Oklahoma Truck Accident FAQs
Who can sue in an Oklahoma trucking accident case?
Anyone who is injured or has had a loved one killed in a semi truck accident can sue the persons or entity at fault.
What is the difference between semi truck accidents and other vehicle accidents?
Although the same Oklahoma laws of negligence apply, there are special codes that commercial semi truck drivers and trucking companies must follow. Oklahoma truck drivers also have special licensing and training requirements which generally make truck accidents harder to defend.
How do I deal with trucking companies and insurance carriers after a semi truck accident?
You should consult with an expert Oklahoma truck accident attorney. The last thing you want to do is negotiate with a trucking company. Most trucking companies are highly skilled at defending truck accident claims. Anything you say or sign may be held against you.
Who can be sued in a tractor trailer accident case?
Any person or entity that was at fault for causing a truck accident can be sued including the:
- Trucking company
- Truck driver
- Other Drivers
- Owner of the trailer
How important is an investigation in an Oklahoma semi truck accident case?
Extremely important; if the semi truck is commercially owned, large trucking companies will perform their own investigation immediately following the accident. To counteract, retain an Oklahoma truck accident attorney who can immediately investigate the case.
How soon should an Oklahoma truck accident case be pursued?
An Oklahoma truck accident lawsuit must be filed within two years from the date of the injury or death. Each state has different laws regarding semi truck accident injuries and/or wrongful deaths.
Can a truck driver operate a semi truck 24/7?
No. Federal law has restricts the hours of service that a trucker may operate a semi truck.
I cannot afford an Oklahoma semi truck accident lawyer. What can I do?
Oklahoma semi truck accident lawyers typically represent you on a contingency fee basis. This means there is no fee, unless there is a recovery. So it is important to contact a qualified semi truck accident attorney today.
Are expert witnesses necessary to prove fault in an Oklahoma truck accident case?
In most cases yes. A plaintiff in any serious injury or death case involving a semi truck should retain an expert with expertise in the manufacturing, design, and operation of trucks and the regulations of the trucking industry.
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