When Should I get a Lawyer After a Car Accident

In Car Accidentsby johncannon

Being involved in any type of vehicle accident or traffic accident is scary and brings a long list of questions and concerns to any driver: Who is at fault for my accident? Who will pay for the damage to my car? Who will pay my medical bills? How much money should I get for my pain and suffering? Will the insurance company reimburse my lost wages? How long will it take to resolve my car accident claim? How much is my car accident claim worth? These and many more questions are on the minds of most car accident victims after their car accident. However, an experienced Oklahoma injury attorney can help you understand the process, navigate your clam, and settle your Oklahoma insurance claim after your car accident.

How do Car Accident Attorneys get paid?

Most Oklahoma Car Accident Attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means the injury attorney only gets paid if you recover. Hiring an experienced Oklahoma Car Accident Lawyer will almost ensure you receive a better settlement. Car insurance companies are businesses and want to settle your claim quickly and for as little compensation as possible. The insurance company has a bottom-line that they will not talk to you about, but they are desperate to protect it. Having a Fierce Advocate on your side will help you identify all the applicable types of economic damages and non-economic damages in your case to protect your interests and make sure you are compensated for all the pain, suffering, emotional distress, lost wages, medical bills, and other damages you have suffered as a result of another party’s negligence.

Personal Injury Law and Procedure

Hiring an Oklahoma Personal Injury Lawyer means you will have a professional advocate on your side, which is important, because the insurance company or companies defending your claims will have certainly have their insurance defense lawyers defending against your claim.  An experienced Oklahoma car accident attorney will educate you on the procedures involved in a car accident claim or car accident lawsuit, if necessary and educate you on all the laws and rules applicable to settling a car accident claim or filing a car accident lawsuit under Oklahoma procedural law and substantive civil personal injury law.

An experienced Oklahoma car accident attorney can inform you of the time limit to file your car accident lawsuit or make a claim against the insurance company. This time limit is called the statute of limitations in civil law. Once the statute of limitations on your personal injury claim has passed, the insurance company can bar you from filing a lawsuit, if you are not satisfied with the settlement proposed.

Under Oklahoma law, if two years from the date of the accident, in a car accident case or negligent, in a personal injury case, passes than you may be prohibited from ever filing a lawsuit and will never receive compensation beyond the bottom dollar offer from the insurance company. A limited number of exceptions apply to the statute of limitations for personal injury cases, i.e. accidents involving minors as plaintiffs; however, the exceptions are limited and enforced. An experience personal injury attorney will want months to help build your case before filing a lawsuit, so it is important to seek counsel shortly after your car accident.

Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit

If the insurance company refused to provide you the compensation you need to cover your expenses and compensate you for the non-economic damages in your case, i.e. pain and suffer or emotional distress; a personal injury lawsuit is likely a necessary step. The Oklahoma car accident attorney you hire will draft your lawsuit and after having your input will file it in the appropriate court. Additionally, experienced personal injury counsel will be able to assist you in preparing defenses for attacks from the insurance company’s defense attorneys. Your personal injury attorney will help form a strategy to fight your case and seek fair compensation for your damages or take your case to trial, if the insurance company refuses to settle for fair compensation.

Although most personal injury claims, even injury car accidents, are settled out of court and without a jury trial, it is important to know your personal injury attorney is a Fierce Advocate and will take your case all the way, if the insurance company refuses to negotiate your car accident claim and provide a fair settlement.

The old attorney adage goes, “a lawyer has no greater fool than himself as a client”, which holds true in every area of law, including personal injury. It is not wise to represent your own interests in a contested case. Hiring a Fierce Advocate in your personal injury case will even the playing field against the insurance defense machine that is staffed with formulas to minimize your compensation and attorneys that are fighting for the bottom-line, not fair compensation for your injuries. Experienced personal injury counsel will be prepared with the law, procedure, and previous results to fight the large insurance company defense machine.

Your Personal Injury Lawyer will do the Heavy Lifting

Much time, effort, and labor goes into researching your damages, your claims, and building your best case for compensation against the insurance company. Much work is required to negotiate and settle a car accident claim and even more work is required, if your must file a car accident lawsuit against the insurance company. It is in your best interest to allow experienced personal injury counsel do this heavy lifting in your injury case. Our Fierce Advocates will do all this work for you, while keeping you informed throughout the process.

Although you may be new to the strategy and tactical aspects of presenting a personal injury car accident claim; experienced car accident lawyers understand the detailed steps and the best strategies to maximize your recovery against the insurance company. An experienced Oklahoma car accident attorney will have dealt with all types of claims and be familiar with the ins and outs of seeking recovery in a variety of claims against different insurance companies. Our Fierce Advocates have experience building our client’s stories and case, including obtaining all the necessary evidence to support your claim: police reports, witness statements, your medical bills, your medical reports, your lost income, and information about non-economic damages, i.e. the impact of the accident on your life and your loved ones.

Your Oklahoma personal injury attorney will compile the evidence to support your case and develop a demand letter to present to the insurance company. The personal injury demand letter is the tool to present your damages, both non-economic damages and economic damages, to the insurance company and demand fair compensation before filing a personal injury lawsuit.

If the insurance company refuses to settle your personal injury case for fair compensation, your Oklahoma personal injury lawyer will be ready to file your personal injury lawsuit and seek court intervention to obtain fair compensation. Your Oklahoma personal injury attorney will deal with the insurance defense lawyers on your behalf, reduce the burden on you and your family, and fight for you every step of the way; so you can focus on your recovery and your family.

A Fierce Advocates for You

After a serious car accident, motorcycle accident, or any personal injyry accident, it may feel like everyone is against you. The insurance company will deny your injury claim an try to reduce your compensation. The medical bills may stack up and your employer may refuse to pay you for time off or even terminate you for missing work. However, having an Oklahoma injury lawyer and Fierce Advocate on your side will level the playing field. Your Oklahoma personal injury attorney will be on your side fighting for you and making sure you understand the process ever step of your personal injury claim and personal injury lawsuit, if necessary.

Your injury attorney will negotiate on your behalf with the automobile insurance company and present your case to a judge and jury, if it must go that far.  and even in court if a lawsuit becomes necessary. Our Fierce Advocates will fight for you and your family and seek fair compensation for your injuries and damages before the insurance defense firm, judge, or jury.

We are storytellers and want to tell your story, including all the damages you have suffered to seek fair compensation for you and your family. An experienced Oklahoma personal injury attorney is your best chance of receiving compensation for all the harm and pain you have suffered in your car accident claim or personal injury claim.

Contact – Cannon & Associates: Oklahoma Car Accident Lawyers

Experience matters when you or a loved one has been injured or died as a result of the negligence of someone in a car accident, motorcycle accident, or truck accident in Oklahoma. It is important to know the Oklahoma accident attorney you hire is dedicated to your cause and versed in all aspects of accident law and personal injury law n Oklahoma. Cannon & Associates is dedicated to Fierce Advocacy for accident victims and will fight for you. Founder John Cannon has been recognized as a Super Lawyer and National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40 attorney. Contact Cannon & Associates to protect your rights and fight to receive the compensation you need and deserve in your Oklahoma vehicle accident. Complete the CONTACT FORM ON THIS PAGE NOW or CALL at 405-657-2323 for a free confidential case evaluation.