Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) June 27, 2012
Oklahoma truck accident attorney Robert L. Rode announced today that his law firm has added more in-depth content regarding several major causes of truck crashes to the firm’s website.
Rode said his firm increased the information about the causes of truck accidents in anticipation of the summer months, when more families and other travelers take to highways frequented by 18-wheelers. In fact, USA Today recently reported that an estimated 42.3 million motorists will be on U.S. roads during the upcoming holiday period between July 3-8.
Rode is the founder of The Rode Law Firm, an Oklahoma personal injury firm with offices in Tulsa and Sapulpa.
“June marks the beginning of the summer travel season, when many people in Oklahoma set out on vacations, travel to visit family and friends and take recreational daytrips. Getting to these destinations will require drivers to share interstates and other main highways with 80,000-pound tractor trailers,” Rode said.
“It’s important for motorists to know what can lead to serious collisions with heavy trucks, and what they can do to reduce the odds of being injured in an Oklahoma truck accident,” he said.
The firm’s site highlights some of the leading causes of truck accidents, including:
“Because trucks are so massive and dangerous when compared to regular passenger cars, there are strict safety regulations designed to reduce the threat that tractor-trailers pose to other motorists,” Rode said.
“Unfortunately, money and time pressures lead negligent trucking companies and truck drivers to take shortcuts that too often result in serious accidents.”
The Tulsa personal injury lawyer said it is important for drivers to understand tractor-trailers’ built-in limitations and to respect truck drivers whose workplace is the highway. But, Rode said, much of the responsibility for preventing serious 18-wheeler accidents lies with the truck drivers themselves.
The Rode Law Firm’s website provides Oklahoma motorists with critical information about their rights when it comes to accidents where a truck driver or trucking company’s carelessness or recklessness was to blame.
People who suffer injuries in truck crashes caused by negligent drivers, shippers, trucking companies or others should seek legal advice from a skilled Oklahoma truck accident claim lawyer, Rode said.
“There is a lot on the line in a serious truck accident case because of the significant injuries a tractor-trailer can inflict,” he said. “You can be sure that the insurance companies will have lawyers on their side to try to avoid paying the injured parties what they are due. If you’ve been hurt, you need an aggressive advocate too.”
About The Rode Law Firm
Attorney Robert L. Rode established the Rode Law Firm in 1992 with a focus on helping people who have been hurt in serious accidents, including Oklahoma truck crashes. The firm remains committed to providing aggressive, effective legal advocacy for victims of other people’s carelessness, negligence and recklessness. The Rode Law Firm is based in Tulsa at 400 South Boston #500, Tulsa, OK 74103. The firm also maintains an office in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. The firm’s trucking accident attorneys and legal staff serves clients across the state, including Oklahoma City, Norman, Broken Arrow, Lawton, Edmond, Moore, Midwest City, Enid, Stillwater, Muskogee, Bartlesville, Shawnee, Owasso and Ponca City. The firm provides free case evaluations. To learn more, call (918) 599-8880 or use the firm’s online contact form.