Seeking Justice After an Oil Field Truck Accident

The vehicles involved with oil field operations are heavy commercial and construction vehicles that must do work in harsh environments. Accidents can happen without proper precautions and vigilance, and serious injuries occur. If you were injured in an oil field truck accident, we invite you to contact us at the Law Offices of Stipe & Belote today. Our proven, award-winning Oklahoma City personal injury lawyers have over 50 years of combined legal experience and are committed to exploring every avenue in pursuit of compensation for our clients. Discover the difference our firm can make for your personal injury claim. Contact us today at (888) 842-1374 to get started.

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Common causes of oil field truck accidents

Truck drivers must demonstrate heightened care and precaution on the road compared to other drivers. Drivers of oil field trucks face significant hazards and obstacles, above and beyond other commercial drivers. Negligent oil field truck accidents typically involve:

  • Defective trucks
  • Driver error
  • Dangerous road conditions
  • Improper maintenance of the truck or truck parts

It is the oil company's responsibility to provide the safest possible conditions for workers. If you have been hurt, the time to start exploring your legal options is now.

Dangers of the road for oil field workers

Sometimes it is more dangerous for an oil field worker to be on the road than it is to be on an actual oil rig. After a long day of working at distant oil and natural gas wells, many oil field workers get behind the wheel of company trucks to haul oil field casings or to return to the company's shop.

As a result, many severe and tragic truck accidents have occurred due to tired drivers falling asleep behind the wheel. While there are strict regulations in place that are designed to prevent commercial drivers from driving after long shifts, there are some exemptions for oil field workers. Some employers go so far as to encourage workers to falsify driving logs.

The practice of horizontal drilling has led to an oil boom in Oklahoma, particularly in Alfalfa County and Woods County in northwest Oklahoma, which has led to employment growth. According to Oklahoma Corporation Commission records, more than 2,600 natural gas and oil wells have been completed.

While the oil industry has led to job creation, employers have the responsibility to ensure the safety of their workers, regardless of demands or deadlines. Our law firm is not afraid to stand up to oil companies to protect your rights as victims. Additionally, we wish to make our roads safer by preventing fatigued oil field workers from driving on our shared roads.

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Why entrust your cause to our law firm?

  • We have over 50 years of combined experience
  • Our legal team is AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Attorney Belote has been recognized in Oklahoma Super Lawyers® for 11 years in a row (2009 - 2018)
  • We can provide you with the compassionate & knowledgeable representation you need to recover
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Call Our Oklahoma City law firm for help.

At the Law Offices of Stipe & Belote in Oklahoma City, our legal team is prepared to review the circumstances of your case and, if necessary, provide aggressive and emphatic counsel, even if it involves taking your former oil company to litigation.

If you were seriously injured in an oil field trucking accident, you need to speak with our experienced legal team as soon as possible. If your injuries were due to fatigue or poor truck maintenance, you may be able to receive compensation by filing a personal injury claim.

If you lost a loved one in an oil field trucking accident, we could help you file a wrongful death claim to seek justice. We could do everything possible to help you obtain the fair compensation you need and deserve to pay for all accident-related costs, including medical care and loss of income. We would be happy to answer your questions and address your concerns. Your safety and well-being are extremely important to us. For more information about your rights and legal options as an injured oil field worker, please do not hesitate to contact us today for a free case evaluation.

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