The roads of Oklahoma City are filled with commercial trucks like 18-wheelers, cargo vans, and buses. If you find yourself involved in an accident with one of these large vehicles, it can result in serious injury and sometimes even death.
Insurance companies want to pay you as little as possible for your injuries. The truck accident attorneys at the Parrish DeVaughn Law Firm know their tricks and tactics and will fight to get you the true value of your accident claim. By having a personal injury lawyer represent you after you’ve been hit by a big truck, you can make sure your rights are protected and your best interests served.
Common Commercial Vehicles:
- 18-Wheelers (semi/tractor-trailer trucks)
- Box trucks
- Taxi cabs
- Large freight carriers
Did You Know…
The average weight of a semi truck is 80,000 lbs. The average weight of a standard car is 5,000 lbs. It’s not hard to see how these massive trucks can create so much damage.
Common injuries suffered in commercial vehicle accidents:
- Spinal cord injuries resulting in quadriplegia or paraplegia
- Severe injuries to the neck and back
- Amputation of a limb
- Extensive burns resulting from an explosion and/or vehicle fire
- Traumatic brain injury
- Permanent disfigurement and disabilities
Such injuries can severely limit your ability to lead a normal life and may require extensive rehabilitation and medical treatment.
Don’t delay seeking legal assistance! There are strict time limits on filing a claim for compensation after a commercial vehicle accident. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration allows companies to destroy all of their trucking records after 6 months. That means information relevant to your case could be gone forever if you wait too long to file a claim. A personal injury lawyer with experience in 18-wheeler accidents, construction truck accidents, and cargo van accidents knows they must act quickly to ensure that all the documentation regarding your case is obtained.
Following a truck or commercial vehicle wreck, most victims are unaware of their rights. During a free consultation, we can evaluate your case and discuss the probability for your compensation. There’s never an attorney’s fee unless we win your case. Contact us today and let us help you get back on the road to recovery.