In an accident with a commercial truck, serious injuries are sustained most often by the occupants of the smaller vehicle, while the truck driver remains unscathed. The driver of a big rig may also be injured, but this is a much less likely circumstance. With a gross weight of 10,000 to 80,000 pounds, it is easy to see how a collision or impact with a typical passenger vehicle, pedestrian or bicyclist would result in catastrophic injuries. The truck and its driver, while sustaining very little damage, could actually crush a smaller vehicle, not to mention an unprotected person. When the devastating consequences of a truck accident have touched your life, a Los Angeles and Nevada truck accident lawyer at the firm can work to determine who caused your accident and all liable parties.