Oklahoma Personal Injury Attorneys

Helping Injured People and Their Families

Car collisions are traumatic events that have the potential to result in serious injuries, extensive property damage, and even death. They also often have a tremendous physical, emotional, and financial impact on the lives of not just victims, but also their family members.

You may notice that we call them "collisions" or "crashes" around here and not "accidents" because in our opinions very few, if any, are accidental. Someone made a conscious decision to violate the safety rules of that community, and because of that decision, someone was injured. For example, if someone collides with the back of another vehicle, they were violating the safety rule of following too closely and/or not driving at a safe enough distance to be able to stop their vehicle in time to avoid a sudden stop.

If you've been injured in an Oklahoma car accident, you will have to work with your insurance provider, the other driver's insurance company, defense counsel for other parties, and a personal injury lawyer who will represent your rights and best interests.

All this can be extremely overwhelming, especially if you are trying to recover from your injuries and get your life back to normal, or as normal as possible after such a traumatic event.

Our car collision resource page is designed to be a one-stop source for anyone who has suffered personal injuries in a car crash. It would also be a helpful resource for someone whose loved one has been injured in a car crash.

Oklahoma Car Accident Statistics

According to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, 33,405 people were injured and 668 died in auto collisions statewide in the year 2014. Of those, there were 3,558 injuries and 151 deaths which were reported as involving a driver under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Just imagine how many of those involved distracted driving such as messing with a cell phone.

Among the most common causes of car collisions statewide were impaired driving, failure to yield to pedestrians and vehicles, and speeding.

What to Do After an Oklahoma Car Collision

If you have been injured in an Oklahoma car collision or anywhere in the country, there are steps you need to take to protect your legal rights and best interests:

  • Stop and remain at the scene of the crash.
  • File a police report and get a copy for your records.
  • Get pertinent information such as contact information, tag numbers, driver's license, and insurance info from everyone involved.
  • Be sure to get contact information from eyewitnesses. It is probably not a bad idea to get their tag numbers also just in case you cannot get in touch with them by the information that you were provided.
  • If possible, try to take photographs of the accident scene including the roadway, vehicle positions, and your injuries. If you are not able, if you have someone with you, have them obtain this information.
  • Get prompt medical attention, treatment, and care for your injuries. The most important thing that you have is your health.
  • Preserve any/all evidence that may or may not be relevant and document all your losses. It is always better to be safe than sorry.
  • As soon as you can, contact an experienced Oklahoma personal injury attorney who will help protect your rights every step of the way. The one thing I can guarantee you is that the insurance company will start their investigation as soon as they get wind of the collision where there insured is at fault.

Justice and Compensation for Victims

The period after a car collision can be devastating and chaotic for crash victims and their families. This is the time when you can use all the support and resources you can get. Oklahoma car collision Attorney Ray Maples and his legal team (and staff) are committed to providing you with the information and resources you need during these challenging times. Regardless of who you hire, please consider having someone protect your rights.

Ray Maples dedicates his life and legal practice to helping injured clients and families. He will work hard to ensure that you receive justice and fair compensation for your injuries, damages, and losses.

For more information about pursuing your legal rights or to schedule a free and comprehensive consultation, call Ray Maples at (877) 478-3737.