The driver who caused a Reno semi accident has been cited for driving too
fast for conditions, KOLOTV reported.
The crash happened on Mount Rose Highway on Monday. The driver was headed
downhill toward Reno with a truckload of debris from the Tannenbaum Event
Center — formerly the Christmas Tree Restaurant. The driver of the
truck was not hurt in this case but the road was closed for several hours.
Our Reno car accident lawyers urge motorists to use extra caution when
traveling around large semis or dump trucks. Their extreme weight and
unsecured loads pose a significant threat to other motorists on the road.
In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that
1 in 9 fatal accidents in the United States involves a large truck or
Nationwide, 380,000 crashes involving semis and other large commercial
vehicles killed 4,229 motorists and injured more than 90,000 in 2008.
Traffic accidents are also a significant cause of Nevada work accidents
for truckers, law enforcement officers, postal workers, delivery drivers
and other employees who drive as a part of their job. Speaking with a
Reno work accident attorney or Nevada workers’ compensation lawyer
is critical to protecting your rights and the future financial well-being
of you and your family in the wake of a serious or fatal work accident.
In 2008, nearly 1 in 4 fatal work accidents in the private sector involved
a highway accident, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics,
which reported that 1,044 of 4,670 fatal work accidents involved traffic
It is important for employees to understand that car insurance is not the
only means of available recovery following a Nevada car accident while
on the job. However, attempting to handle an accident or workers’
compensation case yourself is not the best course of action for protecting
your rights and ensuring that you receive the compensation necessary to
pay for medical bills, lost wages, rehabilitative care and other expenses
resulting from the accident. Most people want to know the answers to 3
questions when their injured in an accident: Who is fixing me? Who is
fixing my vehicle or machinery? How do I get paid?
If you or a loved one is injured or in an accident, call Joey Gilbert Law
today for a free confidential consultation -
(775) 574-4774. Never a fee unless we win your case! Se Habla Español.