Nevada Semi Trucking Accident Law is Predicated on Jurisdictional Issues due to Out of State Drivers
In the United States, there are over 500,000 trucking accidents that happen every year. Of these, around 5,000 trucking accidents result in fatalities. Moreover, 18-wheeler trucking accidents account for one of every eight traffic deaths. Because of the high profile, weight, and length of a semi-truck, 18-wheeler accidents in Nevada can cause serious injuries including:
- Burns, exposure to hazardous cargo
- Laceration, broken bones
- Spinal cord injury and severe back trauma
- Traumatic brain injury
With three major highways surrounding the Las Vegas valley, there are countless 18-wheelers that travel around our city. Of the many reasons that 18-wheelers can pose a threat to our highways some include failure to properly to accommodate blind spots, brake failure, exhaustion or fatigue on the part of the driver, and/or excessive speed and failure to follow rules of the road.
Devastating truck accidents in Nevada often give rise to legal claims for wrongful death or long-term medical compensation for catastrophic injuries. Because the majority of Nevada truck accidents involve vehicles that are traveling from outside of the state, it is pertinent to acquire legal assistance and guidance to help resolve jurisdictional issues that can complicate the case, and involve laws other than laws on Nevada multiple vehicle accidents. At times such accidents raise issues of inter-state travel and commerce that are dealt with at the federal level. It is also the case that trucking accident injuries are more severe than those suffered in most accidents due to the size and rigidity of semi-trucks.
At Benson and Bingham, we understand the emotional damage and trauma associated with such large-scale accidents. Our top priority is client care and satisfaction, and we want to help get you through such a traumatic experience. If you or a loved one have sustained injuries due to an 18-wheeler related accident, contact Benson and Bingham to receive a free consultation today: 702-382-9797