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An Oklahoma City Truck Accident Lawyer Can Help You  

Semi-trucks require special kinds of insurance, lots of tests, and regular maintenance checks by trucking companies for them to be on the road. Delivery trucks, commercial trucks, and fleet trucks are all screened before a licensed truck driver can operate them. 

Even with all those regulations, they are still incredibly dangerous to other drivers. The weight of them, their limited visibility, and increased load capacity make them more dangerous than passenger cars. 

Having a lawyer on your side will make your truck accident claim easier on you. 

By hiring any of the experienced truck accident attorneys at work in Oklahoma City, you’ll be able to put this accident behind you with some cash in your pocket. 

Though trucks are dangerous in their own way, truck accidents have a lot in common with motor vehicle accidents. Whether your semi-truck accident left you with severe injuries or property damage, a truck accident law firm like West, Ylla, Gosney has the experience you need to handle your personal injury suit. 

Dealing with the big insurance company, other drivers, and lawyers that represent them is our specialty. Our contingency pricing structure ensures that we only get paid when you do, plus we are prepared to evaluate our award if your settlement isn’t enough to cover your losses. 

If you’re seeking legal advice, we offer it free with your first case review. If you’re looking for an advocate to get you the thousands of dollars you deserve, having trucking accident lawyers like West, Ylla, Gosney on your side will get the job done.

Facts About Truck Accidents

We know truck crashes can be dangerous, both to the truck driver and the truck accident victims.
Compared to other commercial vehicles, semi-trucks can be dangerous and even lethal. 

Take a look at some facts about truck accidents

Large trucks accounted for nearly 10% of fatal accidents in 2019
Tire defects account for one third of truck-related accidents
Sleep deprivation in truck drivers contributes to 100,000 truck crashes
In Oklahoma, there were nearly 5,000 truck accidents in 2019, 
A fifth of those resulted in injuries from traumatic brain injuries to crush injuries. 

Truck-related accidents can result in damage, injury, and even death. You need a personal injury attorney if you hope to get the financial compensation you deserve from the responsible parties and put it behind you. 

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What To Do After a Trucking Accident

When you’re in an accident, it may be difficult to keep your wits about you. Follow these steps to protect yourself and any other passengers: 

  1. Assess the damage to yourself and any other passengers.
  2. Immediately evaluate the scene and call for help, if you can. 
  3. Take pictures and get any contact information from witnesses or the other drivers. 
  4. Call your insurance company and schedule a time to give your statement. When talking to your insurance company and the other insurance company involved, be very cautious about claiming fault and dictating fault. 
  5. Cooperate with authorities and receive medical attention, even if you don’t think you’ll need it. 
  6. Keep records of everything! 

More Precise Steps

Laws and Statutes Regarding Trucking Accidents

Laws vary state by state, that’s why it’s important to find a lawyer that’s experienced in the state of the accident. Here are some Oklahoma particulars and statutes that can impact your case: 

  1. Oklahoma has a two year statute of limitations for personal injury cases like truck accident cases. 
  2. Oklahoma is an at-fault state, so if a driver is the one at fault, they’re responsible for the damages from that accident. 
  3. Damages can be anything from the medical bills resulting from the crash to the property damage of the cars and trucks involved. They can be punitive (to punish) or compensatory (to compensate). 
  4. Oklahoma has a comparative negligence threshold of 50%. If a party is more than 50% at-fault, they can’t seek compensation for the damages of the crash. 

The experienced attorneys at West, Ylla, Gosney know how to navigate Oklahoma legal nuances like this, avoid legal pitfalls, and get your case done fast. 

Truck-related accidents can result in damage, injury, and even death. You need a personal injury attorney if you hope to get the financial compensation you deserve from the responsible parties and put it behind you. 



Damages, whether they be punitive or compensatory, are the financial results of the suit or the settlement. Most personal injury cases are resolved out of court, to avoid costly court expenses. 

Though there may be pleadings or settlement conferences overseen by judges or mediators, these all occur before a trial. An out-of-court settlement is less risky for insurance companies and will be less costly for them in the long run. 

That settlement is the result of settlement negotiations.

Compensation Process

Settlement Reimbursement

Hire a Personal Injury Attorney For Your Truck Accident

Your trucking accident came with a lot of headaches. Depending on your situation, you could be dealing with injuries and property damage. Instead of paying it all out of pocket (we all know insurance doesn’t cover everything), use legal action to cover the damages and/or losses. 

A personal injury attorney, especially one with experience handling truck collisions, like West, Ylla, Gosney will guarantee that you can get through this legal process with the check you deserve. 

Our contingency fee schedule, plus our post-case evaluation to make sure your compensation is proportional to your damages, ensures that your case will be settled to your satisfaction. 

If you decide to file suit or not, you should make an informed decision when you hire a personal injury lawyer. We offer free consultations and will review your case with no pressure to file or to even use our services. 

Contact us to schedule your free consultation today.