Oklahoma car accidents often cause painful, disabling injuries that keep the victim out of work while burdening him or her with massive medical expenses. When you’re already suffering from serious injuries, you shouldn’t have to carry the additional burden of dealing with contentious insurance disputes just to get fair compensation.
Let the aggressive and experienced car accident attorneys of Hasbrook & Hasbrook take care of your personal injury claim, so that you can focus on getting the rest you need. Call our law offices at (405) 698-3040 for a free and confidential legal consultation. We’re here to answer your questions and provide legal support.
Injured in a Car Crash on I-40 or Other Highways in Canadian County?
According to the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office, Canadian County reported 1,754 car crashes in 2014 alone. Spread across the year, that’s an average of nearly five accidents per day. Sadly, 14 of these accidents resulted in fatalities. Car crashes in Canadian County also caused hundreds of injuries, 52 of which were serious enough to be described as “incapacitating.”
Some common injuries and complications that can result from auto accidents in Canadian County include:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
- Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI)
- Broken Bones/Bone Fractures
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Joint Dislocations
- Whiplash Neck Injuries
- Sprains and Strains
- Cuts and Lacerations
- Bruises and Contusions
- Crush Injuries
- Back Injuries
- Facial Injuries
- Permanent Scarring
- Burn Injuries
- Hand and Wrist Injuries
- Foot and Ankle Injuries
- Limb Amputation
- Internal Bleeding
- Chest Injuries
- Abdominal Injuries
- Paralysis/Reduced Mobility
- Chronic Pain
If you’re suffering from these or other injuries due to a crash or collision in Canadian County, contact our Yukon car accident attorneys right away to talk about your claim. You may be able to get compensated.
Most of the crashes in Canadian County took place on urban highways and interstates, such as I-40, US-80, US-270, US-281, SH-3, SH-4, SH-8, SH-37, and SH-66. City streets were also a common site of accidents, with more than 700 accidents documented. Smaller numbers of crashes occurred in rural areas.
What Losses Can a Car Accident Victim in Oklahoma Get Compensation for?
Oklahoma is a fault auto insurance state. If your accident was caused by the other driver’s negligent actions, his or her insurance company may be liable for various costs and financial losses resulting from the crash or collision. Some examples of ways drivers can be negligent include:
- Driving the wrong way down a one-way street.
- Driving while distracted by text messages or smartphone apps.
- Driving while intoxicated or drinking while driving.
- Failing to check side- and rearview mirrors for bicycles, motorcycles, or other traffic.
- Failing to yield the right of way to other vehicles.
- Flashing high beams aggressively for no valid purpose.
- Following other vehicles too closely (tailgating), which often causes rear-end collisions.
- Not stopping at stop signs or pedestrian crosswalks.
- Running red lights.
Our attorneys will sift through all of the evidence available in a tireless effort to prove the other driver’s fault for causing your accident. This process might involve analyzing photographs of injuries or crash damage, interviewing experts, tracking down witnesses, digging up medical records, obtaining police reports, and reviewing other documents and sources of evidence that can strengthen your claim. Even if you were partially at fault for the crash, you may still be able to get compensated if the other driver’s degree of fault was greater than yours.
If you can prove that the other driver’s negligence was the cause of an otherwise preventable accident and resulting injuries, you may be able to recover compensation for pain and suffering, income losses (including anticipated losses), and various medical expenses, such as physical therapy, hospitalization, medications, medical equipment, surgical procedures, and other current and anticipated costs.
In personal injury litigation, damages for pain and suffering are limited to $350,000 under Oklahoma law. However, there are no caps on compensation for financial losses, such as medical expenses. Oklahoma drivers are required to carry at least $25,000 for bodily injury (per person) and $50,000 for bodily injury (per accident) in liability insurance under state insurance laws, as well as $25,000 for property damage.
Call Our Yukon Auto Accident Lawyers for a Free Legal Consultation
At the law offices of Hasbrook & Hasbrook, our respected personal injury lawyers have more than 75 years of combined experience helping crash victims in Canadian County recover compensation for their medical bills, lost earnings, and pain and suffering. We can help assess your situation in a straightforward manner and determine whether you may have a car accident claim. We have experience investigating rear-end collisions, side-impact collisions, head-on collisions, intersection accidents, crosswalk accidents, lane change accidents, and many other types of complex multi-vehicle crash scenarios.
Call our law offices right away at (405) 698-3040 to set up a free legal consultation with our helpful, friendly legal team. We are proud to handle auto accident claims in Canadian County, Oklahoma, including Mustang, El Reno, Okarche, Piedmont, Geary, Calumet, Yukon, Union City, Oklahoma City, and other cities in the area. We don’t charge any legal fees unless we recover compensation for you, and we will keep your information confidential.