Tulsa Auto Accident Lawyers
Have you been injured in an Oklahoma car accident that was caused by another driver? Having an experienced attorney on your side is an important part of the recovery process.
The team of Tulsa auto accident lawyers at The Edwards Law Firm have decades of legal experience and charge no upfront fees to handle your auto accident claim. Our team have successfully recovered from than $100,000,000 in compensation for our clients and the founding partner of our firm – Mark Edwards – is an award winning attorney that has been featured in Oklahoma Magazine, Tulsa People and Forbes.
Our office is located near the Tulsa Municipal Court and also the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office and we are ready to help you today. For more information about how we can help with your claim, call us today at 1-800-304-9246 for your free case review.
What You Can Do After an Auto Accident
If you have been in an auto accident, there are steps you should take immediately, including turning on your hazard lights, removing yourself from danger (if possible) and calling 911.
After you have been medically cleared, there are some steps you can take that may be of assistance to your lawyer if you decide to file a lawsuit:
- Exchange information with the other driver, and gather the names and contact information of any witnesses that may have stopped
- Use your cell phone to take your own photos of the accident scene
- Gather the contact information of law enforcement on the scene and get a copy of the accident report if it is immediately available*
- DO NOT provide any information about the type of insurance coverage that you have
- DO NOT sign any documents provided by an insurance adjuster
- DO NOT admit fault in the accident
- Limit your discussion about the accident to the Police only
- Contact a lawyer to help determine your next steps
* Accident records are now available to applicants in the state of Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol website provides helpful information on this topic.
Filing Time Limits – The Statute of Limitations in Oklahoma
In the state of Oklahoma, there is a two year statute of limitations. This is based on Section 12-95 of the Oklahoma Statutes and means that as an accident victim, you have two years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit for compensation.
It’s also important to note that many auto insurers also have filing limits on insurance claims.
With this in mind, an attorney from The Edwards Law Firm can help to review the details of your collision and to explain your legal options.
In most instances—and after speaking with an attorney about your specific case—filing both the insurance claim and the damages lawsuit well in advance of the filing deadline is often a wise decision.
Do I Have a Claim? Proving Fault in an Auto Accident
When an victim files a lawsuit to be compensated for any injuries &/or property damage that they have sustained in a collision, it is the responsibility of the plaintiff (someone that brings a legal action) to prove:
- The accident was caused either wholly or in part by the negligence of the other party
- The accident was the cause of the injuries &/or damages that were sustained by the victim
The car accident lawyers at our law firm work diligently to establish fault and to uphold the merits of your case. As part of this process, it is important to provide your lawyer with as much information about the accident as possible – any photos, contact information of witnesses, supporting documents such as police reports and similar information can often be utilized to support your claim.
Insurance Claims for Car Accident Injuries
Pursuing compensation for car accident injuries can be very stressful. Accident investigators sent by insurance carriers are there to collect information, which may not be used to your favor.
It is in your best interest to hire a Tulsa personal injury lawyer who will assist you in all dealings with the at-fault drivers insurance investigators. Our lawyers will work to alleviate the stress involved with questioning from the insurance company so that you can focus on what is most important: your injury recovery.
Common Car Accident Injuries
The force and speed at which many car accidents occur can cause severe and devastating injuries, or even death. Sharp metal and broken glass can do serious damage to drivers and passengers riding in all vehicles involved in a crash. In cases of minor accidents, victims may be lucky enough to walk away with minor cuts and bruises, but in many cases, injuries can be much more severe.
The most common types of car accident injuries include:
Traumatic brain injuries
Spinal cord or neck injuries
Contact our Tulsa Car Accident Lawyers Today
If you have been hurt in a car accident, you need an Oklahoma auto accident lawyer who can fight for you. The experienced team of legal professionals at The Edwards Law Firm are dedicated to holding at-fault parties accountable for the injuries they have caused.
Mark Edwards – a partner at the firm – is an award winning attorney that is the only attorney in Tulsa to hold the honor of being made a charter member of the American College of Board Certified Attorneys.
There is no fee for your initial consultation and we offer our services on a contingency basis, which means we don’t get paid unless we secure a favorable auto accident settlement in your case.
Call us at 1-800-304-9246 today to schedule a free case evaluation with our legal team.