Experienced Tulsa Litigators Helping Victims of Northeast Oklahoma Truck Accidents/Semi-truck Accidents
While Oklahoma may be known for its sprawling spaces and big, open sky, Tulsa itself is a bustling city that is connected via a large transportation infrastructure network. This infrastructure, which includes the I-44, I-244, US-412, OK-66, Creek Turnpike, US-169, Gilcrease Expressway, and more, is essential for commuters and the drivers of big rigs, who use the roads as a means of transporting goods and products throughout the state.
But Oklahoma highways, while important, are also dangerous. Every year in the state, accidents involving large trucks occur, causing catastrophic damages to those involved. When a large truck accident changes your life, our talented and compassionate attorneys at the law firm of Levinson Law, P.C., are available to meet with you and advise you of your options moving forward.
The Deadly Nature of Large Truck Accidents
The most dangerous thing about large trucks is their size – the average large truck can weigh 10 or more times that of a passenger car. Not only does this make the trucks more difficult to control and to stop, but it also means that in the event of a crash, the smaller vehicle is often crushed, and those within it are at high risk of sustaining serious injuries.
When truck accidents do not leave affected victims with fatal injuries, the injuries they do sustain may be life-changing. Some of the most tragic injury types that can occur as a result of a truck accident include–
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). When the head is hit with force or shaken violently, the brain is often traumatized. While TBIs can vary in severity, in many cases, the victim may never recover fully, sustaining cognitive, emotional, and sensory defects.
Spinal cord injuries. The spinal cord allows for movement and sensation; if the spinal cord is impacted, the affected person may lose sensation from the site of the injury downwards. This means that partial or complete paralysis is a very real possibility. Sadly, scientists have not yet found a way to correct spinal cord injuries once they occur; this injury type is permanent.
Crush and amputation injuries. Because of the amount of force that is often involved in a large truck accident, limbs of drivers and passengers involved may be crushed, or damaged to the point that they are not salvageable. Losing a limb is a very traumatic experience, and will affect a person’s ability to live the life they once did.
Why You Need a Lawyer after a Semi-truck Accident
Because the damages that are suffered in a large truck accident are often catastrophic, the amount of compensation that you need to support yourself and your future costs of living may be quite sizeable, too. Working with an attorney significantly improves your chances of recovering your full compensation amount – an attorney will build your claim, work hard to determine the liable party and prove fault, valuate your damages, and negotiate for a fair settlement.
Contact Our Law Office to Schedule Your Free Consultation Today
When you or a loved one is injured in a semi-truck accident in Tulsa or surrounding areas of Oklahoma, you need an experienced advocate on your side who isn’t intimidated by a trucking company’s insurance adjuster. We have the team you are looking for – contact us today for your free consultation.