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What happens when I have a truck accident?

Being involved in a semi-truck accident can be devastating. You are injured, your passengers are hurt, the vehicle you were traveling in is totaled and you seemingly have no recourse. You do have a way to hold the party who caused this pain to be held accountable. There are 45 Oklahoma State troopers who are dedicated to serving you when you have been involved in an accident.

This troop, called "Troop S," is dedicated to serving you when you have been injured in a truck accident. They attend meetings and training sessions that will help them process your accident efficiently. They focus on collisions, injuries and fatalities in trucking accidents. Because of the training, the authorities are able to process the scene more efficiently.

The authorities have to be certified by the state of Oklahoma in order to examine evidence and process any information that they come across. This individual unit has recovered approximately $1,350,000 in civil penalties. These troopers are only part time but have effectively investigated a lot of accidents throughout Oklahoma.

The authorities have the right to investigate the scene of your accident and will do so to the best of their ability. They can determine who is at fault and responsible for the accident that occurred.

If you have been involved in a truck accident, you know how overpowering it can be. Your life changes overnight. You are severely injured and your means of transportation is missing. You have no idea how to overcome this incredible hurtful accident. Knowing your legal rights under the law at this time is so empowering.

Source: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program, "Oklahoma commercial vehicle safety plan," accessed Nov. 09, 2015

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