible party is assigned a percentage of fault. If your percentage is less than 51%, your damages are reduced accordingly. You lose your right to compensation if your percentage reaches or exceeds 51%.

Our Truck Accident Lawyers in Nevada Will Fight to Recover Compensation for Any Injuries You Have Sustained

Commercial vehicles are large and heavy. They often carry dangerous cargo. When a serious wreck occurs, occupants in passenger vehicles are extremely vulnerable to life-changing injuries.

At De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers, our Nevada truck accident attorneys handle cases involving:

  • Broken bones
  • Amputations
  • Severe burns
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Nerve injuries
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Crushing injuries
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Concussions
  • Back injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Chest injuries
  • Paralysis

We also have the tools to handle even the most complex cases involving catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. All you have to do is reach out to our personal injury law firm in Nevada to arrange a free case review to get started.

What Are Some Common Causes of Truck Accidents in Nevada?

Most truck drivers spend their entire day behind the wheel. Even when they obey the FMCSA hours-of-service rules, driving a huge 18-wheeler or semi-truck can be exhausting. Fatigue alone can be enough to cause a truck wreck.

Some of the most common causes of Las Vegas truck accidents include:

  • Speeding
  • Ignoring traffic signs
  • Distracted driving
  • Failure to yield the right-of-way 
  • Tailgating 
  • Aggressive driving
  • Passing too closely and failing to signal
  • Dangerous turns 
  • Misjudging distances
  • Failure to account for the truck’s longer stopping times
  • Dangerous truck cargo
  • Running a red light or stop sign
  • Drunk driving
  • Drug use
  • Inexperienced truck drivers
  • Failure to properly connect the components of a tractor-trailer

Poor vehicle maintenance can also play a role. Some trucking companies ignore their duty to inspect commercial motor vehicles before and after trips. Worn tires, damaged brakes and problems with the steering mechanism can all make accidents more likely.

How Do I Prove Negligence After a Trucking Accident in Nevada? 

Worrying about building a legal case is the last thing you need right now. That said, building a strong case is critical to your financial recovery. 

It’s nearly impossible to recover full compensation without evidence to support every element of a negligence claim, including:

When you hire our Las Vegas truck accident attorneys, we’ll locate any evidence that can be used to prove negligence, including:

  • The truck’s electronic recording device, or “black box”
  • The driver’s hours-of-service records
  • Inspection and maintenance reports
  • The truck driver’s commercial driver’s license (CDL) and qualifications
  • Details about the truck company’s hiring practices
  • Statements from witnesses
  • Accident reports
  • Medical records
  • Video footage 

Remember, the trucking company is probably already gathering evidence to minimize their liability–and relying on the police report alone may not be enough to win fair compensation. 

How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit After a Truck Accident in Nevada?

In Nevada, injury victims have two years from the date of an accident to file a lawsuit for damages. Once the two-year clock runs out, you lose your right to seek compensation. 

Contact a Nevada Truck Accident Lawyer for a Free Consultation

At De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers, we’ve proven our ability to win fair compensation for our clients time and again in Nevada. To learn more about how an experienced Nevada truck accident lawyer can add value to your case, contact us today.

Areas We Serve

At De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers our personal injury attorneys serve the following localities: Angel Park, Anthem, Boulder City, Downtown Las Vegas, East Las Vegas, Gibson Springs, Green Valley, Henderson, Lake Las Vegas, MacDonald Ranch, McCullough Hills, Mission Hills, Paradise, Peccole Ranch, Queensridge, Reno, Seven Hills, Smoke Ranch, Spring Valley, Summerlin, The Lakes, The Strip, Whitney, and more.
We also represent accident victims in Oakland, CA.

About Our Firm

De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers, located in Las Vegas, NV, is a personal injury law firm established over 30 years ago.
We have 100+ years of combined experience securing hundreds of millions for injured people throughout Nevada. If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, contact us today to discuss your case.

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