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Oklahoma City Commercial Vehicle Accident Attorneys

Everyone is used to sharing the road with commercial vehicles, but when a negligent driver causes an accident, the consequences can impact the rest of your life. If you’ve been involved in a collision with a commercial vehicle, such as a dump truck, tow truck, waste management vehicle, passenger bus, semi-truck or delivery truck, the complexity of your situation is something we understand deeply. Our attorneys grasp the magnitude of these accidents and the burden of the recovery process. We know the hard work you put in every day, and we see the added strain an accident causes. That’s why we’re dedicated to providing the support and legal counsel you need during this tough time.

At Dawkins & Gowens Law Firm, our team stands on a strong foundation of experience, with a steadfast commitment to fighting for the rights of those injured in commercial vehicle accidents. With over 60 years of combined legal practice, we offer personalized service and a dedication to our clients that is second to none. We offer free consultations, are ready to meet in the evenings or on weekends and our promise to you is that we don’t get paid unless we win your case. Our personal injury attorneys are not just part of Oklahoma City; we are dedicated to caring for our community and its people.

Understanding The Impact Commercial Vehicle Accidents Can Have On Your Life

Accidents involving commercial vehicles can have devastating consequences, and navigating the aftermath often requires legal guidance. The injuries sustained in such crashes can be life-changing, and, given the size and weight of these vehicles, tend to be more severe than those from standard car accidents. Whether you suffered from a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord damage, broken bones or the loss of a loved one, you need a seasoned attorney to advocate for your rights and help you through the process of filing a personal injury claim.

Like other motor vehicle accidents, commercial truck and van crashes occur due to a variety of reasons, including:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Overloaded or improperly secured cargo
  • Lack of vehicle maintenance
  • Inadequate driver training
  • Distracted driving

In Oklahoma, you have the right to seek compensation that covers both economic and noneconomic damages. This means you can claim costs for medical treatment, rehabilitation, lost wages and loss of future earning capacity. You can also seek damages for pain and suffering, disfigurement and emotional distress. Our experienced personal injury lawyers can guide you through the process to ensure that you receive the full compensation you need to rebuild your life.

Frequently Asked Questions About Commercial Vehicle Accidents

If you’ve been involved in a commercial vehicle accident, you likely have many questions about what comes next and how to secure the compensation you deserve. At Dawkins & Gowens Law Firm, we understand the complexities of these accidents and are here to guide you through each step of the legal process. With our attorneys, you gain a partnership with a firm that stands on a solid foundation of experience and dedication to justice for those injured in Oklahoma City.

What Types Of Damages Can I Obtain In A Commercial Vehicle Accident Case?

In Oklahoma, if you suffered injuries in a truck accident, you may pursue two main types of damages. Economic damages include tangible losses such as medical bills, rehabilitation costs, lost wages and future loss of earnings. Noneconomic damages address the intangible losses you’ve suffered, like pain and suffering, emotional distress and loss of enjoyment of life.

If I Lost A Loved One In An Accident, Can I Still File A Lawsuit?

Losing a loved one is an immeasurable tragedy. In Oklahoma, you can file a wrongful death lawsuit to seek damages for medical expenses, funeral costs, lost income, loss of companionship and other accident-related losses. Our lawyers can help you navigate this difficult process with sensitivity and dedication.

How Long Do I Have To File A Personal Injury Claim For A Truck Accident?

In Oklahoma, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years from the date of the accident. This means you have a limited window to take legal action. Contacting an attorney promptly ensures the best chance to secure your rights and recover the damages you need.

Who Can Be Held Liable In A Commercial Vehicle Accident Case?

Commercial vehicle accident cases often involve multiple responsible parties. Our firm delves into the accident details to identify potential liability among the truck driver, trucking company, maintenance providers and cargo owners. Determining liability is critical to your case, and we are equipped to handle the complexities involved.

What Should I Do After A Commercial Vehicle Collision?

Immediately following an accident, your actions are crucial. Seek medical attention first, then gather information from the truck driver, including their contact and insurance details and the trucking company’s name. You should also document the scene with photos and secure a copy of the police report. It is vital that you keep records of all medical treatments received.

We Are Ready To Answer Your Call

When you face the aftermath of a commercial vehicle collision, let Dawkins & Gowens Law Firm be your first call. Reach out to us at 405-254-8461 or through our online contact form to schedule a free consultation. We offer appointments on evenings and weekends for your convenience and work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you only pay legal fees if we obtain compensation for you.