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Oklahoma Commercial Trucking Accident Attorneys

 

Privett Law Firm is an Oklahoma accident representation law firm with years of experience representing victims of commercial accidents. I am a skilled accident attorney with the knowledge and expertise to successfully try, and win commercial accident cases. The firm will investigate your commercial accident claim, secure the medical help you need, and fight for the compensation to which you are entitled.

Commercial trucks comprise 4% of the vehicles on the road, and are involved in over 25% of all passenger-vehicle occupant deaths. Further, it is estimated that the average cost per commercial trucking accident involving an injury in the United States is $219,000. And as Oklahoma roadways are becoming more and more crowded, commercial accidents are occurring more frequently and involving a multitude of drivers. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a commercial accident, it is important to contact an experienced Oklahoma accident attorney to fight for the compensation to which you are entitled and protect your legal rights.

·    Commercial Vehicle Accident Statistics in The United States

It is estimated that one out of every nine traffic fatalities involves a commercial truck accident. Further, in a report done by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are approximately 600,000 accidents involving commercial trucks, specifically 18-wheelers in the United States annually, with over four thousand ending in a fatality. And of these four thousand fatalities, it is estimated that over 800 of these victims are truck drivers.

·     Types of Oklahoma Commercial Truck Accidents

Commercial truck accidents can occur due to reckless driving, mechanical failures, oversized/overloaded trucks, inexperience of the truck driver, driving in bad weather, and truck driver fatigue, and can result in commercial truck/vehicle rollover, jack-knife, or head-on and rear-end collisions.

·     Injuries Suffered from OK Commercial Trucking Collisions

 

Injuries suffered as the result of a commercial accident can include whiplash, cuts, scrapes and bruises, broken bones, concussions, head injuries, back injuries, neck injuries, loss of limbs, traumatic brain injury including those caused by oxygen deprivation, and severe burns resulting in significant and permanent scarring. The severity of these injuries can often lead to paralysis or a wrongful death.

 

·     Oklahoma Trucking Accident Lawsuit and Damages

Compensation available for injuries sustained as the result of commercial truck accidents include current and future medical expenses for treating injuries caused by the accident, lost wages, future wages if the victim is no longer able to work, punitive damages for pain and suffering, and compensation for the family of a commercial accident wrongful death victim, relating to the above areas. Parties that can be held liable for a commercial accident include commercial trucking companies and shipping/transportation companies.

·     Your Legal Rights After an Oklahoma Commercial Vehicle Accident

 

Oklahoma laws and regulations are specifically designed to protect motorists from the negligence of the commercial truck companies and/or truck drivers. A person who is injured in a commercial accident, or has lost a loved one due to wrongful death caused by a trucking accident, can sue the persons or party at fault.

The consequences resulting from a commercial accident can be a long-term process of medical treatment that is extremely expensive—ranging from emergency surgery to a lifetime of care, assistance, and physical therapy. After a commercial accident, it is imperative to call the police to the scene and seek immediate medical treatment. It is then essential to contact Privett Law. I provide the highest quality representation for those injured in commercial truck accidents, and will fight for the compensation to which you are entitled.

·     Commercial Accident Statute of Limitations in Oklahoma

An Oklahoma commercial truck accident lawsuit must be filed within two years from the date of the injury or death. If the statute of limitations expires before a commercial accident lawsuit is brought, a claimant faces the possibility of having his or her case dismissed.

For more information about commercial accident claims, contact Privett Law today to discuss your case and your litigation options.

Hire An Experienced Trucking Accident Lawyer

 

Although commercial truck drivers usually operate their vehicle in a safe and careful manner, there are drivers who drive their commercial vehicle in a negligent and dangerous way that can prove hazardous to other motorists and vehicles on the road. In the state of Oklahoma, there are special codes that commercial truck drivers and trucking companies must follow, and if these codes are violated, the persons or party(s) responsible can be held liable for damages or injuries sustained.

 

At Privett Law, I have successfully represented commercial accident victims who have suffered serious bodily injuries and the family members of commercial accident wrongful death victims.  I am experienced and will fight for your rights. Please call the office today for your full consultation.