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Do Not Lose Twice

Carson City | Henderson | Las Vegas | Reno

When an auto is involved with a truck in an accident, one outcome is for sure: the auto loses. If you do not select Gordon, Elias & Seely, as your truck accident attorneys, you could lose twice. Hiring dedicated truck accident lawyers may mean the difference of receiving tens of thousands of dollars or millions of dollars. Simply put, if you hire just any lawyers and not a truck accident law firm, you may be making a serious mistake.

You do not have to retain a firm in Nevada if the accident occurs in Nevada. You need to retain a firm that specializes in truck accidents. Often times, firms from other states, such as ours, are retained because of their experience and knowledge. Many times, though the injured auto occupants may live in Nevada, the truck company is from a state other than Nevada. You need truck accident attorneys that do the following:

  1. Answer the phone when you make that first call
  2. Send out an investigator to obtain photos and make measurements and, if forensic work is necessary, send out a trucking accident reconstructionist
  3. File any necessary equitable relief, e.g., writs of sequestration, pleadings to protect the truck from any repairs that would alter the evidence
  4. Get you to Board Certified Physicians to make sure that you receive the best medical care possible for your injuries
  5. File your suit as soon as possible and aggressively fight for your rights taking depositions, sending out discovery and building your legal case
  6. Where ethically permitted, advancing you monies, interest free, to pay for necessary expenses since your income is stopped due to an inability to work
  7. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, treating you like family instead of just a client. We know full well what a severe disabling and permanent injury, or worse yet, the death of a loved family member means to you. We find that some law firms around the country have lost their way and often times forget that they are representing a person, and not just a paper file. We pledge to you that you will always be able to call us and ask whatever you want and get a full explanation. Please do not misunderstand, we like to make money as much as the next guy but, we know that if we work hard and do a good job, always with compassion for our client, the money will follow.

Most drivers in Nevada can recount a variety of close calls with a speeding commercial truck barreling down the road to get to its destination. Others are not so fortunate. They have experienced the violent impact when a tractor-trailer crashed into their car, leaving them seriously injured.

At Gordon, Elias & Seely, L.L.P., we provide advocacy for Nevada residents who have suffered catastrophic injuries in 18-wheeler wrecks.

If you have been injured in a tractor trailer accident that occurred in Carson, Henderson, Las Vegas, Reno or anywhere throughout Nevada, contact us toll free at 800-773-6770.

Tractor-Trailer Accidents Change Your Life Forever

At Gordon, Elias & Seely, L.L.P., we do not require money from you up front. Everything we do for injured residents of Nevada is done on a contingency basis. Your focus should be on recovering from your injuries. We handle all aspects of tractor-trailer accident claims caused by:

Holding Drivers and Trucking Companies Accountable for Trucking Accidents

Truck drivers work long hours and are often pressured by their employer to complete their tasks by any means necessary. That results in shortcuts that amount to negligence. Drivers are required to adhere to regulations involving time on the road, number of breaks, and weight of the load they carry. Under the law, a trucking company can be held liable for the negligence of its drivers.

Experience and Resources to Mediate or Litigate Your Trucking Accident Claim

We use experience and thorough legal knowledge, coupled with vast resources, to build your tractor-trailer crash injury claim based on the facts. Expertise comes from our network of trucking industry experts and accident reconstructionists. From there, we seek the best resolution, through negotiation, mediation or litigation.

Catastrophic Injuries When Safety Was Not a Priority

Before getting into the truck cab, a driver is required to perform a pre-trip inspection so that when a truck driver before the driver turns the ignition key, they are doing so with the notion that everything is safe. The pre-trip inspection is to detect problems before the rig gets on the street. There have to be periodic brake checks, including caliper settings, hydraulic, pneumatic and air brakes, adequate sleep and rest time in accordance with federal laws, and a trailer load that is properly secured, loaded and manageable. If they fall short, each and every car they pass is at risk of an accident. Every driver could suffer injury or death. These requirements apply to all interstate drivers and the failure to do any of these things often results in negligent driving and is often the cause of a truck accident resulting in serious injury. It does not matter what kind of truck as these requirements apply to:

  • Tanker Trucks - Oilfield Trucks- Pipe Haulers- Chemical Trucks and other trucks with trailers carrying hazardous materials
  • Slow Moving - Log Trucks, Garbage Trucks, Dump Trucks, Cement Trucks, Gravel Trucks and Construction Zone Trucks entering and exiting a highway construction zone, Wide-Load Convoys, Bulldozers, Farm Equipment and slow moving Paving Equipment
  • Freight Liners, UPS, DHL, Fed-Ex, U-Haul, Mayflower and other van lines
  • Shuttle Bus, Casino Buses to and from California, Vacation Bus, Tour Bus, Greyhound Buses
  • Most all other 18-wheeler, Big-Rig, Flatbeds, Tractor/Trailer combinations

Commercial Trucks Not Large In Size But With A Large Insurance Policy

The difference in size of cash settlements in commercial truck cases are potentially much larger than auto to auto accidents generally for one reason: the size of the insurance policy. You know that your personal auto policy is sometimes as low as the Nevada state mandatory minimum limits $15,000. When there is a commercial vehicle, such as a company van, company pick-up, tow trucks, etc., the policies of insurance coverage are usually much larger and you can be fairly and fully compensated when the driver is negligent.

Holding Negligent Drivers Responsible

Federal regulations are in place to ensure a driver is well-rested, free of drugs and alcohol, and carrying a load that is safe and manageable. When one or more of those mandates is not followed, that seemingly harmless commercial truck becomes dangerous and deadly. Any passengers in motor vehicles sharing that road are at risk of serious injury and even death.

Contact us if you have been injured in a truck accident while driving on I-215, I-515, I-15, I-80, US 395, US 95, US 6, US 93, SR 362, SR 582, SR 564, SR 146, NV 373, NV 375, Maryland Parkway, Spaghetti Bowl, Grand Central Parkway, Virginia Street, Blue Diamond Road or Charleston Boulevard.

Combining Legal Knowledge and Experience with an Aggressive Approach

We fight diligently for the rights of our clients who have suffered myriad injuries in a tractor-trailer accident. While our firm is nationwide in scope, we do not sacrifice personalized attention to your case. We are dedicated to getting the facts by reviewing records and employing experts to help us build your case.

We Have A National Network of Competent Truck Accident Lawyers

At times, we need a local Nevada law firm to assist us perform various functions. In light of this, we have already put in place an arrangement with Nevada-based competent counsel that we have already vetted and that we can call on in a moment's notice and at no additional fee charge to you.

Contact Us

For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced personal injury lawyer about a collision with a commercial truck that has left you injured, please contact us.

Nevada Trucking Companies

  • TrBender Transportation Co
  • Ewing Bros., INC.
  • Quality Transportation Services, INC.
  • Ready Trucking, INC.
  • Sierra West Express
  • Fundis Company
  • Odyssey Transportation,Inc.

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