Experienced Tulsa Litigators Helping Victims of Auto/Car Accidents Throughout Northeastern Oklahoma
In Oklahoma, car accidents are the leading cause of injury every year, affecting people of all ages and backgrounds. Sadly, data shows that nearly all car accidents that occur in Tulsa and surrounding areas of the state are preventable; if drivers put away their cell phones and paid attention to the road, drove sober, and followed traffic laws (among other safety standards), the number of car accidents would be significantly reduced.
If you are involved in a car accident in Oklahoma, you can seek compensation for your injuries, but you have to prove that the other party was to blame. At the law office of Levinson Law, P.C., our attorneys are here to help you do exactly that, and maximize your compensation amount.
Oklahoma Car Accident Fault Laws
Oklahoma is an at-fault car accident state. As opposed to a no-fault state, this means that fault dictates whether or not an injured party can recover damages, and that those who cause crashes are responsible for paying for them. While this means that you can file a claim against the other driver’s insurance or file a lawsuit directly against the at-fault driver, it also means that if you are found to be at fault for the crash, your recoverable damages award may be significantly reduced.
No only do you need to prove the fault/negligence of the other driver if you want to recover compensation from them or are bringing forth a lawsuit against them, you also need to be aware of the state’s modified comparative negligence law. Found in Oklahoma Statutes Title 21 Section 13, the modified comparative negligence law bars drivers who are 51 percent or more at fault for a crash from filing a claim for damages, and holds that if you are less than 51 percent at fault, you can file a claim, but your damages will be reduced in proportion to your degree of fault.
How Our Law Firm Can Help You
When you are involved in a crash caused by the fault of another driver, you deserve to be fully compensated for your:
- Medical expenses;
- Property damage;
- Lost wages;
- Pain and suffering; and
- All other economic and noneconomic losses.
In order to recover every penny that you have lost, our attorneys open a thorough investigation into your crash, working with investigative and reconstruction experts to prove that you were not to blame for your crash. Then, we work closely with medical and financial experts to calculate the precise amount of damages you have suffered and may suffer in the future.
After we issue a demand letter to the other party’s insurance, we prepare for negotiations. If a settlement cannot be reached, we are confident in our ability to represent you in court.
Contact Us Today
We are here to help you, and we have the experience and knowledge of the law that your car accident case – no matter how complex – deserves. Please contact us as soon as possible to schedule your free initial consultation. We also help family members who have lost loved ones in fatal crashes recover compensation.