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Oklahoma City Truck Accident Attorney

Last updated on June 18, 2024

Truck accidents can be scary and potentially devastating, and understanding how the law works can help you or an injured loved one pursue justice more confidently.

At Josh Lee & Associates, we’ve assisted numerous Oklahoma City clients in pursuing compensation for truck accident injuries. With over 20 years of experience, we provide invaluable legal guidance specific to Oklahoma law.

Oklahoma Truck Accident Laws

Truckers in the USA are subject to compliance with FMCSA regulations on driver qualifications, service hours, maintenance and load securement. Violations can affect liability and compensation. Determining fault often also involves reviewing data from the truck’s event data recorder (EDR),  which captures vehicle speed, braking and engine throttle details during the accident.

Steps To Take After A Truck Accident

If you are involved in a truck accident, the most important thing to do is get immediate medical care and then contact an attorney before you speak with anybody else – especially the trucking company’s insurer. Taking these steps can help protect your interests and strengthen your potential compensation claim.

Common Causes Of Truck Accidents

Truck accidents are commonly as a result of:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Improper loading or cargo securement
  • Mechanical failures
  • Poor weather conditions
  • Driving under the influence

An experienced truck accident lawyer will conduct thorough investigations to uncover the cause of the accident and determine liability.

Common Injuries In A Truck Accident

Due to their sheer size and weight, truck accidents may result in serious injuries, including:

  • Burns and lacerations
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Internal organ injuries
  • Death

These injuries may require extensive medical treatment and can significantly impact the victim’s quality of life and ability to work.

Can You Sue If A Family Member Died In A Truck Accident?

If a family member dies in an Oklahoma truck accident, you have two years to file a wrongful death claim. Wrongful death claims can be filed by the personal representative or executor of the deceased’s estate on behalf of their survivors. An attorney with experience in truck accidents can guide you through the process.

Contact Us Today

Send us an email or call 405-266-0294 today to schedule your free consultation. We want every truck accident victim to have access to quality legal representation, so we take claims on a “no-recovery, no-fee” basis.