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...

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.

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If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a truck accident, our attorney William R. Kendall is here for you. To schedule a totally free consultation, contact our Reno office online or call (775) 324-6464.

Why Hire a Truck Accident Lawyer?

Truck Accidents Are Complicated

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.

Victims Deserve 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.

Bill Kendall Can Help

After more than 25 years of practicing personal injury law in Reno, attorney William R. Kendall has the confidence and the legal knowledge required to help truck accident victims recover fair 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.

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

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.

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"Successfully settled." Reno, NV, Clients Talk About Their Truck Accident Case

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James Korioth

2020

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Bill has been my attorney since at least 2004. He has successfully settled two accident cases for me here in Reno. His advice has always been good and I would recommend him to anyone needing a Lawyer.

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Tiffany Young

2019

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He is a very respectful lawyer! He helped me when I was in need after my car accident. Definitely would go to him again!

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Explaining the Difference Between Commercial Trucks and Passenger Vehicles

Truck accident lawyer Mr. Kendall takes a thorough approach, personally taking care of the big and small details of your case. That includes answering truck accident questions like the differences between vehicle categories.

Passenger Vehicles

Passenger vehicles are cars operated only to carry passengers for non-job and non-commercial use. They only require a regular drivers' license to operate. Passenger vehicles can carry a maximum of nine people.

Commercial Trucks

When a vehicle is used for business, it is a commercial vehicle. Types vary greatly, from vans to semi-trucks. Drivers will likely need a commercial license to operate them. Because they transport large supplies of goods, often across the country, they can be dramatically larger than a passenger vehicle. They also can carry more people — anywhere from eight to 15.

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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.

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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.

Overwhelmed After a Truck Crash? Contact Mr. Kendall

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

(775) 324-6464

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Our truck accident lawyer, Mr. Kendall, graduated cum laude with a Doctor of Law degree. To use his knowledge in your truck accident lawsuit, reach out to our Reno team.

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"He gave me peace of mind." Reno, NV, Clients Know They Can Trust Mr. Kendall

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Jr Bowers

2020

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Bill Kendall is an amazing lawyer. Through my whole case he gave me the peace of mind knowing that someone was always there looking out for my best interests. Whenever I called, it was Bill that answered the phone, not an exchange, a clerk, or a receptionist. Not having to talk to clerks or receptionists, leave messages, then wait, is one of the things that made working with Bill so awesome. If I could leave 6 stars I would.

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Suzie Yeager

2020

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Mr.kendall worked extremely well for my case I was very please. He has this pleasantness about himself that makes you feel that you that you can trust he is going to do the best for you I would recommend Mr.kendall to anyone who’s looking for an attorney who will fight on their behalf because that’s who Mr.kendall is thank you Bill for helping me with my case I knew you could do it it was a struggle. Thank you

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We Aren't Afraid of Insurance Companies

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.

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.

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.

Serving Accident Victims Throughout Reno, NV

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Darius Thompson

2020

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William is 100% your go to man. I was injured and stuck on my sofa for 6 months and he came to me. He cares, he is punctual, he delivers and he knows what he is doing. Don’t go to anyone else! William R. Kendall is your guy!

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Dominic Saldana

2020

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Mr Kendall is a great attorney, who’s focus is on settling your case so you’re able to focus on recovery without excessive stress. I highly recommend his services to anyone who wants an attorney that cares about his clients.

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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

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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