Oklahoma City Truck Accident Attorney
When heavy trucks are involved in accidents, the results are often catastrophic. Not only is the passenger car quite often totaled, but the driver and any passengers inside typically leave the scene of the accident in ambulances and are transported to the nearest hospitals with serious injuries. Some victims of truck accidents do not make it to see another day. Truck accidents are often the most lethal type of personal injury that can occur.
Typical Causes of Truck Accidents
Semi-Truck accidents are not as rare as you might think. In fact, they can range from minor accidents to extreme casualties. Many times they are often caused by other outside forces as opposed to operator error. Some examples of these other causes include:
- Driver Fatigue
- Mechanical Failure
- Braking Problems
- Lack of Spacing Between Vehicles
- Trailer Problems
- Overloading of Trucks and Trailers
- Driving Long Distances Without Breaks
- High-Stress Levels to the Driver
- Lack of Sight When Changing Lanes
Why Do I Need an Oklahoma City Truck Accident Attorney?
You may feel like you can handle an insurance claim for your injuries on your own. However, you need to keep in mind that the moment a commercial truck accident occurs, trucking companies begin their defense strategy. Many send out emergency response teams to the scene of the accident to gather as much evidence as they can to build their defense against you. They anticipate that there will be victims and that those victims will pursue maximum compensation for their injuries, and the last thing they want to do is pay out the maximum amount, even if it is their insurance company paying the claim. If you have been hurt by a truck or car accident, do not try to fight for your rights and medical needs alone.
Insurance companies for trucking companies are just as protective of their assets. They do not want to pay out the maximum amount on claims, either. Their insurance adjusters work hard behind the scenes to deny claims or to at least offer the lowest settlement amount possible. Therefore, while you can certainly handle an insurance claim on your own against the insurance agency for the trucking company, having an experienced truck accident attorney who knows how to talk to and handle trucking company insurance agencies on your side is your best bet to obtaining the maximum compensation for your claim.
Because of our many years of experience, we know how to negotiate with trucking company insurance agencies. Additionally, the moment the trucking company and their insurance agency know that you have an experienced Oklahoma City trucking accident attorney working for you, they often immediately start working on a fair and decent settlement offer. They know that we understand how to determine a fair evaluation of your injuries and your future medical bills and that we will not settle for an unfair settlement offer.
What if the Settlement Offer is Unfair?
There are still times when trucking companies or their insurance companies still will not offer a fair settlement amount, even when dealing with an experienced accident attorney. At Owens Law Office PC, we have no qualms about taking trucking companies and their insurance agencies to trial if they do not want to settle fairly. We will work diligently to achieve the highest possible settlement or verdict for your trucking accident case.
Our office is skilled at preparing, packaging, and presenting your trucking accident case in a manner that maximizes the amount of compensation you are entitled to collect. If the final settlement amount is not the amount we have prepared for, we have already done the footwork and gathered the ammunition required to enable us to aggressively pursue the amount you deserve by filing a lawsuit and taking your case to court.
We also investigate all avenues for recovering compensation. If, for instance, there is a subsidiary involved that we can sue, we will pursue that avenue of compensation, as well. We are skilled at unraveling any complicated corporate webs involved in your situation and make sure that you recover every penny you deserve. We also fully understand how to appropriately communicate on your behalf when dealing with serious personal injury.
Successfully Handling Oklahoma Semi-Truck Accident Cases
The Oklahoma truck accident attorneys at Owens Law Office PC have helped numerous Oklahoma City victims who were injured in life-changing truck accidents over the years. We have successfully handled a wide variety of semi-truck, tractor trailer truck, and other commercial truck accident cases. Whether you were injured in an accident that involved a local delivery truck or an 18-wheeler traveling across the country, we can help you obtain the compensation you are entitled to so that you can focus on your recovery and work toward getting back to your normal life as you once knew it.
If you have been injured in a truck accident in Oklahoma City, contact one of our Oklahoma City truck accident attorneys today at (405) 608-0708 for a free evaluation of your case.