Truck Accident Lawyer
Trucking accidents can be catastrophic, resulting in debilitating injuries, death, and astronomical financial losses.
A truck accident lawyer can help victims collect compensation from negligent drivers, trucking companies, and manufacturers.
Learn why so many victims and families turn to the Tawwater Law Firm in Oklahoma City, OK, after a truck accident...
Why Choose Our Attorneys? What the Tawwater Law Firm Brings to Clients
Practicing Law for More Than 40 YearsIn more than four decades of practice in Oklahoma City, our lawyers have secured many multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for truck accident clients. Backed by experience, knowledge, resources, and a proven record of results, our lawyers are not intimidated by high-powered insurance firms, trucking companies, or national corporations.
Thorough Understanding of FMCSA RegulationsThe commercial trucking industry is regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), whose regulations encompass hours of service, record retention, safety and maintenance standards, and more. Our in-depth understanding of these federal driving regulations help us build successful commercial truck accident cases.
Listed Among the Preeminent Lawyers of AmericaThe Tawwater Law Firm is recognized in the Bar Register among the Preeminent Lawyers of America. This list includes many of the country's leading legal professionals and practices. Achieving this recognition means earning the highest rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory while also receiving high reviews from legal colleagues.
We Represent the People of OklahomaOur Oklahoma City firm has a long-standing reputation for thorough, successful representation in truck accident lawsuits. We handle several serious truck crash claims every year, including accidents on Interstates 40, 35, 44, and the Turner Turnpike. We will take on any opponent, no matter how large, in order to deliver the restitution our clients deserve.
We Handle Trucking Accidents on a Contingency Fee Basis
At the Tawwater Law Firm, we handle semi-truck collision cases on a contingency basis. That means you will pay no up-front legal fees. Our truck accident lawyers receive payment only when you successfully receive your settlement or jury award.
We Offer Free Consultations You Have Nothing to Lose When You Contact Us
The Tawwater Law Firm in Oklahoma City offers free case reviews. We then handle cases on a contingency basis, which means clients owe us nothing unless we win. All this put together means you have nothing to lose if you contact us about your truck collision.
Many victims face intense pressure from the at-fault truck driver's insurance company to settle, and are sometimes even blamed for the accident. For personalized attention from attorneys who have proven they can stand up to anyone, simple call or write to us today.
The Statute of Limitations for Trucking Accidents
In the state of Oklahoma, there is a two-year statute of limitations for filing an auto accident lawsuit. This means that you cannot file a legal claim for injuries or property damage more than two years after the date of the crash. It's important that you speak with a truck accident lawyer as soon as possible to learn about your legal options.
Has Your Life Been Changed by a Truck Accident? Speak with Our Lawyers About Your Case
People who've survived a truck accident or lost a loved one in a collision can count on the Tawwater Law Firm for legal assistance. Founded more than 40 years ago, our truck accident attorneys adhere to high professional standards while also providing compassionate counsel. Our goal is to find the best legal solution for you and your family after a semi-truck crash, one that helps you return to normalcy.
If you live in the Oklahoma City area and need to speak with a truck accident attorney who will listen to you, contact the Tawwater Law Firm online. You can also reach our lawyers by phone.
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Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Truck Driver Performance
While all drivers may exhibit negligence behind the wheel from time to time, negligent actions by a truck driver can be particularly dangerous. Common risky behaviors include inattentive or distracted driving, speeding, frequent lane changes, unsafe passing, tailgating other vehicles, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and driving in truck “no-zones.”
Truckers spend long hours behind the wheel, which means a greater likelihood of fatigue. Driver fatigue increases the risk of falling asleep while driving, and also leads to impaired reaction times and decision-making skills. Even with FMCSA hours-of-service regulations, truckers may ignore mandatory rests or attempt to alter their logs if they miss a break.
Issues with the Vehicle
Truck drivers and their parent companies are required to perform maintenance. This ensures individual trucks and the entire fleet are in good condition. Many types of mechanical issues can contribute to a truck accident, such as brake defects, improper loading, bad tires, and lack of repairs. Our Oklahoma City truck accident lawyers can determine whether to hold the manufacturer of a certain auto part responsible or seek compensation from the trucking company or driver.
Weather and Road Conditions
Environmental changes can make truck accidents more likely. Rain, snow, ice, debris, or poorly maintained roads require more careful driving. The road or weather condition that caused your truck accident may affect who we can hold responsible. We have connections with experts in accident recreation who can investigate the root cause of your truck crash and help us seek compensation from the right party.
Trucking Company Negligence
The trucking industry is subject to various rules and regulations intended to promote the safety of truck drivers and other vehicles on the road. Unfortunately, commercial truck companies often ignore these regulations to improve their bottom line. Reckless corporate behaviors can lead to accidents, including the failure to provide adequate training, unrealistic schedules that encourage unnecessary risks, and a refusal to repair and maintain a fleet of trucks.
Do You Need Legal Help After a Truck Accident? Contact Our Truck Accident Lawyers Today
With more than four decades practicing law, our Oklahoma City truck accident lawyers can investigate records, obtain documentation and witness statements, and parse the complexities of FMCSA regulations. These factors can provide crucial evidence that can dramatically swing a case in your favor. We encourage you to schedule a legal consultation online to discuss your case.
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How to Help Us Help You Following a Truck Accident
Attend Medical Appointments
Injuries from collisions such as truck accidents are notorious for not being immediately apparent. Making sure to see a doctor as soon as possible can help make sure you receive any medical attention you need. Seeking medical care can also generate important medical records that help bolster your claim for the maximum compensation possible.
Hard evidence is an invaluable tool in personal injury cases. Any photographs or videos you may have of the accident site, property damage, and physical injuries can help us present a compelling legal argument on your behalf. It is important to back up evidence on multiple devices and to email it to yourself to make sure it is always available.
Never Admit Fault
It can feel natural to apologize after a truck accident, even if you did nothing wrong. No matter what, you should not admit fault to anyone. Any statement you make can later be used against you as evidence of your guilt in causing the crash.
My Insurance Company Says They'll Take Care of Me Should I Still Call The Tawwater Law Firm?
Yes! Although you're paying for insurance, your representative may take action that is not in your best interest.
Our Oklahoma City law firm puts people over corporations, an approach your insurance company may not take. Our personal injury attorneys don't take shortcuts and won't cut a deal if the settlement is subpar.
Since we work on contingency, you can be assured that our focus is on obtaining the most compensation possible on your behalf. You deserve to have a team that acts in your best interest, and that's what our personal injury lawyers will deliver to you.
You Don't Have to Face Your Truck Accident Alone
Our Oklahoma City Firm is Here to Help
An accident involving a large truck can leave you with serious life-long injuries, enormous medical bills, and an inability to work. The attorneys at Tawwater Law Firm in Oklahoma City can file an accident claim on your behalf and fight to secure fair compensation for your losses.
We understand that substantial truck injury can take a lot out of you physically and emotionally. While you focus on your recovery, our team will take on insurance companies and negligent drivers on your behalf. Contact us today for a free consultation or call:
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Who Can Be Held Liable For a Truck Crash?
Proving liability can be difficult, especially when multiple insurance companies and attorneys get involved. In order to receive the most compensation possible, you need lawyers who can present your case in a way that clearly demonstrates who was responsible for the truck crash. Our Oklahoma City attorneys have a keen understanding of who is at fault and how to prove it.
Working with personal injury lawyers who have represented clients for decades can help you present a compelling case for why you deserve maximum compensation. The sooner you contact Tawwater Law Firm after your truck crash, the sooner we can interview eyewitness accounts and collect vital data from the truck.
Some parties that can be held liable depending on the details of your truck accident case include:
- The truck driver
- The company that owns the truck
- Other negligent drivers
- The party that leased the truck
- The party responsible for packing the truck
- The manufacturer of the truck's parts
Legal Settlements in a Truck Accident Case
The majority of trucking accidents are settled out of court. This keeps the details of the case confidential, and allows accident victims to collect a monetary award from trucking companies and other liable parties. Our Oklahoma City truck accident attorneys will help negotiate a fair settlement that accounts for the circumstances of the collision and its longterm effects on your household.
Evidence That Can Be Used For Your Case
Our Oklahoma City truck accident lawyers have sterling reputations and vast resources that allow them to build strong, evidence-based cases. When appropriate, we draw upon nationally-renowned experts to bolster our legal arguments. Key evidence we may pursue on your behalf includes:
At Tawwater Law Firm, we represent the people of Oklahoma,
and never big business, insurance companies,
or those who injure fellow Oklahomans. Our Mission Statement