Most accidents involving commercial trucks and passenger vehicles are the result of negligence. Unfortunately, when a 40 ton semi-truck and trailer collides with a passenger automobile, the truck almost always wins and the automobile passengers suffer severe injuries or death.
When such accidents are the result of the truck driver’s negligence and/or the lack of proper training or maintenance by the trucking company (or some other third party), you have a right to obtain compensation for the injuries and damages caused by such negligence.
The Rose Law Office has successfully handled multiple truck accident cases since 1998. If you, a loved one or someone you know has been involved in an accident with a commercial vehicle, such as a semi-truck and trailer, contact The Rose Law Office for a free no risk consultation to learn your rights. The Rose Law Office professionally and efficiently handles many different types of personal injury cases arising out of trucking accidents – – i.e. drivers falling asleep, drivers being overworked, drivers being negligently trained, drivers traveling too fast for conditions (i.e. smoke/dust across roadway), trucking company failing to properly maintain trucks (brakes, tires, engines etc.), overloaded or unbalanced trucks and numerous other negligent conduct. The Rose Law Office has an impressive history of results and more than 25 years legal experience, you can count on our firm to deliver. Call today for a free no risk consultation: (775) 777-7777.
The Rose Law Office has the knowledge, skill and experience to maximize your recovery.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE IN AN ACCIDENT WITH A TRACTOR/TRAILER OR OTHER LARGE COMMERCIAL TRUCK:
- If possible, do not move your vehicle. However, if it is unsafe to leave your vehicle on the roadway and it is moveable, move it to a safe location off the roadway.
- Call 911.
- If possible, request that the police obtain photographs of the entire accident scene, the damage to all vehicles involved in the accident (including commercial vehicle tires) and of the At-Fault driver. If the police will not take such photographs and you are able, take the photographs yourself or ask a family member to do so.
- Immediately seek medical attention. It is critical that you do not delay in seeking medical attention. If there is a gap between the time of your accident and the time you seek treatment, the insurance company will argue that your injuries must have resulted from some other cause.
- If you have health insurance, make sure and have any medical provider bill your health insurer for your treatment. Under Nevada law, by having your health insurance pay your medical expenses, we can substantially increase the amount of money that goes into your pocket. The hospital cannot refuse to bill your health insurance.
- After receiving the necessary medical attention, contact The Rose Law Office.
- If you chose to report the accident on your own, contact your insurance company and the At-Fault driver’s insurance company and report the accident. However, limit your report to the general facts of the accident and to general statements regarding your injuries. DO NOT state that you are not injured, agree to give a recorded statement or give the At-Fault driver’s insurance company authority to obtain your medical records.
- It is recommended that you have your property damages addressed by the At-Fault driver’s insurance company and not your own auto insurance to avoid having a claim against your insurance. In pursuing your property damage claim, DO NOT SPEAK WITH THE ADJUSTER ABOUT YOUR INJURIES OR THE FACTS OF THE ACCIDENT.
- MOST IMPORTANTLY, IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THE INSURANCE COMPANIES ARE NOT YOUR FRIENDS, NOT EVEN YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY. THEY ARE THERE TO PAY YOU AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE.
To maximize your recovery, contact The Rose Law Office at (775) 777-7777 for a free no obligation consultation with an experienced truck accident attorney.