Oklahoma City Car Accident Attorneys
Representing Injured Drivers in Our Community
Car accidents might be a commonplace occurrence in Oklahoma City, but that doesn’t mean car accident claims will be easy to handle. In many cases, injured drivers are surprised to find that none of the involved parties are interested in helping them, not even the auto insurance company that they pay each month for coverage. If you’re in such a position or don’t want to go through a car accident claim on your own, come to DiPasquale Moore today. We have a team of Oklahoma City personal injury lawyers who focus on auto insurance claims, know how to pursue maximum damages, and can deal with stubborn insurance companies.
Recently, our car accident claims team has won big case results for our clients, such as:
- $1,400,000: Client suffered multiple broken bones and injuries in a car accident.
- $1,325,000: Client was hit head-on by a speeding driver.
- $900,000: Client’s son passed away in a car accident.
Find out more about our legal counsel by dialing (405) 788-4662. Ask about our contingency fees, too.
Driver Mistakes That Cause Car Accidents
We have worked on countless car accident cases throughout our decades of collective practice experience. If you have been in a crash due to another driver’s mistakes, then we will be ready to investigate. By finding the cause of the accident, we can be better prepared to argue that the other driver is fully liable for it.
Forms of driver negligence that commonly cause car accidents include:
- Driving while texting
- Driving while distracted by passengers
- Driving while intoxicated
- Driving while impaired by drugs
- Unsafe lane changes or merges
Evidence to Support Your Argument
Knowing that the other driver hit you is a start, but it can’t go much farther when under legal scrutiny. We want to find and use evidence that supports your argument and proves that you did nothing wrong. Let us conduct the investigations into the crash, so you can keep resting and taking care of yourself as best you can.
Evidence that can help build a car accident claim includes the following and more:
- First responder reports
- Dashcam footage
- Eyewitness testimonies
- Medical records
Car Accident Claims When You’re Partially at Fault
What happens if you are found partially at fault or liable for the car accident? In Oklahoma, the state’s comparative negligence rule allows you to demand damages from a defendant as long as your liability is 49% or less. In other words, you can’t be equally or more liable for the car accident than the other driver.
Under this comparative negligence rule, the amount of compensation that you can collect will be reduced by your liability percentage. For example, if you are owed $100,000 in damages but are 25% liable, then you could expect that the maximum compensation to recover would be $75,000. However, compensation is never set in stone, and we might be able to argue for more than what might first be predicted.
Car Accident Claim Vs. Insurance Claim
Please keep in mind that a car accident claim is not the same as an insurance claim. A car accident claim is what you can file with our help to pursue damages that aren’t covered through the car insurance claim, such as excess medical treatment fees and vehicle repair costs. You have two years – in most cases – to file a car accident injury claim in civil court after a wreck, too.
On the other hand, an insurance claim is a claim that you file with your auto insurance provider. You need to notify your insurer about the crash as soon as possible, so it can start its own investigation and determine your coverage benefits. If you wait too long – sometimes even just a week – to report the car accident to your auto insurance provider, then the insurer might try to deny it.
Call Our Firm Today If You’ve Been in a Wreck
Don’t wait long to get legal help after being in a car accident. If you were seriously injured, then you could need significant compensation to cover your damages and losses. Let our Oklahoma City car accident attorneys from DiPasquale Moore know about what happened, and we will let you know if we can help.
For a free initial consultation, please dial (405) 788-4662.