Truck Accident Claims

Time is of the essence when it comes to filing a truck accident claim. Key evidence and recollections can diminish over time and proof is crucial when filing suit against truck companies who typically have teams of professionals such as accident reconstructionists, engineering experts, and a squad of defense lawyers on call.

If you’ve been injured in a 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 has represented clients injured in serious truck accidents for decades. The firm’s lawyers have a solid understanding of the federal and state laws governing the trucking industry and can prepare, present and package a winning case for you. If we don’t obtain a recovery on your behalf, you won’t owe us anything.

We understand the importance of acting fast in a truck accident case. That’s why our free consultations are short and to the point. 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.

Call the Rode Law Firm and get on your Road to Recovery.

Just call (918) 599-8880 or fill out our online form.

Filing An 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.

Life can be chaotic after a 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:

  1. Focus on your health first and seek medical treatment immediately.
  2. Call the police, and speak only to the officer about what happened in the tractor trailer wreck.
  3. Collect the truck driver’s name, truck and trailer license plate and DOT numbers and insurance information.
  4. Collect the names and telephone numbers of witnesses.
  5. Take pictures of the tractor trailer wreck if possible.
  6. Contact an experienced tractor trailer accident attorney at the Rode Law Firm. We will handle notifying the pertinent insurance companies for you.
  7. Do not give any recorded statement to any insurance adjuster without having your attorney present.

Proving Your 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. First, you have to prove your case.

We will need to prove 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 trucking company. The attorney will also discuss the amount of compensation you deserve for your harms and losses.

Most cases with a trucking company’s insurance carrier reach a satisfactory settlement through skilled negotiations utilizing detailed documentation, statements from medical experts, reports from accident reconstructionist experts, and other documentary evidence to show that you have been harmed. However, if the settlement offer does not fairly compensate you for all your harms and losses, we will discuss with you filing a lawsuit on your behalf. Even if we file a lawsuit, this doesn’t mean that we will have to go to trial. Often, a mediation with a private mediator can reach a successful resolution to your case prior to a trial in front of a judge, but if a trial is necessary, we will advise you and prepare you for walking through that process. Winning a truck accident case can provide vital monetary support for injured victims and their families. The lawyers at Rode Law Firm are dedicated trial lawyers who have proven negligence against truck companies.

Call the Rode Law Firm and get on your Road to Recovery.

Call (918) 599-8880 or complete online form for a no-cost consultation.