A large commercial truck can weigh up to 80,000 lbs. fully loaded. In a collision with a passenger vehicle that is a fraction of its weight, it is easy to see how the passenger vehicle and its passengers could sustain serious injuries. If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident, it is important to seek legal assistance from an experienced Norman truck accident lawyer.
Large truck accidents can result from factors such as an improperly balanced load, an overloaded trailer, or improper vehicle maintenance. Weather conditions such as snow, rain, or wind can have a greater effect on large commercial trucks. Driver fatigue and drug use are common causes of truck accidents. Although truck drivers are allowed to be on the road for only a limited number of hours at a time, fatigue is still a major cause of accidents. In fact, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the number of truck accidents has significantly increased.
When accidents occur, the trucking companies have substantial resources to minimize the amount of compensation they pay out to injured parties. The sooner you get our knowledgeable Norman truck accident attorney on your side, the better. Our dedicated legal team can talk to witnesses and thoroughly investigate the accident to determine the best legal strategies in your case. We will always involve you in the process and make certain we have a full understanding of your desires and goals. You can be confident that we will do everything possible to get the outcome you want.
Contact us for professional counsel in a trucking accident case in Norman or surrounding areas.