car accidents can result in a work injury or personal injury claim

Posted By Joey Gilbert Law || 23-Sep-2011

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 commercial vehicle.

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 fatalities.

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.

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