When are Companies Liable for Truck Accidents?

Nevada is a fault-based auto insurance state. To hold a truck company legally responsible for a crash, a plaintiff must be able to prove that their negligence contributed to the accident. Negligence is the failure to take due care. In trucking accident cases, negligence can come in many different forms — from a speeding truck driver trying to meet an overly tight delivery deadline to the company failing to conduct an adequate pre/post-trip inspection of the vehicle.

In some accidents, the trucking company’s negligence is obvious to everyone involved in the crash. However, that is certainly not always the case. Indeed, there are many cases in which injured victims had no idea that the company’s negligent conduct caused their crash. For this and other reasons, all tractor-trailer wrecks require a comprehensive investigation from an experienced Las Vegas truck accident lawyer. Your lawyer will determine exactly why the crash occurred and will take the proper steps to protect your rights.