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Tulsa Truck Accident Lawyer

According to recent reports published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, fatalities caused by auto accidents involving large trucks have increased 36% from 2010 (91 fatalities) to 2012 (124 fatalities) in Oklahoma.

In fact, large truck accident crashes accounted for 17.5% of 2012’s total overall crash fatalities and 6.9% (4876 crashes) of total auto crashes in Oklahoma.

Tulsa Truck Accidents

Though alarming, these statistics are not altogether unanticipated. The combination of countless hours spent on the road, little to no sleep, and the pressure to meet deadlines would naturally result in drowsy driving, speeding, and reckless driving by truck drivers.

When these occur and result in an accident, Tulsa drivers need to be prepared. Here are some excellent tips to remember should you find yourself in an accident with an 18-wheeler truck:

Immediately After The Accident

  • Remove yourself and everyone involved from danger. Depending on the damage incurred, it may be hard to move your vehicle from the accident scene. However, you can move yourself and your passengers to a safe area where you will be out of danger from approaching vehicles.
  • Contact the authorities and get help to the scene as soon as you are able. Calling 911 will dispatch police and an ambulance to the scene should anyone need medical assistance. Did you know many insurance companies will not honor damage recovery claims if a police report of the accident is not filed?
  • Secure the accident scene. If the accident caused major damages to your vehicle, make sure nothing is moved or tampered with until either the police arrive or you are able to properly document the original accident scene (video or photos). This will help later when you need to provide evidence for your damage claim.
  • Gather as much information as possible. Collect as much information as possible to guard against false blame being levied should the accident escalate to court. This includes pictures of the accident scene, noting the weather, time of day, road conditions, witnesses, damage done to your vehicle, damage done to the semi-truck, and the contact information, insurance information, and driver’s license/plates of everyone involved.

Contact A Tulsa Truck Accident Lawyer

After a life-altering truck accident, many people are confused on what to do next. Dealing with an injury, car damages, car repairs, insurance claims, medical bills, or even the loss of a loved one can prove to be too much to handle alone.

This is why enlisting the help of a trusted Tulsa truck accident lawyer is in your best interest. A Tulsa truck accident lawyer will assess your case, figure out your next steps, and deal with the insurance companies while you focus on getting your life back to normal. Doesn’t that sound more appealing that juggling everything yourself?

Allow the dedicated and compassionate truck accident lawyers at Wandres Law to take some of those bothersome and confusing tasks off your hands. With years of experience specializing in large truck accidents, you can be rest assured that your rights as Tulsa citizen will be protected and the end results will be favorable.

For a free consultation, contact the personal injury lawyers at Wandres Law today. Time is of the essence in your claim, and Wandres Law is ready to help you receive the damage compensation you deserve and help you return your life back to normal. The trucking company has a fleet of lawyers on their team. Do you? Put Wandres Law in your corner.

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