Truck Accidents Can Be Catastrophic — Attorney Jeff Martin Investigates, Demands Answers
Truck accidents involving large 18-wheelers and automobiles are among the most serious and deadliest in the nation. Tractor-trailer crashes often result in severe injury. If you are involved in a wreck with a large truck, you will need strong, aggressive representation from a truck accident attorney who has a thorough understanding of commercial vehicle regulations. At the Law Offices of Jeff Martin, we work hard to learn how truck accidents happen and determine who is liable. We do this by investigating the truck company thoroughly, as well as looking at police reports and witness statements.
We have seen truck accidents in Oklahoma caused by driver fatigue, with companies violating hours of service regulations routinely. Trucking companies, however, are only required to maintain many of those records for six months. Without obtaining those records before they are destroyed, the injured person or survivors of a person killed in an 18-wheeler wreck has a much more difficult time proving the trucking company’s negligence.
We are skilled at the negotiating table, but we are not afraid to file a lawsuit and take your case to trial, if that is what’s necessary to recover compensation for your losses. The process of getting compensation in a trucking accident can be complicated, but we can put experience and resources to work for you. Truck accident lawsuits typically involve action against the trucking company and its insurance company, which may try to low-ball a settlement or deny your claim outright. We have experience navigating these difficult claims.
How Truck Accidents Can Lead to Fatalities
Consider the following statistics from 2007:
- One out of nine traffic fatalities resulted from a collision involving a large truck.
- 413,000 large trucks (gross vehicle weight rating greater than 10,000 pounds) were involved in traffic crashes in the United States; 4,584 were involved in fatal crashes.
- Large trucks accounted for 8 percent of all vehicles involved in fatal crashes and 4 percent of all vehicles involved in injury and property-damage-only crashes.
- Seventy-five percent (75%) of fatalities in large truck crashes were occupants of other vehicles involved in the crash. Only 17% of fatalities involved drivers or occupants of large trucks.
Contact a Truck Accident Lawyer with Our Firm
It can be hard knowing what to do after you’ve been involved in a truck accident. You may have serious long-term injuries and medical bills that are quickly adding up. At the same time, you may be unable to work to collect a paycheck and provide for your family.
We can protect your rights every step of the way. If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries or loss a truck accident, contact the Law Offices of Jeff Martin today to discuss your legal options with an experienced truck accident attorney in Oklahoma. Your initial consultation is free. We don’t charge by the hour or nickel and dime our clients, either, and you don’t pay unless we win. Call us today in the Tulsa area at 728-8888 or use our toll free number at 800-980-9205.