Legal Protection After A Semi Truck Accident
While a car accident can be severe enough to leave you with serious bruising or other notable injuries, accidents involving 18-wheelers are much worse. The massive size of these vehicles often means that injuries in truck crashes are much more severe. While the consequences may be more catastrophic for the victims of these accidents, securing the compensation they need is almost never easy.
At Warhawk Legal, our Oklahoma attorneys know how difficult pursuing fair compensation can be after a personal injury. We have spent years fighting for our clients, and we are ready to fight for your best interests as well. Our skill and experience in these claims can make the difference in whether or not you receive the funds you need after your accident.
Someone You Can Trust To Help You
While an accident between two passenger vehicles is normally resolved between the two drivers, the driver of the truck that hit you has an entire company working against you. Shipping companies often have major law firms and insurance companies working tirelessly to reduce or eliminate the compensation they have to pay out.
Our lawyers can help you document the total and future expenses of your personal injury and maximize your claim. We can negotiate on your behalf for a settlement that can help you in your recovery. If negotiations do not result in an acceptable settlement, we are ready to litigate your case and fight for you in court.
Answers To Frequently Asked Questions About Truck Accidents In Oklahoma
Let us know what is on your mind regarding your truck accident case and we will do our best to provide a personalized response. Below are some questions people have asked in the past.
How often do serious truck accidents occur in our state?
According to recent statistics from the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety, there were 90 fatal truck accidents in 2019 and 75 in 2020. In addition, there were 1914 injuries and 1563 injuries from truck accidents in these two years. It is not hard to notice that truck accidents are a significant public health hazard in Oklahoma. You are not alone if you or your family are facing the challenge of truck accident injuries or the death of a loved one in a truck accident.
What causes truck accidents?
Less than 20 years ago, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a detailed report about recorded causes of large truck accidents. Common reasons cited included brake problems, speeding, the driver’s unfamiliarity with roadways, drug usage (including over-the-counter drugs), inadequate surveillance by the driver, fatigue, pressure on the driver from the truck company, illegal maneuvers, inattentive driving, distractions outside the truck, tire defects and following too close in traffic.
‘How long after a truck accident do I have to file an injury claim?’
The statute of limitations in Oklahoma is 2 years. However, when you think about that length of time, you should realize that (1) an early investigation is often critical for the development of an effective claim and (2) if you wait too long to get legal help, your lawyer may not have time to do the necessary investigation before the statute of limitation runs out. It is always best to start the legal processes early.
‘My loved one or I suffered a catastrophic injury in a truck accident. How can you help?’
You can trust our legal team to do the heavy lifting for your traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury or amputation. Besides the thorough investigation that we do and the legal research that we apply to your case, we will also obtain input from professionals such as a life-care planner and a vocational expert. These expert witnesses will help us build a strong case to present in negotiations, use in mediation or include in litigation on your behalf. We are ready to overwhelm your legal opponents with our preparedness and our refusal to give up. We will fight for your right to compensation that will take your whole life’s journey ahead into consideration.
Get The Compensation You Deserve
You should not have to struggle with managing your health while also worrying about how to make ends meet. Let us act on your behalf to secure a verdict or settlement that will cover your medical bills, lost income, property damage and more. Call our Oklahoma City office at 405-857-6688 or email us to schedule your initial consultation today.