Truck Accident Attorneys OKC
Truck accidents tend to cause grave injuries. It's not hard to guess why. With so much tonnage involved and so much energy released on impact, collisions come with a higher rate of catastrophic injury and fatality than conventional car crashes. The legal issues surrounding trucks are a bit more complex as well, especially if the truck was being driven as part of a corporate shipping process. Federal and state trucking regulations also exist. Maples Law Firm believes the victims of truck accidents deserve legal representation as aggressive as it is effective, which is why we marshal considerable resources toward getting you the full and fair settlement you deserve. If the case cannot be settled, Maples Law Firm will let a jury decide your case. You can rest assure it will be amply prepared in the event a trial is necessary.
What Should You Do If You Are Involved in a Truck Accident of Any Kind?
The first step is to seek medical attention, of course, especially if your injuries warrant immediate care. Once you and your passengers are stable, however, it is essential to collect any information that may help you mount a better legal action down the line, including:
- Name, address, and insurance information of all drivers and passengers involved
- Photographs of the scene and of all vehicles is essential (remember the old saying a picture is worth a thousand words). Use your cell phone or camera, either one will suffice.
- Eyewitness information (remember everything you can. Make notes to your attorney about everything you remember).
- Police reports (if you have it already)
- Medical documentation
The key to recovering the expenses associated with a major crash is evidence, and that means you must be diligent to keep an accurate record of events as they occur. Keep in mind, most truck accidents either result in the death or catastrophic injury of someone you love. The trucking company and its insurer know it. In most cases we have handled, the defendant has its investigator out there hours after the incident. Why is that done? You guessed it. They want to get ahead of the fight.
The good news is that state law provides several avenues of recovery once you have proven driver fault or negligence. In many cases, it's not unusual for the victim to receive funds for medical bills, loss of income, property damage, lost quality of life, and pain and suffering. If your future earning potential is affected or you will require therapy and further care for years to come, it is essential to get such fees covered by the settlement rather than relying on a reluctant insurance industry. Don't let the passage of time delay Maples Law Firm's ability to fight for you.
Maples Law Firm has been helping injured victims throughout Oklahoma and other states for many years, and in that time we have earned a sterling reputation for the dogged pursuit of justice for our clients. Our personal experience with the insurance industry gives us a deeper understanding of its tactics, which can be deceptive and, yes, unethical. We at Maples Law Firm simply do not tolerate needless obstruction. If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident and you are seeking a higher standard of legal protection, do not hesitate to contact our lawyers today for a free consultation.