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:
- 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
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