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After a truck accident, people often tend to blame semi-truck drivers right away. Yet, this quick reaction overlooks the dynamics of such incidents and the multiple entities that might share the blame. A semi-truck driver is only to blame for an accident if it’s clear he broke a traffic law that led to an accident. It becomes crucial to consult with a truck accident attorney who can conduct a thorough investigation into the accident’s circumstances and ensure that the responsible parties are held responsible.
At Kidwell & Gallagher, we thoroughly evaluate the incident and tailor a strategy based on its specifics. A truck accident lawyer from our team will assist in proving liability. Importantly, we will ensure those at fault carry the responsibility for compensating the injuries sustained.
Some truck accidents are directly caused by the drivers. Nevada state traffic laws hold drivers responsible for accidents under the following situations:
One of the leading causes of truck accidents is driver fatigue. According to the National Sleep Foundation, drivers should get seven hours of sleep daily to reduce the risk of becoming drowsy while driving.
When truckers push themselves to meet tight schedules without sufficient rest, they put themselves and others at risk. Fatigue can impair a driver’s judgment, reflexes, and attention, leading to accidents. When semi-truck truck drivers avoid rest breaks and cause accidents, they are to blame.
Nevada has a basic rule for driving at safe and appropriate speeds (NRS 484B.600). However, drivers should adjust their speed according to road and weather conditions. The proper speed limit is informed by different factors, which means a driver will bear the responsibility of an accident for failing to attain a reasonable, safe speed.
Aggressive driving behaviors such as tailgating, weaving between lanes, and road rage can turn a routine drive into a potential disaster. Semi-truck drivers who engage in aggressive driving put themselves and everyone else at risk.
Nevada DUI law requires all commercial drivers not to exceed a blood alcohol limit (BAC) of 0.04. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs at such a level can lead to catastrophic truck accidents. Truck drivers who operate their vehicles while impaired may face harsh fines, including bearing the damages caused by the accident.
Inadequate monitoring of blind spots or failure to use proper signaling can result in accidents. It’s the responsibility of truckers to be vigilant and use their mirrors and signals effectively to avoid collisions with other vehicles. A semi-truck driver who fails to signal properly and causes an accident will bear the blame.
Determining liability in semi-truck accidents is key to securing the compensation you deserve. At Kidwell & Gallagher, our legal team will take up your case, investigate the accident, and identify the responsible parties for the accident. A truck accident attorney will hold these parties accountable to ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries and damages. We’ll work tirelessly to negotiate with insurance companies or take the case to court if necessary. Contact us today and let us fight for the justice you deserve.
Craig W. Kidwell is the managing partner of Kidwell & Gallagher, Ltd., and exclusively represents injured workers in Nevada. Mr. Kidwell has been practicing workers’ compensation law in Nevada since 1999 and has acted as lead counsel on over 2,000 contested workers’ compensation claims. Mr. Kidwell represents injured workers in Nevada through all stages of Nevada’s complex worker’s compensation system. Craig regularly appears in all levels of Nevada’s administrative workers’ compensation system and has represented injured workers in Nevada’s districts and Supreme Court.