FAQ’s

Does your firm handle trucking cases?

Yes. The Oklahoma truck accident attorneys at the Rode Law Firm have many years of experience representing victims of serious heavy truck wrecks. We have handled a wide variety of truck and commercial vehicle accidents, including collisions that involved 18-wheelers, local delivery trucks, rental vans (U-Haul trucks, for example) and more. Trucking accidents are usually much more complex than those involving other passenger vehicles. That’s why it’s very important for you to talk to a qualified Tulsa attorney who understands the laws that regulate trucking and knows how to make sure you get all of the compensation you deserve. The Oklahoma personal injury lawyers at the Rode Law Firm have a history of success when it comes to representing people who have been injured in wrecks caused by negligent truckers or trucking companies. Let us put our experience to work for you.

How hard is it to get you to work for us?

It’s very simple. Contact us now for a free consultation. You can call us at (918) 599-8880 or fill out our online form. After you have discussed your case with one of our Tulsa trucking accident attorneys, all you need to do is fill out a bit of paperwork, and we can start working on the case for you right away.

We got hit by an out-of-state truck. Can you handle it here in Oklahoma?

Yes. Our attorneys have significant experience representing people who were injured in Oklahoma by negligently operated trucks from other states. Oklahoma lies at the crossroads of many important nationwide trucking routes, meaning that lots of tractor trailers and other trucks from all over the country use our roads. If your accident happened in Oklahoma, you can sue the negligent parties (the trucking company, the driver, etc.) here, and the attorneys at the Rode Law Firm can help you recover the full value of the compensation you deserve.

I was in a wreck with a truck in another state, but I live in Oklahoma. Can you handle the case?

Yes. The experienced truck accident attorneys at the Rode Law Firm can represent you even if your accident happened outside of Oklahoma. We have handled a number of out-of-state trucking accidents with positive results, and we can help you, too. In many situations, it is possible to achieve a full and fair settlement without going to court in the state where the accident happened. However, if it is necessary to go to court, the lawyers at the Rode Law Firm know how to work with colleagues in that state in order to achieve a positive result for you.

What will you do for us?

We will work for you to achieve the best possible outcome in your trucking accident case. Our experienced Oklahoma trucking accident attorneys will be by your side every step of the way, aggressively representing your best interests. We will work with the insurance companies and the opposing attorneys to achieve a fair settlement, all while making preparations to take your case to trial if necessary. We know how to prepare, package and present your case in order to maximize the compensation you are able to recover. If an insurance company is unwilling to settle your case for a fair amount, our thorough preparation gives us the ammunition we need to take an aggressive approach toward filing suit and pushing your case through private mediation and trial.

Our experience has shown that effective Oklahoma trial lawyers get better settlements for their clients. At the Rode Law Firm, we also keep you informed about the status of your case throughout the process as we go forward. Client communication is important to us, and we encourage clients to call us for an update every three weeks.

Who do I sue – the trucking company or the subsidiary?

In many situations, Oklahoma law allows accident victims to recover damages from both the trucking company and the subsidiary or wholly-owned division. Some companies try to shield their assets by creating a bewildering maze of subsidiaries and corporate entities. The Tulsa trucking accident lawyers at the Rode Law Firm are skilled at untangling these corporate webs in order to make sure our clients get the recoveries they deserve.

Can I sue the trucker and the trucking company?

It often makes sense to sue both the truck driver and the trucking company. A legal theory called “respondeat superior” makes it clear that employers can be held liable for the negligence of their employees in almost all situations. If the trucker was negligent in the accident, you can also file suit against the driver as an individual, allowing you to access any insurance coverage that the driver might carry. Independent contractors put another wrinkle in trucking accident lawsuits.

In an effort to shirk responsibility, some trucking companies will try to claim that their driver was not an employee, but rather was an independent contractor. However, the accident lawyers at the Rode Law Firm know how to prevent liable companies from hiding behind such tricky definitions. Our experienced trucking accident attorneys are committed to helping you recover the full compensation you deserve from all responsible parties.

Were You Hurt In An Oklahoma Trucking Accident? You’ve Reached The Right Law Firm

The Rode Law Firm has handled truck accident injury claims in Oklahoma for more than 50 years combined experience. We know how to prepare these cases for settlement or trial, and it’s easy to get us started on your case.

Just answer a few questions by phone and complete a small amount of paperwork. We’ll promptly begin investigating your claim. There is no fee unless we win your case.

For a no-cost case evaluation, call (918) 599-8880 or fill out our online form.

Based in Tulsa, the Rode Law Firm represents victims of heavy truck crashes in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, and beyond.