Our Practice Areas
The Rode Law Firm has assisted Oklahoma residents injured in truck accidents since 1992. Our attorneys fight for the rights of individuals injured in collisions with commercial motor carriers (i.e., tractor trailers 18-wheelers, semis, big rigs, etc.) and the families of those who have been killed in accidents involving long-haul trucks.
The trucking industry is regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on the federal level, and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation on the state level. Rode Law Firm lawyers remain up to date on laws and regulations that affect truck drivers’ activities and safety. We also keep up with legislation that may affect the trucking industry and truck drivers.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a collision with a tractor trailer, semi-truck, or other commercial motor vehicle in Oklahoma, you have reached the right firm for legal help.
Call the Rode Law Firm at (918) 599-8880 or fill out our online contact form for a free consultation. We represent truck accident victims in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Norman, Broken Arrow, Lawton, Edmond, Moore, Midwest City, Enid, Stillwater, Muskogee, Bartlesville, Shawnee, Owasso and Ponca City.
Learn about Oklahoma Truck Accidents and Injuries
If you have been injured in a wreck involving a commercial truck in Oklahoma, the truck accident attorneys of Rode Law Firm will fight for the compensation you deserve from the insurance company, trucking company, manufacturer or other parties responsible for your damages. Our website contains these pages related to your truck accident claim:
- Truck Accident Causes. Often it is the truck driver or the truck itself that is the cause of a trucking accident. Drivers may be fatigued, poorly trained, distracted, or driving drunk / drugged. There are a variety of unsafe moves truck drivers make to cause accidents. The truck may be improperly maintained or incorrectly loaded or have faulty parts from the manufacturer. Additionally, a trucking company may be responsible for the actions of its drivers or the reliability of its trucks.
- Truck Accident Injuries. Because of the size and weight of tractor trailers, the injuries they cause in a wreck with a car are likely to be catastrophic and require months or years of physical and financial recovery. A truck accident injury may cause permanent disability or death. Unfortunately, the latest statistics show that the number of injuries in Oklahoma truck accidents is on the rise.
- Truck Fatalities. A person in a car or passenger truck, on a motorcycle or walking as a pedestrian is at a terrible disadvantage in a collision with a tractor trailer. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that 3,765 people died in large truck accidents in the United States in 2010. In Oklahoma over the last decade, there has been an average of 100 fatal truck accidents each year, according to the Truck Safety Coalition.
- Driver Fatigue. Federal regulations dictate how much time a truck driver can legally spend behind the wheel during a work shift. Even so, driver fatigue is the cause of tens of thousands of injuries and hundreds of deaths in truck accidents each year. Sometimes drivers don’t realize they are fatigued — and sometimes they push themselves when they know they shouldn’t.
- Truck Accident Claim. Oklahoma personal injury law gives truck crash victims strict time limits from the date of their injury to file a claim for compensation. It is important to act quickly on your claim because evidence and memories can diminish over time. The Rode Law Firm has helped many truck accident victims recover monetary awards as they put their lives back together.
- Accident Facts. Long-distance trucking is a crucial part of American life. Commercial trucks distribute 80 percent of the country’s consumer products. But trucks are involved in more than 500,000 accidents each year and tens of thousands of injuries and deaths.
- Profiles / Regulations. Review some of the regulations that govern the trucking industry in Oklahoma and some of the firms involved in trucking across the Sooner State.
- FAQs. The truck accident attorneys of Rode Law Firm have been assisting injured Oklahomans and their families for more than20 years. If you’ve been hurt in an accident involving a tractor trailer, we can help you, too.
Injured in an Oklahoma Truck Accident? You’ve Reached The Right Firm
If you or someone you love has been involved in a serious trucking accident, talk with one of our Oklahoma accident attorneys today.
We know how to prepare tractor trailer accident cases for settlement or trial. It’s easy to get us started on your case. With a small bit of paperwork, our Oklahoma trucking accident lawyers can start working for you immediately. You pay no fee unless we win your case.
For a free evaluation of your case, call (918) 599-8880 in Tulsa or fill out our online contact form.