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Truck Accidents

Pahrump Truck Accident Attorneys

We Can Sue Trucking Companies for You

When you have been hit by a negligent truck driver, who can you rely on for helpful legal counsel and genuine moral support? The good people of Pahrump know they can depend on Bertoldo Carter Smith & Cullen! Our truck accident lawyers have made their careers out of fighting insurance companies and corporations in difficult cases. With a long history of case successes behind us, you know you can trust your case with us.

Please call us at (702) 505-8115 to arrange a consultation – they’re free!

Causes of Truck Accidents

Our Pahrump truck accident lawyers have been handling injury cases for collective decades of legal experience. Figuring out the cause of your truck accident will probably be simple for our team because we have seen so many like it in the past. We can call upon accident reconstruction experts, mechanics, and engineers to provide their insight as well. It is all part of how we go above and beyond for our clients.

Common causes of truck accidents are:

  • Truck driver exhaustion
  • Speeding truck drivers
  • Intoxicated truck drivers
  • Overloaded trailers
  • Poorly loaded trailers
  • Truck part defects

Liability in Truck Accident Cases

Who is the party or person to blame for your truck accident? With our investigation into its cause, we should be able to figure out liability. In legal contexts, the party that is liable for an accident is the same party that should pay for the damages experienced by others involved in the accident. For a truck accident claim, it is not unusual for there to be more than one liable party due to the complexities of owning and operating a commercial truck.

Liable parties for a truck accident might include:

  • Truck driver: The trucker who was controlling the vehicle is likely to blame to some extent, if not a majority extent.
  • Trucking company: The legal rule of respondeat superior may allow you to file a claim against the truck driver’s employer. Truck drivers who are contracted and not employed typically cannot pass liability upwards to the trucking company, though.
  • Mechanic: If a third-party mechanic was hired to work on the truck that hit you, and the accident was caused by a part defect, then that mechanic might be liable.
  • Cargo crew: Oftentimes, cargo placed on a commercial truck is loaded by a third party, not the trucking company or another employee. Crashes caused by cargo defects can put the liability on those cargo crews and their employers.

Process of Filing a Truck Accident Claim

The process behind filing a truck accident claim can be complicated if the details surrounding your case are also complicated. Even a straightforward can become a bit mixed up if you are not familiar with the typical filing processes, court expectations, and so on. We recommend you let our attorneys help you with each step of your truck accident claim process, so you don’t have to worry about those details.

The average process will include:

  • Investigating your accident to determine liability.
  • Calculating damages to see how much you are owed.
  • Filing against the correct insurance company.
  • Responding to any inquiries.
  • Negotiating a settlement.
  • Litigating if a settlement cannot be reached.

Our Law Firm is Ready to Assist You

Let’s take your injury case to the next level. Team up with the Pahrump truck accident lawyers of Bertoldo Carter Smith & Cullen today. We are here to give you the strongest chance of succeeding, so you can get back to “normal” and financial stability without worrying.

Dial (702) 505-8115 or contact us online for more information.

Our Promise to You

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.
  • Client-Centered Approach

    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.

Client testimonials

Real Stories From Real Clients
    “They always made me feel like a member of their family and not just a client.”
    “The kindness and compassion they showed during my case was amazing! They always made me feel like a member of their family and not just a client.”
    - Ryan W.
    “So seamless and easy for me.”
    “I was involved in two car accidents within a year. They made everything so seamless and easy for me and were always available for questions or reassurance. This law firm clearly not only cares about what they do, but the clients they do it for. Thank you, ”
    - Aimee W.
    “The process has been exceptional.”
    “John Bertoldo made us feel very at ease about the situation... They truly care about their clients and making them feel at ease through the entire process. Overall I think the process has been exceptional.”
    - Pete S.
    “Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith took great care of me.”
    “They were fast, caring, and always answered my questions and reassured me throughout the process. I highly recommend Lindsay Cullen as an attorney and the firm to represent you if you're seeking any legal guidance.”
    - Jay G.
    “Very nice & professional.”
    “Lawrence Smith is a Godsend! He's a good man. Very nice & professional.”
    - Aaliyah R.
    “A Lawyer that cares and will fight for you.”
    “Since day one of meeting Brett, I knew I was in good hands. Brett made sure to thoroughly explain and cover any/all question or concern that I had, and was able to ease my mind and get me an answer to the question/s I was seeking.”
    - Julie M.
    “By far, one of the best and most reputable firm's in Las Vegas.”
    “I highly recommend Steve Baker and the entire team. Thank you again for always answering all of our questions and being so easy to work with, something I have not experienced with other firms here in town.”
    - Steven P.
    “Best help I could have asked for.”
    “Thank you all so much for all the hard work you put into my case. All of you mean the world to me and I am thankful to have received the most quality help from the BBC&S team. Thanks again and I miss you all!”
    - Sierra S. P.

A Proven Record of Results

Millions of Dollars Recovered for Our Clients
  • $100 Million Product Defect and Fatality from Helicopter Crash
  • $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
  • $10.8 Million Brain Injury, Premises Liability
  • $10 Million Brain Injury, Premises Liability