Oklahoma City Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer
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With decades of combined legal experience, Simmons & Associates, PLLC provides diligent legal services to clients who have suffered personal injuries in a commercial truck accident. Our Oklahoma City truck accident lawyers are committed to providing the best possible representation on behalf of our clients, and will work tirelessly as you pursue the greatest amount of compensation from those responsible.
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What You Need to Know About Commercial Semi-Truck Accidents
Commercial trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded. This makes them incredibly dangerous. Accidents involving passenger vehicles and commercial trucks often result in serious personal injuries or even death. Truck drivers and trucking companies have a responsibility to follow the federal trucking regulations set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). If they fail to do so, and you are harmed as a result, you have the right to pursue justice in a personal injury lawsuit.
Who may be liable in a Oklahoma City commercial semi-truck accident?
- The truck driver
- The trucking company
- The maintenance company
- The cargo loading company
According to the FMCSA guidelines, Oklahoma City truckers are required to inspect their vehicles before every trip. Furthermore, they must only travel a certain number of hours per week, and take mandatory rest breaks. They must also abide by federal and state traffic laws, and drive responsibly. Speeding, failing to use turn signals, and driving while drunk or drowsy will make the driver liable for a crash.
Furthermore, the trucking company must abide by strict hiring practices and ensure their truck drivers are trained and qualified for transporting cargo on U.S. roadways. If the Oklahoma City trucking company fails to screen its drivers, or encourages its drivers to speed or drive longer than allowed in order to meet shipping deadlines, they may be held accountable in court for a truck accident.
In a truck accident case, trucking companies will hire separate maintenance crews to inspect and repair commercial vehicles. If the maintenance crew in charge of servicing a commercial truck installs equipment improperly or negligently fails to fix an issue with a mechanical component, you may be able to file a truck accident lawsuit against them. The same goes for cargo loading companies. These truck companies must perform accurate and safe cargo loading procedures to ensure a load is not overweight or imbalanced. If improperly loaded cargo caused your crash, you can file truck accident claims against the responsible party to seek compensation.
Compassionate Legal Services for Clients Injured in Commercial Truck Accidents
Simmons & Associates, PLLC has guided numerous clients to successful legal outcomes in a variety of complex truck accident cases. If you or a loved one have been injured in a semi-truck wreck, our Oklahoma City civil litigation attorneys can determine an effective legal strategy for your truck accident case. Our truck accident lawyers will negotiate with the insurance company and represent you in litigation if necessary.
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