With a population of more than 55,000 residents, Moore ranks as the seventh largest city in the state of Oklahoma. That also means Moore is home to some of Oklahoma’s busiest and most dangerous streets, highways, and intersections, including I-35. According to the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office (OHSO), there were 1,172 crashes in Moore in 2013. At least 175 of these crashes – about 15% – resulted in injuries.
If you were the victim of a car accident in Moore, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, property damage, and the earnings you lost while you were out of work recovering from your injuries. The automotive accident attorneys of Hasbrook & Hasbrook are available around the clock to help you fight for the compensation you and your family may be entitled to.
We pride ourselves on providing personalized, aggressive legal representation, and with over 75 years of combined experience handling complex car accident cases throughout Moore and the surrounding communities, you can feel confident your accident will be investigated by a trusted and respected law firm with a track record of obtaining favorable outcomes. To set up a free, private, no-obligation legal consultation, call Hasbrook & Hasbrook at (405) 698-3040 today.
Attorneys Representing Car Crash Injury Victims in Moore, OK
Every car accident has a cause, and in many cases, that cause is human error. During our many decades practicing personal injury law, our attorneys have encountered a wide variety of accident scenarios, and we often find that careless driving mistakes are major factors in crashes and collisions.
When a driver fails to exercise normal, reasonable driving precautions, and another person is injured as a result, the driver at fault may be described as negligent. Some common ways driver negligence causes and contributes to car accidents include:
- Driving while intoxicated by drugs or alcohol.
- Excessive speeding.
- Failing to come to a complete stop at a stop sign.
- Failing to yield right-of-way at an intersection.
- Failing to yield to cyclists and pedestrians.
- Following other vehicles too closely, which is also called tailgating.
- Making illegal and prohibited driving maneuvers (e.g. illegal U-turns).
- Running a red light.
- Texting while driving, or engaging in other activities that distract the driver from paying attention to the road (e.g. changing the radio station, putting on makeup).
While not as common, accidents can also be caused by manufacturing defects, such as ignition switch defects, defective airbags, and brake system defects. Our attorneys will scrutinize the smallest details of the evidence from the crash scene, leaving no stone unturned in the search for the cause of your accident. We frequently consult with engineers and other experts from the automotive industry to gain greater insight into how and why complex, multi-vehicle accidents occur.
We handle a wide variety of accident types, including but not limited to:
- Chain reaction accidents
- Head-on collisions
- Intersection accidents
- Multi-vehicle pile-ups
- Pedestrian accidents
- Rear-end collisions
- Rollover accidents
- Side-impact collisions
- Single-vehicle accidents
How Much Compensation Can You Get for an Auto Accident?
The amount of compensation, or damages, a car accident victim in Moore may ultimately be awarded depends on a complex interplay between a few different factors, including but not limited to:
- The expenses incurred by the victim.
- The nature and severity of the injury sustained by the victim. Some common injuries caused by car accidents include:
- Bone fractures and broken bones.
- Deep, severe lacerations that require stitches or staples.
- Facial injuries, which frequently occur when accident victims strike the dashboard or windshield of their vehicle.
- Permanent scarring and disfigurement.
- Second degree or third degree burns.
- Severe “road rash,” or skin abrasion, which can occur if a person is ejected from their vehicle.
- Soft tissue injuries. A very common example is whiplash, a type of neck injury caused by rapid overextension of muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the neck area.
In cases where an accident leads to permanent disability, the age of the victim is important, because the victim’s age determines roughly how many years of income he or she will lose the opportunity to earn. For instance, if a car accident victim becomes permanently disabled in his or her twenties, he or she loses entire decades of projected income and must be compensated accordingly.
Compensation may be awarded for both current and projected losses and expenses. Victims can be compensated for a wide variety of both financial and non-financial losses, including but not limited to:
- Hospital bills
- Loss of consortium (marital relationship)
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Medical devices, such as wheelchairs, canes, and prosthetic limbs
- Pain and suffering
- Prescription medications
- Surgery bills
Contact An Oklahoma Car Accident Lawyer for Help On Your Case
In cases where both vehicles were partially at fault, the injury victim’s compensation may be reduced to reflect his or her degree of fault for the accident. However, if a driver is 50% at fault or more, he or she cannot recover compensation. This is called the modified comparative fault rule.
Noneconomic (non-financial) damages, such as the victim’s pain and suffering, are capped at $350,000. However, Oklahoma does not impose any caps on compensation for economic (financial) damages, such as the victim’s medical bills and lost wages.
If you were injured in a car accident in Moore, OK or the surrounding area, call the attorneys of Hasbrook & Hasbrook at (405) 698-3040 to start exploring your legal options. You may be entitled to significant financial compensation.