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If you had struck another car on the road, you might have been able to walk away. Instead, you woke up in the hospital and were told that you had been in a crash with an 18-wheeler. Your recovery was slow, painful, and had lifelong effects on your mind and body—and you may never be able to do many of the things you once loved. Is there a way you could get compensation for the costs of the accident, as well as hold the trucker accountable for your suffering?
Our Oklahoma Truck Accident Attorneys Can Make a Difference in Your Recovery
The attorneys at the Compton Law Firm are aware of the catastrophic effects of tractor-trailer crashes and have extensive experience representing clients with catastrophic injuries. That is why we fight aggressively on behalf of those who have been injured by heavy vehicles, getting them payments for their medical bills, car replacement, time off work, permanent disability, emotional distress, and pain and suffering. Call our offices today to have our dedicated injury lawyers begin fighting for your legal rights.
We help victims of all types of truck accidents, including:
- Semi trucks. Due to their increased size, weight, and stopping distances, 18-wheelers are inherently more dangerous on the road than smaller vehicles. For this reason, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has set strict regulations for both truck drivers and trucking companies, such as weight limits and time limits on drive time. However, these safety laws are often violated in favor of making higher profits, placing all road users at risk. Our attorneys have the experience and resources to fight against the trucking companies, and will not hesitate to go to trial to get you what you deserve.
- Oil and gas trucks. Oklahoma is a hub of activity for the oil and gas industry, and tanker trucks hauling crude oil are a common sight on our highways. We can determine which companies, drivers, and owners are at fault after an oil and gas truck crash, getting you compensation for your suffering and preventing the companies from hurting others in the future.
- Delivery trucks. Many delivery drivers are paid based on how quickly they can distribute their items and return back to home base. Unfortunately, placing profits and timetables above safety leads to speeding, running red lights, rolling stops, and other reckless driving habits. We can help you take action against a driver of a FedEx truck, UPS truck, food delivery van, freight truck, or other delivery vehicle.
- Dump trucks. Construction vehicles are just as heavy and lumbering as semis, and often back into smaller cars while working by the side of the road. We can help you get compensation for injuries caused by dump trucks, excavators, crane trucks, and other construction equipment.
- Municipal vehicles. Just because a heavy vehicle is licensed by the government doesn’t mean the driver will obey all the rules. Many municipal vehicles, buses, garbage trucks, fire engines, and utility vehicles cause serious accidents, even at low speeds. If a negligent driver of a municipal vehicle hurt you or a member of your family, we can help you collect damages from the city or county responsible.
Time Is of the Essence in an Oklahoma Truck Crash Case!
If you have been injured in a truck accident, you need to act quickly to protect your rights. Not only is there is a limited amount of time when victims can seek compensation, but trucking companies will work fast to destroy evidence and reduce their liability after a crash. Call our El Reno, Hinton, or Oklahoma City offices today, 405-542-2425 to have us investigate the circumstances of your accident as soon as possible.
Physical evidence at the accident scene such as skid marks, yaw marks and scuffs begin to disappear within hours after a truck accident once the police barriers are removed. Weather, cars and trucks passing along the same stretch of the road will erode evidence. Although there are certain documents relevant to a truck accident case that are mandated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) to be kept for a specific time period, once that time period has expired the trucking company can dispose of them. The sooner you have a truck accident attorney, the sooner he or she will start to collect, preserve, and examine evidence related to your semi-truck crash. Since any individual such as the truck driver, the trucking company, the owner of the trailer, or even the manufacturer of a defective product such as the truck’s tires or brakes, etc. can be held liable for damages, the more evidence your truck accident injury lawyer can access, the better.
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