I have worked with numerous attorneys over the past 20 years and John is one if the best! He’s very dedicated to his clients and pays great attention to every detail. If you are in need of an attorney definitely give John Cannon a call. You’ll be glad you did! – Angelia Clark
Oklahoma Car Accident Attorneys Serving Edmond and Oklahoma City
The CANNON & ASSOCIATES works with individuals injured in a wide range of accidents across Oklahoma. You need experienced and effective legal representation to Fight for Your Rights, if you have been injured in Oklahoma.
The significance of a being injured in an automobile or motorcycle accident and its effects on your life, cannot be overstated. It is critical that you or your family speak to a qualified attorney today. We have stood by clients before and we can help you. Our approach to personal injury representation focused service to our client and their family, especially through difficult circumstances.
Car Accidents in Oklahoma
You may be facing substantial medical bills, time away from work, costly property damage and long-lasting injuries, if you were hurt in a car accident by the negligence of another driver. Many of our clients are confused about options and feel pressure from an insurance company to settle.
Typically, the initial offer from an insurance company provider is not enough to compensate victims for full recovery of their injury. The Oklahoma car accident lawyers at Cannon & Associates can guide you through this time and use our Fierce Advocacy to help you obtain financial peace.
Oklahoma Car Accident Victim Compensation
Oklahoma is a Fault or “Tort” state, not a “No-Fault” state. Therefore, drivers determined to be at fault in an auto accident can be held accountable for damages in a car accident. Oklahoma has a minimum insurance coverage requirement for damages in the event of a car accident as well. Unfortunately, not all drivers carry the minimum coverage. According to the Insurance Information Institute more than 25 percent of all drivers in Oklahoma are uninsured, i.e. Uninsured Motorists.
Additionally, Oklahoma has modified comparative negligence, which is legalese for each driver involved in a crash can be assigned a percentage, out of 100, of liability. No driver assigned more than 50 percent of fault may recover damages from an accident.
Factors in Car Accident At-Fault Analysis
Many factors that are unique to each accident will weigh in determining your claim:
- Does the at-fault driver have adequate insurance?
- Have you received medical treatment?
- Have you lost wages or earnings?
- Do you have pain and suffering?
- How much property damage did you suffer?
- Will you fully recover from your injury?
Key Factors in Car Accident Cases
Whether you believe you are injured after an accident or not, it is important to be seen by a medical professional. Even, if you have no immediate signs of an injury. Some injuries, including sever injuries, may not have signs or symptoms for days after an accident. Early intervention is key.
A qualified physician may be able to identify sever injuries before you experience any symptoms, including brain injuries or spinal injuries. Additionally, early medical evaluations may benefit your case if you decide to move forward with a personal injury claim.
Remember, it is important to document everything you can after your car accident, including witness information, photographs of the accident scene and damage to each vehicle, document injuries you suffered, and obtain an Accident Report by a police officer. More details about what to do after an accident can be found on our page, Seven Key Steps After Car Accident.
Do not speak about your fault or involvement at the scene of the accident. Oftentimes drivers and passengers in a car accident will speak about their fault or what they should have done that could have prevented an accident. There are many technicalities that go into a determination of fault for a car accident in Oklahoma. It is important to protect yourself and your claim by not speaking about your fault or involvement in the accident to anyone, except your Oklahoma Car Accident Attorney.
When do I have to file my Car Accident Case?
Although Oklahoma has a two (2) year Statute of Limitations for car accident victims to seek compensation for damages; time is of the essence in your car accident case. The likelihood of important witnesses remembering details of an accident and being able to find photographs or Accident Reports decreases over time. You may legally be permitted to file a claim two (2) years after an accident; however, the strength of your case and ability to discover evidence may be reduced if you wait.
CANNON & ASSOCIATES Oklahoma Personal Injury Advocates
Our team understands the challenges and fears you are facing when dealing with an auto accident injury. We are dedicated to working with and for our clients and their families every step of the way. Our firm independently examines all the evidence and investigates the facts and circumstances of your case to protect your rights and maximize your recovery.
Experience matters when you or a loved one has been injured or died as a result of the negligence of someone in a vehicle accident in Oklahoma. It is important to know the Oklahoma personal injury lawyer you hire is dedicated to your cause and versed in all aspects of car accident law in 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 Top 40 under 40. Contact Cannon & Associates to protect your rights and fight for compensation in your car accident case in Oklahoma. Complete the CONTACT FORM ON THIS PAGE NOW or CALL at 405-657-2323 for a free confidential case evaluation.