It is easy to feel alone and directionless after a car accident. After all, no one leaves home or work expecting to be involved in a crash caused by another driver. Yet, as statistics maintained by the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office show, this happens with surprising regularity: In 2015 alone, there were 645 fatalities resulting from 590 crashes. This means that every day during 2015 at least one person died in a fatal car wreck. Many more were injured to one degree or another in injury car accidents. Once a traffic injury or fatality occurs, the victim (and/or his or her family members) must not only begin the process of physically recovering from his or her injuries, but he or she must also decide whether to seek a legal recovery as well. While an attorney cannot do much to speed the physical recovery process along, as Michael Carr of the Oklahoma personal injury firm Carr & Carr, Attorneys at Law expounds, one call to an experienced attorney can make a difference in the victim’s legal recovery process.
The Simplest – Yet Most Difficult – Call You Need to Make
Despite the many benefits that a knowledgeable car crash attorney can provide to a car crash victim, it is common for victims to hesitate in reaching out to a law firm for assistance. There are many reasons why this might occur:
- A victim believes his or her claim for compensation is “clear cut” and obvious, and that there is no real dispute as to the other driver’s culpability. Unfortunately, there may be all manner of legal issues and pitfalls in even the most “clear cut” of cases. A victim who lacks the legal knowledge and skill necessary to overcome these issues may find that the court dismisses their “clear cut” case
- The many attorneys and law firms who advertise their services overwhelm a victim, and the victim becomes paralyzed by the sheer number of choices available. In this situation, the victim may be reluctant to retain any attorney or law firm to assist him or her out of fear of making a poor decision. To be sure, the choice of an attorney to represent your interests in a car crash lawsuit is an important one that should be made after carefully considering the qualifications and capabilities of several attorneys. However, in many cases proceeding without any attorney is far more damaging to your chances of recovering compensation. Do not let the fear of hiring a bad attorney keep you from making contact with a Tulsa car crash law firm.
- A victim believes that hiring an attorney can wait until the victim has recovered from his or her injuries. However, in many cases the victim will still be recovering from his or her injuries when it comes time to file a car crash lawsuit. Oklahoma only gives injury victims two years within which to file a lawsuit seeking compensation. If one waits too long, it becomes impossible to retain an attorney who can file the claim in time.
Carr & Carr, Attorneys at Law, have 49 years of experience representing car crash victims and their families who have suffered losses and injuries because of the reckless or careless actions of another. We have offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Northwest Arkansas. We can also meet you wherever is convenient for you. Contact our compassionate yet skilled lawyers team today at (800) 747-4878 if you or your loved one have been injured in a car crash, and allow Carr & Carr to explain how retaining our services can make a significant difference in your compensation lawsuit.