Causes of Tractor Trailer Accidents

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Fighting For You After a Tractor Trailer Accident

The maximum weight for a tractor trailer is 80,000 pounds, while the average weight of a normal passenger vehicle is 4,000 pounds. Due to the sheer size and weight of a tractor trailer in comparison to passenger vehicles, they are among the most dangerous vehicles we share the road with.

If you've been injured as a result of a tractor trailer accident, you should not hesitate to retain representation from The Law Offices of Stipe & Belote. Our firm has over 50 years of collective experience in representing clients during their time of need.

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There are a wide range of factors that can lead to tractor trailer accidents. In the aftermath of a serious truck accident, it can be overwhelming trying to figure out who is responsible for the collision. Our firm can work tirelessly to determine liability and hold the responsible party accountable.

  • Some common causes of tractor trailer accidents can include:
  • Cargo shifts: A trailer that is loaded improperly or one that is carrying too much weight can cause jackknife accidents to occur.
  • Improper maneuvers: Truck drivers who fail to stay in their designated driving lane can cause other cars to unexpectedly swerve out of the way, which may result in an accident.
  • Rear-end collisions: If a passenger vehicle driving in front of a semi-truck comes to a sudden halt, the truck may end up rear-ending the car. Trucks of that size and weight need more time to come to a complete stop.

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In this time of crisis, it can be tempting to accept early offers from insurance companies. Unfortunately, some insurance companies will prioritize profit over what is in your best interest and give you a settlement that is far less than what you're entitled to. Let our Oklahoma City truck accident attorney handle the legal aspects of your case so you can focus on healing.

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