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Oklahoma Lawyers Assist Car Accident Victims

Pursuing maximum compensation for injuries from a car accident

Injuries suffered in auto accidents can change the course of a life. Victims may be unable to earn a living or participate in activities they previously enjoyed, and they often have to adjust to constant pain. Meanwhile, medical bills and other injury-related expenses accrue. The attorneys at Ryan Bisher Ryan & Simons believe that, in the wake of a car accident, victims should be able to focus exclusively on recovering their health. We manage every aspect of your auto accident litigation with the goal of obtaining the maximum allowable compensation for your losses. We have the knowledge, experience and resources needed to stand up to large insurance companies and to identify responsible parties and hold them accountable.

Understanding your rights as an auto accident victim in Oklahoma

If you’ve been injured as the result of someone’s negligent driving, you’re entitled to recover damages. Although every case is different, the law allows compensation for:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Past and future lost wages
  • Loss of ability to work
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional and mental suffering
  • Permanent physical damage
  • Disfigurement
  • Property damage
  • Other financial loss caused by the injury

Recovering damages even if you’re partly at fault

In Oklahoma, you can recover damages from another driver even if your carelessness contributed to the accident. To recover, you must prove that the other driver's fault was greater than yours. Your compensation is reduced by the percentage of your fault. If you are 50 percent or less at fault, you have a viable claim. These rules apply to all personal injury claims, not just those involving auto, trucking and motorcycle accidents.

Recovering damages from an uninsured driver

Oklahoma law requires drivers to maintain insurance coverage on their vehicles. Unfortunately, many drivers ignore this requirement or carry the statutory minimum, which is not sufficient to pay for a serious injury and complete loss of an expensive vehicle. If your automobile policy provides for uninsured motorist coverage, your insurance company should compensate up to the limit of that coverage. Unfortunately, this is likely to put you in an adversarial relationship with your own insurer, so it may be necessary to hire an attorney. Moreover, the uninsured driver may have assets that you could try to attach through a civil lawsuit to satisfy your injury claim.

See our Oklahoma attorneys for answers about car accident litigation

If you or a loved one suffered a serious car accident, talk to an experienced attorney at Ryan Bisher Ryan & Simons. Our firm fights aggressively to maximize your compensation. Call us today at 405.528.4567 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

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