Semi-trucks are huge and powerful, which is why accidents involving them almost always leave the other vehicle destroyed, and drivers and their passengers severely injured.
While truck drivers and trucking companies are held to higher standards on the roadways, it can still be difficult to get the compensation you deserve after an accident for a few different reasons.
First, you need to find out whether the trucking company can be held liable for the accident. In order for the trucking company to be liable, the truck driver must have been employed by the company and not just an independent contractor.
Additionally, even if you can sue the trucking company for damages, its insurer will often do everything in its power to try to prove that you, not the truck driver, was responsible for the crash.
Finally, it’s not always easy to prove that the truck driver was, in fact, negligent. In some cases, such as when a truck jackknifes on a slippery road or because of another unforeseen circumstance, a truck driver may not have actually been negligent.
For these reasons and more, you need an aggressive personal injury lawyer to fight for your rights after being injured in a trucking accident.
Our Norman, Oklahoma, law firm has been representing victims of trucking accidents for years and we know how to investigate every angle to find the true cause of these catastrophes.
Oftentimes, we call on former Oklahoma Highway Patrol officers to testify in these cases and help expose the cause of the crash. If truck driver negligence was to blame, we will uncover it.
Then, we work closely with our clients and their medical providers to determine the extent of the injuries that were suffered and all past and future expense that the injuries may require so that our clients can be justly compensated.
Keep reading to learn more about how we can help protect your rights after a serious truck accident.