What to Know Before You File a Trucking Accident Lawsuit in Oklahoma
If you just got into a trucking accident in Oklahoma, contact McIntyre Law right away. We can refer you to a doctor who’ll provide proper treatment and reliable records in your lawsuit. (Some primary care doctors choose not to testify at trials as a standard policy.) If your trucking accident happened a while ago, and you’ve already gone through treatment, McIntyre Law can help you collect the medical records you’ll need to file a lawsuit.
At McIntyre Law, we’ve built a team that includes some of the top semi-truck accident lawyers in Oklahoma City, who are skilled in dealing with tractor-trailer collisions. We work tirelessly on behalf of our clients to protect them from being further victimized by the trucking company and/or their insurer. We search for the cause of the accident and, when necessary, call on nationally recognized experts who will assist in our investigation. We won’t stop working until our clients get the compensation they deserve.
Collecting Evidence from a Truck Accident in Oklahoma
Putting an experienced legal team on your side is the best thing you can do after a trucking accident. If you get into a semi-truck accident, there’s something you should know: You’re not starting on a level playing field when dealing with a trucking company. When one of their semi-trucks crashes into a car, they automatically try to devalue the victim’s claim from the get-go.
Right after the semi-truck accident, the truck driver calls the dispatcher. The dispatcher will typically call the trucking company’s “risk manager.” The risk manager quickly takes stock of the situation and figures out ways to keep the accident from costing the trucking company too much money. Then, no matter the hour, a call goes out to a “rapid-response team” headed by a defense attorney here in Oklahoma. Many times, the trucking company’s investigator and defense lawyer will arrive at the accident scene before the debris is even cleared.
From the outset, the trucking company is automatically going to try to reduce the potential compensation you may receive as a result of your accident. It makes no difference how serious your injuries are.
You and your lawyers are the only ones looking out for your best interests. Local law enforcement may not preserve all the evidence you’ll need at trial. This is why it’s so important to call us about your trucking accident right away. At McIntyre, we’re determined to get the evidence you need for your case. For example, one of our attorneys went out to the scene of a crash, dug around, and found a trashed receipt that solved the case and won the lawsuit.
Our Oklahoma City semi-truck accident attorneys can find and preserve critical evidence for your case — but they aren’t alone. We’ll also bring in specialized investigators, like human factors experts, doctors, and cellular phone experts.
Oklahoma’s Statute of Limitations for a Truck Accident Lawsuit
If you’re involved in a collision with a large truck in Oklahoma, you have a limited amount of time from the day of the accident to file a claim for compensation. In most states, it’s at least a year. Most truck accident cases must be filed in Oklahoma within two years of the day of the accident. But you shouldn’t wait even a minute to start the process of getting compensation for your injuries. Every day that goes by, evidence could be destroyed, and the pain and suffering you feel changes. Don’t wait to contact us and file your truck accident claim.
What compensation can I get from a trucking accident lawsuit in Oklahoma?
Some people are lucky enough to walk away from a car accident with minor injuries or no injuries at all. Not so often with semi-truck accidents. These vehicles weigh 10,000 pounds or more. An accident involving a tractor-trailer typically results in very serious injuries — and larger settlements than you might get after a car accident.
You may be entitled to recover the following if you’re injured in a semi-truck accident in Oklahoma:
- Cash awards
- Property damages
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
Working with McIntyre Law
Honesty, hard work, and compassion — those are the values that guide us at McIntyre Law. We strive to provide the best legal representation to trucking accident victims in Oklahoma and across the nation while sticking to a strict code of ethics. We pledge to keep victims’ best interests in mind and make the legal process as painless as possible for them and their families. Even though your accident or lawsuit may happen in another state, our Oklahoma City truck crash attorneys will handle your case as if you were a next-door neighbor. Our founder and senior partner, Noble McIntyre, is always just one phone call away.
Do you have a case for a truck accident lawsuit in Oklahoma?
If you’ve suffered severe injuries or lost a loved one from a trucking accident in Oklahoma, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. Calling to find out won’t take much time and won’t cost any money. Because McIntyre Law works on a contingency fee basis, we don’t get paid unless you do. That means we won’t charge you or waste your time on a lawsuit that has no chance of winning. If we take your case, we’ll work very hard to get you the compensation you deserve.
What is a contingency fee?
Lawyers who work on a contingency fee basis agree to accept a fixed percentage of any settlement or award from your lawsuit to cover their legal fees. If there are no rewards from your truck accident case, you don’t owe a cent. We only get paid if you do.
Meet our Oklahoma City Trucking Accident Attorneys
Our team is made up of some of the top semi-truck accident lawyers in Oklahoma City, and they’re waiting to take your call.
What causes most semi truck accidents?
The types of trucking accidents that are most likely to result in compensation are ones caused by driver error or trucking company negligence.
Common Types of Driver Errors
- Cellular phone use
- Road rage
- Failure to use turn signals
- Distractions from routing systems
Common Types of Trucking Company Errors
- Negligent hiring
- Improper training
- Unfamiliarity with roads
- Poor mechanical maintenance