Compared to smaller passenger vehicles, tractor-trailers have an extreme amount of force and can cause severe damage when involved in an accident. To help prevent collisions, the trucking industry must follow safety standards above and beyond regular traffic laws. Unfortunately, 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, the Wolf Pack at Colbert Cooper Hill Attorneys can help. Our Oklahoma truck accident lawyers are dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Ardmore, and cities across Oklahoma who have been hurt in accidents with large trucks. To take on the trucking industry, you need experienced legal representation. Contact us anytime to schedule a free consultation with our legal team.
We Make It Easy
Suffering injuries in a truck accident is difficult enough. That’s why we strive to make getting help from our law firm as easy as possible. All it takes is one call and we’ll start reviewing your claim right away!
You Deserve to Be Paid
Truck accidents lead to some of the most devastating losses. From medical bills to lost wages and more, our attorneys will help you fight for every dollar you’re owed. You deserve to be paid and our law firm can help you demand justice.
No Fees Unless We Win
Wondering if you can afford to hire a lawyer? You can! Our attorneys work on a contingency-fee basis, which means it won’t cost you anything to hire us and you won’t owe us a dime unless we win for you.
We Know This Is Difficult. We’re Here for You.
If you’ve been involved in a truck accident, we know the incredibly difficult challenges you’re likely facing. When people call our law firm, they’re usually going through some of the worst times of their lives. They’re scared, tired, in pain, and wondering what they’re going to do next.
We want you to know that you don’t have to face these hardships alone. Our Oklahoma truck accident lawyers understand what you’re going through and are here to be a shoulder to lean on. We’re a people-first law firm that is dedicated to protecting our clients’ best interests. When you call us, you’ll get a fierce partner who is committed to fighting for what you deserve. We want you to focus on recovering from your injuries while we focus on protecting your legal rights.
Injured in a Truck Accident? Get Answers, Get Colbert!
Truck accident cases are complex and taking legal action can seem impossible. Our attorneys have been handling truck accident cases for years. We can give you peace of mind, and we will work hard so you have the best chance of getting what your claim is worth as quickly as possible. Call us today to schedule a free case evaluation.
Is This What Happened to You?
Every truck accident has different medical and financial consequences for the victims involved, but many of these accidents have similar causes.
Below are three of the most common factors that can contribute to tractor-trailer crashes. 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.
Truck drivers are required to take breaks after driving for a certain number of hours to help prevent driver fatigue, but strict deadlines often push them to drive longer than is safe. Drowsy drivers have decreased reaction times and impaired cognitive abilities, which can quickly lead to serious accidents.
Poor Truck Maintenance
Tires, brakes, and lighting are all important pieces of safety equipment on tractor-trailers. When truck owners fail to keep up with the required maintenance of their vehicles, equipment failures can cause wrecks that endanger other drivers on the road.
Inadequate Driver Training
When trucking companies fail to ensure their employees know how to safely operate big trucks in real-life traffic situations, they put others on the road at risk of serious injury or even death.
Who Is Responsible for My Truck Accident?
When you’re involved in a truck accident, determining who may be held liable can be complex. Unlike most passenger vehicle claims, truck accident claims can involve multiple parties who may share fault, 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 Oklahoma truck accident lawyers 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.
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 begin to treat your injuries and records from the visit can serve as important evidence linking your injuries to your accident.
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.
Save copies of any receipts related to your accident, including payments to health care 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 pertaining to your accident, consult the necessary experts, file a strong claim on your behalf, and fight to hold the trucking company accountable for your injuries. You can contact us 24/7 at 405-259-4366 or complete our free online form to schedule a consultation.
How Soon After My 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 Should I Do If the Insurance Company Calls 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.
Do I Need to See a Doctor?
Serious internal injuries can take days or weeks to develop noticeable symptoms. A doctor can examine your condition and provide you with the appropriate treatment to help make sure any injuries you’ve suffered don’t get worse.
How Much Time Do I Have to File a Claim?
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 lawyers at Colbert Cooper Hill Attorneys today.