Tulsa Trucking Accident Attorneys
Protecting Your Right to Compensation for Over 30 Years
Trucking accidents are devastating. Nearly 5,700 crashes involving a large truck occurred in Oklahoma in 2019, with many resulting in fatalities and hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages. These accidents happen for various reasons, but regardless of the reason for the accident, it can be costly.
Enlow Law has decades of experience pursuing compensation on behalf of our clients. Our seasoned team of respected legal representatives can provide the practical solutions you need to fight for the compensation you deserve.
Causes of Trucking Accidents
Trucking accidents can happen due to any of the following:
- Environmental conditions
- Driver error or incapacitation
- Truck malfunctions
Unfortunately, the reality of many accidents involving trucks is that there will likely be more damage and more severe injuries than a car accident.
- Rough road conditions
create problems for all drivers and can make a commute deadly if the proper precautions are not taken. Oklahoma roads are relatively flat, but high winds and storms can make top-heavy trucks that were improperly loaded or poorly designed prone to tipping accidents. Furthermore, poorly maintained roads may not be in good enough shape to weather a harsh storm, especially one where 2-ton trucks are still out on the road driving.
Heavy Load Issues
Additionally, if a truck is not appropriately balanced or the load is too heavy, minor changes on the road or highway may cause rollovers and braking issues. Trucking companies are responsible for ensuring that trucks are loaded correctly to avoid accidents. However, many companies push drivers to transport overloaded trucks to make more deliveries and more money, thus putting other drivers at risk by jeopardizing road safety.
Trucks have a lot of wear and tear due to long hours on the road, making regular maintenance one of the most important priorities for trucking companies and truck drivers. Many truck drivers are forced to drive without regular maintenance to cut costs and keep up with demanding schedules. Malfunctioning parts make driving unsafe for the truck driver and other cars on the road.
One of the most common reasons for trucking accidents is distracted driving. In general, distracted driving is one of the most common reasons for accidents for all vehicles, but impaired driving has higher costs victims of a trucking accident. Trucks are heavier, bigger, and more difficult to maneuver than other vehicles and with the addition of high speeds, impact from a truck is far more deadly than another car. Whether it's drugs or alcohol, falling asleep at the wheel, or texting and driving, distractions can mean life or death in a trucking accident.
What Do I Do If I've Been In a Trucking Accident?
If you or a loved one has been in a trucking accident, you understand the fear, pain, and uncertainty many go through after a crash. You likely have questions about your future and feel angry about your losses.
Proving fault in an accident is difficult because many parties are involved in these situations. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, the trucking company, driver, cargo loader, and/or manufacturer may be to blame.
The best thing you can do after an accident is gather as much evidence as you can to support your case. Trucking companies have many resources at their disposal to avoid being held responsible for an accident, so you must provide proof to support your claim and be backed by a strong attorney who is ready to fight for your best interests.
Our proven truck accident lawyers will investigate the following resources for evidence related to your accident in order to build the strongest case possible on your behalf:
- Electronic logging devices
- Driving log
- Federal and state inspection records
Never attempt to file a lawsuit or claim in a trucking accident without the guidance of an attorney.
Legal Counsel You Can Trust
Enlow Law has over five decades of experience in and out of court. We've helped our clients pursue compensation for their accidents, and we can help you do the same. We understand how devastating trucking accidents can be – painful injuries, expensive damages, and lost quality of life. That's why our firm provides compassionate and efficient counsel to our clients. Our team has worked with a variety of cases, and we are equipped to handle yours as well.
For legal counsel backed by experience and heart, schedule a consultation with our attorneys at Enlow Law today.