National studies show that the majority of people injured in motor vehicle accidents involving tractor trailers are those in passenger vehicles. Since you encounter tractor trailers on a daily basis, our Las Vegas truck accident attorneys know that you are at a much higher risk of becoming one of those statistics. The size of these big rigs is almost a guarantee that your injury is going to be a serious one.
If you are the victim of a truck accident, you may be unsure of who is responsible for your injuries and other damages – the truck driver, the truck leasing company, the trucking company the driver was contracted with or other parties connected to the tractor trailer. Our personal injury attorneys research the underlying circumstances surrounding your accident to identify all responsible parties.
Tractor trailer injuries in Clark County
There are a number of different types of injuries that you may have suffered at the hands of a negligent trucker and/or company. These injuries include the following:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord damage
- Broken or fractured bones
- Loss of limb
- Physical scars
- Permanent paralysis
Additionally, reliving the accident over and over, fear of driving and learning to cope with a debilitating injury or condition can be signs of a mental health illness, including anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. At George T. Bochanis Law Offices, our Henderson semi truck accident attorneys take the time to understand the immediate impact of your injury as well as how it will affect you in the long term.
Negligence and trucking accidents
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has set specific guidelines and regulations for commercial truck drivers and trucking companies to follow. Truckers have deadlines to keep and the fact that they are paid per mile places undue pressure on them to deliver their loads as quickly as possible. This encourages them to drive more hours than what the law allows, decide to eat while driving, and disregard the importance of making frequent stops to rest.
Likewise, trucking companies may choose to put an unsafe vehicle on the road to avoid losing revenue or encourage drivers to ignore safety rules. When truckers and trucking companies act in such a negligent manner, you are left paying the ultimate price.
Support through the recovery process
Recovering from a large truck accident can be challenging. Our trucking accident lawyers are here to support you through the recovery process and ensure those responsible for causing the accident are held liable. At George T. Bochanis Law Offices, we also represent victims of car accidents involving taxi cabs, motorcycles and uninsured/underinsured drivers; bicycle injuries; wrongful death; and pedestrians.
Contact our lawyers today at (702)388-2005, schedule a free consultation and find out how we can help you get back on track.