If you were injured in a truck accident in Oklahoma, it’s time to take action
Contact the nation’s leading truck accident lawyers at Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys for a free case review
The days and weeks after a serious truck crash can be almost as scary as the crash itself. You may be injured and in pain, or caring for an injured family member. You might be unable to work, or worried about how to pay the enormous medical bills following the crash. If a truck accident in Oklahoma has disrupted your life, the drivers and company at fault should be held responsible to you. The right lawyer can take action on your behalf and make sure you are compensated properly for the damages you’ve suffered.
The truck accident lawyers at Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys have decades of experience handling truck crash cases and have won millions of dollars for injured victims. We are recognized nationwide as the leaders in this specific area of the law. Our contingent fee agreement (no settlement, no fee) makes it possible for anyone to hire the BEST truck accident lawyer for their case, so call today to see how we can help. The consultation is free.
Who we are: Oklahoma truck accident lawyers
The truck accident lawyers at Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys are among the most experienced, accomplished, and knowledgeable in the country. Daniel Munley and Marion Munley have both served as Chair of the American Association for Justice Trucking Litigation Group, and they are among the few lawyers in the U.S. to earn board certification in Truck Accident Law from the National Board of Trial Advocacy. The Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys truck accident team frequently travels to events around the U.S. to teach other attorneys how to handle truck cases.
A truck injury firm with Oklahoma roots
Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys is a family-owned law firm founded in 1959 by Robert W. Munley, one of the first trial lawyers to take on big truck cases. His six children all became lawyers, and three of them earned their law degrees in Oklahoma.
Daniel Munley earned his law degree from the University of Tulsa College of Law.
Christopher Munley and Robert Munley earned their law degrees from Oklahoma City University, School of Law, where they established the Munley Trial Advocacy Program. The Program funds opportunities for OCU Law students to participate in national mock trial, advocacy, and moot court competitions.
Oklahoma Truck Accident FAQ
Q: I Was in an Accident Involving a Large Truck While I Was Driving in Oklahoma. What Claims Can I Bring?
The appropriate claims to bring against a truck driver, trucking company, or insurance provider will depend on what caused your accident and the damage the collision caused. While you will need to consult a truck accident lawyer about the specifics of your crash, truck accident lawsuits filed in Oklahoma frequently include claims for wrongful death, personal injuries, and damage to personal property including motor-vehicles.
Q: Is There a Statute of Limitations for Truck Accident Lawsuits in Oklahoma?
Oklahoma law creates a very strict time limit called a “statute of limitations” that dictates when legal claims relating to truck accident injuries, deaths, and property damage must be filed in court. Accident victims who fail to file their civil claims before the statute of limitations runs will be prohibited from getting any monetary damages by court order. It is important to note that these claims are different than claims filed with insurance companies.
In Oklahoma, those involved in a catastrophic truck accident must file personal injury and property damage claims within two years of the date of the truck crash. If they fail to do so, they will be barred from bringing their case to an Oklahoma court. For wrongful death lawsuits, the statute of limitations is also two years, but it is measured from the date the death occurred, not the date of the tractor-trailer collision, though conceivably, these two dates could be and often are the same.
A lot of work needs to be done before the statute of limitations runs in order to build a successful case, so you should contact an experienced truck accident lawyer as soon as possible in order to maximize your chances of negotiating a settlement or winning the full amount you deserve at trial.
Q: What Makes the Truck Litigation Team at Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys Special?
For more than half of a century, victims of serious truck accidents who put their trust in Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys have won major settlement awards. Our Truck Litigation Team is fully devoted to holding the parties responsible for your injuries and damage accountable to get you the funds you need to recover from the catastrophic truck crash. Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys clients choose us because:
- We Fight to Win Big for Truck Accident Victims – We use our six decades of negotiations and trial experience to strategize and fight for large awards for our clients. Our Truck Accident Team understands how to take on the powerful trucking and insurance companies. Call us to see if we can get you the money you deserve!
- We Are National Truck Accident Litigation Leaders – Having a Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys truck accident lawyer fighting for your case means that you are backed by a team of national trailblazers in the truck accident law field. In recognition of our innovative techniques and winning record, Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys attorneys have won awards, recognitions, and professional leadership positions from organizations and institutions across the country.
- We Cover Everything and Charge Nothing If We Don’t Win for You – At Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys, we will never charge you for anything or send you a single bill before your case is resolved. We pay all of the litigation costs that are needed to fight your case and we will only be reimbursed if we don’t negotiate or win you the award you deserve.
Truck crashes in Oklahoma
In Oklahoma, truck accidents are on the rise. The Oklahoma Highway Safety Office (OHSO) reported that the annual number of truck crash victims last year grew to 13,466. 107 of those motor-vehicle occupants were killed, 228 suffered incapacitating injuries, 1,860 sustained other serious injuries, and thousands more incurred significant property damage.
If you know someone who was involved in a catastrophic collision involving a large commercial truck, big rig, semi-truck, tractor-trailer, delivery truck, 18-wheeler, garbage truck, or dump truck, you may be entitled to compensation.
An experienced Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys truck accident attorney can help you fight to hold liable parties responsible for injuries, property damage, and pain and suffering. For more than 60 years, Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys has been a national leader in the field of trucking litigation. We have pursued justice and won millions for the victims of tractor-trailer crashes. To learn about how we can help you, contact a Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys truck accident lawyer today.
The Major Causes of Oklahoma Truck Accidents
Truck accidents can be caused by a variety of factors and many crashes are the result of more than one kind of driver negligence or motor-vehicle system defect. According to the data collected and published by OSHO, there are major differences between accidents caused by truck drivers and those caused by other motor vehicle operators.
Crashes Caused by Truck Drivers
The following causes are most frequently present in semi-truck accidents where the truck driver is deemed at fault:
- General Driver Negligence – 12.7% of accidents were caused by driving errors such as failures to signal, disregarding warning signals, improper lane usage, improper backing, sleeping, and failures to properly secure loads
- Unsafe Lane Changing – 8.7% of tractor-trailer crashes were due to truck drivers’ failures to safely switch lanes
- Unsafe Speeds – Truck drivers’ speeding was a cause of 7.5% of truck collisions in Oklahoma
- Driver Inattention – Trucker distraction such as talking on the phone, texting, fiddling with the radio, eating, drinking, playing cell phone games, and looking at GPS navigation caused 7.2% of accidents
- Tailgating – 5.3% of truck driver-caused accidents were due to truckers leaving insufficient space between the vehicle they were following
Crashes Caused by Vehicles Other Than Large Trucks
The following causes are often present in commercial tractor-trailer accidents where a driver other than the truck operator is deemed at fault:
- Failures to Yield – 7.3% accidents involved a driver that did not yield to oncoming traffic when turning, merging, exiting, or changing lanes
- Improper Turns – Collisions with large trucks occurred because drivers turned where prohibited or made turns that were too wide or narrow
- Overtaking Left of Center – Some Oklahoma crashes were due to improper passing
- Failures to Stop as Required – Drivers who did not stop at stop signs and traffic lights as directed collided with commercial trucks
- Intoxicated Driving – Oklahoma motor-vehicle operators who drove while drunk or high on drugs also caused major truck accidents
Where Oklahoma Truck Crashes Occurred
57% of large truck accidents occurred in urban areas of Oklahoma while 43% were in rural locations. Across the state, 29.0% of semi-truck collisions occurred on interstate highways, 23.7% on city streets, 12.5% on urban US highways, 8.4% on rural US highways, 7.2% on urban state highways, 7.0% on rural state highways, 5.2% on interstate turnpikes, 5.1% on country roads, and 1.9% on non-interstate highways.
Although there were more truck accidents in urban areas, the most serious collisions were in rural locations, where:
- 77% of Fatalities Occurred
- 65% of Incapacitating Injuries Occurred
- 56% of Serious Non-Incapacitating Injuries Occurred
If you were injured in a major commercial truck accident in Oklahoma, don’t suffer alone. Our Truck Litigation Team is standing by and waiting to discuss the details of your case and the award you deserve. Contact an experienced Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys truck litigation attorney today.
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