Compared to smaller passenger vehicles, accidents involving tractor trailers deal with powerful impacts and extreme amounts of force. To help prevent these accidents, the trucking industry must follow safety standards above and beyond regular traffic laws. But the temptation to rush deliveries and turn quick profits means these rules sometimes get broken. And when truck accidents happen as a result of unsafe driving, innocent people become victims.
If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, Colbert Cooper Hill Attorneys can help. Our Oklahoma law firm is dedicated to protecting the rights of injured Oklahomans, and we can protect your rights, too. Contact us anytime to get the experienced legal representation you need to take on the trucking industry—just dial (877) 579-6800 or fill out our free online form today.
The Help You Need After Your Truck Accident
Whether you want to learn more about why truck crashes happen, or get information about your rights to compensation after an accident, our Oklahoma truck accident lawyers want to help you find answers to your questions.
CAUSES OF TRUCK ACCIDENTS
After a truck accident, you may face painful injuries, big medical bills, and lost wages. You need money to pay for your treatments and living expenses, but it shouldn’t come out of your own pocket if a truck driver or trucking company caused your accident. At Colbert Cooper Hill Attorneys, we’ll investigate your accident and gather the evidence needed to build a strong claim on your behalf.
Our Oklahoma truck accident lawyers know the causes of truck accidents, and we’ll do everything in our power to get the maximum amount of compensation for your claim, even if means going to court. Let our knowledge and experience work for you. Contact us 24/7 to speak with a member of our team—just dial (405) 259-4366 or fill out our free online form today.
3 Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Every truck accident has different medical and financial consequences on the victims involved, but many accidents have similar causes. Three of the most common causes of tractor-trailer crashes include:
Truck drivers are required to take breaks after driving for a certain number of hours to help prevent driver fatigue. But strict deadlines can push drivers to drive longer than is safe. Drowsy drivers have decreased reaction times and impaired cognitive abilities, which can lead to accidents.
Poor Truck Maintenance
Tires, brakes, and lighting are all important pieces of safety equipment on tractor-trailers. And when truck owners fail to keep up with required maintenance, equipment failures can cause wrecks that endanger other drivers on the road.
Inadequate Driver Training
These are just some of the factors that can contribute to truck accidents. If you were injured in a truck accident, our Oklahoma truck accident lawyers will analyze every aspect of your accident to help determine who is responsible and hold them accountable for your accident-related expenses.
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Colbert Cooper Hill has protected the rights of thousands of Oklahomans, and we know how to get the best results for your truck accident claim. That’s why we operate on a contingency fee basis—our promise that you won’t pay us legal fees unless we get money for you. So pick up the phone and contact us today to get the experienced representation you deserve.
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MY TRUCK ACCIDENT?
If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, insurance adjusters may be calling you offering lowball settlements. You don’t have to face the insurance company alone. Colbert Cooper Hill Attorneys is here to help protect your rights to the truck accident settlement you need to pay your bills. Let our legal team focus on building you a strong truck accident claim, so you can focus on getting better.
At Colbert Cooper Hill, we’re not afraid to stand up to big trucking corporations and their insurance companies. Don’t put your truck accident settlement at risk. Contact our Oklahoma truck accident lawyers today. Dial (405) 259-4366 or complete our free online consultation form to get the aggressive legal representation you deserve.
Fighting For Oklahoma Truck Accident Victims
When you’re involved in a truck accident, determining who may be held liable can be complex. Unlike most passenger vehicle accidents, truck accident claims can involve multiple parties, including the:
- Truck driver
- Trucking company
- Insurance provider of the trucking company or driver
- Company that leased the truck or trailer
- Individuals who shipped or loaded the truck’s cargo
- Manufacturers of defective truck parts or safety equipment
Trucking companies and their insurance providers have powerful legal teams defending them against injury claims. It’s our job to level the playing field and fight for you. Our truck accident attorneys will do whatever it takes to get you the best results possible, even if it means taking the companies responsible for your accident to court.
How We Can Help
We know the tactics trucking and insurance companies will use to get you to settle for less money than you’re owed. We won’t let them manipulate you into accepting a settlement offer for less than your claim is worth. And because we work on a contingency fee basis, you won’t owe us legal fees unless we get money for you. So don’t wait to get help with your claim. Contact Colbert Cooper Hill today.
TRUCK ACCIDENT FAQ
What should I do if I’m involved in a truck accident?
Follow these steps after a truck accident to help protect your health and strengthen your claim:
- Get medical attention.
See a doctor as soon as you can after your accident. Your doctor can treat your injuries and records from the visit can serve as evidence linking your injuries to your accident.
- Collect evidence.
If you’re able, get the names of witnesses from the scene and take photographs of the vehicles involved, the accident location, and any injuries sustained by you or your passengers.
- Keep records.
Save copies of receipts related to your accident—including payments to healthcare providers, auto body shops, and even transportation costs related to your treatment. These records can be factored into your claim during settlement negotiations.
- Call an experienced Oklahoma truck accident lawyer.
Colbert Cooper Hill Attorneys has the experience and resources to gather evidence about your accident, consult the necessary experts, file a strong claim on your behalf, and fight to hold the trucking company accountable for your injuries. Contact us 24/7 at (405) 259-4366 or complete a free online form.
How soon after the accident should I get a lawyer?
You should get a lawyer as soon as you get the medical attention you need for your injuries. Your lawyer will need time to gather evidence and determine the value of your claim before negotiating with the insurance company. The longer you wait, the more difficult it will be to collect evidence and prove who was responsible for your accident.
What do I do if the insurance company contacts me?
Don’t speak to insurance adjusters—even if they’re from your insurer—without discussing your claim with an attorney first. Insurance companies are corporations that increase their profits by offering injury victims lowball settlement offers. Anything you say to an insurance adjuster may be used to try to reduce the value of your claim, and any documents you sign may take away your rights to file a claim.
I feel fine. Should I still see a doctor after my truck accident?
Serious internal injuries can take days or weeks to develop noticeable symptoms. A doctor can examine your condition and provide you with treatment to help make sure any injuries you’ve suffered don’t get worse.
Do I have a limited time to file a claim after a truck accident?
The Oklahoma statute of limitations, or the deadline to file a lawsuit, requires you to file a truck accident claim within a specific period of time after your accident. How long you have to file your claim depends on a number of factors, so contact us as soon as possible to ensure you don’t miss the deadline to file your claim.
It takes time to build a strong truck accident claim, so don’t wait to get the legal representation you need. Contact the Oklahoma truck accident attorneys at Colbert Cooper Hill, today.
TRUCK ACCIDENT RESOURCES
At Colbert Cooper Hill Attorneys, it’s our mission to offer truck accident victims the assistance they need overcome their injuries and move on with their lives. Our firm’s team of Oklahoma truck accident attorneys compiled this list of organizations and programs that can help you through the difficult time after a trucking accident.
National Truck Accident Information
- Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Learn about the rules and regulations that govern the trucking industry, look up the safety records of trucking companies, and find out what is being done to improve safety in the trucking industry.
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Find accident statistics, regulations, and scientific data related to truck and motor vehicle accidents reported in the United States.
- American Trucking Associations
See what truck drivers and companies are doing to boost the safety of commercial tractor trailer operations in the United States.
Oklahoma Truck Safety Information
- Oklahoma Department of Transportation
Get updates on traffic advisories, learn more about commercial carrier licensing, or file complaints against Oklahoma motor carriers or trucking companies.
- Oklahoma Division of Public Safety
Find the latest, weather-related road conditions, get information about different kinds of licenses, and learn more about driver’s license compliance.
Get Answers. Get Colbert!
Learning everything you can about trucking regulations and your legal rights is a good first step in taking back control of your life after a truck accident. But having an experienced truck accident attorney on your side can give you peace of mind and help ensure you get the most money possible as quickly as possible.
Our Oklahoma truck accident attorneys understand national and state trucking regulations, and know what it takes to make successful claims against trucking companies and their insurance providers. And because we believe your income shouldn’t affect your ability to get quality legal representation, we operate on a contingency fee basis.
You Can Afford A Truck Accident Lawyer
Before you deal with the insurance company, contact our Oklahoma truck accident lawyers. We want to help you get the full value of your claim—even if it means going to court. And because we work on a contingency fee basis, you won’t owe us any legal fees unless we get money for you. So don’t wait, contact Colbert Cooper Hill today to get the representation you deserve.