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Truck Accidents

Mesquite Truck Accident Attorneys

Commercial Truck Accidents in Nevada

Every year, thousands of people are injured or killed in accidents with semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, and other large commercial vehicles. In Nevada, these accidents frequently occur on major highways—like Riverside Road (State Route 170) and I-15—as well as regular city roads. Sadly, the effects of these accidents are often devastating, leaving victims with debilitating or even fatal bodily injuries.

If you were injured or if your loved one was killed in a car accident with a large truck, you could be entitled to financial compensation. At Bertoldo Carter Smith & Cullen, we understand how devastating these accidents are, as well as the importance of recovering the full amount you are owed for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. Our Mesquite truck accident attorneys have a long history of serving injured Nevadans and have successfully recovered millions of dollars in compensation on their behalf.

To schedule a free initial consultation with our legal team, call (702) 505-8115 or contact us online.

Common Causes of Large Truck Accidents

Like other motor vehicle accidents, most truck accidents are the result of negligence. Sometimes, truck drivers themselves are careless; in other cases, trucking companies or other parties follow negligent practices, leading to serious accidents, injuries, and deaths.

Specifically, some of the most common causes of large truck accidents include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Reckless or aggressive driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Traffic violations
  • Fatigued driving
  • Hours-of-service violations
  • Overloaded or improperly loaded cargo
  • Improper truck maintenance or repairs
  • Defective trucks or truck parts
  • Roadway defects
  • Negligent trucking company policies or practices

Determining the cause of a truck accident is important, as it allows our attorneys to establish who is liable for your damages. We work with accident reconstructionists, expert witnesses, and other industry professionals who help us prove liability in your case.

Common Truck Accident Injuries

Due to their immense size and weight, semi-trucks, 18-wheelers, and other large commercial trucks often cause far more damage than passenger cars, motorcycles, pickup trucks, and SUVs. Truck accident victims tend to sustain catastrophic, even life-threatening injuries as a result of these collisions.

Large truck accidents commonly cause the following types of injuries:

These types of injuries often result in lasting physical pain and emotional suffering, not to mention significant financial challenges for victims and their families.

Our Mesquite, NV truck accident attorneys can help you seek the full financial compensation you are owed after a serious truck accident. We fight to hold trucking companies and other liable parties accountable and have a proven record of success in even the most complex of claims.

Who Is Liable for a Truck Accident?

Under Nevada’s traditional fault-based system, you must prove that another person or party was at fault for the accident in order to recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. But proving fault and establishing liability in a truck accident claim can be very complicated.

The liable party depends on many factors, including the underlying cause of the crash, the truck driver’s employment status, contributing factors, and more. While the truck driver may have been the one to actually cause the collision, the trucking company (or another party) could be liable. If outside factors, such as a truck defect or improper truck repairs, contributed to the accident, you could even have a claim against a third party, including a manufacturer, vehicle repair company, or third-party motorist.

How Our Firm Can Help

At Bertoldo Carter Smith & Cullen, we know how to aggressively pursue claims against trucking companies, manufacturers, and other powerful entities. Our experienced attorneys have secured many million- and multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts for our clients and have a reputation for providing aggressive advocacy both in and out of the courtroom. When it comes to helping you navigate the legal process, we offer a personalized and compassionate approach. You can depend on your attorney to provide the communication and guidance you need to get back on your feet.

Call us at (702) 505-8115 or submit a free online case evaluation form today to learn more.

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Why You Can Count on Our Firm
  • Experience You Can Trust
    Our attorneys, paralegals and support staff leverage decades of experience across a diverse range of backgrounds on behalf of our clients.
  • Legacy of Client Satisfaction
    Word-of-mouth referrals and repeat clients account for more than 85% of our business, which is a testament to the level of service we provide.
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    We strive to treat our clients with integrity, compassion, and respect and provide them with clear communication every step of the way.

  • Proven Record of Results
    We have recovered millions of dollars in successful verdicts and settlements for injured clients throughout the state of Nevada.

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A Proven Record of Results

Millions of Dollars Recovered for Our Clients
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  • $30 Million Fatality/Burn Disfigurement from Helicopter Crash
  • $19.5 Million Brain Damage from Motor Vehicle Accident
  • $18.5 Million Wrongful Death from Aircraft Accident
  • $16 Million Motor Vehicle Accident, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
  • $12 Million Negligence Security leading to Sexual Assault
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