Driving a large truck or 18-wheeler is a difficult and dangerous occupation. The maximum weight allowed for semi-trucks is approximately 80,000 pounds, or 40 tons. When considering a semi-truck’s weight, it is no surprise that accidents involving 18-wheelers are oftentimes gravely serious, or lethal.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident with a semi, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your losses. To speak with a qualified attorney about the details of your case, contact the Oklahoma truck defect attorneys at the Abel Law Firm. Call (405) 239-7046 today to schedule a free initial consultation.

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    Causes of Accidents

    Truck accidents may occur for a number of reasons, including various defects or malfunctions. If you have been involved in an accident with a truck, consider the following potential causes:

    • Brake Malfunction: When your brakes are responsible for bringing upwards of 40 tons of weight to a complete stop, it is crucial that they perform their function. Any defect or problem can have catastrophic consequences.
    • Tire Defects: On a vehicle that has 18 wheels, it may seem like one of them could blow out and things would carry on as usual; however, this is a misconception. Tire blowouts can be equally, if not more, devastating for large trucks.

    Depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident, a variety of persons may be liable for the resulting damages. Regardless of whether it was a driver, employer, mechanic, or manufacturer error, if you have been the victim of their negligence, you deserve compensation for your losses. Our Oklahoma truck defect lawyers can help you pursue the full compensation you deserve.

    Contact Us

    For more information about how to pursue a legal claim, contact an experienced Oklahoma truck malfunction lawyer by calling the Abel Law Firm at (405) 239-7046 today. You may be eligible to receive recompense for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, or the wrongful death of a loved one.

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