After an accident, your biggest concern is how you receive the best medical treatment for your injuries.
Paul’s background in medicine is extensive.
Paul’s connections to physicians at every level of medical care is extensive as well.
Most people don’t have health insurance.
Without health insurance, many doctors will refuse to treat you.
Paul can recommend physicians close to your home or work that will treat you for your accident-caused injuries.
If your medical needs require an immediate specialist, Paul can also recommend physicians in various specialties.
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After an accident, your vehicle needs to be fixed as quickly as possible — or you need to receive payment as quickly as possible if your vehicle is a total loss.
Paul provides assistance in this area to ensure a quick and timely resolution to get you back on the road.
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A semi-truck can weigh up to 80,000 pounds – about the size of 20 average passenger cars put together. Due to its massive weight and size, a semi-truck can be extremely dangerous to others on the road. In fact, the FMCSA reports that an accident with a semi results in a fatality 98 percent of the time. And sadly, 72 percent of semi-truck fatalities in 2010 were those in another vehicle involved–not the semi.
Crash injury attorneys in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and elsewhere agree: Getting prompt legal help after a semi-truck accident is essential. The trucking company will fight tooth-and-nail to undermine your case, potentially leaving you to deal with any resulting medical bills on your own.
Don’t let semi-truck drivers off the hook for their negligent or reckless behavior. If you’ve been harmed, you may be entitled to compensation. Talk to me, Paul Powell – a Las Vegas semi-truck accident lawyer who understands what you’re going through and how to help you achieve justice. For immediate legal help with your semi-truck accident case, contact me today.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck crash, please contact me.
Thanks to sheer size, a semi-truck is often one of the most dangerous things on the road. Most semi-truck operators are experienced, conscientious professionals – but as an accident victim, you must be prepared to fight for your rights.
Let’s look at some factors that can raise the value of your claim:
In Las Vegas and many other places, strict rules are enforced to ensure semi-truck drivers take appropriate care with their vehicles. In particular, regulations establish how long a truck driver may be on the road and the length of breaks they must take. Trucking firms often encourage drivers to break these rules, making accidents more likely.
While it’s exceedingly unlikely that a semi-truck driver will get behind the wheel after drinking, there are other dangers. It was once very common for commercial drivers to use caffeine pills and other “pep pills” to maintain long shifts. Naturally, these pills only mask the symptoms of sleep deprivation – using them can make it harder to drive rather than easier.
Distracted driving is a worrying issue for all motorists. Even train operators have been in serious, dangerous situations as a result of a relatively brief text or other distraction.
In Nevada, using a phone in anything but a hands-free manner while on the road is unlawful distracted driving. This can demonstrate that the driver was unfit to operate a semi-truck even if not otherwise impaired.
All of the factors above can help establish that a semi-truck driver behaved in a reckless or negligent way behind the wheel. When such egregious behavior takes place, a court is often empowered to level punitive damages above and beyond the amount you are seeking. These damages typically apply to the trucking company, not the individual truck driver.
What is the average semi truck accident settlement? The truth is, even an experienced Las Vegas accident attorney can’t cite a precise figure. Settlement amounts may range from a few hundred dollars to several million depending on:
Getting a semi truck accident attorney is the best way to raise your settlement amount. Contact me – semi-truck accident lawyer Paul Powell – to find out more.