Oklahoma City Personal Injury and Car Accident Lawyers
OKC’s first priority should be to keep its people safe. Treat others the way you want to be treated is one of the first things we learn as children, but our laws echo this: we must use reasonable care to keep others from the harm that we may cause.
The most common example Oklahoma personal injury attorneys see is that all drivers must safely follow the rules of the road. Our Oklahoma state statutes at Title 47, Chapter 11, are even titled Rules of the Road. Under the law, drivers must use reasonable care while driving to prevent harm to others. As drivers, we expect other drivers to follow the law. A basic traffic intersection, for example, does not work when drivers refuse to follow the safety rules
This community standard not only applies to people, but to businesses as well. Trucking companies, drug, and product manufacturers must follow basic safety rules to keep us all from harm. Like the basic traffic intersection, the system only works, when the safety rules are enforced and the companies are held accountable. When companies receive a free pass from violating the safety rules, there is nothing to prevent them from doing it again. Conduct rewarded is often conduct repeated. In OKC and the surrounding areas, we want to help protect you from businesses whose actions do you harm.
Oklahoma Personal Injury Lawyers
It is a broad legal field which covers many different types of accidents and “torts,” or civil (non-criminal) wrongs which cause harm or loss. Some of the most common case types involve automobile accidents, workplace accidents, and premises liability.
Our experienced legal team handles a wide variety of accidents, including the following types of cases:
About Car Accidents
The attorneys at Hasbrook & Hasbrook know the importance of safe driving. Since car accidents are unfortunately a common occurance on the roads, we created an infographic to give people information about when there tends to be the most accidents on the roads so that you can stay extra attentive behind the wheel during these times.
The Strong Comeback Scholarship 2018
The attorneys at Hasbrook & Hasbrook are excited to announce The Strong Comeback Scholarship for students who have overcome a serious injury in their lifetime. Students who suffered a devastating injury but were able to learn and grow from the experience are encouraged to apply for this $1,000 scholarship award. If you are interested in learning more about this scholarship opportunity, please visit our scholarship page.
Getting Compensation After an OKC Personal Injury Accident
When a company or person chooses to break the safety rules, communities have an obligation to enforce those rules. Enforcement can occur by someone receiving a ticket or citation, and by taking legal action. This enforces accountability, and makes our communities safer. This accountability is ultimately decided by the local citizens of our community. Juries enforce the rules, and choose which rules to enforce.
Juries not only serve to prevent needless tragedy from happening to others, but to ensure that the wrongdoer is held accountable. This accountability can be in the form of compensatory damages. This is the amount of harm the wronged party has suffered. These damages are to compensate the injured party for how much they have been harmed and what has been taken from them. These damages, or harms and losses, is the amount of money that will reasonably and fairly compensate someone for the wrongful conduct. Factors to consider include: the physical/mental pain and suffering, age, physical condition before and after the incident; nature and extent/permanency of the injuries; disfigurement; loss of earnings/time; impairment of earning capacity; and, the reasonable expenses of the medical care and treatment.
Juries can also award punitive damages against a company or individual that has acted in reckless disregard of the rights of other and/or acted intentionally and with malice toward others. These damages are to punish, deter, and set an example for others. If you have been injured in Oklahoma City or surrounding areas, it is important that you take action quickly. Seeking proper medical treatment is your top priority.
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Oklahoma City Car Accident Lawyers
Every day millions of Americans exercise their privilege of driving a car. Unfortunately, though, car wrecks are far too common. According to the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office, over 72,000 vehicle crashes occurred in the state in 2016. Of these, 23,000 crashes produced injuries for almost 34,000 people.
If you or a loved one recently suffered injuries in a car accident in Oklahoma City, a qualified attorney may be able to provide the legal resources to help. An Oklahoma City car accident lawyer could answer questions you have and may know how to best determine whether you may be able to collect compensation.
Understanding Negligence Laws in Oklahoma City
The likely cause for legal action that often arises in lawsuits based on car accidents is negligence. Negligence generally requires the injured party to prove that they suffered an injury as a direct result of the defendant’s negligent act—or, in certain cases, failure to act. In other words, the defendant’s behavior must have resulted in harm to the plaintiff.
In Oklahoma City, an individual’s own potential negligence or carelessness does not automatically prevent them from collecting damages. However, Oklahoma does bar a person from recovering damages if the degree of fault they bear for an accident that caused damage to them is greater than 50 percent. Any of the plaintiff’s negligent acts that amount to less than 50 percent of the total fault for the accident could result in their damage award is reduced proportionally.
Given the potential complexities of any negligence claim, including factors regarding the plaintiff’s own negligence, individuals considering filing a civil suit for injuries from a car accident should obtain legal help. One of the benefits of a lawyer is their ability to prove negligence on the defendant’s behalf. An Oklahoma City car accident lawyer can provide in-depth consultations to those who may wish to file claims in connection with a car accident.
Call an Oklahoma City Car Accident Attorney Today
Being in a car accident can lead to many questions about what our options are and what you should do next. Your first priority should always be to visit a doctor to address any injuries you may have sustained in the crash, but if you are wondering whether you may be able to collect damages as a result of your accident, a lawyer’s office should be the next stop you make.
An Oklahoma City car accident lawyer could review your case and give you any advice and assistance you require. An experienced attorney has generally seen various types of car accidents before and could use that knowledge to help you. If you have been injured in a car wreck, call today to ensure you do not lose out on any reimbursement you are entitled to.