suffered catastrophic injuries in a truck accident in Nevada, add Michael to
your team of lawyers to ensure that your rights are protected. Every year in
Nevada, more than 500 accidents involving trucks and other large commercial
vehicles leave hundreds of people suffering from injury or loss of life. Whether
on the busy stretches of Interstate 15 near Las Vegas, on Interstate 80 around
Reno, or on any of the thousands of miles of two-lane highways that stretch
across the desert, truck traffic is a daily concern for motorists throughout
Nevada. If you or a family member has been severely injured as a result of an
accident with a commercial vehicle, Michael can provide legal representation
that adds years of truck accident litigation experience to your side.
Michael Leizerman regularly engages in continuing legal education presentations around the country, including the following events in or near Nevada:
- Litigating Truck Collision Cases Seminar, Las Vegas (October 9, 2010)
Topic: Insurance Coverage In Truck Cases
- Litigating Truck Accident Cases, Las Vegas (October 21, 2006)
Topic: Using The Internet To Research Truck Accident Cases
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (Title 49, Parts 350-399) govern all vehicles engaged in interstate traffic.
There are some situations where a tractor-trailer or other commercial motor vehicle is involved in only intrastate travel. For example, an appliance store in Reno may own a truck that only makes in-state deliveries.
The [STATE] Department of Public Safety has adopted Title 49, Parts 382, 383, 384, 390, 391, 392, 393, 394, 395, 396, 397, 398, and 399 of the federal regulations.
For an overview of laws that affect trucks operating only in Nevada, visit our Nevada Trucking Laws page.
Your truck accident case may be larger than you think. My experience often enables me to maximize awards, well beyond what the co-counsel originally expected. My book Litigating Truck Accident Cases, published by West Publishing, is considered the definitive work on handling truck accident cases. Contact me if you are seeking co-counsel on your case.
Fatal Truck Accidents: 25 per year
Non-Fatal Truck Accidents: 543 per year
Accident Locales: 52%(Rural), 48%(Urban)
Carrier Fact: 52% of Nevada's truck accidents involve carriers whose principle place of business is not Nevada.
In 96% of Nevada's truck accidents, weather conditions were NOT a factor.
Interstate 15: Within Nevada, I-15 is contained entirely within Clark County. Beginning in Primm, it has the distinction of being the only Interstate highway to service the city of Las Vegas.
Interstate 80: A 2,899.54-mile behemoth, I-80 stretches from San Francisco to New Jersey crossing Nevada in the northern part of the state. It serves the Reno-Sparks urban area and in other parts of the state follows historical routes of the California Trail and the First Transcontinental Railroad.