In Oklahoma, if you are injured in a truck accident, your options to recover damages are governed by the state’s “fault” rules. If you need help filing a truck accident claim, contact the experienced Stillwater personal injury attorneys at Murray Law Firm for a free consultation. We will make sure you and your family are fairly compensated for your injuries.
Filing a Truck Accident Claim | Available Damages
If you are injured in a truck accident, the defendant (truck driver, truck company and/or other vehicle drivers) who caused the accident is at “fault” and responsible, through their insurance company, to pay for the following types of damages you may have suffered: lost wages, damage to your vehicle, medical bills, pain and suffering, scarring and disfigurement, disability, emotional distress, and loss of consortium.
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Insurance Claims and Lawsuits
In Oklahoma, you can file an insurance claim with your own insurance company or file a truck accident claim with the defendant’s insurance company. You may also file a lawsuit in court. Insurance benefit filing deadlines are short and require immediate action. Ask your attorney to help you file all necessary paperwork on time.
If you choose to sue the defendant in court for your truck accident, you and your attorney need to prove that the defendant you are suing owed you a duty of care, that they failed to perform this duty of care either by their action or failure to act while driving either their personal truck or their company’s/employer’s truck, that this defendant caused the accident, that they are therefore responsible for your injuries and that your injuries resulted in money or other types of damages. If both the truck driver and the trucking company are at fault, you may sue both in court.
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Out of Town Legal Resources
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