Semi trucks travel billions of miles across the country each year, with the vast majority of trips ending safely. In some cases, however, accidents occur, and the effects can be devastating. The size and weight of large trucks combined with their loads have the potential to cause extensive property damage and serious injuries or even death.
If you've been injured in an accident with a semi-truck, you’ll need a truck accident law firm in Las Vegas to represent you. The following are four good reasons to hire a truck accident attorney:
Establishing your case and preserving evidence
The company the truck driver works for will have lawyers and an insurance company on its side. You’ll need someone on your side to help gather and preserve evidence that supports your case and represents your interests.
Navigating a complicated system and case
Trucking accidents, can be extremely complex since several different parties may be involved, and many laws exist to specifically govern large trucks when they’re on the road.
Understanding laws that govern the trucking industry
Commercial trucks are regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Drivers and companies must follow many regulations, including ones that govern how many hours they can work in a week and how many breaks they need to take. They are also subject to regulations that govern truck inspections as well as Nevada state laws that regulate oversized vehicles.
A truck accident law firm in Las Vegas can help determine if the driver or company failed to follow any regulations that contributed to the accident.
Identifying parties at fault
Identifying the parties that caused a truck accident can also be complicated. For example, the driver may have fallen asleep at the wheel because he or she was driving too many hours. The trucking company may have known about this or even pushed the driver to work more hours, so both might be at fault. In other cases, a faulty part could have caused or contributed to the accident. Several different people and companies could share liability, and you’ll need the services of a skilled truck accident law firm in Las Vegas to help determine who’s at fault.
Truck accident law firm in Las Vegas
If you've been injured and/or suffered property damage as a result of a truck accident, contact the Las Vegas truck accident law firm Greenman, Goldberg, Raby and Martinez at 702-388-GGRM (4476) for a free consultation.