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If you have been injured in a truck accident, you may be wondering if you are eligible to receive compensation. Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation. In the meantime, here are some Las Vegas truck accident facts that will provide some helpful information.

Las Vegas Truck Accident Facts

One of the most sobering facts about truck accidents is that, when injuries occur, the truck drivers are usually not the ones to be injured. The sheer size of trucks makes them ideal for carrying large loads from coast to coast, but this size also comes at a cost. The weight and dimensions of an average semi mean that it can easily impact another car and continue on its way with little to no damage. When a car shares a road with a truck, be it a pickup truck or an eighteen-wheeler, the driver of the car and any passengers run a higher risk of sustaining injuries in a collision.

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Las Vegas Truck Accident Facts

A major cause of motor vehicle crashes is distracted driving. Distracted driving is when drivers are deliberately not focusing on the road and nearby traffic. The Nevada Department of Transportation reports that reaching for a moving object while driving makes an accident nine times likelier to happen. Driving while tired is also a deadly choice, as it quadruples the risk of an accident. Other actions such as reading, applying makeup, and dialing a phone also dramatically elevate the likelihood that an accident will occur, and truck drivers engaging in any of these behaviors are knowingly putting the safety of everyone else on the road at risk. Nevada has placed bans on the use of hand-held devices, on sending text messages, and on accessing the Internet while driving, and truck drivers passing through the Las Vegas area can expect to face fines and demerits for disrespecting the law.

If you have been injured in a truck accident, contact our experienced Las Vegas truck accident attorney today to schedule a free consultation.