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Types of Car Accidents in Oklahoma

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Car accidents in Oklahoma happen for many reasons. That's why it's critical you have an experienced attorney on your side with a comprehensive understanding of how to handle different types of auto accidents. When so much is at stake, you need Lawter & Associates, PLLC.

For more than 40 years, car accident injury victims have turned to us to help them get the compensation they rightfully deserve. Whether you've been injured in a rear-end accident or head-on collision, we can help, and we have the case results to prove it.

What types of car accidents in Oklahoma does Lawter & Associates handle?

Our experienced Oklahoma car accident attorneys handle a wide range of accidents throughout the state. Some of the most common cases we handle include:

No matter what type of accident you're dealing with, contact us today. We're ready and eager to work with you and help you get your life back on track.

Discover what an experienced Oklahoma car accident lawyer can do for you

We routinely obtain sizable verdicts and settlements for car accident injury victims and their families in Oklahoma. What's the secret to our success? We work tirelessly on every case, from taking the time to learn about your case from you to carefully combing through evidence.

Such a personalized, hands-on approach is just one of the reasons why we have been so successful. Raise your expectations. Contact us. Call (866) 584-1027 for our Oklahoma City office or (866) 584-1028 for our Tulsa office and schedule a free case evaluation.


Drunk Driving Accidents

Drunk driving accidents in Oklahoma remain a serious threat to drivers throughout the state. In 2012, a total of 205 people died in drunk driving accidents in Oklahoma, according to statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

If you're a victim of a drunk driving accident in Oklahoma, contact us. Our experienced attorneys can vigorously investigate your case and make sure you receive the compensation you deserve for your drunk driving accident.

We realize you might think you don't need a lawyer. If a drunk driver caused your accident, you might assume you will simply be fairly compensated. Don't be so sure. Drunk driving accidents can become very complicated. Make sure you have a lawyer on your side, fighting for your rights. Make sure you contact Lawter & Associates, PLLC.

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Hit and Run Accidents

If you're a victim of a hit and run accident in Oklahoma, we strongly urge you to take the following steps:

  • Call the police
  • Call for emergency medical help
  • Interview witnesses. If others saw your accident, talk to them immediately and make sure you get their full names, addresses and phone numbers so police officers can interview them later.
  • Take photographs of your accident scene
  • Write down as much information as you can remember about your accident, including:
    • Color of car that caused your accident
    • Make of car that caused your accident
    • Direction driver fled the scene of accident
    • Time of accident
    • Exact location of accident
  • Contact your insurance company
  • Contact us. Our Oklahoma hit-and-run accident attorneys can work with you and make sure you receive the compensation you rightfully deserve.

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Asleep at the Wheel Accidents

Drivers who fall asleep at the wheel made a choice to continue driving. They could have stopped and pulled over when they noticed they were having trouble staying awake. Instead, these drivers chose to continue driving and caused an accident that injured you or your loved ones.

Asleep at the wheel accidents often require extensive evidence. That's because drivers who fall asleep while driving often deny any wrongdoing. At Lawter & Associates, we know what evidence to look for, and we know how to build compelling cases.

Some of the common telltale signs of asleep-at-the-wheel accidents include:

  • Absence of skid marks
  • Driver unable to describe accident
  • Excessive speed
  • Vehicle driving erratically

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Rear-End Accidents

Rear-end accidents are among the most common car accidents we handle at Lawter & Associates, PLLC. These types of accidents happen for many reasons. The drivers may be distracted, speeding, drunk or under the influence of drugs, or simply driving recklessly.

However your rear-end accident occurred, we can work with you to make sure your case receives the attention it rightfully deserves. This includes making sure you receive proper medical treatment.

Often, immediately after a rear-end accident, injury victims might feel fine. Sometimes the adrenaline from the incident masks the injury. But several days later, accident victims complain of pain in their neck or back. That's why it's important to schedule a follow-up appointment with your doctor to make sure you're not suffering whiplash or another serious injury. Take your case seriously. Contact us and discover what we can do for you.

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Distracted Driving Accidents

Distracted driving accidents in Oklahoma happen for many reasons. Some of the most common reasons why distracted drivers cause accidents include:

  • Texting while driving
  • Eating while driving
  • Adjusting the car radio
  • Reading a GPS device
  • Putting on makeup

Whatever the reason, you shouldn't have to suffer because of someone else's reckless behavior. Contact us. Our experienced accident attorneys can investigate your accident and make sure you receive money for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering and other legitimate expenses.

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Texting While Driving

Texting while driving is not specifically prohibited by Oklahoma statute at this time. The exceptions include commercial truck drivers, school bus drivers and novice drivers. Laws exist prohibiting them from texting while driving in Oklahoma.

But that doesn't mean you should have to suffer simply because of a texting driver. You have rights, and we can fight for them. When you hire us, your texting while driving accident will receive the attention it rightfully deserves.

Our aggressive approach toward texting accidents in Oklahoma often includes carefully analyzing accident reports, consulting with experts on such accidents, visiting the scene of the accident and interviewing witnesses whenever possible. Evidence builds strong cases.

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Rollover Accidents

Rollover accidents happen for many reasons. Sometimes, a driver is traveling too fast and swerves or changes direction too quickly, causing the vehicle to rollover. Other times, rollover accidents can be traced back to a design flaw by the car manufacturer.

Whatever the reason, make sure you have an experienced Oklahoma rollover accident lawyer on your side, looking out for your best interests. Rollover accidents can be notoriously complicated, especially if you need to take legal action against a car company.

Don't take chances with your case. Take action. Contact us. We know how to investigate rollover accidents involving sport-utility vehicles (SUVs), minivans, trucks and other top-heavy vehicles. No case is too complicated for us to handle. We're here to help you.

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Speeding Accidents

Speeding remains one of the leading causes of car accidents in Oklahoma. When people drive faster than the posted speed limit, they have less time to react to other vehicles around them. They may lose control of their vehicle, especially if they are speeding during poor-weather conditions.

We know how frustrating speeding car accidents in Oklahoma can be for injury victims - which is why we work so hard on these cases. We believe accident victims should not have to suffer because of someone else's reckless behavior.

Speeding is a contributing factor in 30 percent of all fatal car accidents nationwide, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Don't become another statistic. Contact a personal injury law firm in Oklahoma. We're ready and eager to help you.

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Accidents with Uninsured / Underinsured Drivers

Auto insurance in Oklahoma is mandatory. By law, all drivers must have at least 25/50/25 coverage. That means $25,000 for injury or death of one person, $50,000 for injury or death of two or more people and $25,000 for property damage.

Even so, minimum insurance coverage often isn't enough for accident victims. An accident in Oklahoma can lead to a complicated insurance claim. That's why it's critical you have an experienced car accident attorney on your side to make sure you receive the money you deserve if you're involved in accident with an underinsured driver.

We can also help you if you've been involved in an accident with an uninsured driver in Oklahoma. Don't try to handle such complicated cases on your own. You have too much at stake. Make sure you get the money you deserve. Contact us. Call (866) 584-1027 for our Oklahoma City office or (866) 584-1028 for our Tulsa office and schedule an appointment today.

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