You have rights after a truck accident. Our attorney at Joseph J. Reinke, P.C., has more than 30 years of experience representing victims in Oklahoma City and throughout the state after being injured in a truck crash. We have national experience and have handled truck accident cases in various states in the country.
Trucking accidents can result in catastrophic injuries and death due the size and weight of 18-wheelers and other big trucks. The physical and emotional toll of an accident is hard to manage and can make the claims process even more confusing. Let us help. We only handle personal injury claims on behalf of victims. We have been helping victims' protect their rights for decades. Let us help you, too.
Negligent Truck Drivers And Companies Can Be Held Liable
Truck accidents are caused by all types of factors. However, when a truck driver's or a trucking company's negligence contributes to a crash, you have the right to file a claim against the responsible party. Every case is unique, but a claim can help you pay for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering after the accident.
Truck accidents are serious cases, and need to be handled by experienced legal professionals. Personal injury is all we do, and we take pride in the success we have achieved in the past for our clients. Do not wait to contact us if you have been injured in a truck accident in Oklahoma. We will start protecting your rights.
Evidence In Your Case
Evidence plays a big role in truck accident cases. Our law firm has extensive experience obtaining and preserving evidence after truck accidents. Evidence can include driving log entries, truck company information, accident reconstruction and event data recorders.
What is an event data recorder? Most commercial trucks have an event data recorder or "little black box" to record the events leading up to a crash. The "little black box," which is also referred to as the "electronic control module," is the key to litigation in a trucking accident. This data, along with other evidence and witness testimony, can help prove fault in a trucking accident.
Information Recorded By Event Data Recorders
Standards are not currently in place regarding data requirements for the data recorded by these devices. However, the following specific data must be captured either partially, or in full, which includes:
- What was the vehicle's speed five seconds before impact?
- Did the driver press the accelerator five seconds before impact?
- Was the break engaged five seconds before impact?
- Did the truck experience a change of velocity for up to three seconds after impact?
- Was the driver wearing their seat belt?
- Did the frontal airbag deploy?
- Did the passenger, right frontal air bag deploy?
- What was the number of crash events?
- If applicable, how much time elapsed between each crash event?
- Was the EDR able to complete its recording?
The preservation of evidence in your case is critical. We know how to gather and review all evidence to create a strong claim against the truck driver and truck company. Trucker liability can be difficult to prove. Our lawyer has the knowledge and resources available to preserve evidence and develop an aggressive strategy to protect your future.
Have questions about your truck accident? Visit our frequently asked questions page to learn more about how we can help and what steps to take after being injured in a truck accident to get a better understanding of your potential case.
Injured In A Truck Accident? Contact Us For A Free Consultation.
Your injuries need to be evaluated right away, and your legal claim does, too. Call 405-529-6688 or send us an email to schedule a free consultation to see what options are available in your case.