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Trucks play a vital role both in Nevada and Utah in terms of transporting and delivering essential goods for millions of people. While all motor vehicles are prone to cause accidents, a truck crash can be particularly dangerous due to the vehicle’s sheer size and weight.
If you have been seriously injured in an accident with an 18 wheeler, big rig, or tractor-trailer, please contact Valiente Mott to speak with an experienced truck accident lawyer about your case. All consultations are free of charge, and we never get paid unless you do.
How Do Truck Crashes Happen?
There are a number of potential causes of truck accidents. These include:
- Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Exceeding the federally mandated time allotment for a shift
- Distracted driving
- Running a stop sign or red light
- Unsafe lane changes
- Dangerous merges
- Following too closely
- Inclement weather or road conditions
- Blind spots
- Defective parts
If you believe a truck driver’s negligence resulted in the accident where you or a loved one suffered serious damages, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by reaching out to a skilled truck accident attorney at Valiente Mott. We will discuss your case in-depth as part of your free consultation and give you all the information you need to decide if you should proceed with filing a lawsuit.
Nevada Truck Accident Claims
A Nevada truck accident lawyer at Valiente Mott is ready and able to provide dedicated representation to those who have had their lives turned upside down because of an accident with a commercial vehicle in Reno, Las Vegas, or elsewhere in the state. Nevada follows the regulations for truck drivers that were established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which say the following:
- A truck driver is restricted from driving more than 11 hours after having 10 consecutive hours off duty
- Following 10 consecutive hours of off duty time, a truck driver may not drive beyond the 14th consecutive hour after coming on duty
- If a driver has driven for eight cumulative hours without at least a 30-minute interruption, he or she must take a 30-minute break that does not include any driving
- A driver may not drive more than 60 hours in a seven day period or more than 70 hours in an eight-day period
If a truck driver does not stick to these regulations and causes an accident in which you are injured, you may have grounds to file a truck crash lawsuit. A Las Vegas truck accident lawyer at our firm is ready to stand by your side all the way. We will conduct a detailed and comprehensive investigation to determine if any of the above regulations were violated and identify any and all liable parties. We will represent you in negotiations with the insurance company and protect you from any lowball offers of compensation that do not fully cover the entirety of your losses stemming from the crash.
An experienced Reno truck accident lawyer is ready to fight for justice on your behalf. Call today for your free case review.
Utah Truck Accident Claims
In the aftermath of a debilitating crash, a seasoned Utah truck accident lawyer at Valiente Mott can help you pursue the compensation you deserve for:
- All medical costs past, present, and future stemming from the crash
- Emotional/psychological damages
- Lost wages
- Reduced future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of quality of life
To combat the danger of drunk driving accidents, Utah recently changed its law to reduce the Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) limit permitted for drivers from 0.08 to 0.05. This change was aimed at saving lives by deterring and preventing drunk driving. If you have been injured in a drunk driving crash with a truck driver, you may have grounds to file a lawsuit.
A Salt Lake City truck accident lawyer at Valiente Mott is here to help. Call today to discuss your case for free.
Possible Defendants in a Truck Accident Claim
Truck accidents are unique compared with regular passenger vehicle crashes in that there are typically more defendants that may potentially be liable in a truck crash. Here is a list of common defendants in a truck accident that may have been solely or partially responsible:
- The truck driver, who may have been impaired by drugs or alcohol, excessively fatigued, or texting while driving
- The trucking company, who may have allowed the driver to exceed the FMCSA regulations for time behind the wheel
- The manufacturer of one of the truck’s parts, such as the brakes, that may have malfunctioned
- The repair shop that most recently completed service on the truck if, for example, a tire was improperly attached
- The third-party company that loaded the truck if the cargo was overloaded or dangerously secured
- Other drivers, as the truck driver may not have done anything wrong in a crash caused by another motorist
What to Do Following a Truck Accident
If you are injured in a truck crash, there are some crucial steps that you can take right away to help maximize the financial value of your claim:
- Call the police and file an accident report
- Seek medical attention
- Write down the contact information for all eyewitnesses to the crash
- Take pictures of your injuries, all property damage, the surrounding area, the exact location of the accident, and the road, weather, and traffic conditions at the time of the crash
- Refrain from posting any updates, pictures, or videos on social media that discuss your accident or your injuries, and make sure that no one else posts anything about it on their social media pages either
- Consult with an experienced truck accident lawyer
Scheduling a Consultation With Valiente Mott Can Be the First Step to Victory
If you are injured in a truck accident, the legal system provides a path to financial compensation via the filing of a truck accident lawsuit. Determining which defendants to name in the lawsuit can be complex, though, which is one reason why we strongly advise you to consult with an experienced truck crash attorney as soon as possible following your accident. The right lawyer will be able to identify all parties that may have shared some of the responsibility for your accident, which can help maximize the amount of your financial recovery.
Call the Legal Team at Valiente Mott
At Valiente Mott, our semi-truck accident lawyers represent people – not insurance companies. In other words, we represent “David” – not “Goliath.” We utilize our compassionate but aggressive legal approach to help maximize the amount of financial compensation our clients win.
If you have been injured in a truck accident in Nevada or Utah, call Valiente Mott today to schedule a zero-cost case review. We will not send you a bill for our services unless you win your case.
We would like to hear from you so we can provide you with a free evaluation. It’s best to always consult with an Injury Lawyer for any type of legal advice regarding your injuries.
Our Injury Lawyers will even come to you for a free consultation. If you have a question or you are just not sure about putting together a case, let our Las Vegas Injury Law Firm help with your concerns. No fee unless we win.
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