Car Accident Attorneys Serving Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Surrounding Areas
If you were hurt in a car accident caused by another driver’s carelessness, you’re likely facing extensive medical expenses, time away from work, and costly property damage.
You may also be confused about your options and feel pressured into accepting an insurance company settlement.
But these initial offers from insurance providers are rarely enough to compensate injury victims’ full recovery needs.
The car accident lawyers at Carr & Carr Attorneys at Law are here to guide you through this difficult time and fight for the financial security you require.
We offer free consultations to help you understand your choices, and we don’t get paid unless we collect compensation on your behalf.
Compensation for Oklahoma Car Accident Victims
Oklahoma is a “tort” state, which means at-fault drivers can be held accountable for resulting damages from an accident. The state also requires all drivers to carry a minimum level of insurance in the event of an accident.
The state also requires all drivers to carry a minimum level of insurance to cover damages in the event of an accident.
Unfortunately, not all drivers follow the state’s insurance rule. According to the Insurance Information Institute, 26 percent of Oklahoma drivers are driving without insurance, the highest percentage rate in the United States.
Oklahoma also follows a modified comparative negligence standard, which assigns drivers involved in a crash a percentage of liability.
An individual cannot recover damages if he or she is more than 50 percent at fault for the accident.
The unique circumstances of your accident and whether the at-fault driver has adequate insurance will affect your case, but accident injury victims are generally entitled to pursue compensation for:
- Medical treatment
- Lost earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
If a family member was killed in a car accident caused by a negligent driver, our attorneys may be able to file a wrongful death claim.
Since 1973, our experienced auto accident attorneys have obtained millions of dollars for injured victims and their families.
What To Do After A Motor Vehicle Accident
Crash victims should undergo a medical evaluation, even if there are no immediate signs of injury. It can take hours or even days for the onset of some symptoms.A physician may detect certain severe injuries, including brain injuries before symptoms are present. Moreover, this medical documentation will be beneficial to your case if you decide to file a car accident claim.
Crash victims should undergo a medical evaluation, even if there are no immediate signs of injury. It can take hours or even days for the onset of some injury symptoms.
A physician may detect certain severe injuries—including brain injuries—before symptoms are obvious to the victim or the victim’s family. Moreover, this medical documentation will be beneficial to your case if you decide to file a car accident claim.
It’s also important to document as much as you can about the accident as soon as you can. This includes contact information for any witnesses, photographs of the accident scene, and pictures of resulting injuries.
For additional information, please see our What to Do Following an Accident page.
Time is a factor after an accident. Oklahoma’s statute of limitations gives injury victims two years to file a claim for damages. But delaying your claim increases the risk of losing vital evidence. The sooner you contact an attorney, the sooner your case can be resolved.
Common Car Accident Injuries
But one of the most common injuries we see after an automobile accident is whiplash.
Major or even minor car wrecks can cause whiplash. When you’re hit from behind, the sudden impact can cause your neck’s ligaments, muscles, and tendons to move outside of their normal range of motion.
Even low-speed accidents can result in whiplash – whether or not people were wearing a seatbelt.
Whiplash symptoms may manifest right after an accident or take several hours to develop.
Typically, the earlier the symptoms appear, the higher the odds of significant damage to the neck’s soft tissues.
Whiplash symptoms include the following:
- Neck pain
- Neck swelling
- Muscle spasms
- Soreness on the back of the neck
- Trouble moving your neck
- Shooting pains from your neck into your shoulder or arm
It may be necessary to transport car accident victims with whiplash injuries directly to the emergency department via ambulance.
Car accidents can cause a range of injuries from minor cuts and bruises to traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord damage. If you were injured in an accident, contact our injury law firm today for a free consultation.
Do I Need A Car Accident Lawyer?
You might be wondering whether you should handle the claim on your own or if you should hire a car accident attorney.
Car insurance companies tend to low-ball people who are not represented by an attorney.
Insurance companies know you don’t have extensive knowledge of the law, the means of filing a claim, or the ability to represent yourself in court.
When the insurance carrier hears complaints from an injured person about a low settlement offer, the insurance adjuster is thinking “So what? What can you do about it?”
Carr and Carr Attorneys at Law can maximize the value of your case. Insurance companies know that if they are not fair to you, our client, then we will pursue the case in court.
Do I need To Go To Court for My Car Accident Claim?
Most people just want to put the incident behind them as quickly as possible.
But it can be hard for injured folks to move on when they’re facing mounting medical bills, lost wages, and costly property damage.
While more than 90 percent of car accident cases settle out of court, it’s occasionally necessary to take a case to trial for compensation.
Visit this blog for more details about going to court for your car accident claim.
Aggressive, Compassionate Representation
Our car accident lawyers understand the distinct needs and challenges faced by injury victims, and our law firm has built a record of success spanning more than 40 years based on our legal experience and individualized dedication to our clients.
With offices in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and northwest Arkansas, our car accident lawyers are ready to help you when you need help most. We can arrange to meet you for a free, no-obligation consultation at your home, hospital room, or other convenient location.