Oklahoma City Truck Accident Attorneys
Of all traffic collisions, those involving large commercial trucks are often the most serious. The extent of property damage and injury that may be caused in a truck accident is directly related to the immense size and weight of large trucks. According to the NHTSA, a large truck is a vehicle with a gross weight of 10,000 pounds or more. A fully loaded
semi truck or
tractor trailer may weigh up to 80,000 pounds or even more with a special oversized vehicle permit. When you consider a vehicle of this weight involved in a collision with a typical passenger car that may weigh only 2,000 pounds, it is easy to see why the smaller vehicle will most likely sustain serious damage while the truck and its occupants may make it through unscathed.
Potential Causes of Truck Accidents
A truck accident may be caused by driver negligence. Speeding, drunk driving,
driving while distracted and other types of negligent driving may cause a truck accident to occur. Large trucks are also susceptible to being involved in accidents that are caused by specific conditions that apply only to these large vehicles, including an improperly balanced load, an overloaded trailer or
improper maintenance of the truck engine or parts. Commercial trucks are also more severely impacted by heavy weather conditions such as rain, snow and wind.
Talking to an attorney is an important undertaking if you or someone you know has been injured in a collision with a large truck. We handle claims of this kind for clients in all walks of life, taking care to provide personalized, compassionate attention as we keep our clients well-informed of our progress in seeking fair financial compensation for their injuries.
Injured in a truck accident in Oklahoma City?
If you want to seek the best possible outcome to your case, involving a lawyer is crucial. This is a legal matter and has the potential to become highly complex. You will need to prove the extent of your injuries in order to seek the fair financial compensation you need to rebuild your life, and an attorney will have the resources and legal know-how to properly present your case in negotiation or litigation. At the Law Offices of Stipe & Belote, our team is ready to ensure you receive the financial compensation you deserve - contact us to learn more.