OKC Car Accident Injury Lawyer
Car Accident Injuries
The invention of the automobile has changed life as we know it. Making travel easier and faster has altered the way peopled lived and worked, but it also has became a new way for people to become injured and even die. As the dangers associated with automobiles have became apparent, cities and states have established rules for their operation. Unfortunately, not everyone takes their responsibilities as a driver seriously, and with the ever-increasing number of vehicles on our roads, such negligence poses a significant safety risk to other motorists, as well as pedestrians, bicyclists, and other road users.
Fortunately, injured victims of car and truck accidents in Oklahoma have the legal right to pursue compensation for the losses they have suffered as a result of another party’s negligence or recklessness. An experienced Oklahoma City car accident lawyer can help you understand your legal rights and options.
What is Considered Negligence?
There are a variety of circumstances under which a party may be considered negligent and thus liable for the injuries a victim suffers. Some of the most common forms of negligence are perpetrated by other drivers. Not obeying traffic signals or right-of-way laws, speeding, distracted driving, fatigued driving, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs are all forms of negligence on the part of another driver. Any motorist who causes an injury accident as the result of such actions may be held legally accountable for those actions.
Negligence is not solely committed by other motorists, however. A government entity or agency may be guilty of negligence if it fails to fulfill its duty in the maintenance and/or repair of a road or highway, or if a road or highway is missing essential warning signs or is otherwise dangerous by design. Additionally, an auto manufacturer may be considered negligent if a defective part in the vehicle caused an injury crash.
Types of Injuries Covered by an Accident Claim
There is a wide range of injuries that a car accident victim may suffer, from mild to severe, and most, if not all, may deserve compensation, depending on the consequences of each injury. For example, aches, bumps, and bruises are relatively minor injuries, but if they cause the victim ongoing pain and emotional discomfort, the victim may be able to pursue damages. The more common types of injuries claimed in cases of negligence-caused auto accidents include:
- Broken bones;
- Brain injury;
- Head injury;
- Spinal cord injury;
- Neck injury (such as whiplash);
- Back injury;
- Facial injury;
- Soft-tissue damage; and
- Internal injuries.
Depending on the severity of the injury, a victim may not be able to work, may require multiple medical treatments, rehabilitation, and ongoing care, and may even become permanently disabled.
Obtaining the Compensation You Need for a Brighter Future
Victims of negligence are innocent people who were at the wrong place at the wrong time. They deserve to lead a life of quality, or one as close as possible to the life they would have led had they not been injured as the result of another’s negligence. At Maples Law Firm, our Oklahoma City car accident injury attorneys are dedicated to helping Oklahoma car accident victims obtain the compensation they need to achieve the best quality of life that they can. We will get you and your family the financial security you need in order to focus on healing. To learn more about your legal rights and options, call us today for a free consultation at (888) 226-6159.
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