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Car, Motorcycle & Tractor-Trailer Collisions

Car Motorcycle Tractor Trailer Accidents - Bernstein Law Firm - Norman Oklahoma

Cases involving 18 wheeler tractor-trailer rigs are handled completely different from other types of collision cases. If you act quickly and obtain documents before they are legally destroyed (many critical trucking company driving logs and other documents are legally destroyed within 6 months of the collision), you may find evidence that the trucking company has put drivers on the road with bad driving records, has put profits over safety by not properly maintaining the trucks, and/or has put drivers on the road who are fatigued because they worked too many hours or did not get enough sleep. With memorial day weekend driving safety tips, it becomes even more crucial to recognize that a rig weighing 80,000 pounds is a dangerous missile that can cause serious harm or death.

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If you can find evidence that the truck driver intentionally acted in an unsafe manner (lying about his/her employment history or driving record; lying about driving too many hours; using drugs and alcohol; distracted driving issues and/or lying about having a medical condition which makes it unsafe for him/her to drive so he/she can keep driving), the value of the case can go up considerably. Get help from a car accident lawyer because they are experts in gathering evidence that can prove negligence.

If you can find evidence that the driver that caused the collision was grossly negligent (for example, driving while intoxicated, driving while on drugs, driving while texting), you may be able to recover punitive damages to set an example that said bad behavior will not be tolerated in our community and to deter others from doing the same bad behavior. It’s important to prioritize safety and, if needed, Get SR22 Insurance You Can Trust and Afford to protect yourself and others on the road. You may visit this website for affordable insurance rates.

Because of time limitations and the potential loss or destruction of evidence, it is important to act quickly and seek legal counsel if you believe you may have a legal claim.


Attorney David Bernstein has practiced law for over 30 years, personally representing more than 1000 clients in matters involving insurance bad faith, auto and truck accidents, catastrophic injuries, work-related accidents and injuries, wrongful death and insurance-related disputes.

Mr. Bernstein has received favorable results (including many 6 figure and 7 figure settlements and jury verdicts) for his clients at every level ranging from pre-trial settlements to precedent setting decisions before the Oklahoma Supreme Court.

If you have a legal question about a car, motorcycle or tractor-trailer accident, please contact our office for a free confidential consultation.

Bernstein Law Firm
8601 S Western Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73139
800-235-0529 toll-free
405-329-1484 local