When Trucks And Cars Collide, Serious Injuries Occur

A fully packed 18-wheeler can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds, and when that truck is a part of a road accident, it is unsurprisingly a source of serious and even life-altering injuries. Unfortunately, the insurance issues can be as complicated as the physical damage. When your life is forever changed during a trucking accident, you need an advocate on your side who puts you first.

Welcome to my law firm, Kevin M. Berry, Attorney at Law. At my office, you get more than an attorney; you have a true ally who will listen to you and help you get the tools you need to recover. For more than 30 years, I have represented my fellow Reno residents in times of crisis, and I am glad to offer you my assistance as well. If you or a family member has been injured by a commercial truck in Nevada, let’s talk about how I can help you.

Truck Crashes Are More Than Just Dangerous; They Are Legally Fraught.

Truck accidents can be caused by many things, including negligent hiring and training, improper maintenance of the vehicle, fatigue, speeding, use of drugs or alcohol, unsafe road conditions, poor attention and many other reasons. There are many state and federal laws that govern and regulate truck commerce. The truck driver, for example, may have been driving that day more than the time allowed under state and federal trucking laws. In addition, the truck may not be properly equipped as the federal law mandates. Violations of these laws may make it easier to establish liability on the part of the trucking company.

Truck companies spend millions of dollars on insurance for their fleet, and that means that they focus on minimizing their liability during accidents. Unlike in most passenger vehicle accidents, trucking accidents often involve many other corporations, like the freight company, vehicle maintenance contractors, the truck manufacturer and others. The result can be dozens of lawyers all working to deny your claim. Even in seemingly “straightforward” cases, insurance companies will often try to settle well before you understand the real damage to your health. You need someone with experience who is unafraid to demand fair treatment.

Do Not Be Intimidated; Be Prepared.

Throughout my career, I have made communication and faithful advocacy a mission. I understand that the real stakes of your case are more than just whether you win or lose. In the end, the most important thing is whether you have the tools you will need to live your life to the fullest. Get trusted legal advice when you call my Reno office at 775-391-4727. You can also send me an email to set up your free consultation.