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Las Vegas 18-Wheeler Accident Lawyer

Helping Victims Injured in 18-Wheeler Truck Accidents Seek Justice and Compensation

Given the expansive and rapid growth of Las Vegas and its surrounding areas, more freeways and roads have become necessary for large 18-wheelers and tractor-trailers to transport goods. Area roadways, including I-15, I-95, 215, Summerlin Parkway, and the Strip, all see heavy tractor-trailer traffic on a daily basis.

However, with additional roadways comes the possibility of traffic accidents and injuries. In most instances, 18-wheeler accidents happen when truck drivers behave carelessly and negligently under the circumstances. Due to their large size and weight, when an 18-wheeler hits a small passenger vehicle, serious and sometimes deadly injuries can occur.

If you sustained injuries in a truck accident that resulted from driver negligence, it is important that you have skilled legal representation in your corner. The knowledgeable Las Vegas 18-wheeler accident lawyers at Cloward Trial Lawyers can help you pursue the monetary compensation you deserve for all of your injuries.

Our legal team can thoroughly investigate your truck accident circumstances and explain your legal options for pursuing a personal injury claim or lawsuit. We can handle your case every step of the way and work to maximize the monetary damages you receive for your injuries.

For a free legal consultation and case evaluation with a skilled Las Vegas 18-wheeler accident attorney, please give us a call or contact us online to learn more.

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If you have been injured in a car accident, slip and fall, or any other accident, you need the services of a dedicated Las Vegas personal injury law firm to ensure that your rights are protected.


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Truck Accident Injuries

When a large and heavy 18-wheeler hits a smaller passenger vehicle, it is usually the passenger vehicle occupants who end up in the hospital. In fact, some truck accident injuries require far more medical treatment than an initial hospital visit. For example, some accident victims have to undergo costly medical procedures, including surgeries, and attend ongoing physical therapy sessions and other medical appointments.

The specific injuries that truck accident victims suffer will vary from case to case, depending upon the circumstances. Factors that influence the extent of a truck accident victim’s injuries include the speed of the truck, the force of the collision, and the way in which the accident victim’s body moves in their car during the accident. Some of the most common truck accident injuries include:

  • Paralysis injuries
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Bruises
  • Burn injuries
  • Open lacerations
  • Soft tissue contusions
  • Whiplash
  • Traumatic head and brain injuries

At Cloward Trial Lawyers, our legal team can focus on the legal aspects of your claim while you attend medical appointments and recover from your injuries. Once your medical treatment is complete, we could submit a settlement demand package to the truck driver’s insurance company in pursuit of a favorable settlement offer on your behalf.

Contact an Experienced Las Vegas 18-Wheeler Accident Lawyer Today

If you suffered injuries in a recent 18-wheeler accident, the compassionate attorneys at Cloward Trial Lawyers could help you pursue monetary damages for your medical expenses, lost wages, inconvenience, pain, and suffering. For a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a knowledgeable Las Vegas 18-wheeler accident attorney, please call us or contact us online to find out more.

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Benjamin P. Cloward became the youngest lawyer in the history of the State of Nevada to be awarded the prestigious “Trial Lawyer of the Year” by the Nevada Justice Association.

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Benjamin P. Cloward

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Ian Estrada moved to Las Vegas in 2011 to work for a prestigious, local defense firm where he represented national insurance companies in personal injury lawsuits.

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Landon Littlefield spent several years working as a complex commercial litigation attorney before finding his passion in personal injury.

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Riley Clayton has successfully tried numerous personal injury, wrongful death, and insurance bad faith cases to verdict.

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Dillon Coil focuses on serving injured workers, police officers, firefighters, laborers, and their families.

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Answers to your most commonly asked questions

If you just suffered an injury in a recent truck accident you may have lots of questions. Our skilled 18-wheeler accident lawyers understand what you’ve been through and are here to help, one question at a time.

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After becoming involved in a motorcycle crash in the Las Vegas area, there are certain steps that you should immediately take.

  1. First, you should call 9-1-1, which will dispatch emergency medical personnel and police to the accident scene. If you have visible physical injuries, it is important that you or a friend take pictures of those injuries to go along with your medical records.
  2. Also, you should seek prompt medical treatment – preferably on the same day (and as soon as possible) as your truck accident. While you are at the emergency facility, the doctor on duty can order X-rays and MRIs to ascertain the full extent of your injuries.
  3. It is also a good idea to keep a record or journal of how you are feeling each day after your accident for several weeks.
  4. After an 18-wheeler crash, you should never speak with an insurance company adjuster or offer to give them a recorded statement. This is true even if the insurance adjuster tells you that a recorded statement is a requirement for you to recover monetary compensation in your case. It is not. In fact, if you do provide a recorded statement, the insurance company will likely use the statement against you if it is in their interests.

At Cloward Trial Lawyers, we can help you pursue a favorable settlement in your case and work to recover the full amount of monetary damages you deserve to recover for your accident-related injuries.

  1. When tractor-trailer drivers fail to operate their vehicles safely and carefully, they may inadvertently cause an accident. One common type of truck accident involving 18-wheelers is a jackknife accident. These accidents happen when the tractor and trailer portions of an 18-wheeler vehicle fold in towards one another and resemble the shape of a jackknife.When a large truck jackknifes, the driver becomes unable to stop, steer, or control the truck. Drivers can prevent a jackknife accident from occurring by following all posted speed limits and ensuring that their brakes are in proper working order at all times.
  2. Another common accident that involves large trucks is a head-on collision. These accidents sometimes happen when truck drivers operate their vehicles while intoxicated – or when they fail to pay attention to the road or fall asleep while driving. In a head-on crash, the driver might inadvertently cause their truck to cross a concrete barrier, striking another vehicle in the opposing lane head-on. When that happens, the oncoming vehicle may fold in on itself, causing the occupants to suffer severe injuries and sometimes fatalities.
  3. Another common accident involving 18-wheelers is a truck rollover. In a rollover accident scenario, the tractor or trailer falls on its side – or overturns completely. When this happens, the large truck may crush a smaller vehicle, causing the occupants to suffer serious injuries. These accidents typically occur when truck drivers operate their vehicles too fast for the current traffic or weather conditions.
  4. Rear-end accidents, on the other hand, typically occur when a truck driver fails to follow the speed limit or does not leave enough space between themselves and the vehicle in front of them. Sometimes, the force of a rear-end collision is so great that it causes the occupants in the front vehicle to suffer soft tissue whiplash injuries, broken bones, or even spinal cord damage, depending upon the specific accident circumstances.
  5. Finally, tire blowouts that result from improper truck maintenance may lead to serious accidents. When one or more tires on the truck’s tractor or trailer blow out, another driver may instantly collide with the blown-out tire, causing serious property damage and devastating injuries.

Motor vehicle accidents involving 18-wheelers typically result from truck driver error of some sort. Truck driver negligence can take several forms, but some of the most common types include the following:

  • Drunk or drugged driving
  • Fatigued driving
  • Distracted or inattentive driving
  • Negligent repair or maintenance work on a tractor or trailer
  • Defective road conditions
  • Negligent hiring, retention, or training on the trucking company’s part

To recover monetary compensation for your truck accident injuries, you will need to satisfy the legal elements of your claim. First, you must establish that the responsible truck driver violated the duty of care they owed you. In most instances, this means that the driver violated a traffic law or rule of the road.

Moreover, the truck driver’s negligent deviation from the standard of care must have caused your accident, which in turn led to your injury or injuries.

At Cloward Trial Lawyers, we can help you satisfy the legal elements of your claim, enabling you to recover the monetary damages you deserve for your injuries. We can do this by presenting favorable evidence on your behalf, highlighting the strengths of your case, and downplaying any case weaknesses.

The total damage award that an accident victim receives, through settlement or litigation, typically depends upon the type of truck accident that happens, the force of the collision, the specific injuries that the accident victim sustains in their collision, and the medical treatment that they undergo following their accident. Moreover, a truck accident victim who sustains a permanent injury, as determined by a qualified medical provider, will likely be eligible to recover greater monetary damages than an accident victim who suffers less-serious injuries.

Drivers and passengers who suffer injuries in truck accidents often incur mounting medical expenses. They may need to visit a hospital emergency room or urgent care facility for their initial medical treatment, undergo an expensive medical procedure, or attend regular physical therapy sessions, to make a full recovery from their injuries. Moreover, in some instances, a truck accident victim’s injuries are so serious that they experience pain, suffering, and inconvenience for the rest of their life.

The skilled legal team at Cloward Trial Lawyers could help you pursue the monetary damages you deserve based on your injuries – as well as the circumstances surrounding your accident. Since every truck accident case is different, not every accident victim will be eligible to recover the same types and amounts of monetary damages.

Depending upon the facts and circumstances of your case, you may be eligible to recover monetary compensation for your:

  • Lost earnings
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Related medical expenses
  • Inconvenience
  • Mental distress
  • Pain and suffering
  • Permanent disfigurement or disability
  • Loss of the use of a body part
  • Lost quality of life
  • Loss of spousal companionship and consortium

Our Personal injury law firm operates under a contingency fee. This means you won’t be charged a single dollar until we win your 18-wheeler accident case.

For a free legal consultation and case evaluation with a skilled Las Vegas car accident attorney, please give us a call or contact us online to learn more.

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