Call For Free Initial Consultation
800-539-0652
Maples, Nix & Diesselhorst
Menu Contact

Truck Accidents Archives

We are still waiting for foolproof trucking safety advancements

If you spend any time reading or listening to the news, you have probably heard a lot of buzz about safety advancements in the trucking industry. Like you, we applaud any attempts to reduce truck accidents. However, it is clear that foolproof technologies are still out of reach.

How can a lawyer help in an Oklahoma truck accident case?

In the immediate aftermath of a truck accident, most Oklahoma residents are not thinking about a potential lawsuit. If injury has occurred, victims are most likely concerned with their medical treatment and damage to their vehicle. If the victim has suffered severe, life-changing injuries, it could be some time before they are able to think about the possibility of seeking compensation.

Injuries occur primarily in no-zones around trucks

No-zones refers to the areas around a vehicle which you should avoid, or bar avoidance, maintain extra vigilance. Every vehicle has a series of no-zones, but tractor-trailer trucks are notorious for the size of their no-zones and their dangers. Semi-trucks are large, lumbering beasts that can easily crush most passenger cars. It is thus crucial that you proceed cautiously around these vehicles when you interact with them on the road.

Seeking Compensation from a Trucking Accident

Truck accidents are considered one of the prime causes of tragic fatalities and catastrophic injuries in Oklahoma. When an 18-wheeler rams into an oncoming vehicle, your chances of survival in such a semi-truck carnage are extremely low. Such a vehicle can be a dangerous weapon in the hands of a distracted truck driver or even a sloppy one. Being a victim of truck accidents can have an adverse impact on your life. Not only are you plagued by pain and suffering but also face the possibility of not recovering your locomotor skills.

Truck accident kills Oklahoma woman

There are two things that usually happen when a semi truck collides with a passenger car and neither of them are good: the driver and passengers in the car are either killed or left with injuries that will change their lives forever. That's because the size and weight of an 18-wheeler ? and the momentum it can create ? are no match for any normal 2-axle vehicle.

What to expect in truck accident settlements

Accidents can be an ordeal for even the most patient of us.  However, the real hassle is often faced in the aftermath of the accidents; when the bills start piling up. Hospital bills can be more expensive than repairing the vehicle itself and can keep coming your way long after you are released. If you've been injured in a trucking accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

Dangers of truck driver fatigue

Every day transport trucks deliver thousands of goods to stores all across the U.S. We might not think about how many hours these goods take to reach our favorite stores. The truth is, truck drivers have to spend several hours behind the wheel to transport these goods. Drivers who spend hours on the road may suffer from fatigue, especially if they are not well rested or sleep deprived.

  • "Glendell was very caring during my hours of tears... don't know why anyone would use any other firm in town."

    Bea D.

  • "...absolutely went WAY above & beyond to get me the best possible settlement!..."

    Terrie B.

  • "...Well done and your clients are blessed to have such skilled attorneys..."

    Jack S.

  • "Thank you for your help and understanding."

    Bety & Chuck M.

  • "I really appreciated all your hard work and your kindness shown to me and my children during all these trying times..."

    Lillie & Family

  • "I would like to give my thanks and gratitude to Maples Law Firm. I want to especially thank Travis Siegel for his dedication and support these last two years..."

    Lee & Chastity M.

  • "You are so special and so appreciated! You restored our faith in attorneys!!"

    Sheryn & Johnny

Check Out Our Free Books By Ray Maples
Free Book
  • $3.6 Million Trucking Case Settlement
  • $4.7 Million Medical Malpractice Case Settlement
  • $1.5 Million Nursing Home Case Settlement
  • $1.5 Million Workplace Case Settlement
  • $2.25 Million Class Action Case Settlement
  • $1.75 Million Dangerous Products Case Settlement
  • $2.75 Million Medical Malpractice Case Settlement
  • $3 Million Nursing Home Negligence Case Settlement
  • $3.6 Million Truck Accidents Case Settlement
More Verdicts and Settlements
Email us for a response

Contact Us For A FREE No Obligation Case Evaluation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Maples, Nix & Diesselhorst
15401 North May Avenue
Edmond, OK 73013

Toll Free: 800-539-0652
Fax: 405-513-8121
Map & Directions
Edmond Law Office Map

Map