The business world moves at a fast pace here in Oklahoma, particularly for companies who have logistical operations. There’s deadlines to meet, deliveries to make and jobs to finish. A few minutes can often be the difference between success or failure for these commercial businesses and their drivers. While these companies contribute greatly to our state’s economy, there are also safety obligations that are required of these drivers that are all too often not met and sadly can cause serious accidents that result in injury and even death for the other motorists involved. Distracted driving, aggressive driving and DUI’s are three common causes of accidents here in Oklahoma when commercial vehicles are involved. Top that with the fact that many commercial vans, trucks and cars are much bigger and carry much more weight than the average vehicle and you have a combination of accident factors that have proven lethal on our Oklahoma highways time and time again.
If you or someone you know has been seriously injured in an accident with a commercial car, van or truck, it’s imperative that you speak with an attorney who’s capable of protecting your rights in these types of situations. What typically follows a serious commercial accident is the insurance companies involved will try to work with you directly and get as much information from you as possible in order to pay you as little as possible. DO NOT make the mistake that many accident victims make of thinking that these insurance companies will take care of you and give you a fair deal. That’s not how insurance companies work. They are in the insurance business to make a profit as large as possible, NOT to help people in a bad situation. That’s why they keep dozens (if not hundreds) of lawyers on staff or retainer – to give them the biggest possible edge in these legal matters. When you work directly with insurance companies and their lawyers, you play into their hand and will be taken advantage of, without exception.
The first thing you should do of course is seek the appropriate medical treatment. The second thing you should do is speak to a qualified attorney who’s experienced in handling cases involving commercial vehicle accidents. A lawyer who understands what you’re up against and what the driver’s arguments and defense is going to be will be able help you obtain the most favorable possible outcome in your case. Wandres Law can and will provide that type of legal representation for you or your loved one if you have been victims in a commercial vehicle accident.
At Wandres Law we take on personal injury cases on a contingency basis meaning that we won’t charge you a single penny in legal fees or costs unless we win your case and obtain financial compensation on your behalf. This should give you peace of mind knowing that you’re not accumulating legal expenses when you hire us and also reinforce that you have much more to lose by NOT speaking with an attorney than you do in making a simple phone call.
If you or a loved have been injured by a commercial driver, call the attorneys at Wandres Law today for a free case evaluation.