If you’ve been the victim of an auto accident in Oklahoma, it’s crucial that you have an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side that will fight for the compensation you deserve. At McIntyre Law P.C. in Oklahoma City, we have an experienced team of accident attorneys. Oklahoma car accidents may require assistance through every aspect of your claim. We will make sure the insurance company fairly compensates you for your property damage and any injuries you have suffered. We also work extensively fighting for families who have lost loved ones in a car accident.
Successful, Ethical Auto Accident Attorneys for Oklahoma Motorists
Honesty, hard work and compassion are the hallmarks of our law firm. We strive to be the best accident attorney in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Lawton and the surrounding areas, to all car crash victims while adhering to a strict code of ethics. We pledge to keep the victim’s best interests in mind and make the legal process as painless as possible for the injured and their family. At McIntyre Law you will get the full attention of our lawyers and have unabated access to our lawyers at anytime.
What Should I Do After a Car Accident?
If you are involved in a car wreck in Oklahoma many things flash through your mind. Your first priority should be to determine whether you or anyone else is injured and then immediately call 911 for police and medical help. Once police and medical professionals arrive on the scene, you should then gather and write down as much information about the accident as you can to protect yourself and provide valuable information once the claims process begins.
The Oklahoma car accident lawyers at McIntyre Law highly recommend that if you are involved in a car crash, you immediately do and collect the following information:
- Seek medical attention immediately if you suspect you have been injured.
- Names, driver’s license numbers, contact information (at least home address and phone number) and insurance information for all drivers.
- Insurance information for all automobiles known to be involved in the car accident.
- Names and contact information for any witnesses to the accident. Don’t limit yourself to those parties involved in the accident. Actively ask bystanders if they witnessed the car wreck and to provide you with their version of what happened.
- Determine if any of the drivers involved in the accident appeared to be distracted. You must immediately inform the police investigating the accident whether a driver was talking on his or her cell phone, appeared to be texting and/or under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- A detailed description of the accident, including which direction the vehicles were going before the accident, what roads the vehicles were traveling on, the weather and related conditions (fog, rain, night, ice), what happened, any injuries, what was damaged, and what the police did, especially if they issued tickets or gave a sobriety test.
- Contact information for every investigating officer at the scene of the car wreck.
- Contact an attorney in Oklahoma with experience handling car wrecks as soon as possible after you have been involved in the car accident.
Never assume that the driver who hit you will admit to fault. You are the first line of defense in protecting yourself during the claims investigation and the information you garner after an accident can prove invaluable to your claim as the claims process and/or litigation proceeds.
What Injuries Do People Typically Suffer in a Car Crash?
We have represented a broad spectrum of Oklahomans injured in car accidents. Whether you or a loved one are suffering from traumatic brain injury, whiplash, neck or back strains, broken bones, disc problems and/or surgical interventions as a result of the crash, an Oklahoma car accident lawyer at McIntyre Law has the experience that will help you get the long term care you need.
Your automobile accident may have resulted in any number of injuries, including but not limited to:
- Head trauma
- Spinal trauma
- Back and neck pain
- Lacerations and scars
- Severe bruising
- Permanent disfigurement
- Mental Anguish
What Damages Does Oklahoma Law Allow an Injured Motorist to Recover?
Under Oklahoma law, you are entitled to recover the following if you are injured in an Oklahoma car accident: His or her physical pain and suffering, past and future; His or her mental pain and suffering, past and future; and reasonable expenses of the necessary medical care, treatment, and services, past and future.
Specifically, Oklahoma law allows a jury to consider the following in a personal injury accident: His or her physical pain and suffering, past and future; His or her mental pain and suffering, past and future; His or her age; His or her physical condition immediately before and after the accident; The nature and extent of his or her injuries; Whether the injuries are permanent; The physical impairment; The disfigurement; Loss of earnings and/or time; Impairment of earning capacity; and The reasonable expenses of the necessary medical care, treatment, and services, past and future.
Our Tulsa car accident lawyers at McIntyre Law are experienced and prepared to get you the maximum amount of recovery the law allows as a result of an auto accident.
What Do I Do If a Loved One has Died in an Auto Accident?
Motor vehicle collisions are one of the leading preventable causes of death in the United States. In Oklahoma alone we typically have over 200 traffic related deaths each year. Learn more about Oklahoma crash data and statistics from the Highway Safety Office and the NHTSA. The lawyers at McIntyre Law take our role as counselors of the law very serious in wrongful death actions. We are here to provide you legal guidance as well as listening to the heartache you and/or your family are going through.
According to Oklahoma law, a wrongful death claim is when an individual dies due to the negligence or misconduct of another individual while driving an automobile. Oklahoma law allows immediate family members of the deceased to file a wrongful death claim to recover damages from pain and suffering, lost wages, mental anguish, loss of companionship, medical costs, and other expenses.
Should You Try To Handle Your Case Without an Oklahoma Accident Lawyer?
When you are involved in a car accident, never assume that the at-faults insurance company will treat you fairly during the claims process. The negligent driver’s insurance company owes you no duty and will always try to compensate you less for your claim than what you deserve. The only way to level the playing field against insurance adjusters who have years of experience and training in getting you to take less than what your claim is worth is to retain the services of an experienced and aggressive Oklahoma personal injury lawyer.
What If The Negligent Driver Does Not Have Insurance?
Studies have consistently shown that one in three Oklahoma drivers is without car insurance. These startling facts make it imperative you purchase uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. Uninsured motorist will protect you when you are injured by an uninsured driver. Underinsured motorist coverage will protect you where you have been seriously injured and negligent person does not carry enough liability insurance to cover your needs.
It’s important to have the expertise of an Oklahoma attorney experienced in uninsured/underinsured motorist laws. Oklahoma uninsured/underinsured motorists’ laws are complex and require that you adhere to the duties proscribed by law and your insurance policy in order to collect for any injuries suffered due to the negligence of an uninsured/underinsured motorist.
Should You Hire an Oklahoma Car Accident Attorney to Represent You?
The lawyers at McIntyre Law are experienced in dealing with various types of auto accidents and the insurance companies that regularly attempt to “low-ball” individuals who try to go through the claims process alone. We can guide you through the many different types of accidents and help you avoid the pitfalls that may arise in your case. The Tulsa attorneys at McIntyre Law know time is precious and will attempt to force the insurance companies to speed up the process, whether that process is resolving your property damage or getting you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
We also strive to provide our client’s with a worry free approach to the claims process. You are retaining the services of experienced accident attorneys who have settled and/or litigated numerous Oklahoma car accident claims. Our goal is to take the worry and pressure associated in dealing with adjusters completely away from our clients.
Many people fear the prospect of paying an attorney for their services in a car wreck. However, you should know that studies show that, on average, people who settle their car wreck claims with the help of an experienced attorney typically receive larger settlements even after fees for services have been deducted from the settlement amount.
In What Areas of Oklahoma Do Our Lawyers Practice In?
The Oklahoma car accident lawyers in our office routinely handle cases throughout the entire state of Oklahoma. Our client representation covers Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Lawton, Edmond, Norman, Ardmore, Idabel, Shawnee, Stillwater, Midwest City and Moore, in counties including Oklahoma County, Tulsa County, Payne County, Cleveland and McCurtain County. No matter where you are in the state, our Oklahoma auto accident attorneys stand ready to help you.
If you or a loved one has been the unfortunate victim of a car accident please contact McIntyre Law for a free consultation. The exceptional level of experience and personal care can make a difference in the outcome of your case.