Oklahoma Truck Accidents
Did you know that one out of every eight automotive accident fatalities involve large trucks such as big rigs, tractor trailers and other commercial vehicles? Did you also know that four percent of all injuries sustained in motor vehicle crashes are caused by large trucks? When a commercial truck is involved in an accident, 86 percent of fatalities and 77 percent of those injured are the drivers and passengers of the smaller vehicles involved in the crash.
Since 1992, accidents have increased by 10 percent. Although the number of accidents involving commercial trucks continues to rise, not much is being done to improve driving safety regulations. Given the large size of the trucks, the lengthy hours that drivers are on the road and the failure of some drivers to abide by speed limits in order to meet deadlines, it is no wonder that statistics show that every 16 minutes, a crash or collision occurs.
In the aftermath of an accident, victims can be left confused, scared and traumatized. If you or a loved one have been involved in a car accident involving a semi, 18-wheeler or any other commercial vehicle, you have rights and help is immediately available to you. You need an acclaimed and aggressive accident lawyer to represent your interests following the accident and we are here to help.
For your free case evaluation with an experienced Oklahoma truck accident attorney call (405) 232-HURT.