Summerlin Truck Accident Lawyer

Summerlin Truck Accident Attorney

Commercial trucks are crucial parts of the economy and supply chain of the United States. Many businesses in the Summerlin area rely on commercial truck drivers every day, and most drivers in the area encounter these large vehicles while driving without experiencing any issues. However, truck accidents do occur for a multitude of reasons, often resulting in far worse damages than you could expect from a standard car accident.

Legal Representation for Truck Accident Claims in Summerlin, NV

If you or a family member recently sustained injuries and economic losses in a truck accident that someone else caused, you need legal counsel you can trust to help ensure accountability for the at-fault driver and to recover the compensation you rightfully deserve. The attorneys at Easton & Easton have extensive professional experience helping clients in Summerlin with all types of personal injury cases, including those pertaining to truck accidents. If you need professional legal representation for your impending case, our team is standing by to assist you.

Summerlin Truck Accident Lawyer

How to Prove Fault for Your Truck Accident in Summerlin

The first challenge the victim of a truck accident faces as they seek compensation for their damages is proving liability for the crash. Nevada is a fault state when it comes to vehicle accidents, meaning the driver at fault is responsible for all resulting damages, and their auto insurance will go toward paying a victim’s damages. However, before you can claim against an at-fault driver’s insurance and/or file a personal injury claim against them, you must be prepared to prove liability for the accident.

Truck accidents happen due to many of the same causes as all other vehicle accidents, but there are also a few unique risk factors concerning commercial trucks that you must understand. First, truck drivers and their employers must abide by strict industry regulations. Failure to abide by these regulations can potentially cause an accident and lead to liability for resulting damages. A few of the most commonly cited causes of commercial truck accidents in the Summerlin area include:

  • Truck driver error. If a truck driver is negligent in handling their commercial vehicle, liability for resulting damages could fall to them and/or their employer under the rule of vicarious liability. This will apply if their employer shares fault for the accident, such as failure to perform a background check or ensure proper training for the driver before assigning them a delivery route.
  • Imbalanced cargo. A large tractor-trailer needs to have balanced cargo; otherwise, the driver could lose control of the vehicle in certain situations. Special cargo like smaller vehicles, construction materials, and oversized loads also have special loading rules. The party responsible for loading a truck could be liable for an accident if they did not follow proper procedure in loading the vehicle.
  • It is dangerous for any driver to exceed posted speed limits, but this is especially true for drivers of large commercial vehicles. Speeding reduces the time and distance a driver has to slow down or stop in time to avoid a collision and increases the risk of the accident causing catastrophic or fatal injuries.
  • Distracted driving. Any inattention behind the wheel can easily cause a serious accident. Distracted driving is one of the most commonly reported causes of vehicle accidents throughout the United States each year, including truck accidents.
  • Driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol. This is a criminal offense punishable by fines, jail time, and driver’s license suspension. If a truck driver causes a DUI accident, they face these penalties along with the loss of their commercial driver’s license (CDL) and liability for the damages they cause.

No matter how your truck accident happened, you will need to firmly establish fault for the accident before you can recover compensation for your damages. Your Summerlin truck accident attorney may seek to obtain traffic camera video recordings, driver cell phone records, witness statements, and physical evidence from the scene of the crash to help prove liability. After you have proven fault, you can proceed with claiming compensation for the losses the defendant inflicted.

Recovering From Your Truck Accident in Summerlin

Every driver must have liability coverage with their auto insurance, and most truck drivers and their employers have more expansive coverage than the average driver. However, this does not mean you should expect to fully recover your damages through insurance alone or that dealing with insurance company representatives will be easy. Your Summerlin truck accident attorney can help file your auto insurance claim and, if insurance alone can’t compensate you for your losses, assist you with filing your personal injury suit against the driver who caused your accident.

Easton & Easton can work closely with you to help maximize your compensation from your personal injury claim. State law enables you to seek compensation for any economic damages that insurance won’t cover, including vehicle repair or replacement costs, immediate and long-term medical expenses for treatment of your injuries, lost income, and lost future income if you will be unable to work in the future due to the severity of your injuries. You also have the right to claim as much pain and suffering compensation as you deem reasonable to reflect the severity of the harm you experienced.

Most personal injury cases end in private settlement negotiations, but litigation may be necessary for contested or especially complex claims. No matter what your truck accident claim entails, the attorneys at Easton & Easton can provide guidance and support through each stage of your proceedings until you recover the compensation you rightfully deserve.

FAQs About Truck Accidents

Q: How Much Compensation Can I Claim for a Truck Accident in Summerlin?

A: Under Nevada personal injury law, the plaintiff in a personal injury claim pertaining to any type of vehicle accident has the right to hold a defendant accountable for the entire extent of economic losses the defendant inflicted. The plaintiff’s recovery may start with an auto insurance claim, but they will need to file a personal injury suit to recover any losses the at-fault driver’s insurance cannot cover. Your Summerlin truck accident attorney can offer an estimate of your case’s total potential value.

Q: Why Do I Need to Hire a Summerlin Truck Accident Attorney?

A: It is technically possible for the victim of a truck accident to pursue compensation for their losses without hiring legal counsel, but they would be at a significant disadvantage and face numerous risks in attempting this. Your Summerlin truck accident attorney can make every aspect of your case much easier to handle, and you will be more likely to maximize your total compensation with their assistance. You are also more likely to resolve your case in a shorter timeframe.

Q: How Long Do I Have to File a Truck Accident Case in Summerlin?

A: If you plan to seek compensation for the losses you suffered in a recent accident, you face two time limits in your recovery efforts. First, you will need to file your auto insurance claim very soon after your accident, usually within a few days. Second, if you intend to file a personal injury claim, there is a two-year statute of limitations for these cases. While this may sound like more than enough time, the reality is that it is important to file your case as soon as possible to maximize your chance of success.

Q: What Happens if a Plaintiff Is Partially at Fault for Their Accident?

A: It’s possible for the plaintiff in a personal injury case to bear partial liability for the damages but still recover compensation for those damages. The state enforces a modified comparative negligence law, meaning as long as the plaintiff is less than 50% at fault for the incident, they can still recover compensation from the defendant. Their percentage of fault is taken from their case award as a penalty. However, if they are 50% or more at fault, they may not claim compensation from the defendant.

Q: What Are Attorneys’ Fees for a Summerlin Truck Accident Lawyer?

A: It’s natural to worry about the potential cost of hiring a lawyer if you need legal representation and are already struggling with various economic problems. However, there is no cause for concern if you choose Easton & Easton to represent your case, thanks to our contingency fee policy. Our firm only takes a percentage of your final case award, ensuring you do not pay more for legal representation than you win in compensation for your damages. We only take this fee if we win your case, so you will owe nothing if we are unable to secure compensation for you.

The team at Easton & Easton has decades of experience helping clients in Summerlin and surrounding communities with all types of personal injury claims, including those arising from commercial truck accidents. We know the difficult legal questions these accidents can raise and the various questions you may have about your recovery options. If you are ready to learn what a seasoned Summerlin truck accident attorney can do for you in your case, contact Easton & Easton today to learn more about the legal services we provide.

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The superior client service Easton & Easton provides has earned the firm an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

Best Law Firms Orange County 2020

Easton & Easton is honored to have been chosen anew each year since 2014 by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers as one of the "Best Law Firms" for the Southern California Metro Area.

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Doug and Brian Easton have been selected as Top 100 Trial Lawyers for California each year since 2014 — honors given to less than 1% of attorneys.

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Doug and Matt Easton have each been chosen as one of The Best Lawyers in America for Plaintiff's Personal Injury Litigation. Best Lawyers lists attorneys who have earned selection through exemplary legal work that attracts the notice of their colleagues. Lawyers cannot buy their way onto this list.

Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California 2016

Brian and Matt Easton were recently honored for their efforts in securing a $1,850,000 verdict for a client in 2016, which was selected as one of the Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California by

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Doug and Brian have each been selected by Super Lawyers, an honor given to less than 5% of attorneys. Matt Easton has been selected among Super Lawyers' Up-and-Coming Top 25 in Orange County and Top 100 in Southern Califonia, an honor given to less than 1% of attorneys under 40 years old.

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Easton & Easton is honored to have been chosen as one of the "10 Best Personal Injury Law Firms” in all of Southern California" each year Since 2015 based on client satisfaction — one of the highest honors we could ever hope to achieve.

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Doug Easton has held the “AV Preeminent” Rating for over 30 years and Matt Easton received this prestigious distinction in 2015. The "AV Preeminent" rating is the highest possible rating for both legal ability and ethical standards, and is based on the legal profession’s oldest peer review rating system, dating back to 1887.

10 Best 2015 Client Satisfaction

Doug, Brian, and Matt Easton have all been chosen as one of the "10 Best" Personal Injury Attorneys in Southern California each year since 2015 based on client satisfaction, an honor given to less than 1% of personal injury attorneys - and Easton & Easton houses three of them.

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Brian Easton was selected to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) in 2015. ABOTA is one of the most premier associations of trial attorneys and judges, requiring a certain number of jury trials as lead counsel and approval by a majority vote of the ABOTA board.

The National Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under 40

Matt Easton has been selected each year since 2014 as one of the Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under 40 for California by The National Trial Lawyers — an honor given to less than 1% of attorneys.

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Doug and Matt Easton have each been chosen as one of The Best Lawyers in America for Plaintiff's Personal Injury Litigation. Best Lawyers lists attorneys who have earned selection through exemplary legal work that attracts the notice of their colleagues. Lawyers cannot buy their way onto this list.

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Nation's Premier Top Ten Attorney Personal Injury

Matt Easton has been selected as one of the Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys Under 40 in California for 2015 by the National Association of Personal Injury Attorneys — an honor given to less than 1% of personal injury attorneys under the age of 40.

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Coming out of my first auto accident as an adult, a very difficult and scary time to navigate and understand, I was so incredibly thankful to have been put in contact with Easton & Easton. I honestly was lost with how to handle paperwork, doctors, medical costs and what next steps were, and from the moment I spoke with Travis Easton and my case manager Katie, my mind was put at ease. They have made the entire process stress free for me as I recovered, and I am so grateful for them and their genuine care for my case. Communication from the start has been fantastic, especially making clear what my expectations for the entire process would look like, and I truly believe they have my best interest at heart. 100% I would recommend their firm for anyone that is needing representation! Read more…

Sara McClelland
My experience with Easton & Easton has been amazing! Gabriel Mendoza and my case manager Katie have been so helpful and taken so much stress off my plate. They’ve been super informative and honest and given me very clear expectations. They’ve taken such a terrible experience (my accident) and eased my mind about the outcome. I can’t thank them enough!! Read more…
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The Easton & Easton Law Firm is amazing! The entire team is very helpful and caring. They were always there to answer all my questions. They directed me through the entire process and stayed with me every step of the way. This team is outstanding and were wonderful to work with. Because of the tremendous effort they put on my case they were able to win my difficult personal injury case. I couldn’t have asked for a better law firm to handle my case. They are the Best! Thank you for your patience, professionalism, & guidance! I definitely recommend this firm to handle your case. They go out of their way to fight for your rights. THANK YOU… Read more…

Sofia Sanchez

I could not be more pleased with the services provided by the Law Offices of W. Douglas Easton. The senior partner Mr. Easton took the time to meet with me and my wife while I was still in the hospital, where he gave my family hope that there was light at the end of a very long, and very dark tunnel. Matt Easton then worked my case, and because of his dedication, experience and expertise I received a settlement that was larger than I EVER thought possible. It was truly astounding! Matt and the entire team at Easton & Easton looked out for me throughout my recovery, and in the end they gave me my life back. Five stars is not enough. Thanks Matt! Thanks Easton & Easton! Read more…

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What an amazing law firm, talk about going above and beyond to make such a painful experience go so well. I have referred a co-worker and a family member to them as well and everyone had such a great experience as I had. Read more…

Logan Ross

I can’t say enough amazing things about my experience with Travis Easton at Easton & Easton. Travis and his entire team (Katie, Amy, Dee, Michelle, & Araceli) are phenomenal. It provided me a lot of comfort to know I was being so well taken care of. I was especially impressed that every document for the case was perfectly written and specific to me. Nothing was generic, which shows the level of care and attention they put into each individual case. I had such a great experience and would highly recommend Travis Easton and his firm to anyone going through a personal injury. Travis took a bad situation and made the best of it for me. Thank you again, I’m forever grateful!!


Ashlee A.

Retaining Easton and Easton was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! From the initial consultation to our final meeting, they were nothing short of exceptional. I was forced to retain their services after firing my previous attorney for not handling the case properly. I dealt with Gabriel and Brian (partner) exclusively throughout the case. They did as promised and were great communicators throughout the entire process. I will recommend them to anyone I know going through a personal injury case. They were ultimately able to untangle the mess caused by my previous lawyer and get a result that I was extremely happy with. Their staff is exceptional as well and provided top notch customer service. Amera was also extremely helpful and easy to deal with as well.

Jeffrey N.

I was in a pretty bad car accident and decided to have Easton & Easton represent me, Travis Easton to be specific. Travis Easton and his paralegal made the whole process effortless. They were so understanding and helpful! The entire thing was a gigantic mess, yet Travis managed to make it run like clockwork. I would HIGHLY recommend Easton & Easton! If you are ever in need of a personal defense attorney Easton & Easton is the firm to represent you!

Mark B.

They are the best law firm in Orange County period. Choosing them to represent me was the best decision of my life.
My life changed in a matter of seconds after a catastrophic spinal cord injury that left me disabled. Brian Easton and his team worked on my case non stop for 3 years and provided me the justice I deserved. I couldn’t have been more content.
I was treated with utmost respect and I felt like I was being represented by a close family member. The responses to my questions were quick and clear. What E & E has done for me is phenomenal.
My sincere thanks to Brian, Matt, Travis, Doug, Gabriel and Amera. They are what they are because of their dedication to provide high quality and professional service to their clients.

Vamsi P.

Brian Easton and his team, Gabe Mendoza and Amera Hajali, helped me during a very difficult time in my life. I had a significant injury from a car accident, and wound up seeking out Easton & Easton when I was having difficulties getting help from my doctors. The Easton team took a lot of stress off of me while acting as my advocates to help me get the care I needed, and saw my case all the way through to a healthy settlement.

They are the BEST!

Jennifer P.

I have nothing but good things to say about Easton and Easton. Brian handled my case professionally and communicated with me effectively throughout the process. He made sure that the process was effortless and as hands free as possible. This was super important for my busy schedule. I highly recommend Easton and Easton if you are ever found in a situation that you need an attorney.

Claudia C.

I would highly recommend Easton & Easton.
I was rear ended on my home and pushed into a semi-truck. I was not sure how to go about even using an attorney.
Brian, Gab and Amera were so good about helping me thru the process and representing me.
I was able to concentrate on getting myself better knowing they had my back, taking care of the details and keeping me informed along the way

Linda M.

The best Law firm by far. I would highly recommend Easton & Easton, LLP and ask for Gabriel Mendoza and staff. He and his colleagues did and exceptional service. Thank you for everything. Job well done!

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