Who’s at Fault for a Nevada Truck Accident?

When you’re hurt in a Nevada truck accident, the question of who’s at fault may be tough to answer. Even if the truck driver was driving dangerously, you may be unsure they’re actually the at-fault party who will pay for your injuries.

If you’re unsure who’s responsible for your injuries, reach out for help from the lawyers at Albright, Stoddard, Warnick & Albright. Your lawyer can help you get answers when you’re hurt and don’t have the resources you need to take next steps on your own.

Distracted Drivers

Many car accidents are caused every year by drivers who aren’t paying attention to the road. Often, these accidents are caused by drivers distracted by their cell phones or other electronic devices. Commercial trucks can’t stop quickly, so even a few seconds of looking at their phone can lead to a devastating crash.

Because of this, you may have already pinpointed the driver as the one who caused the injury. But they may not be the ones you’ll need to take to court.

Employers May Be Financially Liable

While the truck driver may have been the one driving carelessly who caused the accident, the accident may not be their financial responsibility. Liability may lie on the employer, the trucking company. When a company hires a worker, they take responsibility for that worker’s actions. 

Employers are also responsible for ensuring their drivers are taking the right steps to stay safe in following regulations. Overloaded trucks, long hours, and few breaks can also lead to dangerous mistakes on the road. Drowsy driving can lead to a crash. So reach out to a truck accident lawyer for help identifying their employer.

When a Third Party Is at Fault

Some truck accidents aren’t the truck driver’s fault. In some cases, the driver may have done everything they could to prevent the accident, but a brake failure, road defect, or manufacturing mistake led to dangerous injuries.

In these cases, you may need to identify the at-fault manufacturer to get the answers you need for your claim. For example, the truck mechanic or manufacturer may have failed to properly inspect the truck before it was on the road, and you suffered for it. Reach out to your lawyer for help identifying the cause of the accident and holding the at-fault party accountable.

Hold the At-Fault Party Accountable with a Lawyer

When you’re hurt on the road, you may need help to pinpoint who’s at fault for your injuries. The at-fault party may have left you seriously injured, but you may be struggling to get compensated by them for those injuries and damages.

Because of this, you may need to contact a lawyer at Albright, Stoddard, Warnick & Albright for help identifying the at-fault party. They have the tools you need to get compensated when you’re seriously injured and struggling to recover. Ready to take advantage of your free consultation? Call 702-384-7111 or fill out the online contact form below to learn more.