Individuals who are involved in commercial trucking accidents often sustain serious injuries and even death. Under Oklahoma law, drivers and their companies are required to follow certain safety guidelines. In the event that these guidelines are not followed and an accident results, injured parties may be entitled to certain damages. Contact Nix Law Group in Edmond, Oklahoma to learn more about your rights if you have been injured in a truck accident.
Every year in this country, there are over 5,000 fatalities and over 130,000 catastrophic injuries as a result of commercial trucking accidents. Far too often, the result of a crash involving a semi truck and a passenger vehicle results in the person in the passenger vehicle suffering catastrophic injuries, brain and spinal cord injuries, and other severe personal injuries, and sometimes wrongful death. As such, there are numerous state and federal regulations in place that require trucking companies and their drivers to maintain safe and secure vehicles. The types of damages available in these cases depend on the severity of the injuries, but include your medical bills and future med bills. You’re also entitled to receive damages for your pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, and sometimes punitive damages if it is shown that the trucking company was reckless or grossly negligent in operation of their vehicle. If you’re involved in a semi truck accident, it is essential you contact an attorney as soon as possible. There are numerous pieces of evidence that must be obtained at the earliest possible point to make sure we can recover all the evidence necessary to prosecute the case. If you or a loved one are involved in a semi truck accident and need legal representation, please contact Nix Law Group at 1-405-509-2000, or visit us at our Web site, http://www.oklahomainjurylaw.com.