Big Truck: Big Impact
Commercial vehicles such as semi-trucks and big rigs are extremely large and heavy. They can be difficult to maneuver and do not stop as quickly as smaller vehicles. These are some of the reasons that truck accidents occur. No matter how many vehicles are involved, an accident with a truck can be devastating. It can lead to severe, long-lasting injuries or disabilities. The costs of medical bills and repairs soar. If you were in an accident with a dump truck, box truck, flat-bed truck, utility truck, bus, or light commercial vehicle, you are due compensation. At Wirth Law Office – Chickasha, our Grady County truck accident attorneys aim to get you fully compensated for losses and damages.
What Causes a Truck Accident?
There are many reasons that a truck accident might happen. Similar to car crashes, it could be due to a lack of concentration on the driver’s part. Truck drivers are often under pressure to work longer hours, haul more weight, and drive faster. This increases the chances of a truck accident caused by drowsiness, inability to control the vehicle, and speeding. Truck accidents could also be the result of mechanical failures or the fault of the driver of another vehicle. No matter who is at fault, Grady County truck accident attorneys offer skilled representation.
Who Pays for a Truck Accident?
Unlike with an auto accident, it’s not always as simple as insurance paying a settlement. A truck accident case may involve multiple defendants. Anyone who could be liable for the accident could be a defendant. That could be the driver, the employer, the trucking company, or the contractor. Grady County truck accident attorneys at Wirth Law Office– Chickasha have the skill, training, and experience to determine why an accident occurred and who is responsible for the damages. We can identify the defendants who may owe compensation to the accident victim. These defendants will have liability insurance. Oftentimes, insurance will agree to pay before going to trial. However, we want to ensure that they are paying you everything you are due.
How Are Truck Accidents Settled?
The prosecutor must prove that the defendants:
- Had a duty to exercise a reasonable degree of care;
- Failed to exercise a reasonable degree of care; and, therefore,
- Caused injury and loss to the plaintiff
They can find this proof in drivers’ logs, maintenance logs, company training documents, or financial records.
Grady County truck accident attorneys at Wirth Law Office – Chickasha have the ability to subpoena and call expert witnesses. We will also halt all collection efforts from creditors until the case is over. At that point, anyone, including the victim, who is owed money due to the accident will receive it. There are many things to take into consideration after a truck accident. While handling your case, personal injury attorneys at Wirth Law Office – Chickasha will factor in property damage costs, lost wages, temporary transportation, lost opportunities, and partial or permanent disabilities that could lead to expensive medical bills and income loss. All of these determine how much money you deserve, and we will fight for you to get it.
Free Consultation with a Grady County Truck Accident Attorney
If you were in a truck accident, don’t wait to get representation. Don’t settle for a fraction of the money you deserve. Whether you were driving a truck or hit by one, we can guide you through the process of settling. Grady County truck accident attorneys at Wirth Law Office – Chickasha know how to handle these cases so that you get what Oklahoma law entitles you to. We know what questions to ask and whom to ask. For a free consultation, contact us today at (405) 272-4100 or by filling out the form at the top of this page.