Armored Truck Accidents
In 2011, over 4,700 truck accidents occurred in the state, according to the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office. Armored trucks were involved in many of these collisions. Companies and organizations use armored vehicles to transport valuable objects such as money and jewelry; these vehicles are designed to withstand robbery attempts. The weight and design of armored vehicles can make them very dangerous when they are involved in a motor vehicle crash.
If you or a loved one was injured in an armored truck accident, you may be eligible for legal and financial recourse. Contact an Oklahoma truck accident lawyer to explore your legal options.<
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Injuries Sustained in Armored Vehicle Accidents
An armored truck can weigh as much as 55,000 pounds. The average passenger vehicle weighs approximately 4,000 pounds, which means that an armored vehicle weighs 14 times more than the average car on the road. Due to the size difference between the two vehicles, armored truck accidents can cause an extensive amount of damage. Oftentimes, vehicles occupants will sustain incapacitating injuries from the accident.
Some injuries that commonly occur in armored car include:
- Broken bones
- Back and neck injuries
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Rib and torso injuries
- Internal injuries
Individuals that are injured in a vehicle crash should see a medical professional after the collision. Sometimes injury symptoms may not appear until a few days after the armored truck crash has occurred. Injury victims can develop dangerous complications after an accident, if the injury goes untreated.
Liability in an Armored Car Accident
Armored vehicles are owned and operated by companies and organizations; these organizations are charge in hiring the truck drivers. If an armored truck causes an accident, then the company may held liable for any damages incurred.
In addition, the company can be held accountable for the crash if they negligently employed the driver. If an organization had prior knowledge that a driver had a history of traffic violations or reckless driving before their employment, the company might be named a defendant in the lawsuit.
Also, the companies are responsible for making sure that the trucks are in good condition. Armored vehicles require regular maintenance and inspection to ensure that the auto parts are functioning properly. These vehicles are extremely heavy due to the bulletproof material that they are built from. Due to the weight of the truck, these vehicles can cause extensive property damage when they collide with a passenger vehicle or another object. The force of the impact can leave vehicle occupants in the passenger vehicle with critical and sometimes fatal injuries.
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Oklahoma Truck Accident Lawsuits
If you were injured in an armored truck accident at no-fault of your own, you may be eligible to seek legal action against the negligent party. Injury victims may be able to receive compensation for their losses including medical expenses, property damage and lost wages. Contact an experienced truck accident lawyer today to discuss your legal rights.
At The Edwards Law Firm, our attorneys and staff have successfully litigated all types of truck accidents. We have helped numerous clients receive maximum compensation for their claims.
Our legal team is available to assist accident victims in Tulsa, McAlester and the surrounding cities.
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