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Who do I sue if I am injured in a truck accident?

Large trucks and cargo vehicles travel through Reno each day, carrying goods to the stores where residents shop and purchase their wants and needs. While most trucks get to their destinations without any accidents or issues, others are involved in collisions that put Nevada residents' lives at risk. When a person is hurt from an accident with a semi or other large commercial vehicle they may not know how to pursue the damages they need to get their life back on track.

Truck accident victims may pursue compensation for their losses

The law firm of Bradley, Drendel & Jeanney is committed to representing victims of personal injury accidents in and around Reno, Nevada. The attorneys of the firm, in cooperation with the compassionate and professional staff that serves their clients, are available to work with new clients who have suffered serious and life-altering harm at the hands of others.

Tired truck drivers are a danger to other motorists

Readers of this Reno personal injury legal blog have probably experienced this situation: while driving down the road, their attention may start to wander as their eyelids begin to feel a little heavy. When exhaustion begins to influence one's ability to drive, most individuals stop their vehicles, take a break from driving and either rest or engage in other activities that may stimulate their attention and make it once again safe for them to operate their cars.

How much insurance must be carried for truck accidents?

Most Nevada drivers are probably aware that the law requires them to carry insurance coverage for their vehicles. That is, they are not allowed to drive on the public streets unless they can show they have at least, a minimum amount of automobile liability insurance.

Effects of Reno truck accident injury lasts for years

Thinking about the possible dangers that could befall one out on our roads and highways, what comes to mind? One big danger is semi-trucks, and other commercial trucks that can be involved in truck accidents. Truck accidents cause serious injuries or even death to Reno motor-vehicle drivers and their passengers. While the event itself is terrifying enough, it generally does not end there. Serious injuries can negatively affect a person's life for years and in different ways.

'CMV's subject to regulation to try to prevent truck accidents

This blog has previously discussed some of the factors that might be involved in truck accidents that occur in Nevada and elsewhere in the United States. Because of the necessity of transporting goods in a relatively fast and efficient manner, our society has decided that having trucks on the roads is worth the risk they can pose to other drivers, due to their size and limited handling characteristics. However, our government regulators do expect truck drivers and companies to abide by regulations that are meant to minimize this risk as much as possible.

What is 'vicarious liability' in a truck accident?

Large trucks fulfill a vital role in Nevada, and indeed, throughout the United States. Their impact is crucial for a strong goods-based economy like the one we enjoy. Being able to transport items over long distances relatively quickly and efficiently, tractor-trailers and semi-trucks are an indelible part of the American landscape. However, when one of these vehicles is involved in an accident, the results can be disastrous for those involved.

Recovering compensation after a semi truck accident

Some motorists in the Reno area may not fully appreciate the danger that large semi trucks pose to those driving near them. These vehicles can cause catastrophic injury to occupants of smaller vehicles. The slightest of wrong moves by a commercial truck can lead to you or a loved one ending up in a hospital bed.

What may one want to know if injured in a Reno truck accident?

There are a few topics in life that can have no resounding impact one day and can mean everything the next. One of those topics that can feel this way to many victims is personal injury law. When everything is great and everyone is healthy, a family doesn't need to worry about how a truck accident injury could affect a loved one in the short and long-term. The reality is that everything can change on a dime when you or a loved one is in the wrong place at the wrong time, suffering a truck accident injury.

Federal trucking regulations important to consider after accident

Did you know that semi-trucks, eighteen-wheelers and other commercial trucks are held to a higher standard of safety and regulation than are the average passenger-vehicle driver? This is due to the higher potential for injury that truck accidents have been known to cause. Truck accident injury sufferers often complain, and rightly so, of the serious injuries they sustained in a trucking accident. In order to help determine the cause or causes behind a truck accident, it can be helpful to look towards federal trucking regulations that govern all type of truck driver, owner and maintenance behaviors that commercial trucks are required to follow.

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