In the state of Nevada, 1.5 percent of all accidents involved big trucks. These accidents can have detrimental affects on drivers and their families.
Types of injuries
Some injuries caused from an accident with a tractor trailer are organ damage, brain and spinal cord injury, broken bones and burns. These can leave a victim paralyzed for life. Severely broken bones can lead to surgery which may later require therapy.
These accidents can not only affect your health but can affect your finances tremendously. You’ll have medical bills, and these could extend for years or even for life. You may have to hire nursing staff for your home.
During recovery time, you’ll suffer lost wages from work. If your injuries are severe enough, you may be out of work permanently. Not only do you suffer, but your family suffers, as well.
Determining who is at fault
The state of Nevada follows the law of modified comparative fault meaning even if an injured person had some fault, they can still recover compensation. The determination is made as to how much percentage was their fault, and they can receive compensation for the remaining percentage.
There are certain regulations drivers of trucks are required to follow. A driver should have at least ten hours off-duty time. During a fourteen hour shift, they should only drive eleven of those hours. They shouldn’t work any more than eight hours without a thirty minute rest.
A proper investigation by an experienced attorney will determine who is at fault. Our attorneys understand Nevada law and know how to handle truck accidents. If you or a loved one have had an accident, give us a call today. We’ll work diligently to get your case settled and help you recover both physically and financially.