Frequently Asked Questions About Truck Accidents

oklahoma truck accident claimTruck accidents are terribly violent events, and the consequences can be devastating and expensive. Major injuries are an all-too-common consequence of crashes such as these, and the property damage, loss of income and emotional trauma that go along with those injuries may ultimately decimate a family's financial security. That's why working with an experienced Oklahoma City truck accident attorney is a wise thing to do: the last thing you want is to represent yourself in court and fail to recover what you deserve.

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Maples, Nix & Diesselhorst has been fighting on behalf of injured clients in Oklahoma for many years, and we often receive a few common questions, including:

What Should I Do If I Am In A Truck Accident?

The first thing is to seek medical help and stabilize any major injuries. If you are able, however, it is also important to document the scene in full detail, including the condition of the road, the position of the vehicles, the personal information of all drivers and passengers, and any info pertaining to eyewitness accounts. Most importantly, take photographs as described above. What you should not do is refuse medical care or provide any assurances to insurance collectors, as such statements may later hinder your efforts at recovering a fair settlement.

What Kind Of Settlement Or Reward Can I Expect?

This depends on the nature and severity of the crash. Minor injuries may be more difficult to collect upon than catastrophic injuries, but the legal questions are similar: who was at fault, what expenses are associated with your recovery, will you lose income as a result, and was there gross negligence or pain and suffering that deserve legal consideration as well? An attorney can answer these questions carefully and prepare aggressively for a court battle to ensure you get a substantial sum.

How Much Does It Cost To Work With A Good Attorney?

This is the good news. When you retain the attorneys of Maples, Nix & Diesselhorst, you never have to pay any fee unless we obtain you money via either settlement or trial. Our firm works on a contingency basis, meaning the only payment we receive comes out of the settlement or trial judgment itself, so essentially the responsible party pays us instead of you.

If you are seeking effective legal help on a truck accident suit and do not want to fight endlessly with your insurance carrier, we can help. Please contact the lawyers of Maples, Nix & Diesselhorst today for a free consultation on the merits of your case.