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Respected Trial Lawyers Maximizing Results In Trucking Accident Cases

It is no secret to residents of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area that this region is the site of a great deal of trucking every day. Interstates, state highways, city streets and loading docks are all scenes of much transport activity and, sometimes, accidents that injure and kill people. Finding negligence is essential to explain what led to an injury or fatality involving a truck. With this information, legal action can help injured people and surviving family members recover their rightful compensation.

Whitten Burrage has built a strong reputation for achieving outstanding results for people who have been injured or lost loved ones in big-rig crashes and other personal injury incidents involving commercial vehicles and other factors.

Uncovering Evidence Of Negligence Leading To Truck Wrecks

Federal and state laws and regulations govern the operation of 18-wheelers and other large commercial vehicles in Oklahoma. A thorough investigation after a truck accident will include reviews of some or all of the following:

  • Laws and regulations that a trucker or trucking company may have broken
  • A trucker’s driving log, which may reveal that they were driving without adequate rest between daily runs.
  • An inspector’s report or evidence that required inspections were not performed on schedule
  • Police reports, which may contain eyewitness accounts of a truck driver’s traffic violations
  • Video surveillance footage, which may display traffic violations and other key facts
  • A truck’s black box data, which may reveal patterns of speeding and other important information

Investigators will seek to discover whether the truck driver inspected the tires, brakes, lights and other safety features before taking their vehicle on the road.

Our founding attorneys, who are our senior partners today, have 80 combined years of experience in personal injury law and other areas of complex litigation. They guide our truck accident team with the purpose of helping injured people recover maximum compensation for their serious injuries or losses of loved ones.

Request A Free Consultation After A Commercial Vehicle Crash

Our team of truck accident litigators reviews cases for individuals, families and other law firms throughout central Oklahoma and the entire state. We usually represent occupants of cars who have been hurt in truck crashes, but we may also represent injured truckers.

To schedule a no-obligation meeting with one of our Oklahoma truck accident attorneys, call 888-801-8682 or send an email inquiry.

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truck accident guys

how the accident happened is usually the

easiest part of the case in other words

they ran the stop sign

but that’s not the case the case is

you’ve got to get into the bowels of

that Trucking Company what were their

safety programs did they enforce the

safety programs what training did they

give the drivers was the training

continuous or periodical or you know

however it was done but you’ve got to

get into to the bowels as to how that

company operates

so the jury can see

that this wasn’t just somebody running a

stop sign this was a systemic practice

within the company they didn’t care

about safety all they cared about was

the dollars and so you have to get in

and going deeper than what’s the cause

of the accident is and who’s responsible

because it may be there may be other

people responsible besides the trucking

company in connection with a truck case

they may be hauling goods for a company

and that company may have imposed rules

and regulations on the carrier and so

you got to get in and see if they were

complying with those and if they were

not complying with them whoever the

company they were hauling goods for did

not make the trucking company comply

then that’s an additional responsible

party uh in the case so you got to dig

deep into them

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cases are different than just your

regular automobile accident a couple of

different ways as I mentioned the

Federal Regulations are won your typical

person driving down the road you don’t

have those same regulations you’re not

required to keep logs the other thing is

just ordinary people driving down the

road we’re not under the same pressures

that those truck drivers are those truck

drivers they’re putting incredible

pressure on them to drive and get that

product from point A to point B your

typical person that has a car accident

they don’t have those kinds of of of

issues now they have other issues we’ve

had a lot of car accidents where people

were in drinking or high on some

substance and and you know you’ve got to

thoroughly investigate those and each

accident is a is a little bit different

from every other accident but those

Trucking cases you’ve really got to do

what’s called Discovery you’ve got to

dig in into that because in a just a

normal car accident

say John Smith

that guy’s not employed by a trucking

company but in a trucking case these

truck drivers will do it however their

bosses want them to do it if they truly

put Safety First

they’d get what they wanted our

experience is that’s not what they want

they really are just trying to make

money and they’re putting the public at

risk every day every one of us have seen

these trucks Barrel past us on the

highway 20 or 30 miles above the speed

limit a lot of those guys are taking


I had a trucking case where clearly the

truck hit the back of a vehicle and

killed a little grandmother

and the truck driver said that little

lady pulled right in front of me and I

couldn’t stop in time and I hit her it

was her fault

I took his deposition and he folded like

a cheap suit that’s not what happened at


he fell asleep

and he rear-ended her he called on his

cell phone and got the safety director

back home and that guy told him to lie

and he did he lied under oath made the

whole thing up but under cross-examine

he fold and cross-examination he folded

started crying and admitted they told

him to lie about it and that little lady

was killed for no reason that case

settled for the insurance policy limits

by the way after that deposition