When Do You Need a Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer

January 19, 2022 | Ed Bernstein
When Do You Need a Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer an exploding truck wheel caused an accident on the road If you or someone close to you has been involved in an accident with a semi-truck, it is important that you contact a semi-truck accident lawyer quickly. As an experienced, Las Vegas based, semi-truck accident attorney, the law firm of Ed Bernstein and Associates focuses on the needs of our clients who have suffered devastating injuries in accidents with semi-trucks. Our team of experienced personal injury lawyers, will fight for you to collect the compensation you or your loved ones desperately need to make a full recovery. Trucking accident cases can be complex as there are many trucking laws specific to commercial carriers. It is the complexity of these laws  that makes the expertise of a commercial vehicle accident lawyer so crucial. Experienced semi-truck accident lawyers are extremely familiar with this legislation, as well as the layout of Nevada’s 16 counties and miles of interstate highways. Although truck drivers in Nevada must comply with both state and federal laws, accidents will occur. When they do happen, the consequences can be devastating as these big rigs are so much bigger than most of the other vehicles on the road. In an accident involving these commercial vehicles, they can cause serious injuries and even fatalities due to their weight and size.

How Trucking Accidents Occur

Semi-truck accidents are often times legally complicated, making the expertise of a Las Vegas commercial vehicle accident lawyer crucial in getting the compensation you deserve. This is particularly important given the many different types of accidents that occur on Nevada’s roadways. Let’s take a look at a few of the different causes of semi-truck accidents.

Driver Fatigue

Drivers of commercial vehicles tend to drive hundreds of miles every day. Trucking companies, and federal laws, require drivers to take rest periods and follow speed limitations, but not all drivers comply. We have seen the impact of semi-truck collisions in the lives of many clients. These collisions are typically caused by driver fatigue as a result of sleep deprivation. In such cases, a rig might leave its lane and veer into oncoming traffic. The most shattering type of accidents that a big-rig accident attorney handles are head-on collisions. The immense weight of the vehicles involved means that fatalities and life-changing injuries are typical consequences. Truck drivers who do not follow these industry-governing regulations can find themselves facing criminal penalties and personal injury lawsuits.

Overweight Truck Loads

We also see problems related to the overloading of trucks. A car involved in a collision with a fully-loaded semi truck has no chance. As big rig accident attorneys, we have seen the horrific results of these wrecks. In such cases, a truck may fail to slow down and rear-end a car in front of them. This can result in the force of the overweight truck pushing the driver and occupants of the passenger vehicle through the windshield. Usually these victims suffer major head and brain injuries. In such cases, the expertise of a semi-truck accident lawyer is vital to ensure that the victims obtain the full compensation and medical care they are entitled to.

How We Deal with Trucking & Insurance Companies on Your Behalf

No matter the fault, trucking companies and insurance companies will avoid paying out claims. That’s why it is so important to contact a big-rig accident attorney as soon as possible. Trucks may not have had their required maintenance before a collision. If the truck is repaired before being examined by an expert, evidence and the opportunity to prove liability may be lost.  Insurance companies may employ lawyers who will fight to keep you from being awarded any compensation. This process can be hostile and overwhelming, but our commitment is to fight for you to obtain the best medical and financial outcome. We know from extensive experience as semi truck accident lawyers, exactly what to focus on in handling your claim.  

Contact Your Commercial Vehicle Accident Lawyer Today

Over the years, our firm has taken a major role in helping thousands of injured victims get the compensation they need to recover and will fight for your legal rights.  If you are in need of a major truck accident attorney in Las Vegas, email or call Ed Bernstein & Associates at 702-979-4791 for a FREE consultation. 


Ed Bernstein

Edward M. Bernstein, Esq. is the owner and founding partner of Edward M. Bernstein & Associates, and one of the most recognizable figures in Nevada. Ed is one of state’s premier personal injury attorneys and has hosted The Ed Bernstein Show for over 31 years. He has served the Las Vegas community for decades with dozens of community appointments and terms of service. In the year 2000, he was Nevada’s Democratic nominee for the United States Senate.

Ed received his B.A. from Long Island University in 1971 and his J.D. from Widener University in 1975. Since then, Ed’s professional accolades include numerous publications, honors and awards, court appointments, and has been named one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators.