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Few everyday occurrences can so dramatically and tragically affect ordinary people as trucking collisions. As do law enforcement agencies, at Capron & Edwards law offices of Tulsa, Oklahoma, we avoid the designation of a trucking “collision” as a trucking “accident” because “accident” implies unavoidability or a lack of culpability. We are yet to see a trucking collision where there is no fault.
In our experience, trucking companies are more concerned with speed of delivery than safety. Speed of delivery translates into bigger profits for trucking companies, yet damages caused by lack of safety (including excessive speed, overly-extended hours of operation, and driving while intoxicated or while suffering from sleep deprivation) generally don’t cost trucking companies anything because insurance companies pick up the tab. With this dynamic in place, trucking companies have little incentive to focus on people instead of profits.
Litigating trucking collision cases, and definitively determining what actually happened, has become more and more scientific. Getting the information parties need to successfully litigate trucking collision liability requires knowledge of Department of Transportation logging requirements, ECM (so called “black box”) data collection, the mathematics of scene measurements and re-creation, and, or course, highly qualified expert witnesses.
Centrally located, Capron & Edwards operates from a national crossroads. We do not handle simple automobile collision cases. The resources and investment we make in trucking collision cases and other catastrophic loss automobile collision cases far exceeds what would be necessary for a simple automobile collision. We handle trucking collision cases and catastrophic automobile collision cases on a regional basis, including throughout Oklahoma and parts of Colorado, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas. Our central location allows us to be onsite within 48 hours of retention in most catastrophic injury cases (where retention occurs immediately following the collision), and to do the most to protect and preserve evidence – including avoiding the contortion of evidence often caused by insurance companies in the immediate aftermath of a trucking collision. We then team with the highest quality of experts to complete each case by developing the most accurate, scientifically-based, re-creation of each collision in our effort to both establish which party is liable, as well as to bring essential closure to those involved.
Capron & Edwards, PLLC is a purely litigation firm. From the moment we accept assignment of any case, we are geared towards preparing to take that case to trial. Every step of our process is designed to develop a case for presentation to a jury.