Oklahoma City Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys Driven To Succeed
You can count on us to demand compensation for you through a lawsuit or claim
A drunk driver slammed into your car in Oklahoma City. Sounds like it should be an open-and-shut case, right? Don't be so sure. There are many legal issues that can come up after a serious car accident in Oklahoma City.
If you don't have an experienced attorney who knows how the legal system works here, you could end up having to pay for your accident yourself - even if you did nothing wrong. That's why it's important to talk to a lawyer at Lawter & Associates, PLLC as soon as possible. We have more than four decades of experience and can help you every step of the way.
Located in Oklahoma City and serving residents throughout the region, our law firm can thoroughly investigate your accident and search for the facts that matter. We can then compile this information into a strong, compelling legal case designed to deliver results. Depending on the circumstances of your crash, we can then either seek compensation for you through a negotiated settlement or file a lawsuit on your behalf in Oklahoma County court or wherever your crash took place.
Legal obstacles you could encounter
What could possibly go wrong after a drunk driver crashes into your car? Lots of things. Here's just a sample of some of the legal issues you could encounter:
- Drunk driver denies being drunk at the time of the crash.
- Drunk driver challenges the police department's test results.
- Other driver accuses you of somehow causing the collision.
- Other driver's attorney accuses the police department of improperly administering a DUI test.
- Other driver's attorney accuses police of improperly storing DUI test results.
- Other driver's insurance company denies your claim.
Are you dealing with any of these legal issues? Or perhaps you're faced with some other challenge? Either way, it's important to talk to a lawyer right away. Otherwise, you could miss out on your opportunity for compensation.
Who can I sue for negligence after my drunk driving crash?
Under Oklahoma law, you can file a lawsuit or take other legal action against anyone who was directly or indirectly responsible for your crash caused by an impaired driver. This can include:
- The at-fault driver
- The at-fault driver’s insurance company
In addition, you may also be able to file a lawsuit against the bar, restaurant or liquor store that sold the driver alcohol. This situation applies if the driver was already intoxicated when they bought more alcohol, then caused your crash. In Oklahoma, you can sue businesses based on the state’s “dram laws,” which hold businesses liable in these situations.
However, it’s important to note that these legal cases can often be very challenging. You also only have two years from the date of your crash to take legal action under Oklahoma law. That’s why it’s critical that you talk to a lawyer as soon as possible to learn more about all your legal options.
How we can help you demand justice
Evidence builds strong legal cases. And our experienced lawyers know how to uncover the truth. We know how to examine accident reports. We frequently consult with accident reconstruction experts.
We then present our findings to the other driver's insurance company. Often, they agree to make a fair settlement offer in the face of this evidence. If they refuse to negotiate or pay you a reasonable amount, we're prepared to take them to court on your behalf.
Lawter & Associates, PLLC
3313 N Classen Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Phone: (405) 525-4131