Respected Truck Accident Attorneys Represent Victims in Rogers County
Established personal injury law firm handles complex trucking accident cases in Oklahoma
Commercial trucking is a highly regulated industry, yet many crashes still occur. Annually, there are approximately 500,000 large truck accidents throughout the United States, leading to more than 4,000 fatalities. Not surprisingly, most of the people who get seriously injured or killed in these collisions are in the passenger vehicle, rather than the big rig. When a truck accident occurs on I-44 or another Oklahoma highway, the injury attorneys at Price and Sears, P.C. in Claremore help victims secure appropriate compensation through results-driven guidance and aggressive representation.
Aggressive attorneys investigate the causes of truck accidents
We research each case carefully to determine the cause of the crash. This helps us establish which party is at fault and who should pay for your losses. Each collision is unique, but many accident injuries stem from these factors:
- Driver fatigue — Commercial drivers are required to take rest periods, but fatigue behind the wheel is still far too common.
- Driver impairment — We review evidence from the scene and witness accounts to determine if the truck driver was impaired by alcohol, illegal drugs or medications.
- Speeding and reckless driving — Reckless driving, including speeding, sometimes plays a role in truck crashes, as commercial vehicle drivers typically work under strict deadlines and often get paid by the mile.
- Unqualified drivers — To drive a commercial truck legally, the operator must hold an appropriate class of commercial driver’s license (CDL). Unfortunately some companies put others at risk by hiring untrained and unlicensed drivers.
- Poorly maintained trucks — A trucking company might cut corners by failing to maintain their trucks properly and/or bypassing required safety inspections.
- Oversized loads — An oversized load is longer or wider than what is usually carried by a big rig. For example, a truck could be hauling part of a manufactured house. These trucks should be accompanied by additional vehicles in front of and behind them to keep other drivers at a safe distance. Yet, companies sometimes try to reduce costs by eliminating the accompanying vehicles.
- Overloaded trucks — A CDL holder is responsible for seeing that cargo is loaded in accordance with the law and the vehicle’s specifications. Otherwise, they might lose control of a truck carrying a load that is too heavy or unbalanced.
Our lawyers understand the nuances of truck accident cases. We’ll identify all at-fault parties to maximize your chances of securing fair and just compensation.
Dedicated counselors represent catastrophically injured victims
Given their sheer weight and size, accidents involving trucks are notorious for causing catastrophic injuries. Victims may be permanently disabled because of the injuries including:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord damage
- Traumatic amputation
- Crush injuries
- Extensive burns
Our personal injury law firm fights for the rights of our catastrophically injured clients so they can be compensated for the full extent of the harm they’ve endured.
Who is liable for a truck accident?
Oklahoma auto insurance claims are fault-based. It’s necessary to prove liability to recover damages. Our auto accident law firm thoroughly investigates cases to assess where the fault lies. From there, we take action against negligent drivers, trucking companies and third parties, such as careless cargo loaders. Victims may share responsibility and our firm will work tirelessly to obtain damages from everyone responsible for the accident.
Skillful lawyers pursue maximum damages on behalf of our clients
In Oklahoma, victims may file an insurance claim with their own insurer or the at-fault driver’s insurer. Our attorneys will vigorously negotiate on your behalf to secure a fair settlement. Alternatively, we may file a lawsuit. Victims may recover economic damages, including payment covering medical expenses, lost wages and property damage. We can also request non-economic damages, including payment for pain and suffering, disfigurement and emotional distress.
Schedule a free consult at a proven Oklahoma law firm
Price and Sears, P.C. in Claremore represents Oklahoma residents injured in truck accidents. Request a free consultation by contacting us online or calling 918-379-4676.