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We’ve recovered millions of dollars for injury victims by treating each case the same way: Maximizing settlement offers by preparing each case for trial. Even a “small” case is important and demands an attorney willing to put in the time and resources.
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When Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
In a perfect world, the person(s) liable for an accident will have an insurer that’s going to give you the compensation you need to make a full recovery…
Unfortunately, it’s not that simple.
Once an injury has been reported, insurance companies will do all that they can to release liability and/or have the claim settled as quickly as possible.
As a result, victims and their families are often left with a settlement that’s significantly less money than what they’re entitled to. Less than what they need to make a complete recovery.
What if it takes a long time to recover? What if full recovery just isn’t an option? Lost wages, medical expenses, vehicle repairs, and any other related costs — Injuries are expensive!
Living with an injury is bad enough. Victims shouldn’t be burdened with the debt of someone else’s negligence. Nor should they have to worry about how they’re going to support themselves and their family in the future.
So if you’re wondering when the best time to hire a personal injury lawyer is….
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence.
Now is a great time to get in touch.
What to expect during the personal injury claims and lawsuit process
You’re injured due to someone else’s careless or negligent behavior
Personal injury attorneys make our communities safer by enforcing the “rules of the road” and holding insurance companies accountable
You start the medical treatment you need
If you are injured, you should seek medical treatment as soon as possible. Make sure your doctors know all of the symptoms and complaints you have due to the injuries. Insurance adjusters will not consider injuries without proper medical documentation.
Interview and hire the best personal injury attorney for your case
Give us a call to find out if we’re a good fit to take on your case. We’re easy to talk to, and do not charge for a consultation.
We can review your case with you and evaluate your best approach to ensuring that you receive the full and fair dollar amount for your claim.
Investigating and building your case
Your attorneys will begin working on your case immediately.
This includes contacting the insurance companies, gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and starting to compile the Demand Packet.
Communication throughout your case
Constant communication with our clients is one of the “keys to success” for a successful resolution of a case. Keep your attorneys informed if anything changes on your medical treatment or any question you have throughout your case.
Phone calls, emails, and texting all work well for us.
Settlement or File a lawsuit
Once you have been released by your doctors, we compile a Demand Packet.
This includes everything related to your claim.
Insurance adjusters look for “value drivers” in evaluating claims. This includes medical treatment records, medical bills, and proof of lost income.
After discussing an initial settlement demand with you, we send the insurance company the demand packet, and start negotiations.
If the insurance company is not offering a fair settlement, the next step is to file a lawsuit. The vast majority of personal injury cases that are filed end up settling.
The “Settlement Phase” can occur anytime after the initial demand, and all the way up to trial. Based on our experience, our attorneys will tell you if we think the settlement offer is fair, but the final decision to decline the offer, or go to trial is up to the client. Likewise, your attorney can tell you that the case is worth more, but if you’d prefer to settle at the current offer, the decision is yours to make.
Once a settlement agreement is reached, the “post settlement” phase commences. This includes reverifying all medical liens and bills, and negotiating with the providers and health insurance companies to increase the net recovery to the client. All liability insurance companies will require a signed Settlement Release before issuing the settlement checks. You should also expect to signed a Settlement Summary provided by your attorney that details the exact breakdown of everything. This includes the total amount recovered, attorney’s fees and litigation costs, what medical bills are paid, and what payments are made to reimburse your health insurance company, and the total net payment to the client.
Litigation Discovery Phase
This is where both sides “do their homework” to find out everything about the case. The insurance company and your attorney will issue “Discovery.” This will include interrogatories (written questions), requests for admissions, and requests for productions of documents. Both sides will also take depositions.
Most judges in Oklahoma require the litigants in personal injury cases to attend a mediation. The mediator is paid by each party to the case and his or her job is to find a middle ground, or compromise dollar amount that the parties can agree to settle the case for.
If the case can’t get settled, a trial takes place to find out “what the case is worth.” Most personal injury cases in Oklahoma are tried in front of a jury.
Frequently Asked Questions
Every year, millions of car accidents occur in the US. The truth is… not every one of them requires a personal injury lawyer. Nevertheless, if you or a loved one has ever been injured in a car accident, you should consult an expert (as soon as possible) who you can trust to represent you and your best interests.
The last thing you should have to worry about after an injury is how to pay for your lawyer – pick up the phone and call Hasbrook & Hasbrook now! Our team will review your case (for FREE) and assist you in ensuring that all your needs are met. We only charge fees when we win your case!
That’s an easy one. Contact us! Our Oklahoma City personal injury lawyers will review your claim for FREE. If you believe the person/party responsible for your injuries was negligent or careless, then you’re in the right place.
Upon investigation of the accident, if it is found that you were at least partially at fault, your compensation may be reduced. To help with your claim, you should speak with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Your lawyer will help make sure you receive the maximum amount possible in your settlement.
I couldn’t be happier with Clayton. He’s actually the second attorney I hired on my case. The first law firm had my case for a year and then said ‘here’s your settlement, we recommend it, and it’s all we can get you, but take it or leave it, this is a good settlement for your type of small case.’ It was barely anything. After parting ways with that law firm, I hired Clayton about a week or two later. He worked on my case more in one month than the previous law firm and was able to settle my case for close to 2x what the earlier law firm could do. He also charged less than what the other firm wanted….25 vs 40%. So, I was very happy with the result and to finally get my case over with – so frustrating!
C.M.5 out of 5
I feel I was treated with respect and Clay was very precise and professional. I really enjoyed your answering service and felt very at home. Thank you very much. I would like to say Hasbrook and Hasbrook are the best attorneys and receptionist I have ever dealt with and I have used several attorneys in the past. There service was very prompt and very timely in taking care of my case. I would recommend them to every person I know that needs an attorney. Thank you Hasbrook & Hasbrook for your excellent service. A special thanks to Clay, you were great. The attorneys world needs more people like you. Thank you.
Bryon Lakins5 out of 5
Very satisfied. Continue to care about your clients. Everyone in your office was caring & was done in a timely matter. Sharon your secretary was always very helpful and went out of her way to help us.
EJ Pannell & LaVenna Pannell5 out of 5
I love Clay. He built a strong trust relationship with all of us. I’m coming back if I ever need a lawyer. I never had to wait, he’s attended to every need and question right on time.
Ms. SB5 out of 5
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An injury can make you feel many things…
Left with few options
Stuck with bills you can’t pay
Anxious to put your injury behind you
You don’t have to feel that way any longer
Your Personal Injury Attorneys
We serve people who have been injured or wronged by the actions of others. As personal injury attorneys, we choose to represent people instead of corporations and insurance companies.
Clayton T. Hasbrook
Clayton practices in the area of general litigation, with an emphasis on personal injury law. In 2005 Clayton graduated cum laude from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. While at OU, he served as president of his fraternity and as treasurer for the University of Oklahoma Young Democrats.
Roellen G. Hasbrook
Roellen is a partner in the firm. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1975 and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Oklahoma Law School in 1978. She has been a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association since 1978.
David T. Hasbrook
David attended the University of Oklahoma and obtained his undergraduate degree in Psychology in 1975 and his law degree in 1978. He then served over four years on active duty with the United States Army as a lawyer in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. During this period, he gained valuable trial experience. After leaving active duty in 1982, David continued his military career in the United States Army Reserves until 2006, when he retired at the rank of Colonel.