Oklahoma Bar Association
Tulsa Country Bar Association

Unsecured Load & Overweight

Federal regulations limit the total load that tractor-trailer trucks can carry, but these rules are not always followed. An overloaded or improperly loaded truck can be the main factor in an accident that causes serious injury or kills another motorist.

If you have been injured in a truck accident in Oklahoma or if a family member was killed in a truck accident, it is important to contact a personal injury lawyer who will protect your rights. At Hawkins Law Firm in Tulsa, attorney Phillip C. Hawkins has nearly 20 years of experience holding trucking companies and other at-fault parties responsible for injury-causing accidents. We help individuals collect the full amount they are owed in these cases, including compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Long-term rehabilitation
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering
  • Loss in quality of life
  • Disfigurement

If a family member was killed in a truck accident, we will file a wrongful death lawsuit and pursue compensation on your behalf for medical bills, funeral costs, loss of projected earnings, and loss of consortium and companionship.

We Stand up to Big Insurance Companies

Commercial trucking companies take every measure possible to protect their bottom line when one of their trucks has been involved in an injury accident. These companies have experienced lawyers who work to reach a quick settlement with the injured parties or show that their driver was not at fault.

It is important to have legal counsel in your corner that understands the tactics that are commonly used in these cases. Mr. Hawkins is uniquely qualified to protect your interests because he represented insurance companies in personal injury cases early in his career. He understands the strategies they employ, and he knows how to build a strong case that will withstand those tactics.

If necessary, we work with accident recreation specialists and other investigators who help decipher the cause of the accident and are able to testify in court. The majority of personal injury accidents that are caused by an overweight truck, driver fatigue, improper maintenance or a number of other reasons are resolved without a trial, but you need an experienced and knowledgeable attorney on your side to recover the full amount you are owed.

Contact Hawkins Law Firm

If you or a family member has been injured in a truck accident, call (918) 583-6007 or email us to schedule a free consultation. We will review the facts of your case and recommend the best course of action.

We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you will only pay attorney fees if we obtain a recovery for you.

Client Reviews
I've known Phil for over 4 years now and have always been very happy with his service to me. Anytime I had questions or issues Phil would always find me the answers I needed and always in a timely and professional manner. I never had a problem with him returning my calls even at odd hours. He was a tremendous help to me and still is and I was very pleased with the outcome. I fully understand that I was not his only client but he still always found time to talk to me when I needed him and to reassure me when I stressed over my situation. Angela D.
I had Phil Hawkins as my attorney on several cases and have been extremely satisfied with his services. Him and his staff kept me informed and up to date on every step. He was very professional and very knowledgeable on all my cases over the past 5 years. My future was looking pretty dim there for awhile because of my injuries and age but Mr Hawkins came through and I can now relax. I found him and his staff very polite, courteous and compassionate to my circumstances and the final results were very satisfying. Frederick J.
I am very grateful for the support of the Hawkins Law Firm. It is not common to walk into law firm and be greeted by a dog! However, as it is only in a time of crisis that one needs to seek out the help of an attorney - I found this to be a very unique and helpful comfort! Not only did Mr. Hawkins take the time to address all of my questions and concerns; but the warm and welcoming environment of his law firm, along with his staff, made an otherwise stressful situation a overall less overwhelming experience. Debbie C.