Trucks are an important part of America’s industry. Unfortunately, trucks can also be extremely dangerous. Truck accidents cause approximately 130,000 injuries in the United States every year, along with over 5,000 deaths. Trucks that weigh over 10,000 pounds, like semis and tractor-trailers, represent only 3% of registered vehicles in the United States, but they represent more than 35% of vehicle related deaths on America’s highways.
For the family of victims and the accident victims themselves, it’s important to secure the compensation owed to you under Oklahoma law. Trucking accidents can cause serious injury and death, and many of these accidents occur due to driver or trucking company negligence. Here are some of the most common causes of driver negligence in the United States:
- Driver fatigue
- Dangerously over-sized loads
- Mechanical failure caused by negligence and insufficient maintenance
- Other types of driver negligence or mechanical negligence that result in injury or death
Since trucking accidents often occur due to negligence, it’s important to contact a lawyer quickly. Joe Carson has years of experience in Oklahoma personal injury law and will work hard to secure the compensation you deserve. Joe Carson specializes in trucking accident cases, and together with his team of experts, he can compile the evidence needed to win your personal injury case.
During a trucking accident, evidence needs to be collected immediately. Joe Carson and his team of truck accident experts will conduct an investigation to find witnesses, obtain photographic evidence, and secure other information needed to be awarded compensation under Oklahoma personal injury law.
With years of experience in the field of trucking law, Joe Carson understands exactly what needs to be done in order to be awarded compensation through a trucking accident lawsuit. Investigators work hard to assess liability and determine fault, and each case is thoroughly investigated to reveal every last piece of evidence.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a trucking accident, it’s important to start your quest for compensation as soon as possible. Trucking companies are legally required to keep driving records and other pertinent information for a brief period of time, but after that time, these records may be destroyed. Other evidence, like witness testimony and photographic information, could also become harder to find when left for a long period of time. If you want to give your case the best possible chance of winning compensation, then you need to act fast. Contact Joe Carson today for representation.