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Common Causes of Truck Accidents

With Oklahoma’s location in the middle of the country, it’s a major hub for transportation. Unfortunately, that also means that trucking accidents are fairly common in our state. Data from the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office (OHSO) shows that in 2019, 5,638 accidents involved large trucks. There were fatalities in 81 of those collisions. 

Motor vehicle accidents that involve semi-trucks or tractor-trailers tend to cause severe property damage. Serious injuries and even death are also common, especially when collisions involve smaller cars or pedestrians. 

Truck accidents can be complicated in terms of liability, and insurance companies don’t always offer fair settlements to legitimate claims. If you or a loved one was injured in a truck accident, contact Carr & Carr online. Our team of experienced personal injury attorneys can help you pursue fair compensation to cover your lost income and medical bills. You can reach our Oklahoma City office at (888) 232-5158.

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How to File a Truck Accident Claim

Truck accidents can be more dangerous, destructive and fatal compared to crashes involving regular non-commercial vehicles. The impact of a truck accident can be devastating, and the costs can be much higher.

Nationwide, over 5,000 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes in 2018. That’s an 8% increase from 2016 to 2018. Unfortunately, truck accidents in Oklahoma were on the rise in recent years, too. In 2017, there were 5,540 large truck accidents in Oklahoma alone. Oklahoma’s State Highway 9 is even deemed one of the most dangerous highways in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

If you were injured or a loved one died as a result of a truck accident in Oklahoma, the team of attorneys at Carr & Carr are here to help. Please call our office at 866-510-0580 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation with an experienced attorney on our team.

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Common Questions About Truck Accidents

Accidents involving large commercial vehicles or semi-trucks are dangerous due to their size and weight.

But in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, some trucking regulations are being lifted or even changed, which may increase the risk of trucking accidents.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a trucking accident, call Carr & Carr at 866-510-0580. Our team of truck accident lawyers serves clients throughout Oklahoma.

We’re dedicated to helping truck accident victims and providing accurate, up to date information on trucking accidents. We’ve put together answers to frequently asked questions on trucking accidents below.

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Blown Truck Tires Can Lead to Tragic Accidents

One of the staples of driving on the Oklahoma highway is seeing the remnants of a blown tire scattered across the road. Called “road gators,” people sometimes have to maneuver to avoid running over them. The fact is many of these road gators are the result of a truck tire blowout.  Another fact is that these blown tires, often due to defects in the tire itself, are a very serious hazard that can result in collisions with injuries or death.  However, it isn’t only drivers of automobiles that need to be aware of the debris on the road, but truck drivers who may lose more than one tire at a time. Continue reading “Blown Truck Tires Can Lead to Tragic Accidents”

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