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Oklahoma Truck Accident Attorneys

Privett Law is an Oklahoma personal injury law firm representing victims of numerous types of roadway accidents including people that have been involved in 18 wheeler, big rig and commercial truck accidents. The skilled accident attorneys have successfully negotiated numerous commercial accident claims for their clients. The firm will investigate your truck accident case, help you secure the medical help you need, and fight for the settlement 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. And as Oklahoma roadways are becoming more and more crowded, truck accidents are occurring more frequently and involving a multitude of drivers. Further, it is estimated that the average cost per truck accident involving an injury in the United States is $219,000. Because of this, if you have suffered injuries in a truck accident, it is critical to contact an experienced Oklahoma accident attorney, to secure the compensation to which you are entitled and protect your legal rights under Oklahoma state law.

 Truck Accident Statistics in The United States


It is estimated that one out of every nine traffic fatalities involves a truck accident. Further, in a report done by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are approximately 600,000 collisions involving 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.


Reasons for Oklahoma Truck Accidents


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 truck/vehicle rollover, jack-knife, or head-on and rear-end collisions.



Injuries Suffered from Trucking Accidents in OK


Injuries suffered as the result of a truck 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 death.



Compensation with the Help of an 18 Wheeler Accident Lawyer


Compensation available for injuries sustained as the result of truck accident 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 truck accident wrongful death victim, relating to the above areas. Parties that can be held liable for a truck accident include trucking companies and shipping/transportation companies.



Your Rights in a Trucking Accident Lawsuit


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


The consequences resulting from a truck accident can be a long-term process of medical treatment that is incredibly expensive—ranging from emergency surgery to a lifetime of care and assistance, and physical therapy. After a truck accident, it is imperative to call the police to the scene and seek immediate medical treatment. It is then essential to contact the experienced Oklahoma accident lawyers at Atkins & Markoff. The firm’s dedicated litigation team provides the highest quality representation for those injured in truck accidents, and is ready to fight for you to ensure that you get compensation for your pain and suffering, any lost wages and medical bills. Please contact the firm today.


Trucking Accident Statute of Limitations in Oklahoma

An Oklahoma 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 truck accident lawsuit is brought, a claimant faces the possibility of having his or her case dismissed.

For more information about truck accident claims, contact Privett Law today to discuss your case and the litigation options that are available to you.

Hire an Oklahoma Trucking Accident Lawyer for Your Protection

Operating a large truck presents dangers that the drivers of passenger cars are not subjected to. Although truckers usually operate their vehicle in a safe and diligent manner, there are truck drivers who drive their large vehicle in a negligent and unlawful way that can prove hazardous to other drivers on the road. And in the state of Oklahoma, there are special codes that large truck drivers and trucking companies must abide by. If you have been injured in a truck accident, it is important to contact Privett Law right away, who can discuss your truck accident claim with you and ensure that your legal rights are protected. Please contact the firm today for a full consultation.

Privetet Law has successfully represented truck accident victims who have suffered serious bodily injuries and pain and suffering, and the family members of accident related wrongful death victims. I am experienced and eager to fight for your rights. Please call the office today to arrange for your full consultation.