Truck Accident Negligence
Fighting on Behalf of Injured Victims in Tulsa
Truck accidents might not be as frequent an occurrence as other motor vehicle accidents, but when they do happen, they tend to be devastating, often resulting in catastrophic injuries. Unfortunately, one of the most common factors involved in truck accidents is negligence. Given the complexities of such cases, however, it is necessary to have an experienced truck accident attorney on your side to ensure those who are responsible for the accident are held accountable for their negligent actions. At Saint & Watzke, PLLP, our truck accident attorneys are prepared to represent you and secure the compensation you rightfully deserve.
Get started on your case today and call the legal team at Saint & Watzke, PLLP today at (918) 721-0998 to schedule a consultation with a knowledgeable member of our team.
What is Truck Accident Negligence?
When attempting to prove negligence in a truck accident case, you will need to show that the responsible party had a duty, that this duty was breached and caused the accident, and that the accident resulted in actual damages. For example, truck drivers have a duty to obey the rules of the road and to observe all state and federal regulations that govern their industry. Trucking companies also have a duty to properly hire, train, and monitor their drivers. When individuals fail to fulfill their duties, this can ultimately cause an accident, for which you are entitled to compensation.
Leading Causes of Truck Accidents Involving Negligence
Some examples in which negligence can cause an accident include:
- Speeding: Traveling at unsafe speeds will make it even harder for a truck to stop in time. Due to their size and weight, trucks already require more time to stop, so speeding can increase the risk of a serious accident.
- Fatigue: Despite the fact that federal law requires truck drivers to follow “hours of service” rules that dictate the length of time they are permitted to drive without rest, many still ignore these rules to complete their trips quickly. Driving on limited to no sleep, however, is incredibly dangerous and a common cause of truck accidents.
- Drug usage: In an effort to stay awake, some truck drivers might take over-the-counter, prescription, or illegal drugs to get a boost.
- Cargo issues: When a truck’s cargo is improperly loaded or exceeds weight limits, it could fall out of the truck and cause an accident. While it might take longer to properly load a truck, it can prevent an accident and save lives.
It is also possible for more than one party to be held liable for negligence, which is why you will need a truck accident attorney to thoroughly investigate the accident. He or she will be able to determine the cause and how many parties or entities were involved and responsible for your injuries.
Call Saint & Watzke, PLLP for Effective Legal Representation!
At Saint & Watzke, PLLP, we understand that the aftermath of a truck accident is often a difficult time for survivors and their families. That is why our Tulsa team of truck accident attorneys is dedicated to providing compassionate representation and fierce legal advocacy for those we serve. You can be confident in our ability to fight for and recover the compensation you deserve.
Call us today at (918) 721-0998 to discuss the details of your case during a free initial case evaluation.