An accident with a commercial truck

Truck Accident Attorney

Any accident on the road can be devastating, but the size and weight of commercial trucks can make truck accidents particularly dangerous.

At the Law Office of William R. Kendall in Reno, NV, we understand the unique complexities of trucking accidents.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident with a large truck, our truck accident attorney can help you recover compensation.

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Cars vs. Large Trucks:
Key Differences

Truck accident lawyer William R. Kendall takes a thorough approach, personally taking care of the big and small details of your case.

Passenger Vehicles

Passenger vehicles are cars operated only to carry passengers for non-job and non-commercial use. They only require a regular driver's license to operate.

Commercial Trucks

Commercial trucks can vary vastly since the phrase covers vehicles from box trucks to tractor-trailers. Drivers will need a commercial license to operate them.

Because they transport large supplies of goods, commercial trucks are larger than passenger vehicles. This can result in more serious impacts that lead to life-changing injuries or fatalities.

Why Hire a Truck Accident Lawyer?

Truck Accidents Are Complicated Legal Cases

Truck accidents are often more complex than typical car accidents. Besides the drivers of the vehicles involved in the crash, truck accident cases can also involve the company that owns the commercial vehicle, the organization that packed the truck, and other entities.

Accident Victims Deserve Fair Legal Compensation

After a truck crash, victims may suffer from serious personal injuries, not to mention potential lost wages, property damage, and emotional distress. Unfortunately, the settlements that insurance companies initially offer are rarely substantial enough to fairly compensate for these hardships.

You Need Time to Focus on Your Own Recovery

A truck accident claim takes up a lot of time and energy. If you've suffered severe injuries or lost a loved one in a truck collision, you need time to heal and to grieve. A truck accident lawyer can handle the particulars of your commercial vehicle lawsuit so you have the time and focus you need.

How Long Do I Have To File a Claim With a Truck Accident Attorney?

The Statute of Limitations in Nevada for Both Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Is Two Years.
After your truck crash, you will need to act quickly. In Nevada, the statute of limitations for personal injury and wrongful death is just two years. This clock begins ticking on the day of your car accident — so reach out to our knowledgeable truck accident attorney as soon as possible.

Have You Been Injured in a Large Truck Accident? Contact the Law Office of William R. Kendall for a Free Case Review

Tractor-trailer collisions can cause catastrophic injuries. Survivors of these crashes may face permanent disability and changes in their day-to-day life. Attorney William R. Kendall can help victims of large truck accidents seek legal damages for the hardships they've had to endure.

Mr. Kendall has practiced personal injury law since 1994. In his decades as a lawyer in Reno, NV, he's helped negotiate trucking accident settlements and successfully handled numerous jury trials. Our legal team will not rest until the negligent truck driver, trucking company, or other party is held accountable for their actions.

To discuss your case with a truck accident lawyer, contact our law firm online. You can also reach the Law Office of William R. Kendall by phone.

Speak With a Reno Truck Accident Lawyer Today

(775) 324-6464

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Did You Know...


The number of fatal large truck crashes is growing. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), 5,700 large trucks were involved in fatal auto collisions in 2021. That's a 49% increase over the last 10 years. The team at our Reno, NV, injury law office can help you following an accident-related fatality.

What Sets Our Law Firm Apart Why Reno Accident Victims Trust Our Truck Accident Lawyer

An Injury Lawyer
Since 1994

Practicing personal injury law in Reno since 1994, attorney William R. Kendall has the confidence and the legal knowledge required to help truck accident victims recover fair legal compensation.

His advanced understanding of the laws governing commercial trucks in Nevada allows him to fully investigate who is liable for a truck accident, and his commitment to achieving justice for his clients ensures that they achieve the best possible outcome.

Background as an Insurance Attorney

Prior to starting his own personal injury law firm, Mr. Kendall worked as a defense lawyer for insurance companies. He knows the methods the industry uses to evaluate car accident claims during investigations and settlements.
Knowing how trucking companies and their legal teams work, Mr. Kendall can identify rebuttals to their claims and various ways of strengthening your case to maximize your legal compensation.

Free Legal Consultations:
Why This Can Make All the Difference

Some wrongful death and personal injury lawyers charge for an initial consultation followed by high hourly fees. Just getting some legal advice can be expensive in those circumstances.
Mr. Kendall charges no fee for an initial consultation. You can receive a free, no-obligation case evaluation without any pressure. Mr. Kendall can help you understand what steps to take next.

We Aren't Afraid of Insurance Companies A Lawyer Who Knows How to Fight for His Clients' Best Interests

After a truck accident, the trucking company’s insurance provider will often offer a quick, low-ball settlement to avoid a larger pay-out. Before you sign anything, it is a good idea to have a truck accident lawyer like Bill Kendall look over the settlement and ensure you are receiving the level of compensation you deserve.

We Can Leverage Our Knowledge to Your Advantage

Because he understands Nevada’s comparative negligence laws, as well as the liability concerns associated with large commercial trucks, Mr. Kendall can negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf to help you receive the compensation you need to rebuild your life. If the insurance provider refuses to treat you fairly, Mr. Kendall can help you file a lawsuit.

Overwhelmed After a Truck Crash? Hire William R. Kendall to Handle Your Truck Accident Case

Following a truck accident, you may have serious injuries. Other scars may be emotional. And sadly, it's also possible that you may have lost a loved one in your truck crash.

While any one of these situations can feel overwhelming, you don't have to navigate them alone. Mr. Kendall has fought for justice in truck accident lawsuits since 1994.

With his past work as an insurance lawyer, he personally knows the process that your insurance may go through. He can strategically tailor your case presentation to counter the typical methods of settlement minimization or denial.

Finally, all consultations with our Reno lawyer are completely free. To learn if he can fight for fair compensation after your truck accident, contact us or call

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Hold Trucking Companies Accountable A Former Client Discusses His Experience with Our Reno Law Firm

"Bill did an absolutely great job and got me more money than I had initially anticipated. He's not afraid to say things how they are and will fight for you to get compensated fairly. His fees were more than justified." Cassidy Kimball

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Truck accidents have many causes, with multiple factors at play. It's important to have a skilled truck accident attorney on your side to identify why a collision happened and what your legal options are moving forward.

Inadequate Training

Safely operating a semi-truck can be a challenge, which is why truck drivers need proper training before they're allowed to get on the road. Unfortunately, many truckers with a commercial driving license do not have adequate training, which could cause catastrophic truck accidents.

Trucking companies need to review potential drivers carefully, noting any red flags or safety violations in the hiring process. Companies should then ensure their drivers understand how to properly operate their vehicles, how to take safety measures in case of mechanical failure, and how to avoid endangering other motorists on the road.

Driver Fatigue

Truck drivers often spend long hours on the road. The pressure to meet tight deadlines could lead to truck drivers operating their vehicle while they are drowsy. Driver fatigue can lead to poor decision making, slower reflexes and response times, and dozing off while driving. These are all potential causes of a crash.

Driver fatigue accidents could be the fault of a truck driver who has violated hours of service regulations. Trucking companies can also be held accountable if they encouraged their drivers to skip federally mandated rests.

Mechanical Defects

Trucking companies need to ensure that their fleet of tractor-trailers is well maintained. Failure to service vehicles regularly could lead to an increased risk of accidents.

In addition, makers of auto parts could be held accountable for a trucking accident in cases of mechanical failure. This is important to consider when tires blow out unexpectedly, when brake systems fail, or when safety systems malfunction.

Poor Road and
Weather Conditions


Rain, snow, fog, and debris on the road can make a dangerous situation even worse. In some cases, the local municipality may be held accountable for failing to maintain a roadway or otherwise contributing to dangerous conditions.

Get to the Bottom of Your Truck Accident Hire a Skilled Truck Accident Lawyer Based in Reno, NV

If you were involved in a truck accident in or around Reno, William R. Kendall can help. He brings decades of knowledge to each case, with a nuanced understanding of Nevada liability laws and the way the insurance industry works.

Speaking with a qualified truck accident lawyer is crucial whether you were rear-ended, in a head-on crash, or were involved in a collision caused by a third party. To find out your best options following a truck accident, request a free consultation at our Reno injury law office today.

(775) 324-6464

The People of Reno Trust Mr. Kendall Putting Clients, Their Families, and Their Needs First


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Bill is the best! He is so easy to talk to, explains everything so well with understanding. You can tell he cares for his clients. My whole case, as difficult as it was, was handled with such ease, no stress. I couldn’t have asked for anything more. Definitely recommend, THE BEST IN TOWN. Thank you Bill!!!

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Michael Frouge

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Bill did an amazing job handling my case. He was able to resolve everything quickly and efficiently and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. I highly recommend him to anyone I know. He’s by far the best personal injury attorney in the area.

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Wrongful Death Lawsuits

When a large truck or car accident proves fatal, it's important to consider filing a wrongful death lawsuit. Wrongful death claims hold negligent parties accountable for the death of a family member. Legal damages can cover funeral expenses, emotional pain and suffering, and other costs associated with the loss of a loved one.

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How Much Is My Truck Accident Case Worth?

Your settlement amount or the damages sought in court can vary. For compensatory damages, the total amount of bills and financial losses will be considered, including medical expenses, vehicle damage, and physical impairment or disability. Factors such as changes to quality of life can also be discussed with your attorney.

Additional Considerations

In some cases, you may also be able to seek exemplary or punitive damages in addition to normal legal compensation. These punitive damages are intended to punish the negligent party and dissuade similar actions in the future.

In addition to covering non-economic matters in a truck accident, exemplary damages can help prompt reforms from trucking companies and the trucking industry. These kinds of cases may also kickstart new laws from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to prevent further tragedies.

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Mr. Kendall is very kind , always greets everyone with a smile, took his time to listen carefully to every detail. He explained everything perfect and made sure we were always on the same page, strongly recommend. Thank you!

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Bill is a very honest and professional lawyer. I couldn’t be happier with all the work and help he has given me in my case. He sees his clients like people and doesn’t take advantage on their situation and to find someone to represent you like that is very hard to find. I am very satisfied with his work and I highly recommend him. Thank You Bill for everything May the lord bless you always

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William R. Kendall, Esq.

Law Office of William R. Kendall

The Law Office of William R. Kendall has served the legal needs of Reno, NV, for over 25 years. As your personal injury lawyer, Bill Kendall can provide his counsel for a range of legal issues including:

  • Car Accidents
  • Casino Injuries 
  • Slip and Fall
  • Bad Faith Insurance
  • Truck Accidents
  • Dog Bites

To schedule a free consultation today, contact Bill Kendall online or call (775) 324-6464​.

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"We have used Bill's services through the years. You will not find an attorney more professional, honest and caring. He has consistently resolved our issues. We would highly recommend his services to all." Deborah D.

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