Trucking Accident Lawyer Las Vegas, NV
If you or a loved one have been in an accident with a semi-truck, you know how devastating they can be. Trucking accidents can be more severe and complex than passenger vehicle collisions due to their large size and the fact that they are usually carrying heavy loads. Each year, there are many accidents on Nevada roadways, a good portion of them involve semi-trucks or other oversized vehicles. If you or a loved one were the victim of an incident involving a semi-truck, you need Eglet Adams, an experienced trucking accident lawyer Las Vegas, NV residents can count on to represent them in complex litigation.
What to do if you’ve been injured in a trucking accident
Trucking accidents are known to cause serious, lasting injuries and sadly can result in fatalities. Those who have been injured in an accident with a semi-truck or other oversized vehicle may suffer life-long injuries from the incident. They can lose their capacity to work, perform household duties and do the things that they enjoyed doing previously. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to a collision with a semi-truck or other oversized vehicle, it’s important that you connect with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. An experienced trucking accident lawyer in Las Vegas, NV will be able to assess your individual case, determine who the responsible parties are and help you begin the process of obtaining the compensation needed to set your life back on track.
At Eglet Adams, we have helped many clients recover damages due to a truck driver’s negligence. Our team is equipped with the experience and resources to fight for your interests and take your case all the way to trial if need be. Below is only a sampling of some verdicts and settlements we have obtained for clients injured in motor vehicle accidents:
- 6,695,535.87 in 2016 for a client injured in a motor vehicle accident
- 1,158,592.35 in 2019 for a client injured in a motor vehicle accident
- 3,500,371.20 in 2012 for a client injured in a motor vehicle accident
- 8,682,255 in 2005 for a client injured in a motor vehicle accident
You can view more of our verdicts and settlements on our verdicts page.
Common Injuries of Trucking Accidents
Although trucking accidents are less common than passenger vehicle accidents, injuries sustained in trucking accidents are often severe and can even be fatal due to the size and weight of semi-trucks and other commercial vehicles.
Due to their size and weight, semi-trucks also take much longer to come to a full stop when compared to a passenger vehicle. Some common injuries that can occur from trucking accidents are:
- Neck and Back Injuries- Neck and back injuries are common in trucking accidents due to the force that occurs in a collision. The force exerted on a person in a trucking accident can cause whiplash, disc injuries and injuries to the spinal cord.
- Broken Bones- Blunt force trauma in a trucking crash can cause bone breaks. Most commonly to the hands, arms, legs, collarbone, ribs and pelvis. Simple breaks can leave a victim in a cast for a few weeks where more complex breaks can require surgery.
- Brain injuries- A sudden impact that causes a jolt, impact or penetration to the head can cause traumatic brain injuries. Traumatic brain injury, also called a TBI, can potentially cause permanent damage to someone’s cognitive, sensory, emotional, behavioral and physical abilities. TBI’s can cause headaches, fatigue, dizziness, blurred vision, memory loss, impulsive behavior and mood swings. Complications from traumatic brain injuries can also lead to premature death.
- Internal injuries- Blunt trauma from trucking collisions can cause damage or lacerations to internal organs which can result in internal bleeding. Internal injuries can occur in the kidneys, lungs, bowels, spleen and heart. These types of injuries are often difficult to treat and can result in life-long complications.
- Wrongful Death- According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, large trucks often weigh 20-30 times more than passenger vehicles and need 20-40 percent more distance than cars to come to a full stop. Due to the size and weight of large trucks and the amount of force upon impact, those in passenger vehicles are more likely to sustain fatal injuries when in a collision with a semi-truck or other large truck.
- Emotional Injuries- Those who have been in a trucking accident can suffer life-long emotional injuries from the incident. Anxiety, depression, panic attacks, fear, and chronic fatigue can occur and many victims of trucking accidents can also suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. Emotional injuries from a trucking accident can be debilitating and can affect a person’s ability to work, perform household duties and do the things they enjoy.
If you or a loved one have suffered injuries due to a trucking accident, it is important that you or they receive medical attention immediately. While some injuries can be obvious at the time of the incident, others can go unnoticed due to the body being in a state of shock. That is why it is so important to be evaluated by a medical professional after a crash.
Eglet Adams: Trucking Accident Lawyers
Once you or your loved one has had their medical needs assessed, it is important to reach out to an experienced trucking accident lawyer as soon as possible. Truck accident cases can be far more complex than accident cases that only involve passenger vehicles. This is due to the unique laws that apply to truck drivers and companies and the fact that trucking companies may have in-house legal teams ready to fight claims. At Eglet Adams, our experienced lawyers are equipped to handle complex trucking accident cases and recover maximum damages for our clients.
If you or a loved one were injured in a trucking accident, contact us and we will schedule a free initial consultation with one of our truck accident lawyers in Las Vegas, NV who will assess your individual case and help you decide what to do moving forward.
Disclaimer: Past results do not guarantee, warrant, or predict future cases.