Have You Been Injured In A Car Accident In Oklahoma?
Our attorneys handle cases involving TBIs, neck injuries
Car accident injuries in Oklahoma demand strong legal action. If you have been injured in an auto accident anywhere in the state, you need to take strong legal action to make sure you receive the compensation you rightfully deserve.
At Lawter & Associates, PLLC, we have more than four decades of experience working with auto accident injury victims just like you. Whether you're dealing with a broken bone or your loved one has sustained a severe traumatic brain injury, we can help you every step of the way.
What type of injury are you dealing with?
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Back Injuries
- Neck Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Internal Injuries
- Psychological Injuries
Whatever type of injury you're dealing with, don't wait to take legal action. A delay could affect your ability to be fairly compensated. Often, a time limit - known as a "statute of limitations" - exists that restricts how long injury victims can take legal action. In Oklahoma, that deadline is often two years from the date of your accident. If you wait longer than two years to file a lawsuit or take other legal action, you could miss out on your opportunity to obtain the compensation you deserve. The clock is running. Don't delay. Take action today.
How much is my accident claim worth?
There’s no set dollar amount when it comes to specific car accident injuries. Some injury claims are worth a few thousand dollars. Other claims may be worth millions. It can depend on various factors such as the treatment needed for your injury. If you suffered a car accident injury that requires surgery, you may be looking at a higher settlement amount than of someone whose injury needed a less invasive treatment. The bottom line is you should be financially compensated for all your injury-related expenses if another driver caused your crash.
It’s also important to remember that you should be compensated for more than just your medical bills immediately after your accident. If the injuries you sustained have a long-term impact on your life, you should be paid for any future medical bills, as well.
In addition, you should receive compensation for replacement income during your recovery, lost future income if you cannot return to work and pain and suffering in certain circumstances. All these expenses can add up fast – and you deserve to be reimbursed for all of them.
What is the average settlement for a car accident injury claim?
Determining an average amount for a car accident injury claim is challenging because it varies widely based on multiple factors. It's important to understand that there is no true "average" because each case is unique. Several factors impact the financial compensation you seek. These include the severity of the injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering endured, and long-term effects, as well as insurance coverage and fault determination. Consult with one of our attorneys to assess the specific circumstances of your claim and maximize the potential financial compensation.
Should I seek medical attention after a car accident?
After a car accident, it is crucial to seek medical attention, even if you don't feel immediate pain. Delayed pain can occur due to adrenaline and shock, masking underlying injuries. Seeking prompt medical attention helps protect your health and ensures that any hidden injuries are diagnosed and treated early. Additionally, obtaining medical documentation immediately after the accident strengthens your claim eligibility, as it provides a clear link between the accident and your injuries. Protect your well-being and your legal rights by seeking medical attention after a car accident, even if you feel fine.
Should I file a lawsuit if I got hurt in a car crash?
This is one of the hardest questions car accident injury victims face often after a serious crash. While you might be reluctant to take legal action, it’s important to explore your options and understand which approach might make the most sense for your case.
Some people choose to file a car accident claim in order to obtain compensation for their injury-related expenses. In such cases, it’s often the at-fault driver’s insurance company that’s responsible for paying these claims.
However, many insurance companies do everything they can to avoid paying injury victims the money they deserve. That’s why many injured people decide to file a lawsuit for their injury-related expenses. Legal cases can be very complex. Without an attorney on your side, you might not get the money you deserve. That’s why it’s critical that you consult with a lawyer as soon as possible about your legal options.
How long do I have to file a claim in Oklahoma?
Within two years, according to Oklahoma Statute Title 12A § 95(A)(3). This deadline is known as the “statute of limitations.”
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Discover what an experienced lawyer can do for you
We take an aggressive approach toward every car accident we handle because we strongly believe injury victims deserve to be fairly compensated. Remember, you didn't do anything wrong. Why should you have to suffer because of someone else's reckless behavior?
Don't let insurance companies or anyone else dictate what happens to you after your auto accident. 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.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be extremely serious and change a car accident victim's life forever. There's a fine line between a head injury and a TBI. If you suspect you or a loved one has a TBI or head injury, see a doctor who is familiar with TBIs and who knows how to diagnose them.
There are two different types of TBIs people often sustain, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC):
- Penetrating Traumatic Brain Injury - An injury to the brain caused by an object that entered a victim's skull.
- Closed Traumatic Brain Injury - An injury to the brain caused by movement of the brain in the skull.
Doctors often use several different scales to determine if someone has a mild or severe head injury. Two of the most common scales are the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) and the Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS). Don't try to self-diagnose. Seek immediate medical treatment. Then contact us.
Spinal cord injuries are among the most serious injuries we deal with at our law firm. If you sustain an injury to your spine, you might permanently lose your ability to walk or move normally for the rest of your life.
Depending on the severity of your spinal cord injury and exactly where your injury occurred on your body or your loved one's spine, your spinal cord injury could result in paralysis, which leaves injury victims unable to move certain parts of their body.
There are two major types of paralysis. They are:
- Paraplegia - Paralysis from the waist down, leaving injury victims unable to use their legs.
- Quadriplegia - Paralysis from the neck down, leaving injury victims unable to use their arms or legs.
No matter what type of spinal cord injury you're dealing with, contact us. We can help you and your family get the compensation you deserve.
Back injuries caused by car accidents can cover a wide range. Sometimes, back injuries seem mild at first. But very quickly, soreness in the back can escalate into a severe back injury. If you suspect a back injury, seek immediate medical treatment, even if your condition seems mild.
A doctor can examine you to determine the severity of your back injury. Some of the warning signs of a back injury include:
- Soreness in your back
- Trouble walking or standing up
- Tingling in your fingers
- Pain in your legs
Take your back injury seriously. Seek immediate medical attention. Then contact us. We have years of experience handling complicated car accident injury cases. We know what evidence to look for and how to deliver results. Expect more. Contact our law firm.
Neck injuries caused by car accidents can cover a wide range. Severe neck injuries can include spinal cord injuries or even traumatic brain injuries. But even so-called milder neck injuries like whiplash can be painful and have devastating consequences.
Whiplash might seem like a minor injury to some people - until they experience this real, persistent injury themselves. In addition, what might seem like whiplash could actually be a more severe neck injury.
Don't take chances with your health. Seek immediate medical attention for your neck injury. Then contact us. We can help you get the compensation you deserve so you can focus on what really matters - your recovery.
Broken bones are common car accident injuries in Oklahoma. Drivers or passengers might break bones in their face, arms, hands or fingers because of an extreme force exerted on the bones.
Bone fractures are never minor injuries. Even a small fracture may result in lost time from work. Broken bones can result in paralysis or other life-changing injuries. The financial impact can be staggering.
Accidents might result in the following types of broken bone injuries:
- Wrist fractures
- Tibia and fibula fractures (bones in the legs)
- Hip fractures
- Facial and skull fractures
- Pelvis fractures
- Clavicle fractures (collarbone injury)
- Humerus fracture (injury to the long bone in the arm)
Remember, you didn't do anything wrong. You shouldn't have to suffer because of another driver's reckless behavior. Get the medical attention you deserve - without worrying about the cost of the treatment. Contact us. We fight for injury victims' rights.
Internal injuries caused by car accidents are among the most severe - and potentially life-threatening - injuries we handle at our law firm. What makes these injuries so dangerous is people with internal injuries often appear normal after an accident.
Internal injuries can cover a wide range. They can include:
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
- Head injuries, including brain injuries
Don't take chances with your health. If you suspect you have an internal injury because of a car accident, seek immediate medical attention. Don't even wait an hour or a day to be examined. Call your doctor or a hospital right now. Then contact us. We can help.
The emotional toll of a serious car accident can be overwhelming. If you or a loved one was injured in an auto accident, you might be in shock or suffering from long-term psychological effects from the accident. Seek treatment for psychological injuries as soon as possible as it is hard to make a claim for this type of condition without treatment.
Even if you don't have a physical injury, you can still be suffering from psychological trauma or mental anguish because of your car accident. The psychological injury might affect your ability to work certain jobs and may have an impact on your self-image and your quality of life. Pursuing damages for mental anguish is typically a difficult process. Victims need an experienced attorney who knows how to gather strong evidence to show that mental anguish was incurred.
Contact us. Our experienced car accident injury attorneys can work with you and make sure you receive the attention you deserve. Call (866) 584-1027 for our Oklahoma City office or (866) 584-1028 for our Tulsa office and schedule an appointment. We want to help you.
Lawter & Associates, PLLC
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Phone: (405) 525-4131
Lawter & Associates, PLLC
Tulsa, OK 74136
Phone: (918) 496-9577