After a Car Accident
Choosing a Skilled and Experienced Oklahoma Car Accident Attorney
Accidents happen, and sooner or later, you might end up needing the assistance of a skilled and experienced Oklahoma car accident attorney to help you pursue compensation for the damages and injuries you sustained in the collision. Losing the use of your vehicle is bad enough after a car accident, but suffering injuries, losing time off of work, and then finding out that you need to fight to recover compensation for the damages to your car and your injuries, lost wages, and possible future medical bills and living expenses is exactly what “adding insult to injury” means.
That is why the first phone call you should make after you are in a car accident should be to an Oklahoma car accident lawyer. The attorneys at Owens Law Office, PC will work with you and with the auto insurance agencies and adjusters to ensure that all of your expenses are recovered and that you are able to live your life to the fullest extent possible during the aftermath of the car accident.
Ethical & Quick Car Accident Representation
An excellent car accident attorney will bring two crucial things to the table: experience and ethics. That means that your attorney will not only have the skill and knowledge to navigate the insurance claim system and legal system, but also the ethics to handle the situation with integrity and efficiency. In doing this, your lawyer will help look out for your best interests as inexpensively and quickly as possible.
Get Your Life Back on Track
At Owens Law Office, PC, we understand that you cannot afford to put your life on hold just because you were in a car accident. Even without the added headache of damages to your car and suffering from injuries, life is already hectic enough. After a car accident, your monthly bills will continue to accumulate whether you are working or not and the mortgage, the light and heating bills need to be covered, and food still needs to be purchased even if you are not collecting a paycheck.
What You Should Do After an Oklahoma Car Accident
Immediately after a car accident occurs in Oklahoma, the people involved should check to see if anyone has been injured. If there are injures, someone should call 911 and request an ambulance and the police to come to the scene, even if the injuries seem minor. Often, the shock of an accident can quickly cover the pain of any injuries. Police are needed on the scene, whether there are injuries or not, for a couple of reasons:
- If the accident is anywhere near traffic, it could cause the traffic patterns to alter, requiring officers to redirect the flow.
- Even if an accident is minor, there are no injuries, and the damage to vehicles looks like only a tiny scratch, it is important to have a police officer fill out an accident report.
Even if your car appears to have suffered a minor scratch, something in the undercarriage could have been knocked out of place. We have seen accidents with very little visual damage end up being much worse than they initially appeared. For instance, the frame of the car could have been bent. Although you cannot tell by visually inspecting the car from certain angles, a bent frame could cause the entire car to have ongoing problems. The last thing anyone wants is to find out weeks or months after an accident that there is irreparable or extremely expensive damage done to their vehicle and there are no records of the accident.
Once everyone has been attended to medically, you need to obtain all of the information that will be necessary for filing your auto claim. You should never leave the scene of an accident before you have obtained the following information:
- Names, contact information, driver’s license numbers, vehicle license numbers, and insurance information for the drivers and vehicles involved in the accident.
- Names and contact information for any witnesses. Passengers in vehicles that were involved in the collision can be valid witnesses, as well as drivers of vehicles that were not involved and bystanders.
If you have reason to believe that another driver that was involved in the collision was using a cell phone, driving distracted or under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you should tell the police officers at the scene.
We Are Here To Help
Finally, you should contact an experienced Oklahoma car accident lawyer to ensure that you get compensation for the damages and injuries you sustained. Contact Owens Law Office, PC to discuss your case as soon as possible so we can help you understand your chances of recovering compensation and how much you may be entitled to. Call us today at 405-608-0708 for your free consultation.