Semi-Truck and Trailer Accidents in Oklahoma City
Have you or someone you love experienced serious injuries or even a fatality due to a semi-truck, 18-wheeler or multi-trailer truck accident? Oklahoma highways are major thorough fares to all parts of the country and have to handle large amounts of truck traffic. Olson Law Firm has the tenacity and diligence to successfully represent claims against truckers and trucking companies. We don’t settle for anything less than what you are owed for catastrophic personal injuries, medical bills, pain and suffering, rehabilitation and loss of income. If the accident caused the death of a loved one, we will process a wrongful death claim to help you recover from your loss.
To get started on your case right now with no obligation whatsoever, simply complete our free confidential consultation form or give us a call at 866-956-4529. Let us start working on your Oklahoma personal injury case immediately.
Causes of Semi-truck Accidents
There are many causes of truck accidents, including but not limited to:
- Driver fatigue
- Poor maintenance or defective parts
- Drunken or drugged driver
- Poorly trained or inexperienced driver
- Overloaded or improperly loaded truck
- Illegal turns
- Inclement weather
Oklahoma Law Specific to Semi-trucks
The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) mandates under Title 49 of the U.S. Code that trucking companies, and their drivers (both contracted and employed) must follow specific guidelines for accident prevention. Specific logs must be maintained documenting the number of hours driven, the number of hours of sleep the driver has had, vehicle inspections, and all repair and maintenance records. There is also statute of limitations dictating how long these logs must be kept for driver and company records.
Our Oklahoma City attorneys at Olson Law Firm know both state and federal laws that govern the trucking industry. Contact our firm as quickly as feasible to ensure you are within all statutes of limitations.
It is vital to your claim to identify all potential defendants. The driver, the trucking company, contractors and insurance companies may all be partially responsible for the accident. Only experienced Oklahoma attorneys can help you receive the maximum compensation you deserve so you can fully recover from all injuries suffered.
Insurance companies often try to settle cases quickly with the minimum monetary amount to avoid negative publicity. We urge you not to accept the initial settlement offered. You may be relinquishing your right to file a claim for further damages if you settle without consulting with a semi-truck accident attorney.
Properly assessing damages from your accident is one of the most complex areas of your claim. Some damages can easily be given a monetary amount such as medical bills incurred or lost wages from the accident. On the other hand, catastrophic injuries that cause paralysis, disfigurement, emotional stress, pain and suffering, or even death are more difficult to assign a dollar figure to. The loss of a loved one or the loss of a lifestyle cannot be replaced by financial compensation. However, you can have the relief of financial stability to ease your recovering and live a life as close to normal as possible. Olson Law Firm knows how to assess damages, and handle your case with compassion and understanding.
If you or a loved one was the victim of serious personal injury accident, we want to provide you with the legal help you need. Please fill out our contact form or do not hesitate to call us at 866-956-4529.