Truck Accident Attorney in Tulsa
Holding Negligent Parties Accountable
Truck accidents are often more damaging and more disorienting than other types of motor vehicle collisions. Although many people are familiar with the process of receiving care and filing an insurance claim after a car accident, dealing with a truck accident can be confusing. It is difficult to know who is liable for your injuries and how you can recover compensation after a truck accident. Additionally, it is likely that your injuries are severe — this only adds to the difficulty of handling a claim.
With The Law Offices of Trevor Furlong, you do not have to take on your truck accident case alone. I will handle the complex legal processes of your claim so you can get the care you need and focus on getting better.
How are Truck Accidents Different From Car Accidents?
Although truck accidents and car accidents are both types of motor vehicle collisions, the ways that these types of accidents occur, liability for each type of accident, and the ways that claims proceed are very different.
Truck accidents are almost always more damaging than car accidents. Truck accident claims often involve more severe injuries and higher costs.
Another significant difference between car accidents and truck accidents is that truck accident claims often involve the trucking company and their insurance provider. Whereas car accident claims often only involve each driver and their insurance companies, truck accident claims involve the driver and their employer. This can complicate how a claim proceeds.
Causes of Truck Accidents
Like car accidents, truck accidents can be caused by driver negligence as well as external factors. Many of the same issues that contribute to car accidents cause truck accidents as well, but truck accidents often involve issues that are unique. For example, truckers and trucking companies must manage the weight of their vehicles to ensure safety — if this is not done correctly, collisions can result.
Truck accidents can be caused by:
- Reckless driving
- Distracted driving
- Safety violations
- Road conditions
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Inclement weather
- Vehicle maintenance issues
- Overweight trucks
Truck Accident Liability
Truck drivers are often at fault for causing collisions, but their negligent actions can commonly be traced back to negligence throughout the company they work for. Trucking companies are responsible for:
- Hiring competent drivers
- Training their employees
- Conducting periodic safety checks
- Providing regular maintenance
- Ensuring their vehicles are driven safely
Trucking companies are often involved in collision cases, regardless of whether the cause of a truck accident can be directly traced to their negligence or not.
Truck accidents can also be the fault of third parties. This may include:
- Road workers
- Vehicle manufacturers
- Safety inspectors
In these cases, a case will likely resemble a lawsuit rather than an insurance claim.
Evidence of Truck Accidents
When trucking companies are involved in truck accident cases, pieces of evidence related to the company’s operations can be important. Hiring documents, safety violation records, trip logs, and maintenance records are some examples of evidence that a trucking company can contribute to a case. Other pieces of evidence may include witness accounts, surveillance footage, and a police report.
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I can guide you through every step of your truck accident claim to ensure you are fairly compensated. Contact my office today for more information about my legal services.
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