Wide Turn Truck Wrecks

Commercial trucks represent a significant threat on the roads. These massive vehicles need a lot of room to maneuver, especially when making turns. Careful truck drivers understand how to manage distance and avoid collisions with other motorists when making wide turns. Unfortunately, not all truck drivers are careful, and the accidents that result can cause severe injuries on the part of other motorists and their passengers.

If you have been injured in a wide turn truck accident, our firm is ready to help. We have a track record of success when it comes to Nevada truck accidents, and we understand how to hold negligent truck drivers and the trucking companies that employ them accountable. Let the team of Las Vegas truck accident lawyers at Valiente Mott pursue compensation on your behalf following your crash with a tractor-trailer or 18-wheeler big rig.

Why wide turn accidents happen

Commercial trucks have a more limited turning radius than smaller passenger vehicles. They require more space to make a turn, and estimating how much space is needed can be difficult. When truck drivers are fatigued, inadequately trained, intoxicated behind the wheel, or otherwise acting carelessly or recklessly, they can collide with other drivers by turning too wide. Often, they cross over into other lanes of traffic. Some even collide with oncoming drivers traveling in a different direction.

Damages in a wide turn accident case

If your vehicle was struck by a careless trucker in a wide turn accident, you could be entitled to an array of compensation. The monetary damages awarded in your case could provide for your financial, emotional, and physical hardships.

Some of the types of damages you might be able to recover following an truck accident in Las Vegas include:

  • Medical bills. The cost of medical treatment can be high in a truck accident case. Any medical treatment can be costly, but long-term care and major surgeries could overwhelm your budget. A personal injury lawsuit could provide you with the compensation you need to pay these bills.
  • Pain and suffering. You could also recover a monetary award based on your physical pain and suffering. Serious injuries could result in a lifetime of chronic pain.
  • Lost wages. If your injuries prevent you from returning to work, it could cost you the income that your family relies on. A successful injury lawsuit could provide you with weeks, months, or even years of lost wages.

Talk to an attorney about your truck accident

If you are considering a lawsuit after a wide turn truck accident, it is in your best interest to speak to an attorney first. Pursuing justice following these types of auto accidents in Utah can be difficult on your own. The good news is that the team at Valiente Mott is here to help. Let our attorneys assist you in pursuing justice for your injuries. Contact us as soon as possible for your free consultation.

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