Impact Law Firm
115 W. 3rd St.
Tulsa, OK 74103
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Tulsa, Oklahoma Truck Accidents
Research by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) indicates that nearly 60 injuries and two deaths occur for approximately every 100 million miles driven by eighteen-wheeler or large semi-trailer trucks. These large trucks weigh in at around 80,000 pounds when loaded, so it’s easy to understand why more serious injuries occur when they are involved in an accident than you expect to see in an automobile accident where the weight of an average car is approximately 3,000 pounds.
While fatality truck accidents have decreased over the years, they happen every day, and Oklahoma residents still suffer from injuries, and sometimes death, due to these unfortunate accidents. Oklahoma is a well-known thorough fare for these large trucks traveling East/West and North/South through our state.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident contact Impact Law Firm today to schedule your free consultation and get started right away on your case.
Truck Company Policies and Procedures:
There are specific laws requiring truck drivers (including contract and employed) to follow stringent accident policies and procedures to help avoid trucking accidents and they include:
- Number of hours drivers are allowed to drive their loads
- Number of hours drivers are required to rest before returning to work
- Vehicle inspections
- Recording all of the above information in special logs
- Number of months/years logs must be retained by trucking companies
Who Holds Responsibility
If you or a loved one has been injured or died as a result of a truck accident, it’s important to understand the possible culpability of people in addition to the driver. In truck accidents, it’s critical that you have the expertise and experience of a skilled attorney at Impact Law Firm who understands the complex process of distinguishing who may be held responsible. It’s not uncommon to find that more than the driver holds some responsibility for the truck accident, and can be forced to compensate the injured party, or family in the case of wrongful death.
Assessing Damages in a Truck Accident
The attorneys at Impact Law Firm can assist in assessing all damages incurred from your incident. It’s extremely difficult to place a dollar figure on:
- Personal injuries that may include some type of amputation, disfigurement, partial or total paralysis;
- Severe mental distress, pain and suffering;
- Loss of employment or the ability to be rehabilitated to continue working;
- Medical bills;
- In the case of death, funeral expenses, and loss of income to the surviving spouse and children, and the mental anguish due to the loss of a loved one.
Fair and just financial compensation can assist you with picking up the pieces of your life, or the lives of your loved ones following a truck accident.
Impact Law Firm has a compassionate team of truck accident attorneys and staff available with the experience, tenacity, and relentless determination to pursue the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation by calling 918-574-8555 or by filling out our contact form.