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Oklahoma City Truck Accident Attorneys

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When large semi-trucks, big-rigs, delivery trucks, and other commercial vehicles collide with other, smaller vehicles, such as cars and motorcycles, it often results in some of the most devastating accidents and life-altering injuries. In the vast majority of these cases, the drivers and passengers of the other vehicles are the ones who sustain the most severe injuries.

After a truck accident, injured victims or the loved ones of those wrongfully killed can seek justice and fair compensation for their damages by filing a personal injury or wrongful death claim. Our firm can help. At Martin Jean & Jackson, we have over 100 years of combined legal experience and a proven track record of results, having secured more than $500 million for our clients. We understand what it takes to pursue these complex cases—and we know how to win. Throughout the process, our Oklahoma City truck accident attorneys offer compassionate, personalized legal counsel tailored to your unique situation. We are with you every step of the way, fighting for you and your recovery.

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Truck Accident Claim Damages

You deserve the most compensation possible after being in a truck accident. But what does that mean? What sort of damages can you demand from the liable truck driver?

There are numerous damages that might be owed to you, including:

  • Medical costs: Any money you have spent on medical care can be repaid to you through your injury claim. This includes but is not limited to treatment costs, hospitalization, physical therapy, prescriptions, and even money spent to travel to and from your appointments.
  • Lost wages: If your injuries are serious enough to keep you from returning to work, then you can be paid compensation that matches the wages you were unable to earn, minus what you did receive through sick or disability pay.
  • Vehicle repair: Technically, vehicle damage costs are handled in a claim separate from your personal injury claim, which is concerned about bodily injuries and related costs. However, it is still important to remember to demand that the trucking company pay for your car’s repair or replacement.
  • Emotional trauma and pain: Oklahoma allows you to seek compensation for pain, hardships, and mental scarring caused by your accident. For example, if you have trouble sleeping due to recurring nightmares about a truck accident, then you could receive financial compensation that acknowledges how painful those nightmares have been for you.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Aggressive driving
  • Severe weather
  • Road construction
  • Overloading cargo
  • Brake failure

What Injuries Are Most Common In Truck Accidents?

Truck accidents can result in a wide range of injuries. Some of the most common injuries in truck accidents include:

  • Whiplash and Neck Injuries: Whiplash is a common injury caused by the sudden back-and-forth movement of the head and neck. It can lead to neck pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Truck accidents can cause severe spinal cord injuries, leading to partial or complete paralysis, loss of sensation, and other long-term complications.
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI): The forceful impact in a truck accident can result in head injuries, including concussions and more severe traumatic brain injuries. TBIs can have long-lasting effects on cognitive function, memory, and overall quality of life.
  • Broken Bones and Fractures: The impact of a truck accident can cause significant force on the body, leading to broken bones and fractures, such as those in the limbs, ribs, or pelvis.
  • Internal Injuries: Truck accidents can cause internal injuries, such as internal bleeding, organ damage, or punctured lungs, which may require immediate medical attention.
  • Soft Tissue Injuries: Soft tissue injuries involve damage to muscles, ligaments, and tendons. These injuries can result in pain, swelling, and reduced range of motion.
  • Burn Injuries: In some cases, truck accidents can lead to fires or explosions, causing burn injuries that may require extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation.

It's important to note that the severity of injuries can vary depending on various factors, including the speed of the collision, the size of the truck, and the circumstances of the accident. If you or someone you know has been involved in a truck accident, it's essential to seek immediate medical attention and consult with our Oklahoma City truck accident lawyers to understand your rights and options for seeking compensation.

Who Is Legally Responsible for a Truck Accident?

In order to bring a claim for damages, you will need to show that another person or party was legally liable for the accident. This is the person/party against whom you can seek compensation for your losses, such as medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Therefore, establishing liability is almost always a critical component of your case.

The first step in determining who is liable for the accident is determining who/what caused the collision. Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk/drugged driving
  • Speeding
  • Hours-of-service violations
  • Traffic law violations
  • Overloaded trucks
  • Improperly loaded cargo
  • Improper truck maintenance
  • Failure to fix reported truck issues
  • Failure to conduct background checks on drivers
  • Improper alcohol/drug testing
  • Improper supervision
  • Negligent truck driver hiring
  • Defective trucks/truck parts
  • Dangerous road design/defective construction
  • Poor weather conditions
  • Third-party negligence (other motorists, pedestrians, etc.)

Our Oklahoma City truck accident attorneys conduct exhaustive investigations in order to determine exactly how an accident occurred and who is liable. In many cases, a trucking company can be held liable for the negligent or wrongful actions of its drivers, or the manufacturer of a defective truck part can be held legally responsible for collisions that result due to the faulty design of the part. Our OKC injury law firm understands how to look for evidence of liability and how to use this in order to seek maximum compensation on your behalf.

  • Toxic Torts $8,200,000
  • Insurance Bad Faith $7,000,000
  • Motorcycle Accident/Wrongful Death $6,000,000
  • Professional Negligence $6,000,000
  • Wrongful Death $6,000,000
  • Professional Negligence $5,000,000
  • Professional Negligence $5,000,000
  • Professional Negligence $3,000,000
  • Professional Negligence $3,000,000
  • Product Liability $3,000,000

Contact Us Today for a Free Consultation

Truck accident claims tend to be highly complex, but our firm knows how to properly investigate these incidents and build solid cases that support our clients’ claims. We also understand the full, true impact of these accidents, both on victims and their families and loved ones. Our Oklahoma City truck accident attorneys can work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to receive for your past, current, and future damages.

Give us a call or contact us online today to learn more about how our firm can help you. Your initial consultation is free and you owe nothing unless/until we recover compensation for you.

“Martin Jean & Jackson Law Firm has the highest integrity when dealing with clients.”

- John A.

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  • More Than Half a Billion Dollars Recovered
  • Over 15,000 Injured Clients Represented
  • Over 100 Years of Combined Experience
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