Our attorneys offer help for accident victims throughout Oklahoma. The lawyers at our firm have experience handling car wrecks, motorcycle accidents, ATV accidents and collisions with tractor-trailers.
If you’ve been a victim, don’t talk to an insurance adjuster until you get a free accident lawsuit review from our experienced Oklahoma City law firm.
Types of Oklahoma Accident Claims We Handle
Car Accident Lawsuits in Oklahoma
Car accidents occur nearly every twenty seconds in the United States causing, in some cases, unnecessary personal injuries due to the negligent driving of others. In this day and age of cell phones, GPS navigation systems, and other distracting devices commonly used behind the wheel, inattentive drivers are causing otherwise avoidable accidents.
Other causes of auto accidents in Oklahoma include: driving at excessive speeds, reckless driving, failing to stop at a red light, failing to stop at a stop sign, failing to yield, driving under the influence (DUI, DWI), defective roadway design, 18-wheeler accidents, defective products and motorcycle accidents.
Our personal injury attorneys in Oklahoma have represented thousands of auto and trucking accident victims throughout Oklahoma. On average, we handle over 1,000 auto accident cases a year. We offer help investigating your auto accident case, and can also help you find a qualified doctor, get your car repaired, understand what insurance benefits you are entitled to and even negotiate a fair settlement for your accident case. We will go to court to fight your insurance company if they do not make a fair settlement offer for the accident.
Experienced Accident Lawyers
We have recovered millions of dollars for accident victims throughout the state of Oklahoma!
If you have been injured in an auto accident while driving in Oklahoma, you could be eligible for compensation. Contact us today to file your injury claim by calling us toll free or by filling out our contact form. We are here to help.
Automobile Accidents and Injury Statistics
Motor vehicle accidents are a major cause of serious injuries and tragic loss of life in Oklahoma and across the country. Unfortunately, the most common cause of auto accidents is negligent driving, a factor which could be avoided if drivers operated their vehicles more carefully, with fewer distractions from cell phones, the radio and GPS navigation systems. In 2009, one auto accident occurred every seven minutes in Oklahoma, and one hundred people were injured in motor vehicle accidents in the state every day. Although Oklahoma law doesn’t ban all drivers from using a cell phone or text messaging while driving, the state passed a law in 2010 prohibiting distracted driving, and requiring all drivers to devote their full time and attention to driving. This means that, while the police will not ticket an Oklahoma driver for using a cell phone or text messaging while driving, he will take action if he determines that the driver posed a safety threat to others. Unfortunately, despite seat belt laws and laws against distracted driving, thousands of people are injured in Oklahoma auto accidents each year. If you have sustained a serious injury resulting from a motor vehicle accident in Oklahoma, contact our experienced attorneys to discuss your legal options.
Common Causes of Car Accidents
Automobile accidents can describe a number of different types of collisions, including car accidents, ATV accidents, commercial truck accidents, whiplash accidents and motorcycle accidents. Although distracted or negligent driving is the leading cause of auto accidents, there are a number of other factors which may also contribute to the frequency of these accidents. Some common causes include:
- Driving at excessive speeds
- Driving recklessly
- Failing to obey traffic signals and signs
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Defective products
- Defective roadway design
In order to prevent auto accidents from occurring, drivers should practice safe driving behavior and observe safety guidelines, including: avoiding tailgating, using directional signals when turning or changing lanes, staying at least three seconds behind the car in front of you, following the speed limit, and using your rear-view and side-view mirrors while driving, turning, changing lanes or backing up.
Long-Term Consequences of Car Accidents
Although car manufacturers have taken steps to make cars safer for drivers and passengers, auto accidents continue to occur and serious injuries and fatalities continue to result from these accidents. Some of the most common injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents include:[column first_set=”first”]
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
Some of these injuries are so severe that they may cause chronic, debilitating conditions and possibly even permanent paralysis. Some victims of auto accidents may be unable to return to work for an extended period of time or indefinitely, due to the severity of their injuries, thereby preventing them from gaining a viable income.
Contact Our Attorneys for Help
Driver negligence is the leading cause of auto accidents in the United States, and accounts for almost half of all automobile accidents each year. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident in Oklahoma caused by another driver’s negligence, contact our knowledgeable attorneys to discuss your legal options. You may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries, the medical cost of treating your injuries, and the pain and suffering endured by you and your family. If you have lost a loved one in an auto accident caused by another driver, you may have grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the other party. You are not at fault for any injuries sustained in an auto accident resulting from the distracted, aggressive or unsafe driving of another person. By hiring an experienced lawyer to represent your case, you can protect your rights and pursue the compensation you deserve. Injured victims should not be held responsible for the financial costs associated with auto accident injuries. Our experienced attorneys can help you prove the other driver’s negligence and hold that party accountable for your injuries and any associated expenses.