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What Kind of Injuries Do You See in A Truck Accident Cases?

The kind of injuries seen in truck accident cases are more severe injuries than you’ll often find in a car accident case because trucks are so much bigger. Head and brain injuries, neck and spine injuries, broken bones – even death – are not uncommon.

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The Insurance Company’s Duty to Defend in A Pedestrian Accident Case

Let’s say that I’m a motorist who runs into a pedestrian. Can the insurance company simply settle for the policy limits rather than defend me in a lawsuit?

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How Is a Truck Accident Different from A Car Accident?

A major difference is that in truck accidents, trucking regulations come into play in the lawsuit. There are many regulations dealing with how much weight an 18-wheeler can be dragging, how the vehicles are loaded, etc.

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Initial Settlement Offers from Insurance Companies to Injury Victims

Is it safe to assume that the insurance company is always going to lowball you on their initial settlement offer?

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Representing More than One Person in A Pedestrian Accident Case

Would you be a conflict of interest to represent both the injured pedestrian and a family member who witnessed the accident?

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Damages in Pedestrian Accident Cases

Could there be punitive damages for those at fault in your pedestrian accident?

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Government Liability in A Pedestrian Accident Case

Is there ever an instance where you might argue that a governmental body was at fault in the pedestrian accident case?

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Pedestrian Accidents versus Car Accident Cases

The difference between a pedestrian accident and a car accident is the extent of the injuries can be pretty significant. If you have a slow moving car accident, the injuries may not be as extensive as they are when you have a vehicle versus pedestrian accident.

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What Kind of Evidence Do You Gather to Strengthen a Pedestrian Accident Case?

While gathering evidence I try to focus on the driver’s duties under Nevada Statute, called the “Rules of the Road,” and how the driver is supposed to behave reasonably. I focus in on that and see if they’ve reached or violated those rules of the road to show how that was a contributing factor, or how violating safety was the contributing factor to the pedestrian accident.

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Does My Contributory Negligence Reduce the Amount that I Can Get in An Injury Lawsuit?

Yes, contributory negligence does reduce the amount you can get. For example, if you are found 50% at fault, and your damages are $100,000, then your amount of recovery will be reduced by $50,000, meaning you’ll only get $50,000.

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