Oklahoma's Trucking Law Firm

Truck Accident Lawyers Serving Oklahoma

Navigating the aftermath of a truck accident, especially amidst injuries and financial strain, can be overwhelming. At Double Horn Injury Law, we’re not just attorneys; we’re your steadfast allies in this challenging journey. With a rich tapestry of experience in trucking accident litigation, our team is dedicated to championing your rights, ensuring you secure the rightful compensation in the wake of others’ negligence, and turning your path to recovery into a journey of justice and closure in Oklahoma.


Why Tractor-Trailer Truck Accidents Are More Complicated

Our Norman, OK truck accident lawyers know that trucking accident claims are often more complex than those involving other motor vehicle collisions because they typically involve:

More serious injuries. The size of commercial trucks means that they impart much greater forces in the event of a collision. This increases the likelihood that someone is going to be seriously injured as a result. In addition to the initial pain and trauma, serious injuries typically require more intensive medical treatment, including surgery or rehabilitative therapy. Furthermore, serious injuries are more likely to result in chronic or long-term conditions that have debilitating effects of their own.

More liable parties. In most passenger vehicle collisions, legal liability is assigned to one or more of the truck drivers involved. In truck accidents, however, truck drivers are just one of the parties who could be held liable for causing the collision. The trucking industry involves many interrelated companies, each of which might share responsibility for a given truck accident as a result of their own negligence or recklessness. These may include whoever owns the truck, whoever operates the truck, whoever manufactured the truck, whoever maintains the truck, and whoever loads the truck. If multiple parties bear responsibility for a truck crash, a resulting injury claim must assign shares of fault to each liable party.

More evidence. A truck accident may be the result of a number of different causes. State and federal regulations require trucking companies to produce extensive documentation, including maintenance logs, driver logs, and onboard computer logs. These documents can provide evidence of the true cause of a truck crash. As a result, any thorough investigation of a truck accident will require collecting and reviewing this evidence.

Complex corporate/insurance structures. Many trucking companies have complicated corporate structures or layered insurance policies that can make it difficult to determine which company can be held liable for an accident, or how much insurance coverage may be available to compensate the injured truck accident victims.

Never try to manage a truck accident injury claim on your own. You better believe that the trucking companies will have experienced attorneys on their side fighting for their best interests. You should, too. Remember, our  Norman truck accident attorney, We are available for a free consultation anytime and can inform you of your legal options.

Who Can Be Held Liable After a Trucking Accident?

While fault for most traffic accidents usually falls on one of the motorists involved, the complex nature of the trucking industry means that other parties may share responsibility for an 18-wheeler accident.

Examples of parties that may be held liable for a truck accident include:

1- The truck driver.

2 – The trucking company.

3- The truck’s owner (if not the truck driver or trucking company)

4-The freight company or broker responsible for the cargo.

5- The truck’s manufacturer, or manufacturers of truck parts.

6- The truck’s mechanics.

An in-depth investigation is needed to identify every potentially liable party after a crash. The best Norman truck accident lawyers can also sort through the layers of insurance coverage to determine all possible sources of compensation for you and your family.



    Why Choose Double Horn Injury Law?

    At Double Horn Injury Law, our extensive experience speaks volumes. We have a solid track record of success in handling truck accident cases, and our team brings unparalleled expertise to the table. We’ve encountered a wide range of scenarios, and our history of favorable outcomes demonstrates our ability to tackle even the most complex cases.

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    Thorough Investigation

    Evaluation of Claim Value

    Tireless Advocacy

    Clear Communication


    What People Say About

    These guys knocked it out of the park for us. They set clear and careful expectations from the beginning and passed them. Rare in this industry to even get regular communication.




    Injury law is ferocious and insensible, but Terry & team navigated with wisdom. He was easy to talk to, always communicated with us directly, and saw us through to the finish.

    Thankfully we didn’t have to see a trial, but I imagine he is an artisan in the courtroom. Most importantly, he seems to genuinely care. Best to you in your practice Terry!


    Above all, Terry is honest and a true professional. Anyone in need of an attorney should contact Terry and his team for assistance. You will be treated with courtesy and respect, while being updated of each step of the process. 

    His experience is immediately apparent and he will succeed where others would fail. 5 stars are not enough!

    Most Common Causes of Truck Accidents

    Some of the most common causes of truck crashes include:

    • Speeding or driving too fast for conditions
    • Reckless or aggressive driving
    • Tailgating
    • Unsafe turns or lane changes, including failing to signal or check mirrors
    • Taking wide turns on narrow streets
    • Improper braking
    • Running red lights or stop signs, or disregarding other traffic controls
    • Drowsy driving
    • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
    • Distracted driving, including texting while driving
    • Inexperienced drivers
    • Unfamiliarity with route/getting lost
    • Inadequate truck maintenance
    • Vehicle defects
    • Unsafe cargo loads, including unbalanced loading or failing to secure cargo for transit
    • Poor road conditions, including potholes/broken pavement and debris in the road
    • Adverse weather
    • Night driving

    Catastrophic Injuries Caused by Truck Accidents

    The forces involved in a truck accident can easily cause catastrophic injuries. Some examples of the serious personal injuries that can result from truck accidents include:

    • Broken bones
    • Torn ligaments, tendons, or muscles
    • Nerve damage
    • Whiplash
    • Neck and back injuries, including herniated discs
    • Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
    • Internal organ injuries and internal bleeding
    • Head and facial injuries
    • Traumatic brain injuries
    • Traumatic amputation
    • Burns

    How Many Fatal Large Truck Crashes Occur Each Year?

    The charts represent the number of fatal large truck crashes by the number of fatalities for 2018, 2019, and 2020. Here is the story that the data tells:

    Over the years from 2018 to 2020, the vast majority of fatal large truck crashes resulted in a single fatality. Each year, as the number of fatalities per crash increases, the number of such crashes decreases dramatically. This suggests that while fatal crashes involving large trucks are unfortunately common, crashes resulting in multiple fatalities are much rarer.

    In 2018, there were over 4000 crashes that resulted in a single fatality. The number of crashes dropped significantly to below 400 for those resulting in two fatalities and continued to decline for crashes with more fatalities. The trend is similar for 2019 and 2020, indicating a consistent pattern over these years.

    This data highlights the importance of safety measures and regulations in the trucking industry. While any fatal crash is a tragedy, it is somewhat relieving to see that crashes resulting in multiple fatalities are comparatively rare. This could be due to safety regulations, the design of large trucks, or other factors not included in this data.

    These charts serve as a sobering reminder of the importance of road safety, particularly in relation to large trucks, which can cause significant damage and loss of life in the event of a crash. Continued efforts are needed to decrease the overall number of fatal crashes and to prevent those that do occur from resulting in multiple fatalities.


      Our Commitment to You

      Double Horn Injury Law was founded with one mission in mind: to ensure that individuals injured due to negligence receive every penny of compensation they are entitled to. Our team has successfully handled over 45,000 claims, and we know how to evaluate the true value of each case.

      We stay up-to-date on the latest changes in laws and insurance coverage to maximize the recovery amounts available to you. When you choose Double Horn, you’re choosing advocates who are always on your side.

      Your Peace of Mind

      At Double Horn, we understand that dealing with an injury, medical treatment, and legal matters can be overwhelming. That’s why we take the stress and worry out of your life. Our team works tirelessly to ensure you get the proper medical treatment and payment you deserve. We never take more than you receive from a settlement, and we’re always ready to take your claim to court when necessary.