Fighting To Protect The Rights Of Oklahoma City Car Accident Victims
Every person who gets behind the wheel of a car in Oklahoma has a responsibility to handle his or her vehicle in a manner that ensures the safety of everyone else on the road with them. In too many instances, however, drivers act irresponsibly and cause accidents that result in serious injuries. In situations like these, victims have the right to seek compensation for their medical care and other considerations.
Insurance companies want to settle your claim for as little as possible, and they are specifically trained to sell lowball settlement offers to victims who don’t know their rights. At Litton & Chaney Law Firm in Oklahoma City, we represent clients who have been injured in any type of car accident. With nearly 30 years of experience resolving these matters, you can feel confident in our ability to provide the skilled legal representation you need in your car accident case.
Conducting Thorough Investigations In Order To Present A Compelling Case
Depending on the unique circumstances surrounding your accident, the injuries you suffer could require a lifetime of care. We take the time to understand the full extent of your injuries so we can effectively negotiate with the insurance company for the right compensation. You only get one chance to secure fair compensation. We get it right the first time.
While it may be possible to get fair compensation through negotiation, your car accident attorney needs to be prepared to go to trial when necessary. Negotiations are more likely to end successfully if the other party believes in the threat of litigation. A thorough investigation is a vital component of car accident settlement negotiations or personal injury litigation.
The Cause Of Your Car Wreck
You may know or suspect what caused your accident. Maybe the other driver was texting or talking on the phone. Aggressive driving might be the culprit if the other driver was tailgating or speeding. Knowing the cause and proving it during a legal proceeding are two different things. You need a personal injury lawyer with the skill and knowledge to gather and present all the necessary evidence to show why you deserve compensation after the crash. At Litton & Chaney Law Firm, we know how to address everything from Oklahoma highway patrol accident reports to road defects, weather reports and witness statements.
We conduct thorough investigations to determine the exact cause of the accident. When appropriate, we bring in accident reconstruction experts and other professionals to help us present the strongest case. We also work with medical experts, life-planning experts, economists and others to show the care you will need over the long term and what the costs will be.
Establishing who was at fault in your case is important. Under Oklahoma law, the amount of your recovery, or even your ability to recover damages at all depends on determining whose negligence led to the injuries. If your actions were more than 50 percent responsible, you will not recover anything. Whatever percentage you were responsible for will be used to reduce the compensation you receive. If you were 100 percent not at fault for the accident, your compensation will not be reduced at all.
The Nature Of Your Car Accident
High-speed collisions of the type that are common on I-44, I-35, I 40 and other area highways frequently result in serious injuries. Highway accidents are not the most common type of car accident, however. Cars do not need to be going 60 mph to cause injuries. Slower speeds may even increase dangerous behaviors like texting and driving. Your injuries should be taken seriously regardless of how they were incurred. Medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering and other compensable damages are a serious burden on you. You need an attorney to help you against the insurance companies and their representatives.
Discuss Your Claim With A Car Accident Lawyer
We invite you to schedule your free attorney consultation today. We will provide a thorough review of your claim and a complete explanation of your legal options. We handle all car accident claims on a contingency fee basis, so you won’t pay anything if we don’t win. You can reach us by phone at 405-896-9724 or contact us via email to get started.