Tractor Trailer Accident Attorneys in Tulsa
Helping You Pursue Justice from Those Responsible
Saint & Watzke, PLLP provides diligent representation to injured clients. If you have been involved in a tractor trailer accident, our team will conduct a detailed investigation to determine who is responsible. We understand that you are going through a very difficult time. That is why our Tulsa truck accident attorneys will compassionately guide you through the legal process as you seek the financial relief you deserve.
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What You Need to Know About Tractor Trailer Accidents
Tractor trailers can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds when loaded with cargo, and they can be up to 75 feet in length. Their massive size makes them very dangerous. Victims of tractor trailer accidents may suffer broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, paralysis, internal organ damage, burns, spinal cord injuries, and other serious and catastrophic injuries. Because these vehicles are so large, they require a lot of distance to stop and turn.
The most common causes of tractor trailer accidents include:
- Driver error
- Faulty or poorly maintained vehicle components
- Drunk or distracted driving
- Driver inexperience
- Speeding or reckless driving
Truck drivers owe a duty of care to others on the road. This means they must drive in a reasonably safe manner and follow all federal and state traffic laws. Furthermore, truck drivers must be extra cautious when changing lanes, turning, and stopping. They must check blind spots, use turn signals, and watch out for other motorists. Failure to follow safe driving habits could result in a crash. Jackknifing accidents (when the trailer slides perpendicular to the cab), and underride accidents (where a passenger vehicle slides underneath the trailer), could have devastating and even fatal consequences.
Trucking companies also have a responsibility to abide by strict hiring practices, and must comply with guidelines set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). An investigation will be necessary to determine who is responsible for an accident. Our Tulsa truck accident lawyers will examine police reports, pictures and videos of the scene, witness statements, trucking records, and other documentation to build your case.
Saint & Watzke, PLLP – (918) 721-0998
If you or a loved one have been injured in a tractor trailer accident, Saint & Watzke, PLLP is here to provide aggressive representation. Our Tulsa truck accident attorneys are proud to fight for justice against negligent truck drivers, trucking companies, maintenance crews, and others. Whatever your situation, we will use tailored legal strategies and diligent preparation to build your case as you seek a favorable settlement. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, loss of earning potential, pain and suffering, and other damages.
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