Time is of the essence when it comes to filing a truck accident claim. Although Oklahoma personal injury law gives truck crash victims two years from the date of their injury to file a claim, the truth is that key evidence and recollections can diminish over time. Proof is crucial when filing suit against truck companies, who typically have large insurance policies and a team of defense lawyers on call.
If you’ve been injured in an Oklahoma commercial motor vehicle wreck, you need a truck accident lawyer who can act quickly in pursuing your claim. You need the Rode Law Firm.
The Rode Law Firm in Tulsa has represented clients injured in serious Oklahoma truck accidents for decades. The firm’s lawyers have a solid understanding of the federal and state laws governing the truck industry and can prepare, present and package a winning case. If we don’t obtain a recovery on your behalf, you won’t pay us.
We understand the importance of acting fast in a truck accident case. That’s why our free consultations are short and to the point. Just call (918) 599-8880 or fill out our online form.
An experienced truck accident attorney will ask a few questions and invite you to our office to discuss your case. If we think you have a case, we’ll tell you – and we’ll get working on it as soon as you hire us. We won’t stop fighting until you receive the compensation you deserve.
The Rode Law Firm represents clients in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, and beyond.
Filing An Oklahoma Tractor Trailer Accident Claim
Large truck accidents can happen anywhere. You may live in Oklahoma but be injured due to the negligent actions of a tractor trailer driver or trucking company located in another state. Don’t worry – the Rode Law Firm can handle cases involving trucking companies across the country. If necessary, our lawyers can even consult with out-of-state law firms to assist with your claim.
Life will be chaotic after your truck accident, particularly if you sustained serious injuries that will require extensive rehabilitation. To make filing a claim easier for you, here are tips on how to ensure a strong case against a negligent trucking company:
- Focus on your health first and seek medical treatment immediately.
- Call the police, and speak only to the officer about what happened in the tractor trailer wreck. Do not take responsibility for the accident.
- Collect the truck driver’s name, truck and trailer license plate and DOT numbers and insurance information.
- Collect the names and telephone numbers of witnesses.
- Take pictures of the tractor trailer wreck if possible.
- Contact an experienced tractor trailer accident attorney at the Rode Law Firm. We will handle notifying the pertinent insurance companies for you.
- Do not give any recorded statement to any insurance adjuster without having your attorney present.
Proving Your Oklahoma Truck Accident Claim
Winning a truck accident case can provide considerable compensation for crash victims because trucking companies generally have much larger insurance policies than the average motorist involved in a car crash. That means that you have a better chance of recovering all of the damages you are entitled to. But first you have to prove your case.
A winning truck accident claim successfully asserts that the defendant (i.e., a truck driver, trucking company, shipping entity, manufacturer or other at-fault party) caused your injuries due to negligence. To prove negligence under the law, you must show:
- That the defendant owed you a duty of care;
- That the defendant breached that duty, through either action or inaction;
- That the negligence directly caused your injury;
- That you suffered damages as a result of the negligence.
When you meet with a truck accident lawyer, he or she will review the facts of your case and explain the process of taking action against a truck company. You will also discuss how much compensation you should ask for.
With luck, the truck company’s insurance carrier will provide a satisfactory settlement for you quickly. However, in most cases some part of a tractor trailer accident victim’s claim for damages will be disputed. That’s when a truck accident lawyer can utilize detailed documentation, statements from medical experts and accident reconstructionists and other visual evidence to show that you have been harmed. That may occur outside of court or during a trial before a judge and jury.
Oklahoma Truck Accident? You’ve Reached The Right Law Firm
Winning a truck accident case can provide vital monetary support for injured victims and their families. The Oklahoma lawyers at Rode Law Firm are dedicated litigators who have proven negligence against truck companies, both in state and across the country.
Call (918) 599-8880 or complete online form for a no-cost consultation.