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Truck Accident Injury Lawyers in Tulsa

We Care About Truck Accident Victims

Truck accident in Tulsa involving a tractor trailerIf you drive around Tulsa, you will encounter plenty of large tractor-trailers. This is especially true if you are on a busy road with a lot of commercial vehicle traffic such as I-244, U.S. 412 or the Broken Arrow Expressway. Even a minor collision with one of those trucks can cause life-changing injuries or the loss of a loved one.

At Edwards & Patterson Law, we protect the rights of truck accident victims and their families in Oklahoma and Arkansas. We are dedicated to holding negligent truck drivers and trucking companies accountable and to pursuing all compensation our clients deserve. We believe that our clients deserve caring, assertive representation. We fight. We care. We win.

To learn more about how we can help you after a truck accident, contact our Tulsa personal injury law firm today. We can review your case in a free consultation and start an immediate investigation of the crash.

What Are Common Causes of Trucking Accidents in Oklahoma?

Our law firm’s legal experience goes back more than three decades. Our attorneys have seen how driver error is a leading cause of 18-wheeler accidents on our major roads and city streets in Tulsa. Some of the most common types of truck driver negligence which we see are:

  • Speeding and aggressive driving – Drivers who are in a rush to meet a deadline, move on to the next job or simply get home can drive too fast for road and weather conditions and cause crashes. They can also hurt others on the road when they tailgate, make dangerous passes or refuse to yield.
  • Truck driver using tablet while driving.Distracted driving – Many truck drivers fail to pay attention to what they are doing because they are too busy texting or talking on a hand-held cell phone, which is a violation of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations. Drivers can also get distracted by using a dispatch device or typing an address into a GPS unit.
  • Fatigued driving – Many truck drivers try to cut corners and drive long past their physical and mental limits or the limits set by the FMCSA’s hours of service rules. A fatigued driver can be as dangerous as a drunk driver. A driver’s medical condition and use of some types of prescription medications can contribute to drowsiness.
  • Driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs – Although it may seem crazy to operate a large tractor-trailer under the influence of alcohol, it happens. More commonly, truck drivers may become reliant on prescription and over-the-counter drugs to keep them awake and alert. Any type of drug or alcohol use can create serious dangers when operating heavy machinery.
  • Lack of experience and training – Some big trucking companies rush their drivers through short training programs before turning them loose on the open road. Inexperienced drivers account for a large percentage of the crashes that happen each year.

Who Can Be Held Liable for Tractor Trailer Accidents?

A negligent truck driver can and should be held liable for any injuries or deaths that the driver causes. Additionally, the company that hires a negligent driver who causes an accident while “on the job” can be held liable based on the driver’s negligence. Trucking company negligence can cause accidents as well. For example, the trucking company may have:

  • Hired a driver without conducting a complete background check
  • Hired a driver who was not qualified
  • Failed to adequately train and supervise a driver
  • Neglected inspection, maintenance and repair of the trucks in the fleet
  • Permitted or even forced drivers to violate safety regulations.

In addition to the trucking company, other parties who may be held responsible in a truck accident lawsuit include:

  • A warehousing company that overloaded a truck
  • A shipping broker who contracted with a dangerous driver
  • The manufacturer of a defective truck or truck part
  • A government agency responsible for road design and maintenance.

If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries in a car accident or trucking collision in the Tulsa area, you can’t afford to sit by and wait to see what happens. Most trucking companies move very quickly to get rid of evidence. You need an attorney who will get involved and aggressively fight to protect your rights.

How Do You File a Semi-Truck Accident Lawsuit in Oklahoma?

A truck accident lawyer in Tulsa is your best starting point for filing a truck accident lawsuit. Filing a lawsuit is not as simple as just filling out a claims form or writing a narrative about the crash. A formal lawsuit must be initiated after thorough investigation and by the careful drafting of a legal document known as a complaint. This document contains carefully crafted allegations that establish proper jurisdiction, the correct legal venue, and the legal names and corporate identities of any companies involved.

Attorneys filling out a lawsuit form for a truck accident victim.It can be very expensive to investigate a trucking collision and to bring a lawsuit. At Edwards & Patterson Law, we advance all of the costs of investigating your crash. We also pay for all of the expenses involved in filing a lawsuit and the ongoing costs of fighting for your rights. We will get paid for our work and reimbursed for these expenses only if we succeed at securing compensation for you.

How Can a Truck Accident Attorney Help Me?

When you contact a Tulsa truck accident attorney at Edwards & Patterson Law, we will help you to understand:

  • Who was at fault in causing your truck crash
  • Potential sources of compensation
  • Types of compensation available in a claim.

Also, we will help you to get the medical treatment you need and spare you from dealing with aggressive insurance companies and their representatives. In fact, our team will handle all settlement negotiations and prepare your case from start to finish. Even though most trucking accident cases settle out of court, we start every case by preparing for trial.

Our Tulsa Truck Accident Lawyer Is Ready to Help You

For help after a serious trucking crash in Tulsa, call a truck accident attorney who can help you to seek full and fair compensation for your injuries.  At Edwards & Patterson Law, we never charge unless we win, and your initial case evaluation will be free of charge as well. Contact our Tulsa truck accident lawyers, today to learn more.

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Our firm has helped thousands of people, all with unique circumstances, get the treatment they need and the compensation they deserve. You have only one day in court. Choosing an attorney who will listen to your needs and fight for your rights is an important decision. Let Edwards & Patterson Law be your voice for justice!

Stop Worrying and Put Edwards & Patterson to Work for You

Edwards & Patterson Law LawyersA serious accident is one of the most traumatic things you can go through. After the shock wears off, you probably feel overwhelmed as you wonder how you will get the money and benefits you need
to begin putting your life back together. The last thing you want to face is the confusion and frustration of dealing with insurance companies and legal claims.

Stop worrying! The attorneys and staff at Edwards & Patterson Law are always here for you. Let us handle your case and we will take care of everything. Our staff is always here to answer any questions
you may have and walk you through the entire process from start to finish. We understand that personal injury events can have life-changing effects. These effects can be financially devastating to
you and your family. We care about you, we will fight for you, and we will win to get you the compensation you deserve!

Are you ready to get the compassionate and aggressive legal help you need? Let’s get started now. Contact the law firm of Edwards & Patterson Law for a free and confidential claim review and
consultation. We care. We fight. We win!

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