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Truck Accident Attorney in Reno
So many different aspects of Nevada's economy depend on trucks in one way or another. Industries like retail, manufacturing, construction, agriculture, energy (oil and gas), freight and logistics, automotive, and many others usually have something to do with the trucking industry. That's because trucks help transport important commodities from one point to another in Reno and throughout Nevada.
That said, you would expect that trucking companies and the drivers behind the wheels will do everything possible to keep these massive machines safe on our roads. But that's not always happens. One case of negligence is all it takes to cause serious injuries, damages, and even deaths on our roads.
If you or your loved one has been involved in a truck accident, you may be entitled to some form of compensation. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation case evaluation. A Reno truck accident lawyer from our team might be able to represent you.
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Can Truck Drivers File an Accident Claim?
Yes, it's possible. Take an example of a situation where the truck driver is not at fault in an accident, such as being involved in a collision due to another driver's negligence (like running a red light). In such a case, they may be entitled to file a claim. Additionally, if a truck's mechanical failure caused by improper maintenance or defective parts results in an accident, the driver might file a claim against the maintenance company or manufacturer.
Who Else Can File a Truck Accident Claim?
Truck drivers aside, several other parties can file a truck accident claim. These include but are not limited to the following:
- other motorists involved in the accident;
- passengers in the truck or other vehicles involved;
- pedestrians or cyclists who were injured due to the accident or
families of deceased victims in the case of a wrongful death case.
How Long Do I Have to File a Truck Accident Claim in Reno?
In Reno and throughout Nevada, you only have two years from the accident date to take legal action against the party you believe was at fault. If you miss this deadline, you won't be allowed to recover damages even if you have a valid case.
Is It Advisable To Wait Until the Deadline To File a Claim?
That's one common mistake some accident victims make and end up regretting. Filing early allows more time to gather evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and, if necessary, file a lawsuit. Waiting too long, on the other hand, could lead to challenges in proving your case (since evidence won't be readily available) or even missing the deadline, rendering your claim invalid.
Can I File a Claim and Then Hire an Attorney Later?
Yes, you can, but it's not advisable. Involving an attorney early in the process can help ensure the claim is properly filed. The attorney can also help devise legal strategies to help you obtain the best possible outcome. That's because there are times when filing a claim immediately is advisable, and yet other times, it may be more reasonable to wait a little longer.
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You or a loved one might be entitled to compensation after being involved in a truck accident. Don't let insurance companies trick you into settling for less or waiving your rights to sue. Instead, tell us about your case today. An experienced Reno truck accident lawyer from our team might be able to represent you.
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