Do I Need a Lawyer for My Accident?
If you have been involved in a minor car accident where no one was injured and all that happened was vehicle damage, you probably won't need an Oklahoma auto accident lawyer. But, if you have suffered an injury that required you to take time off work and spend money for hospitalization or medical treatment, you need to seek the counsel of an experienced injury lawyer.
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What You Need to Know About Your Accident
Among the most common causes of car collisions statewide were impaired driving, failure to yield to pedestrians and vehicles, and speeding.
Below are questions that we are asked that can help you in your situation.
Oklahoma Is a "Fault" Car Insurance State
This means that the driver who was at fault for the crash can be held accountable for all personal injury and property damage that happened in the crash. In such cases, the at-fault driver's insurance will cover the bulk to the damages. Injured victims of Oklahoma car crashes can seek compensation by filing a claim with their own insurer, by filing a claim with the at-fault driver's insurer, or by filing a lawsuit against the at-fault driver.
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Oklahoma Car Accident Statistics
According to the Oklahoma Dept. of Transportation, in 2014:
People were injured in auto collisions statewide.
People died in auto collisions statewide.
Injuries which were reported as involving a driver under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
Deaths which were reported as involving a driver under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
Just imagine how many of those involved distracted driving such as messing with a cell phone.