Dealing With an Injury Due To a Rear-End Accident?
Our Oklahoma City rear-end accident attorneys can demand compensation
Have you been injured in a rear-end accident in Oklahoma City? Are you suffering from whiplash, a concussion or another type of severe injury in your neck or another part of your body? Are you not able to work while you recover? Do you find that accident-related expenses are adding up fast, but you're not sure how you're going to pay these bills?
Don't underestimate the seriousness of your accident. Get advice from an experienced accident lawyer who knows how to handle car accidents in Oklahoma City and understands how the legal system works in Oklahoma County. Talk to an attorney at Lawter & Associates, PLLC right away. We have more than four decades of experience and can help you every step of the way, including demanding the compensation you deserve. We know how to get results and we have the track record to prove it.
We know what to do because we've been handling complicated claims for years in Oklahoma City involving rear-end crashes. So whether you're dealing with a crash on I-35 or I-40 or somewhere else in the city, we're here to help you hold the driver accountable for their actions.
How did your rear-end crash happen?
Rear-end collisions often occur because another driver wasn't paying attention or driving recklessly. Common causes of rear-end accidents include:
- Texting while driving
- Talking on a cell phone while driving
- Speeding (especially on highways)
- Tailgating or driving too close to your vehicle
- Driving too fast for weather conditions (snow, ice, sleet, etc.)
- Fell asleep at the wheel
- Driving while impaired (rear-ended by a drunk driver)
There are many other reasons why rear-end crashes happen, and each one requires a thorough investigation. That's why it's critical that you contact our law firm as soon as possible. We know what questions to ask, what evidence to look for and what strategies often work when fighting for compensation for injury victims and their families.
What are common injuries?
Rear-end collisions often cause certain types of injuries. In particular, injuries to the neck or back are especially common. The most common injury is whiplash, a type of neck injury that occurs due to the rapid back-and-forth motion of the neck during a rear-end crash. If left untreated, symptoms and pain can become worse and even permanent in certain circumstances.
In addition to whiplash, other common injuries sustained in these types of crashes include:
- Head injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Injuries to the head or brain can cover a wide range, including:
- Skull fractures
- Contusion (bruise to the brain)
- Brain hemorrhage (internal bleeding)
- Back injuries, including spinal cord injuries
- Neck injuries, including whiplash and neck sprains
- Facial injuries
Whatever type of injury you sustained in a rear-end accident, make sure you get the medical attention you need and deserve right away. Then make sure you talk to a lawyer who can fight for the compensation you need to get your life back on track.
How we can help you
While recovering from whiplash or another injury, you may not be able to work for weeks or months or perhaps even longer. Medical expenses can add up fast, and with no income coming in, paying those bills and others can be nearly impossible.
Who’s at fault for a rear-end accident is usually not disputed. Whether you were rear-ended while stopped or in traffic, there is a very strong presumption that the driver of the rear vehicle is at fault. However, the insurance company will very likely dispute your damages (financial losses) in order to minimize the value of your claim.
Insurance companies often make lowball settlement offers soon after an accident. If you accept that money, however, you probably won’t have enough to pay all your bills. And once you say yes, you often never get another opportunity to ask for more money in the future.
Our lawyers think long-term. As your legal team, we demand a full and fair settlement for your damages. We know how to deal with insurance companies. And if they refuse to cooperate, we’re prepared to take them to court.
Put your trust in an Oklahoma City rear-end accident attorney who puts your needs first. Schedule your free, confidential case evaluation with us right now.
Lawter & Associates, PLLC
3313 N Classen Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Phone: (405) 525-4131