We’re keeping an eye out for some upcoming news on that Amtrak and semi truck crash in Nevada a few years back. Initial numbers being thrown around in from the jury box and for what the judge may tack on to the settlement for attorney’s fees approaches six million dollars that could be rendered in judgment. The negligent party on the business end of this verdict, found to be the trucking company of the big rig in this fatal accident in Nevada, did not give any immediate statements regarding this award against them. None of the defendants were quoted in the Reno Gazette-Journal piece on the crash. That’s not entirely surprising, in part because it’s not immediately clear from the outside whether insurance companies are really the ones liable here or not.
This was a terrible Nevada train accident. The crash occurred toward the end of June in 2011. It claimed the lives of six people, including the man behind the wheel of the truck. Findings from the National Transportation Safety Board laid blame for the accident on inattentiveness on the part of the driver as well as on the vehicles brakes, which were said to be faulty. Also mentioned was that the truck driver had received a number of speeding tickets in Nevada.
Of course, this is the criminal and corporate findings in that case. There are a number of family members of the people hurt or killed in this commercial truck accident in Nevada that has filed their own unique lawsuits that would cover family costs and pain and suffering. The almost six million dollars in commercial verdict that is being finalized is largely for property damage to the railroad, and some employees and passengers medical costs.
If you’re injured or a family member is killed in a commercial vehicle accident in Nevada, Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law can help. There are a number of these cases that occur all over Nevada from time to time, and we understand the ins and outs of commercial vehicle litigation. Benson & Bingham will get you the best outcome possible for your case. Contact us today for a free consultation.