Driving requires utter vigilance about what’s ahead of one’s vehicle and the vehicle itself. However, accidents can occur even when both parties involved in a road accident are informed of what’s ahead and what is going on with their vehicle. Mostly, these accidents fall under semi-truck accidents, i.e., where one vehicle is a commercial truck and the other a personal vehicle.
Most personal vehicle drivers have no option but to crash their cars into the fallen object(s) or on the side to save themselves from potentially severe harm. However, crashing into the fallen object and swerving the car can lead to tragic damages, injuries, and even loss of life. They can also lead to psychological health issues such as PTSD and anxiety disorder, leaving victims emotionally and psychologically scarred and handicapped.
If you or a loved one have experienced a car accident for similar reasons, here’s everything you need to know about semi-truck accidents:
Nevada Semi-Truck Accident Laws
The verdict for semi-truck accidents in Nevada depends on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations. The regulations govern truck driver qualifications, service hours, drug and alcohol testing, background checks, and safety procedures they follow. The regulations also ensure insurance coverage and repair and maintenance of trucks.
Semi-Truck Accidents in Nevada – Who is At Fault?
Depending on the area of negligence, the following parties can be held responsible for semi-truck accidents in Nevada:
- Truck driver
- Cargo loader
- Trucking company
- Freight forwarding company
- Truck owner
- Truck maintenance provider
- Truck parts manufacturer
- A third-party/vendor
The party at fault for semi-truck accidents in Nevada is determined on the negligence of duty, breach of duty, causation, and the damages suffered. The shipper of the object fallen from the truck can also be held responsible in certain scenarios. Nevada trucking laws and ordinances also play a part in determining the at-fault party.
What To Do If You Experience a Semi-Truck Accident in Nevada?
The long list of potential at-fault parties in semi-truck accidents in Nevada, the state trucking laws and ordinances, and the FMCSA regulations can make it challenging to determine who a victim should file a case against. Victims suffering from injuries and damages may find it especially difficult to navigate laws.
Thus, contacting a semi-truck accident attorney at Bourassa Law Group is the easiest and most effortless first step you need to take if you or a loved one has experienced a semi-truck accident. Call 800-870-8910 or click here for a free evaluation of your case today.
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