Why you need a lawyer after an 18-wheeler collision

If you’ve been seriously injured in an accident with an 18-wheeler, you must hire an experienced 18-wheeler accident lawyer to protect your right to fair compensation. Trucking companies and trucking company insurance providers get involved in determining the cause of the collision, along with local law enforcement and federal investigators. The evidence in the case will include information from the “black box,” or “electronic control module,” which records truck speeds, engine RPM, braking, steering angle, and other critical information. Your 18-wheeler accident lawyer can access this information when filing a claim or lawsuit to seek compensation for damages.

Your advocate for justice in truck accident cases: The Law Offices of Stipe & Belote

At the Law Offices of Stipe & Belote, our experienced attorneys can thoroughly investigate the accident to identify all liable parties. The firm gathers evidence, interviews witnesses, and consults with accident experts to craft a compelling case to present to an insurance company or a jury in court.

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Types of damages sought in 18-wheeler accidents

The types of damages that can be sought in an injury claim include:

Economic losses

The costs associated with medical care, surgeries, emergency care, nursing care, rehabilitation, and loss of income from work, current and future, are examples of economic losses.

Non-economic losses

The victim in an 18-wheeler accident can pursue more personal losses, including pain and suffering, reduced quality of life, emotional anguish, and other psychological and emotional losses.

Punitive damages

If a truck driver or other party is found to have acted in an egregiously negligent manner, with extreme recklessness, such as driving drunk or under the influence of drugs, punitive damages could be sought.

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Common types of injuries in 18-wheeler accidents

The injuries sustained in an 18-wheeler accident are typically very serious, catastrophic, or fatal. Common types of injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Fractures
  • Disfiguring injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Severe burns
  • Amputations
  • Fatal injuries

Why choose us?

Trucking companies and their insurance carriers engage the services of high-powered defense attorneys to attempt to reduce the value of a claim and limit liability. The legal team at the Law Offices of Stipe & Belote brings experience and talent to negotiating the terms of a settlement and will relentlessly pursue justice and fair compensation. If a fair settlement is not offered in a timely manner, the firm moves forward, filing a lawsuit to seek justice. As talented trial attorneys, your case will be in the hands of one of the most successful personal injury law firms in Oklahoma City.

The attorneys at the firm have an impressive track record of winning cases. The practice successes result from honesty, hard work, and dedication to our clients. They specialize in personal injury litigation, representing victims in 18-wheeler accidents who have been seriously injured or killed by the negligence of others. Contact an Oklahoma City trucking accident lawyer from our team at the Law Offices of Stipe & Belote today to learn how you can seek fair compensation.

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