Semi-truck Accidents

Las Vegas Truck Accident Lawyer

Truck accidents truly present one of the largest dangers on our highways today. It’s sobering to consider that if you are involved in a full speed crash with a semi truck, it is equivalent to colliding with 20 cars — all at the same time.

Prior to the deregulation of the Motor Carrier Vehicle Act of 1980, there were fewer than 20,000 interstate motor carriers operating in the United States. Now there are more than half a million. The increase in competition has been dramatic, with even well-run, safety conscious companies being challenged by competitors willing to cut corners to obtain and keep business. Unfortunately, the shrinking profit margin has decreased the quality of working conditions and many drivers have left the business and been replaced by poorly qualified drivers.

This change has substantially increased the danger on the roads, and if you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident, we are committed to taking more than two decades of experience to do everything to obtain compensation.

According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), Nevada has the third-highest number of highway truck fatalities, following California and Texas:

  • 4,862 fatal large truck crashes
  • 5,190 fatalities
  • 134,052 nonfatal crashes
  • 62,896 injury crashes
  • 91,406 injuries

Nevada Semi-truck Injury Lawyer

The attorneys at Seegmiller & Associates have obtained millions of dollars for clients in personal injury cases and are committed to helping you do the same if you have been injured as a result of:

  • Driver distraction/fatigue
  • Driver health
  • Improper hiring/training/supervision
  • Jackknifing
  • Hazardous materials
  • Alcohol/drug use
  • Improper loading

In every case, we partner with an investigator who is licensed to drive a truck and is intimately familiar with trucking accidents. He goes out to a scene to examine the truck and area where the accident occurred. He is able to look at the working condition and maintenance of truck to determine precisely the cause of the accident. It is this comprehensive approach that readies us for litigation if necessary. Insurance companies quickly realize our approach and are often willing to settle.