If you have been involved in an accident involving a semi-truck, you definitely understand just how violent a vehicle accident can be. You need a Las Vegas truck accident attorney to help you on your road to recovery—physically, emotionally, and financially.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, fatal crashes involving large trucks and buses increased by 6% from 2015 to 2016. In 2016 there were approximately 475,000 police-reported large truck and bus crashes. Of those, 104,000 resulted in personal injury and, sadly, 3,864 were fatal.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and Highway Loss Data Institute has research that indicates a slightly higher number of fatalities in 2016 at 3,986. The IIHSHLD also indicates that of these fatalities, 66% were occupants in passenger vehicles and 16% were pedestrians, cyclists, or other non-motorized transportation.
If you or a loved one has been in an accident involving a semi, it is time to consult with a Las Vegas truck accident attorney. While you are probably already aware of the immediate costs of recovery from the accident, your Las Vegas truck accident lawyer can help you calculate current and future costs. You must consider lost wages, future medical bills, pain and suffering, and other needs that will arise.
The size and weight of big rigs make semi-truck accidents devastating. In addition, most large truck and bus accidents occur in rural areas and on Interstate highways, where speeds are increased. This often results in large settlements.
At Ahlander Injury Law, we understand that no dollar amount will take away the pain resulting from a semi-truck accident, but as your Las Vegas truck accident attorneys, we will do everything we can to repair the “potholes” on your road to recovery. If you have been in an accident involving a semi-truck, please contact us today for a consultation.