Our Creek County Truck Accident Attorneys know what to do when you’ve been in a wreck with a semi-truck. Automobile and motorcycle accidents with commercial vehicles like tractor-trailers, semi-trucks, or 18-wheelers can be terrible. Just in the past month, a man in Tulsa was critically injured in an accident involving a semi-truck. The driver appeared to have hit the rear tandem of the truck and his car was badly damaged. The driver suffered a serious personal injury. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. When these types of accidents occur you need the help of truck accident attorneys who understand the special rules for Big Riggs.
Investigate Creek County Truck Accidents
Hiring a team of competent legal professionals who can investigate the accident and prove who was as fault is critical. This is vital so that you can be compensated for your injuries. Our office has been dealing with trucking accidents for decades which is important to success. The rules of the road are different for trucks. There are several different rules for commercial vehicles as set out by the department of transportation. Knowing what the rules are and how it impacts the insurance in the case is what we do.
What is a Black Box?
“Black Box” is an informal term for devices known as Event Data Recorders (EDRs). Most heavy vehicles in use today have some form of EDR, which monitors and records data from the vehicle that can provide vital information just moments before a traffic incident. This data can include:
· Pre-crash truck speed
· Driving time
· Brake use
· Airbag Deployment
· Seatbelt use
These devices can be introduced into evidence at court to prove fault in an accident, so it is important to know your state’s laws governing the release of such data. Oklahoma does not currently have any statute regarding the admissibility of EDRs into court, but judging by the trend of decisions set by the Supreme Court and others it seems likely that this information will soon play a major role in discovery for cases involving automobile accidents. “Black Box Recovery”, an Oklahoma based accident-data company, has already begun marketing their EDR recovery services to insurance companies and attorneys around Tulsa and Oklahoma City.
Special Rules and Requirements For Trucks in Okla.
- Specific Licensing Requirements for trucks
- Maximum Hours of Operation per driver
- Electronic Logging Devices for logging activities
- Special Training and Physical Requirements
- Driver and operator drug Testing
- Methods cargo must be secured
Creek County Truck Accident Attorneys Near You
If you’ve been involved in a trucking accident we can help you. We know that due to the size and weight of heavy duty trucks, these events can be devastating. We’ll make sure the facts aren’t confused so that your claim is maximized. The special rules of the road for trucks requires special skills. Get a free consultation with a personal injury attorney from our office at (918) or wanting to recover for your injuries. Call us today at (918) 209-3709