Technological advancements continue to make driving safer every day. However, science hasn’t eliminated the leading cause of car accidents in Oklahoma: careless human errors. Risky, reckless, negligent actions like texting or drinking while driving can lead to serious, sometimes fatal auto accidents. If you or one of your loved ones was injured in a crash or collision that was caused by the other driver’s actions, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and income you have lost due to your injuries.
Review Your Personal Injury Claim with Our Norman Car Crash Attorneys
The Cleveland County auto accident attorneys of Hasbrook & Hasbrook may be able to help you and your loved ones fight for compensation for your car crash injuries. Backed by more than 75 years of experience handling car accident claims in Oklahoma, we possess the knowledge, skill, and perseverance you need on your side when negotiating with the auto insurance companies.
We are proud to represent the residents of Cleveland County. Our personal injury attorneys handle insurance claims in Norman, Moore, Noble, Slaughterville, Purcell, Lexington, Hall Park, Etowah, and other cities around the Oklahoma City metropolitan area.
Call our law offices right away at (405) 698-3040 to schedule a free, completely confidential legal consultation. We are here to help you understand whether you could have a claim, and if so, how to proceed in the fight for fair injury compensation.
Were You Hurt in an Auto Accident on I-35 in Cleveland County, Oklahoma?
According to the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office, there were more than 68,000 auto accidents in Oklahoma in 2014. Just over 4,800 of these crashes took place on the roads of Cleveland County. Over 110 Cleveland County car accidents resulted in severe, “incapacitating” injuries, and tragically, 14 resulted in death.
The bulk of Cleveland County’s crashes in 2014 — more than 3,100 total — took place on city streets. County roads, interstates, and highways were also major accident sites, such as:
Regardless of whether a crash happens on a hectic street in downtown Norman or a quiet rural road on the outskirts of Hall Park, there is potential for disabling, catastrophic injury. Serious injuries commonly caused by car crashes in Oklahoma include:
- Broken Bones
- Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI)
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
- Whiplash Injuries
- Neck Injuries
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Back Injuries
- Sprains (Torn Ligaments)
- Strains (Muscle Tears)
- Bruises and Contusions
- Cuts and Lacerations
- Dislocated Joints
- Permanent Scarring
- Facial Injuries
- Hearing Loss
- Vision Loss
- Wrist and Hand Injuries
If you or one of your loved ones suffered from these or other serious injuries after being involved in a crash or collision with another vehicle, you may have a right to get compensated depending on how and why the accident occurred. You should strongly consider reviewing your situation with the experienced Cleveland County crash injury lawyers of Hasbrook & Hasbrook to find out whether you could have a claim.
What Does a Car Accident Victim Need to Prove to Get Compensated?
In order to receive compensation after being injured in a car accident, you will need to prove that the other driver was at fault for the crash or collision. Proving fault can be a difficult task in complex crash scenarios where liability isn’t straightforward, but rest assured that the attorneys of Hasbrook & Hasbrook will stand firmly behind you to craft a compelling negotiation strategy around the available evidence.
Depending on the situation, documents and data sources like medical records, doctor interviews, police accident reports, and eyewitness accounts can all be tremendously helpful when attempting to demonstrate fault. It is also useful to compare each driver’s actions against Oklahoma’s motor vehicle statutes, which dictate how drivers are supposed to operate their vehicles in a variety of situations. However, even if you were partially at fault for the accident, you may still be able to recover compensation if the other driver was primarily responsible for causing the crash.
Fault hinges on taking improper, unsafe, negligent actions while driving. Some common examples of driver negligence include speeding, running red lights, failing to stop at crosswalks, and driver safety issues like distracted driving, intoxicated driving, and fatigued driving.
Trust Our Oklahoma City Attorneys to Handle Your Case
In settlement negotiations, auto insurance companies try to save themselves money by making low settlement offers that aren’t adequate for covering the victim’s true costs. Try not to get too discouraged if the insurance company initially makes a lower offer than what you are seeking. This is a common tactic. Our Cleveland County crash lawyers will protect your best interests and fight aggressively to recover the maximum amount of compensation possible. With skill, persistence, and effort, it is often possible to negotiate a higher amount than the original offer.
However, if the insurance company refuses to settle, we are prepared to take your case to court. We are tough litigators who do not take shortcuts. At Hasbrook & Hasbrook, every case and insurance claim receives our close personal attention. Call our law offices right away at (405) 698-3040 to learn more about your claim in a free and confidential legal consultation.