Collisions involving Tractor-trailers and other large commercial vehicles occur frequently throughout the U.
S. Truck accidents were accountable for almost 4,000 deaths in 2014 alone, and the abundance of tractor-trailers on major U.S. roads and highways can pose a serious threat to occupants of smaller passenger vehicles.
Just last week in Oklahoma, a collision between a tractor-trailer and three other vehicles resulted in several injuries and one fatality.
According to Police, a tractor-trailer driver lost control of his vehicle after being distracted by something inside his truck.
The tractor-trailer rear-ended a Freightliner, which then proceeded to hit the center wall and spill a load of pipes onto both east and westbound lanes of the Will Rogers Turnpike. At least two vehicles crashed after hitting the debris, and one motorist was fatally injured.
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There are many ways that a tractor-trailer accident can take place, and it is not always the fault of the truck driver. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety lists the following as common causes of tractor-trailer crashes:
At Graves McLain, Tulsa Personal Injury law firm, we want all Oklahoma drivers to arrive at their destinations safely. If your or a loved one has been injured in an accident with a tractor-trailer that was not your fault, call Graves McLain right away at 918-359-6600.
When you call, you will speak with an experienced, compassionate Tulsa, Oklahoma Tractor Trailer Accident attorney absolutely FREE. Our dedicated legal team will investigate every detail of your accident and fight hard to protect your rights.
Your case and your injuries are serious. At Graves McLain, we treat them that way.
If we take your case, you will never pay an attorney’s fee up front. In fact, you owe us nothing unless we recover for you.
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