Las Vegas Truck Driver Negligence Lawyer

Helping Protect the Rights of the Victims of Trucking Accidents

Truck drivers are responsible for operating his or her truck safely. Not only are they obligated to follow the rules of the road like other motorists, but they are also subject to a number of regulations under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act (FMSCA). When a truck driver fails to operate the truck safely, follow the rules of the road, or obey the FMSCA regulations, devastating truck accidents can occur.

If a truck driver’s negligence is responsible for a trucking accident, you may have a personal injury or wrongful death claim against the truck driver, the trucking company, and any other responsible parties. At Robert M. Apple & Associates, our Las Vegas trucking accident attorneys are dedicated to helping the victims of truck driver negligence recover the compensation that they deserve.

As with any trucking accident, you must act quickly to protect your legal rights. Do not hesitate to contact Robert M. Apple & Associates at (702) 646-0085 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to learn more about a possible personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.

What Is Truck Driver Negligence?

Because of the size and weight of commercial trucks, truck drivers are not only expected to obey the rules of the road, they are also required to follow FMSCA and more stringent legal obligations when it comes to safely operating their vehicles. For instance, truck drivers must follow specific guidelines regarding hours of service and mandated rest times. Truck drivers are also subject to stricter rules regarding alcohol and cell phone use. Moreover, truck drivers are also responsible for ensuring that their truck loads are safely and appropriately secured.

Who Is Liable for Truck Driver Negligence?

It is incredibly important to determine the actual cause of a truck accident and the accompanying circumstances in order to determine liability. Not only can a truck driver be held liable for a truck accident, but his or her employing truck company can also be held liable for the accident and its resulting injuries, damages, or deaths. Depending on the circumstances, other negligent parties could also be liable. For instance, if another motorist was also negligent, he or she could also be held liable for the truck accident.

The Las Vegas truck accident attorneys at Robert M. Apple & Associates understand the importance of a full accident investigation. Along with the assistance of truck accident investigators and medical personnel, we will gather the evidence necessary to determine all possible defendants and support your legal claim.

Contact an Experienced Trucker Negligence Attorney

If you were injured or a loved one died in a trucking accident that involved truck driver negligence, contact Las Vegas trucking accident lawyer Robert M. Apple at (702) 646-0085 for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss a possible personal injury or wrongful death claim.