Should I Settle My Tulsa Truck Accident Case?

You were lucky enough to survive a truck crash. That’s already a win, but navigating the post-accident world of insurance adjusters, settlement offers and the pressure to financially recover from the damages you’ve suffered can make surviving a truck accident a living nightmare. The sheer volume of information to remember and deadlines to meet, in…

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New Surface Transportation Bill Could See Sweeping Safety Standard Reform

The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee introduced a bipartisan bill in June to invest $78 billion in transportation infrastructure over the next five years. As a general rule, the intricacies of proposed legislation for infrastructure spending doesn’t make for interesting conversation, not least because so many things can change before a bill becomes law. However, this…

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Why Truck Drivers Should Worry About Today’s Motorists

We spend a lot of time talking about the dangers that commercial vehicles and 18-wheeles pose to drivers. Those dangers are real: the sheer size of a big rig is enough to turn any accident into a fatal one. As a recent survey shows, however, truck drivers may have something to worry about, too –…

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How Do Road Design and Road Defects Lead to Truck Accidents?

Most truck accidents are caused by negligent drivers. Many truck drivers speed, drive while intoxicated,  drive while fatigued, or drive distracted. Defective truck parts such as bad brakes, and defective tires can cause fatal and catastrophic truck accidents. Still, sometimes truck accidents are the fault of the state of Oklahoma, a subdivision (a county) of…

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FMCSA Proposal Creates New Vision Deficiency Standards for Truck Drivers

It seems natural to think that all truck drivers should have 20-20 vision in both eyes, even if they need glasses to achieve it. This is especially true for commercial truck drivers who haul agricultural, manufacturing, industrial, and retail products throughout the country. Soon, however, that may no longer be the case. The Federal Motor…

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Why Oil Tanker Truck Accidents Are So Dangerous

Oil tanker trucks are commonplace throughout Oklahoma. Oil exploration, development, and distribution are the lifeblood of the state economy. The transport of oil is especially dangerous for many reasons, starting with the fact that cargo is combustible and hazardous. Cars and even many trucks are no match for the size, weight, and larger dimensions of…

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Is the Truck Driver Always to Blame for a Trucking Accident?

Determining fault in a vehicle accidents can be challenging. This is particularly true in a commercial truck accident case, even when it seems obvious one truck seemed to have caused the accident. The reason for this is that one or more parties related to the truck may be responsible, including the driver, owner, trucking company,…

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How to Share the Roads with Commercial Trucks

Thousands of accidents occur each year involving semi-trucks and smaller passenger vehicles. This results in thousands of injuries and deaths, leaving crash victims and their families devastated both personally and financially. In fact, in 2019, there were 2,734 fatal accidents involving trucks and buses in the United States. In these crashes, 3,087 lost their lives,…

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What Does the Black Box Do in a Truck?

You have probably heard about “black boxes” as they relate to passenger aircraft accident investigations. You may not know that commercial trucks often carry this same type of device. A black box in a commercial truck can record and provide the same type of valuable data that is sought after in the aftermath of plane…

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Why Truck Accidents Occur During Back-Ups and Reversing

It’s hard to drive any truck in reverse. The sight lines are difficult. A truck of any size is hard to control. Still, just because a task is difficult doesn’t excuse negligence. Precisely because backing out into traffic or into a loading dock is hard, truck drivers must take extra precautions so the truck doesn’t…

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