Trucking accidents are all-too often occurrences on highways across Oklahoma, which can be attributed to a wide range of factors. Because truck drivers are on the road for a living, they are more likely than other drivers to suffer from fatigue and various distractions here and there. While federal trucking regulations make it mandatory for all truck drivers to take a 10-hour rest break between each 14-hour shift, this is not always complied with. Trucking accidents may occur because of negligence on the part of the truck driver, which may include driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, talking on the phone, texting, or becoming distracted for another reason. If you or someone you loved has been injured in a trucking accident in Oklahoma, contact Atkins & Markoff today to see how we can help you.
Common Types of Trucking Accidents
Here at Atkins & Markoff, we have seen and worked on a wide range of trucking accidents. The most common accident involving commercial trucks are side-swipe accidents, which occur when a large truck changes lanes or makes a wide turn, which results in the truck swiping a car or truck that is travelling next to them. Other types trucking accidents that we commonly see in Oklahoma are jackknife accidents, which happen when a commercial truck loses control. Truck rollover accidents and underride accidents are other kinds of trucking accidents that our Oklahoma City attorneys have experience working with. If you or a loved one has been involved and seriously injured in a commercial trucking accident, contact Atkins & Markoff today to see how we can help you pursue legal action and obtain fair compensation for your injuries.