Why do truck accidents happen? They are particularly deadly and tend to leave victims with serious, life-changing injuries. Truck drivers have taken on the responsibility of added caution and safety as they travel. Unfortunately, driving a big rig, semi-truck, bus or commercial vehicle leaves little room for human error. If a driver turns their eyes from the road for even a second, the consequences could be dire.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reported that around 180,000 individuals in 2016 were injured by large bus and truck crashes. This is a serious issue for pedestrians and drivers alike in Oklahoma, where almost 60,000 crashes took place in 2016 alone.2 And if you, or someone you love, have been injured in a truck collision of some kind, it’s important to understand that an experienced attorney can help.
Oklahoma truck accident attorneys understand that negligence causes the vast majority of truck crashes. When a truck driver is operating their vehicle, be it a tractor-trailer, 18 wheeler, or commercial vehicle, they must use a reasonable standard of care. When they fail to do that, they have been negligent and might be responsible for the crash itself. Knowledgeable attorneys can help argue this in court while defending your claim.
Oklahoma has strict laws about unsafe and negligent driving. Isaacs & Isaacs will fight to ensure they are enforced in your case.3
Some of the more common forms of negligence we see at Isaacs & Isaacs include: