Oklahoma City Cement Truck Accident Attorneys
Helping Locals Hit by Cement Trucks
Fulmer Sill should be the first law firm that you call after being hit by a cement truck in Oklahoma City. Many law offices only handle commercial truck accidents involving big rigs and 18-wheelers hauling cargo. On the other hand, we have a truck accident team that handles claims involving all sorts of trucks, including cement trucks and other specialized industrial vehicles.
What is a Cement Truck?
A cement truck is an industrial truck designed to haul cement and prevent it from hardening while in transport. They are recognizable due to the enormous, spinning drums on the trailer, which is where the constantly-stirring cement is stored.
Cement trucks are often owned by an industrial or construction company that hires commercial truck drivers to operate the vehicle for projects. They can also be owned or leased to individual workers who then offer the truck’s services for hire. For this reason, the defendants in a cement truck accident claim can vary.
Dangers of Cement Trucks
Cement trucks can be more dangerous on the road than the average truck because of their:
- Large blind spots: The large cement drum on the back of a cement truck makes for unusual blind spots. If a driver cannot see a cement truck driver in a side mirror, then it is likely that the cement truck driver cannot see the smaller vehicle.
- Extremely heavy weight: Although cement trucks can be small in comparison to some 18-wheelers, they often weigh the same due to the large amount of cement stored in the drum. An inexperienced cement truck driver can also struggle to control a cement truck with an empty drum because of the unexpectedly light tonnage.
Cement Truck Accident Injuries
It is not unusual for someone who is hit by a cement truck to suffer catastrophic injuries. The massive weight of the vehicle creates a huge force differential between it and a smaller vehicle, which results in the worst of the impact being placed on the smaller vehicle.
We can help if you suffered the following injuries in a cement truck accident:
Our attorneys can handle sensitive wrongful death claims after fatal cement truck accidents, too. Please rely on us if you lost a loved one due to a collision with a cement truck in Oklahoma City.
Learn How to Start a Claim – Call Now
Our Oklahoma City cement truck accident lawyers are standing by to hear from locals in need of powerful and compassionate legal counsel. We would be honored to help you sort out the details of your case, including who to file against, what compensation is owed to you, and much more. Leave everything up to us, and you’ll be ready for anything, including hotly-contested courtroom litigation!
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