50 Years Combined Experience

Truck Accidents

Bernstein and Poisson have 50 years combined experience and are personally involved from the first call to your case resolution.

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Las Vegas Truck Accident Attorneys

Whether they are called tractor-trailers, semis, or 18-wheelers, large trucks are responsible for a disproportionate share of accidents involving catastrophic injury or death. If you have been injured in a truck accident, or if a family member has died in a fatal accident, the lawyers and staff at Bernstein & Poisson in Las Vegas have the resources and experience to help you seek the maximum compensation available.

Trucks are required to carry higher levels of insurance than cars to cover the losses of accident victims. The larger the truck, the more insurance it must carry to pay for the damages of people who are injured or who lose family members due to truck driver or trucking company negligence.

Our lawyers have obtained numerous settlements and verdicts in excess of $1 million for truck accident victims. With an office in Las Vegas and the willingness to make house calls, our attorneys will be there when you need them. Our lawyers hire experts and engineers, as needed, to properly evaluate vehicle speed and other factors used to determine responsibility in a car-truck collision.

Trucking Company Responsibility for Truck Accidents

A tractor-trailer accident will often involve an employer who owns the truck and an employee driver. When an employee driver carelessly causes an accident in the course or scope of his employment, the employer is legally responsible for any damages suffered by the people in the other vehicle. In addition, Nevada law allows an injured person to hold the employer responsible for negligent hiring, negligent retention, and negligent supervision of an employee truck driver.

Trucking companies have a legal duty to make certain that the drivers they hire do not have a history of accidents and tickets. Trucking companies also have a responsibility to periodically test drivers for drug use. If an employer fails to check the truck driver’s history and that driver injures or kills someone, then the employer can be held personally responsible for the damages caused to truck accident victims.

In cases where the truck driver or trucking company was grossly negligent, the court may award punitive damages, in addition to damages for medical bills in the past and future, loss of income in the past and future, pain and suffering, permanent scarring, and impairment of any important bodily damages. Your spouse is entitled to recover the loss of your services and consortium.

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There is never a charge to talk to a truck accident attorney at the law firm of Bernstein & Poisson. With an office in Las Vegas and the willingness to make house calls, our lawyers will be there when you need us. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis.

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