When you see a truck driving down the highway, you are witnessing the combined efforts of many people and companies that put that truck, trailer, and cargo on the road. Beyond the driver of the truck, there are companies involved in manufacturing the truck, hiring that driver to drive that truck, managing the driver’s work, inspecting and maintaining a roadworthy machine, and loading cargo.
When a truck accident occurs and results in serious injury or death, insurance companies and lawyers spend countless hours trying to determine what happened and who should shoulder the blame. Each one of the parties involved in putting a truck on the road must follow safety laws and exercise proper care for other people on the road.
When this duty of care is breached, this is considered “negligence” and those at fault for the injuries from a truck accident can be held liable for significant damages.
Multiple Parties Can be Liable
Nevada’s personal injury laws allow for multiple parties to bear responsibility in a personal injury or wrongful death claim. In essence, after a thorough investigation into what caused a truck accident, a plaintiff (victim) can join multiple parties into the same lawsuit. Ultimately, if the parties cannot reach an agreement, it can go to a contested jury trial, where the jury is asked to determine if the defendants are at fault for the victim’s injuries and what percentage fault they are each responsible for. Each responsible party then is on the hook for that percentage of whatever damages the jury awards to the victim.
This is a big deal when it comes to truck accidents since the injuries are usually very bad and the financial stakes are so high. It also allows victims to maximize compensation since numerous insurance policies can pay a higher combined total.
Let the Truck Accident Attorneys at Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. Help
If you have been the victim of a truck accident, you should expect a fight. Insurance companies will fight tooth and nail to avoid liability. The attorneys at Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman, L.L.P. will help you fight back. You may have a claim for damages and we can help you determine how to attain maximum compensation. Our attorneys have successfully recovered millions of dollars in damages for our clients. Call us today at (775) 210-8178 to schedule a free case consultation or contact our office through our website.