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Passenger cars in Nevada share the busy roads with semi-trucks, buses, delivery vans and other commercial vehicles. When accidents occur involving these vehicles, which are often much larger and heavier than other motor vehicles, it is occupants of smaller cars who usually pay the price. Injuries are often severe and result in expensive medical bills. Injured people may be unable to work, either temporarily or permanently. The costs of such an accident can lead to financial distress, on top of the already devastating physical and emotional effects. If you have been hurt in such an accident, you may be able to get compensation to help pay for your damages with the assistance of a Reno commercial vehicle accidents lawyer from Leverty & Associates.

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At our law firm, our personal injury lawyers have a strong record of getting successful results for our clients. If you have been hurt in a commercial vehicle accident that was not your fault, we can assess your case and advise you about your potential options for filing an insurance claim or lawsuit. Call (775) 322-6636 for help

Why Choose Our Commercial Vehicle Accident Lawyers?

We Get Results—Over $150 Million Won

You have choices in Nevada when it comes to accident lawyers. When making your choice, consider the law firm’s reputation for winning settlements and awards that help people facing serious injuries and other difficult concerns recover financially. We are pleased to say that our firm has obtained over $150 million for clients. Why are we so successful? Take a look at our background:

  • We have practiced in the state for over 40 years, allowing us outstanding insight into the state’s insurance system, the courts, and the legal problems Nevadans face.
  • Our attorneys have more than 100 years of combined legal experience, including in commercial vehicle accident cases.
  • Attorney Patrick Leverty is certified as a personal injury specialist by the State Bar of Nevada, which is earned by demonstrating professionalism, experience and the highest degree of competence in this area.
  • Firm founder Gene Leverty, who has obtained several multi-million-dollar jury verdicts and settlements, is strongly respected in the state and nationwide for his professional excellence.
  • We have many of our happy clients—you can read what they have to say about us.

When you are going through a difficult time, we want to make meeting with one of our commercial vehicle accident lawyers as easy as possible. We offer free consultations so you can learn whether you may have a case in an obligation-free environment. We also offer contingency fee agreements—when we take your case you don’t pay us upfront, you pay us when we win.

What We Will Do to Help You

Hopefully this is your first time experiencing an injury accident with a commercial vehicle, or with any vehicle for that matter. It is understandable that after such an incident you are stressed, confused and unsure of what to do. When you trust us with your case, we will clearly explain the process for seeking compensation from the driver who caused your injuries, then we will file your claim with the insurer on your behalf, allowing you to focus on recuperation.

Our commercial vehicle accident lawyer in Reno will:

  • Investigate the evidence to establish fault
  • Examine your damages and advise you of the value of your claim
  • Complete and file all necessary paperwork
  • Vigorously negotiate with the insurance company to get you a maximum settlement.

The majority of accident cases are able to be settled outside of court. But depending upon all the circumstances and client goals, sometimes commercial vehicle injury claims go to trial for resolution. If this should happen in your case, we will assertively stand up for your interests in court.

To learn more about how we can help you based on your specific accident situation, contact us to arrange a free consultation.

Damages in Commercial Vehicle Accident Claims

Damages that may be recovered in a commercial vehicle accident claim include compensation for:

  • Reimbursement for current medical expenses
  • Compensation for estimated future medical costs
  • Lost wages and benefits when you miss work due to injuries
  • Future lost income when you cannot work at the same level
  • Physical and mental pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Property damage
  • Punitive damages in cases of egregious negligence.

If you lost a family member in a commercial vehicle accident, you may be able to recover damages through a wrongful death claim. Damages that may be paid in these cases include funeral and burial costs, medical costs prior to death for injuries suffered in the accident, loss of income, loss of consortium, loss of affection and care, and other possible damages. Eligible survivors and personal representatives of decedents’ estates can file for wrongful death.

Once we learn the details of your accident or that of your deceased family member, we can help you determine damages to pursue.

How Commercial Vehicle Accidents Happen

Accidents involving large trucks and other commercial vehicles can happen in a variety of ways. Some of the reasons for these dangerous accidents include the following:

  • Driving under the influence
  • Reckless driving
  • Speeding to meet tight delivery schedules
  • Distracted driving including cell phone use
  • Poorly loaded cargoes that make trucks unbalanced
  • Defective vehicle parts and equipment
  • Other negligent drivers on roadways
  • Poor training of drivers or maintenance of vehicles
  • Roadway hazards.

Truck drivers and other commercial drivers are subject to safety rules that they are required to carefully follow. Trucking companies are also bound by strict safety regulations. When these rules and regulations are not followed and accidents happen, at-fault parties can and should be held responsible.

Commercial Trucking Attorneys Answer FAQs

The following are broad answers to questions related to commercial vehicle accidents. Once our commercial trucking attorneys learn the circumstances of your accident, we can provide tailored guidance.

Can the trucking company or other company the driver works for be sued?

In accidents caused by negligent truck drivers or other commercial drivers, the drivers’ employers may sometimes be held liable as well. Employers may be liable if they did not maintain their vehicles, properly train drivers, or complete adequate background checks on driving records.

Are there any other parties that may be held liable in commercial vehicle accidents?

There could be other responsible parties, depending on the situation. If another driver cut off the truck that then swerved and hit you, that driver may be liable. If a defective part on the truck contributed to the crash, the manufacturer might share liability. When fault is split between parties and multiple insurance policies are involved, there is the potential to receive higher compensation.

What if the at-fault party says that I helped cause the accident?

If the at-fault party can convince the court or the insurance company that you were partially to blame, your compensation will be reduced by your percentage of fault. When we handle your claim, we will do everything in our legal power to prove fault of the other party and reduce your responsibility.

How long do I have to file a commercial vehicle accident lawsuit?

You generally have two years under the Nevada statute of limitations to file a commercial vehicle accident lawsuit for injuries. The clock begins running on the date of the accident or the date you discovered you were injured. In wrongful death cases, the deadline is two years from the date of death.

We hope these questions and answers have helped you better understand accident claims. For answers to your specific questions, reach out to us directly.

Types of Commercial Vehicles Involved in Accidents

In a recent year, nearly 147,000 people were injured and almost 5,000 killed nationwide in large truck crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. While large commercial trucks are the third largest motorist group on Nevada highways, after commuters and tourists, other commercial and business vehicles also use the roadways. When these drivers cause negligent accidents, they and potentially their employers, can be held accountable. These vehicles may include:

  • Buses
  • Delivery vans
  • Employer van pools
  • Moving vans
  • Taxicabs
  • Limousines
  • Company cars
  • Ride share vehicles
  • Ambulances
  • Tow trucks.

No matter what type of commercial vehicle you crashed with, if the other driver’s negligent actions caused the accident, you have the right to seek compensation.

Attorney Patrick Leverty

Attorney Patrick LevertyWith his master’s in insurance law, Patrick routinely helps individuals and businesses who are having issues with their insurance company. He also has extensive experience with personal injury actions, complex tort actions, product liability matters, and class actions. Patrick Leverty is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell (the highest rating) and has been granted membership in the Million Dollar Advocate Forum, and Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Forum. Patrick Leverty has been certified as a Personal Injury Specialist by the State Bar of Nevada. [ Attorney Bio ]

Contact an Experienced Commercial Vehicle Accident Attorney

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Semi-trucks hauling freight can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. Being in an accident with such a behemoth is probably one of the most frightening crashes a person can experience — and one that has the most potential for serious injuries that are very expensive to treat. If you have been in a wreck with a large truck or other vehicle, a skilled commercial vehicle accident attorney from Leverty & Associates may be able to help you recover significant compensation for your losses. Call us at (775) 322-6636 to arrange a free consultation to learn your options.