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Most Common Causes of Nevada Truck Accidents

Filed under Personal Injury, Truck Accident
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Since trucks are massive in size and weight, they often lead to serious injuries and fatalities when their drivers are involved in a crash. Truck accident victims can seek compensation for damages such as medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. Fortunately, legal representation can help you recover these damages and move forward with your life.

If you incurred injuries in a crash, reach out to an experienced Nevada truck accident lawyer at Paul Padda Law. We can investigate your case, and fight for you to obtain the compensation you deserve. Call us at (702) 366-1888 today, or reach out online to schedule a free case consultation.

Why Do Truck Accidents Occurs in Nevada?

Some of the most common causes of truck wrecks in NC include:

Speeding

Speeding can cause serious truck accidents, as large semis and similar vehicles need more time to stop and slow down than regular passenger cars. Just like other motorists, truckers must adhere to speed limit signs.

Poor Maintenance

Trucking companies and truckers have the legal duty to make sure their trucks are in excellent shape before they are driven. They must inspect them on a regular basis and make repairs and maintenance updates as necessary. Failure to do so can lead to faulty brakes, lights, and other safety equipment that can cause a crash.

Fatigued Driving

Although fatigued driving is common among all types of drivers, it is a particular concern for truck drivers who drive hundreds of miles each day. Even though there are restrictions on how many hours they can drive, many truckers disregard these restrictions and drive when they are exhausted and unable to pay complete attention to the road.

Improperly Loaded Trucks

When trucks are not loaded safely, they have the potential to swerve out of control or completely tip over. In addition, improperly loaded trucks can cause cargo to fall out and create hazardous road obstacles for other drivers. Tire blowouts may also occur as a result of improperly loaded trucks.

Distracted Driving

Distracted driving among truckers continues to be a serious issue in Nevada. Truck drivers who eat, drink, text, fumble with radio controls, and engage in other distractions that keep their eyes off the road and hands off the steering wheel are likely to cause a crash.

Inexperienced Driving

A commercial driver’s license (CDL) is required for truck drivers to legally operate a commercial truck. Trucking companies are also responsible for making sure their drivers are well-trained and experienced before working. Inexperienced drivers may not know how to properly steer a truck and prompt an accident as a result.

Vehicles in Blind Spots

All trucks contain four blind spots, which can make it difficult for them to see other vehicles around them, as the mirrors and cameras on their vehicles do not help in every situation. Other drivers should be aware of truck blind spots and make an effort to make themselves seen at all times.

Injured in a Nevada Truck Accident? Contact Paul Padda Law

Back injuries, neck injuries, head injuries, spinal cord injuries, fractures, and fatalities are often the result of truck accidents in Nevada. If you get hurt or lose a loved one in such a crash, consult an experienced Nevada truck accident lawyer at Paul Padda Law right away. We are well-versed in trucking regulations and can help you hold the liable party accountable for their negligence. Contact us today at (702) 366-1888 to schedule a free consultation of your case.


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Paul Padda, a former federal prosecutor, is the founder of Paul Padda Law: a law firm based in Las Vegas Nevada representing plaintiffs throughout the nation in personal injury and other civil cases. With over 15 years experience litigating in federal and state court, Paul has a proven track record of success, including obtaining one of the largest jury verdicts in Nevada history. A first generation American, Paul is dedicated and committed to helping his clients navigate the legal system and take on large and powerful interests. A lawyer who truly cares, Paul provides individualized and compassionate attention to each and every one of his clients.

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