Oklahoma City Car Accident Lawyers

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Client Testimonials

C.M.

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!

 

Bryon Lakins

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.

 

Tom & Cathy Kanost

Very Satisfied. Very professional and knowledgeable law firm who is very caring. They go out of their way to get you the most. Thank Clayton and all who worked hard on our case. We know who to use and recommend from now on should it be necessary. Thanks once again!

 

Shannon Perrin

Did a great job – very timely manner – got more than expected.

 

Danny

Great job. I’m very happy with this office.

 

EJ Pannell & LaVenna Pannell

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.

 

Ms. SB

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.

 

Jonathan Smith

Keep up the great work…they rocked.

 

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

How system works

Steps In A Personal Injury Case

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1. Hire An Attorney
Begin with a free case review
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2. Investigation
Collect all records and evidence regarding your case
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3. Demand For Settlement
The other party will either accept or reject the demand, or provide a counteroffer
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4. File a Lawsuit
If they refuse to pay what you deserve, we’ll go to court
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5. Fact-finding and Discovery
Each party will compile and submit evidence to be used in the trial
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6. Mediation
Before trial, an informal proceeding will take place to see if both parties can come to an agreement
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7. Trial
If a settlement cannot be reached, we will fight for you in trial

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FAQ

What Should You Do After a Car Accident?

Obviously, safety is always the top priority after an accident occurs, and anyone’s first thought is to call 9-1-1. However, this isn’t merely common sense – it’s actually mandated by law.

Oklahoma’s statutes §10-102 and §10-102.1, require drivers to immediately stop their vehicles at the scene of the accident (or as close as possible for safety).

If you have to move your car, try to get as many photos as possible first, ideally from different angles. Having a visual record of scratches, dents, and other damage to the vehicle can be vital. Police reports are not infallible and may contain errors or omit information about the extent and nature of the damage to your vehicle.

Both statutes also require the driver to:

  • Give “reasonable assistance” to anyone who was injured – in other words, calling an ambulance if needed.
  • Be aware that a person who is in shock often won’t realize how severely they are injured. Even if an injured person says they are okay, it’s probably safest to call an ambulance and let trained EMTs handle the medical decisions.
  • Give name, address, license information, and vehicle registration number to the other driver, or the other vehicle occupants, or the person attending the other car.
  • If the other party asks, the driver must also show his or her driver’s license and security verification form.

Additionally, O.S. § 10-107 requires the driver to immediately notify the police, the county sheriff, or the nearest State Highway Patrol. If the accident resulted in death or “great bodily injury,” O.S. § 10-104(B) requires the driver to submit to drug and/or alcohol testing “as soon as practicable after such an accident occurs.” That might involve a breathalyzer, blood testing, or urine testing.

If you leave the scene of an injury accident or fatal accident without exchanging your information and calling for medical help, you are committing a crime. The formal term is “leaving the scene of an accident,” but this offense is also known as a “hit and run.”

For obvious reasons, the penalties for leaving the scene of a fatal accident are more severe than those for leaving an injury accident. However, both offenses can result in serious long-term consequences.

Should You Report the Accident to the Police?

While Oklahoma’s laws don’t compel drivers to report accidents where no one gets hurt or killed, there are still some good reasons to consider reporting the accident:

  • Even if it’s not required by law, it may still be required by your insurance policy.
  • The other driver might “misremember” details and give the police inaccurate information, which could lead to your claim being denied.
  • The police report may include witness statements, photos of vehicle damage, and other vital information.
How is the Oklahoma City Collision Report Used?

Many people are surprised to learn that police reports are generally not admissible evidence in court. This is because police reports are regarded as “hearsay” evidence, a term used to describe unsworn statements which are made out of court by people who did not actually see the alleged action or event take place.

That being said, police reports can still hold value for an accident victim who wishes to file an injury claim, which is different from a lawsuit.

If the police report points to the other driver being at fault for the accident, you can use the report as a negotiating tool to get a better settlement offer, and to get the claim moving along sooner. The report will also contain important details about the circumstances under which the accident occurred, such as the weather, road conditions, visibility, and names of any eyewitnesses who may have seen the crash take place. Without a police report, you might not be able to get in touch with valuable witnesses (or even know of their existence), which will undermine the strength of your claim.