Determining Liability after Truck Accidents


Determining liability after a truck accident begins with investigations by law enforcement and is further enhanced through intense analysis of the evidence by auto attorneys from Nevada acting on behalf of victims. In Nevada or Utah, there are official investigations by multiple levels of law enforcement, including the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

At Valiente Mott, if you’ve been seriously hurt in a truck accident, establishing liability is just the beginning of our advocacy–as we fight for the largest available compensation so that you can rebuild your life. Our aim is to hold all potential parties liable for negligence so you can focus on your recovery.

Determining Liability in a Truck Accident

Accident scene information from law enforcement is helpful, but it tends to be limited to what happened during the accident. A post-accident investigation undertaken by attorneys acting on behalf of injured victims is also crucial. An analysis by our Vegas truck collision lawyers, well versed in truck accidents, will focus on issues beyond how the accident happened. It’s vital to look at the truck’s manufacturer, the cargo, the driver’s history, and the company they work for.

How Can You Establish Who Is at Fault?

An attorney will dig deep into any possible manufacturing defects in the truck that could have caused the accident. Moreover, maintenance records could reveal negligence by the owner or lessee. For example, the bill of lading and other evidence may show that the cargo was loaded improperly. This investigation will also reveal who owns the truck. This will help clarify whether the driver was an employee or an independent contractor. If they are an employee, then the company may face some liability. In addition, your lawyer will also examine the driver’s history of traffic infractions, such as distracted driving, failing to take federally mandated breaks, and other issues.

These are just a few avenues of investigation that may hold different parties responsible for your accident answerable in court.

Contact Valiente Mott for a Free Consultation

A truck accident is a devastating experience. Our attorneys, representing clients in Nevada and Utah, begin building your case with one aim: to hold all possible parties responsible for your injuries and losses. Our record of million-dollar verdicts and settlements is a testament to our intense advocacy for our clients.

Determining liability in Nevada and Utah takes dedicated investigation and legal action. Call now for a free consultation; there is no obligation to hire us afterward. And since we work on a contingency fee basis, you will not pay attorney’s fees unless we win compensation for your injuries. We look forward to hearing from you. 

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