Semi trucks, tractor-trailers, and other large commercial vehicles are massive machines. Many of these vehicles are major causes of fatal trucking accidents on Oklahoma highways. These accidents can be devastating to individuals and families in much smaller vehicles driving alongside them on the road. Semi trucks don’t even need to be moving fast, as they’re so heavy, even low-speed collisions can cause major havoc.
If you’ve been involved in a truck accident that results in a death, it’s important to know your family’s rights. In tragic accidents like these, victims’ families fall prey to a variety of economic and non-economic damages that can cause major hurt for their entire family.
The most important thing to remember when involved in a catastrophic accident with a large commercial vehicle like a semi truck is that there is hope to hold the trucking company accountable for the loss of a family member in a fatal trucking accident. Large trucks and their drivers must follow many regulations, rules, and laws while operating. These laws, if followed, help keep them from hurting too many people, but in the process, some regulations can be overlooked. That’s why you need to be aware of the many trucking accident causes and how they might affect a legal case. The infographic below highlights the most common causes of fatal accidents and why it’s important to understand just how many factors can play a part in the cause of these fatal trucking accidents.
As you can see, fatal trucking accidents are often a mixture of many of the above causes. There can potentially be multiple agencies or businesses involved these fatal crashes. It could be a costly mistake to not settle your case for what it’s truly worth and ensure all care-taking for your family is in order and provided for you.
In tragedies like this, money is often the last thing people think of. However, caring for yourself or a family member in need can be incredibly costly. Contact Laird Hammons Laird today and let us fight for you in the courtroom so you can focus on taking care of yourself and your loved ones involved in an Oklahoma Trucking Accident.