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Types of Commercial Vehicle Accidents

Our experience shows us that commercial vehicle accidents often lead to more catastrophic injuries and losses than an accident between two passenger cars. When a commercial vehicle such as a semi-truck is in a crash, the truck is typically heavier and larger than the other vehicle involved. This may lead to serious injury or even death. The following are a few examples of commercial vehicles:

  • Delivery trucks
  • Tow trucks
  • Full-size pick-up trucks with trailers
  • Cement trucks
  • Waste disposal trucks

In some cases, a commercial vehicle accident will involve the hauling of a dangerous or flammable material, which can result in burn injuries for accident victims. Most commercial vehicle accident cases involve multiple insurance companies in the claim process, which can make it difficult to understand where to pursue compensation for your injuries. Turn to the Law Offices of Dan Davis for help.

Common Causes of Trucking Accidents in Oklahoma City

Trucks are a common sight on Oklahoma City’s roads and highways. But with so many 18-wheelers sharing the roads with drivers on Interstate 44, Interstate 35, Northeast 23rd Street, and other busy roads, truck accidents can – and do – happen with alarming frequency across the city. In 2013, there were 5,182 reported crashes involving large trucks. That’s 7.5 percent of all accidents statewide.

While each case is different, some of the factors that lead to trucking accidents are more common than others. Stop-and-go traffic may lead to a rear-end crash caused by a distracted driver. A trucker under the influence of alcohol or drugs may fail to yield while merging onto the highway. A trucking company may cut corners and put others in danger, failing to inspect important safety components.

Truck drivers are required to drive thousands of miles each week to keep up with shipping and receiving demands, but this is no excuse. No matter the cause of your accident, you deserve justice. If you were injured through no fault of your own or lost a loved one, you shouldn’t have to foot the bill for a truck driver or trucking company’s negligent behavior; the Law Offices of Dan Davis is here to help.

Seeking Maximum Compensation for Your Injuries

Those who have suffered injuries in a truck accident have a lot to cope with. In addition to the pain and suffering and lost wages, there may be extensive physical rehabilitation or other ongoing treatment. Semi-truck accidents can result in terrible injuries. The sheer size of an 18-wheeler means that a victim’s injury is likely going to be much more severe than a similar accident involving two passenger cars.

Accident-related injuries can change a victim’s life forever in cases of:

  • Paralysis
  • Amputation
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Burn Injury

An experienced attorney knows how to incorporate factors such as the cost of physical and occupational therapy or assistive technology into a personal injury claim involving accident-related injuries. In many cases, a semi-truck accident proves to be fatal. If negligence on the part of the truck driver or trucking company contributed to the semi-truck accident, it may be grounds for a wrongful death claim.

Dealing with the Insurance Companies After an Accident

Typically, the insurance companies involved in commercial truck accident cases do not make obtaining a fair settlement easy. Because multiple parties are involved in any single commercial truck shipment, a truck accident victim may have to deal with multiple and overlapping insurance companies.

Separate insurance companies may represent the following parties:

  • Truck driver
  • Trucking company
  • Logistics company
  • Owner of the trailer
  • Owner of the shipment

This process may make it difficult for the average person to establish liability in an 18-wheeler accident. That’s why we urge you to take action right now by getting in touch with our Oklahoma City injury attorneys. Your consultation is free. You pay no upfront costs. We get paid a fee only if you win.

You Don’t Have to Face This Difficult Time Alone – We’re Available 24/7

Drivers in Oklahoma understand how to safely share the road with tractor-trailer trucks and big rigs. Truck drivers should also understand how to operate their big rigs safely, but it’s astonishing to find out that some of them either aren’t trained properly or take careless risks while driving. The consequences can be grave. We know that a truck accident in Oklahoma can happen anywhere and anytime.

The Law Offices of Dan Davis is ready to help you uncover the true cause of your accident and fight for the compensation you deserve. We pore over accident reports and medical records. We reach out to top experts and conduct comprehensive investigations into trucking companies. When your future is at stake, we leave no stone unturned in proving the long-term cost of your personal injuries.

Call the Law Offices of Dan Davis at (405) 531-9983 to arrange your FREE initial consultation.