Tulsa Truck Accident Attorney


Truck accidents often result in severe injuries and complex legal challenges due to the size of commercial trucks and the regulations they are bound by. At Gorospe Law Group, we are experienced in representing victims of Tulsa truck accidents. Our legal team is dedicated to providing the legal representation you need to face your claim and secure the compensation you deserve. With a proven track record of success and a commitment to personalized client care, Gorospe Law Group stands ready to advocate for your rights and help you through every step of the legal process. Trust us to handle your truck accident claim with the dedication it deserves. Contact us today for your free consultation by calling (918) 582-7775.

Pick Gorospe Law Group in Your Tulsa Truck Accident Claim

Selecting Gorospe Law Group as your representation for your Tulsa truck accident claim will give you the guidance and dedicated advocacy needed throughout the process. Here’s why we are the right choice:

  • Extensive Experience: With over 20 years of handling personal injury cases, Tulsa truck accident attorney Anthony Gorospe brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to truck accident claims.
  • Successful Outcomes: Our firm has a proven history of achieving significant settlements and favorable verdicts for our clients, showcasing our ability to effectively manage complex truck accident cases.
  • Personalized Service: We maintain a manageable client roster to provide each case with the detailed attention it deserves so you can have personalized and strategic legal representation.
  • Comprehensive Support: From thorough accident investigations to negotiations with insurance companies and courtroom representation, we offer full legal support to secure the best possible results for you.

Why Legal Representation Matters in a Tulsa Truck Accident Claim

Tulsa truck accident claims can be complex and overwhelming. Here are some key reasons why finding legal representation is crucial to your claim.

  • Complex Regulations: Truck accidents involve federal and state regulations. Anthony Gorospe understands these rules and can identify federal and state violations that contributed to your accident.
  • Thorough Investigation: Our legal time has the experience and resources to gather crucial evidence, reconstruct the accident, and determine liability to hold the offending party accountable.
  • Maximizing Compensation: With our sound legal representation, you will have an attorney who fights for fair compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
  • Negotiation and Advocacy: Anthony Gorospe knows how to effectively negotiate with insurance companies. We are prepared to take your case to trial if necessary and secure the best possible outcome for you.

Vicarious Liability in Tulsa Truck Accident Claims

Vicarious liability is a crucial concept in truck accident claims that comes up often. Under vicarious liability, employers or companies of truckers can be responsible for the actions of their employees so long as those actions occur within the scope of employment. In other words, a trucking company can be held liable for the actions of its drivers while the drivers are performing job-related duties. For vicarious liability to apply, the truck driver must have been acting within the scope of their employment at the time of the accident. This includes activities such as driving to deliver cargo, performing maintenance on the truck, or other work-related tasks.

The purpose of vicarious liability is to have companies enforce strict safety standards and training programs for their drivers to assist in reducing the likelihood of accidents. ​Holding the trucking company liable can provide access to greater financial resources for compensation compared to the individual driver. This is crucial for covering extensive damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Hours of Regulations for Tulsa Truck Accident Claims

Tulsa truck drivers are required to abide by the Hours of Service (HOS) regulations as outlined in 49 CFR § 395. As outlined in the statute:

“§ 395.3 Maximum driving time for property-carrying vehicles. (a) Except as otherwise provided in § 395.1, no motor carrier shall permit or require any driver used by it to drive a property-carrying commercial motor vehicle, nor shall any such driver drive a property-carrying commercial motor vehicle, regardless of the number of motor carriers using the driver’s services, unless the driver complies with the following requirements: (1) Start of work shift. A driver may not drive without first taking 10 consecutive hours off duty; (2) 14-hour period. A driver may not drive after a period of 14 consecutive hours after coming on-duty following 10 consecutive hours off-duty. (3) Driving time and interruptions of driving periods — (i) Driving time. A driver may drive a total of 11 hours during the period specified in paragraph (a)(2) of this section. (ii) Interruption of driving time. Except for drivers who qualify for either of the short-haul exceptions in § 395.1(e)(1) or (2), driving is not permitted if more than 8 hours of driving time have passed without at least a consecutive 30-minute interruption in driving status. A consecutive 30-minute interruption of driving status may be satisfied either by off-duty, sleeper berth or on-duty not driving time or by a combination of off-duty, sleeper berth and on-duty not driving time. (b) No motor carrier shall permit or require a driver of a property-carrying commercial motor vehicle to drive, nor shall any driver drive a property-carrying commercial motor vehicle, regardless of the number of motor carriers using the driver’s services, for any period after— (1) Having been on duty 60 hours in any period of 7 consecutive days if the employing motor carrier does not operate commercial motor vehicles every day of the week; or (2) Having been on duty 70 hours in any period of 8 consecutive days if the employing motor carrier operates commercial motor vehicles every day of the week. (c) (1) Any period of 7 consecutive days may end with the beginning of an off-duty period of 34 or more consecutive hours. (2) Any period of 8 consecutive days may end with the beginning of an off-duty period of 34 or more consecutive hours. § 395.5 Maximum driving time for passenger-carrying vehicles. Subject to the exceptions and exemptions in § 395.1: (a) No motor carrier shall permit or require any driver used by it to drive a passenger-carrying commercial motor vehicle, nor shall any such driver drive a passenger-carrying commercial motor vehicle: (1) More than 10 hours following 8 consecutive hours off duty; or (2) For any period after having been on duty 15 hours following 8 consecutive hours off duty. (b) No motor carrier shall permit or require a driver of a passenger-carrying commercial motor vehicle to drive, nor shall any driver drive a passenger-carrying commercial motor vehicle, regardless of the number of motor carriers using the driver’s services, for any period after— (1) Having been on duty 60 hours in any 7 consecutive days if the employing motor carrier does not operate commercial motor vehicles every day of the week; or (2) Having been on duty 70 hours in any period of 8 consecutive days if the employing motor carrier operates commercial motor vehicles every day of the week.”

What this long statute translates into is that truck drivers are limited to a maximum of 11 hours of driving after 10 consecutive hours off duty. They cannot drive beyond the 14th consecutive hour after coming on duty following 10 consecutive hours off duty. For drivers carrying passengers, these drivers are limited to 10 hours of driving after 8 consecutive hours off duty. They cannot drive after having been on duty for 15 hours following 8 consecutive hours off duty. Drivers must take a 30-minute break after 8 cumulative hours of driving time without at least a 30-minute interruption. The failure to abide by these regulations can lead to evidence of liability on behalf of the driver.

Contact Our Tulsa Truck Accident Attorney Today

If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident, having experienced legal representation is crucial to protect your rights and secure the compensation you deserve. At Gorospe Law Group, our dedicated team, led by attorney Anthony Gorospe, is committed to providing the legal support you need. With a proven track record of successfully handling complex truck accident claims, we understand the intricacies of these cases and are here to guide you through every step of the process. Don’t navigate this challenging time alone. Contact Gorospe Law Group today to schedule a free consultation with a truck accident lawyer in Tulsa and take the first step toward justice and recovery. Let us advocate for you and help you achieve the best possible outcome. Call us at (918) 582-7775.

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