Taking on commercial trucking companies

The sheer size and weight of commercial trucks causes devastating injuries to the people in passenger vehicles who collide with them. At the Kanelopoulos Law Firm, our truck accident attorneys in Oklahoma City understand the need to take immediate action when you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a truck accident. Commercial truckers are usually insured by large trucking companies who pay their insurers millions of dollars each year to protect them from legal liability in the event of catastrophic injuries, such as brain injury or paralysis. Our Oklahoma City truck accident attorneys can help to even the odds against even the toughest legal adversaries after a life-altering truck accident injury or fatality.

While it is true that many commercial truck drivers successfully spend their careers on the road – safely operating 18-wheelers, semis, tractor trailers, buses or big-rigs – some truckers and trucking companies resort to illegal measures such as failing to make repairs, carrying over-sized loads or speeding so that they can reach their destinations on time and under budget. If the trucker has engaged in dangerous behaviors that result in an accident, it is almost always the smaller passenger vehicle that suffers the most damage. Our Oklahoma City truck accident lawyers at the Kanelopoulos Law Firm investigate and expose the cause of the accident and injury, taking the steps necessary to secure the maximum amount of recovery you may receive.

In addition to auto accidents and motorcycle accidents, we also investigate complex truck accidents and handle cases involving:

  • Overturned trucks
  • Unsecured loads/cargo
  • Shifting loads/cargo
  • Falling debris
  • Hazardous chemical spills
  • Oil and gas spills
  • Heavy loads
  • Poor inspections
  • Height, weight or route  violations
  • Tire blowouts
  • Brake failure
  • Tractor-trailer accidents
  • Unsecured flatbeds
  • Driver error
  • Speeding
  • Drunk driving
  • Sharp turns
  • Jackknifing into traffic
  • Mechanical failures
  • Improper maintenance
  • Driver fatigue
  • Drunk driving/drug use

What to expect after a truck accident

Many truckers worry about losing their jobs if they’re accused of severely injuring a bystander, pedestrian or passenger car driver. That is why it’s rare for a truck driver to admit to sleep deprivation or to carrying an oversized load following an accident.

And that’s why it is important to call on your Oklahoma City truck accident attorney to investigate the events leading up to the accident and to uncover its cause. Depending on the outcome of discovery, you may find that an insurer has significantly devalued the worth of your claim.