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Tulsa Car Accident Attorneys

Advocating on Behalf of Victims Throughout Oklahoma

Car accidents are an unfortunate reality for drivers throughout Oklahoma. Victims can suffer a range of physical injuries, some of them long-lasting or permanently disabling.  The aftermath can be overwhelming if you’ve been involved in a car accident. Not only are you dealing with physical injuries, but there’s also an emotional toll and financial burdens to manage. At Bundy Law Office, our experienced Tulsa car accident attorneys are here to guide you through this difficult time and help you calculate and claim the damages you deserve.

Contact us today for a free consultation if you believe negligence was involved in your car accident. Call 918-771-7045 today to schedule a consultation.

Understanding Your Automobile Accident Claim

A car accident claim is more than just a legal process—it’s a crucial step toward reclaiming your life after a traumatic event. As part of our commitment to our clients, we ensure that all types of compensable damages available based on personal losses are thoroughly evaluated.

Types of Compensable Damages

Medical Expenses: These form a major part of the compensable damages and include costs related to hospital stays, surgeries, doctor visits, medication, rehabilitation, physical therapy, and any future medical care necessary due to your injuries. We encourage our clients to keep detailed records of these costs to ensure they are appropriately included in the claim.

Lost Wages & Loss of Earning Capacity: If your injuries have prevented you from working or limited your ability to earn similar wages in the future, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages and loss of earning capacity.

Pain and Suffering: This refers to the physical and emotional distress caused by an accident, including conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder. Although these damages are harder to quantify, they are significant and should be factored into your claim.

Property Damage: Compensation for repair or replacement costs can be claimed if your vehicle or other personal property was damaged in the accident. Additional transportation costs resulting from the loss of use of your vehicle may also be factored into your claim.

Punitive Damages: In cases where the defendant’s conduct was especially egregious or reckless, the court may award punitive damages. These are meant to punish the defendant and deter similar behavior in the future rather than compensate for a financial loss.

What is the Statute of Limitations for Car Accidents in Oklahoma?

Understanding the legal timelines and guidelines related to car accidents is crucial to ensure you don’t miss out on your chance to claim compensation. Here are some key points to remember:

In Oklahoma, the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit is two years from the date of the accident.

Fulfilling an insurance claim is recommended as soon as possible after the accident. Delaying this process could lead the insurance company to question your credibility or the severity of your injuries.

If your car accident claim is denied, having a Tulsa accident attorney who can fight for your rights and navigate the complex legal processes is important.

Although you may receive an offer from the other driver’s insurance company, remember that you are under no legal obligation to speak to their agent or adjuster. Always consult with your own attorney first.

Comparative Negligence Laws in Tulsa

Oklahoma uses comparative negligence laws to distribute compensation fairly. If the insurance company can prove that you were partially at fault for the accident, they can reduce the amount they owe you. Gathering evidence quickly to support your side of the story is crucial to counteract this.

To successfully prove negligence in a car accident case, your attorney must establish the following:

Duty of Care: The defendant was legally responsible for acting safely and obeying traffic laws.

Breach of Duty: The defendant failed to fulfill that duty of care, evident by actions like speeding, reckless driving, or driving under the influence.

Causation: The breach of duty directly caused the accident and your resulting injuries.

Damages: You suffered actual damages, such as bodily injury or property damage, as a result of the accident.

At Bundy Law Office, our experienced Tulsa car accident attorneys are skilled at identifying at-fault parties and gathering and presenting evidence to establish negligence. Our team will work diligently to build a strong case on your behalf to help you receive the compensation you deserve.

A Tireless Advocate for Your Rights

We understand that each car accident case is unique. At Bundy Law Office, we will fight for you to be fairly compensated for your losses. The types and amounts of compensable damages can vary significantly from one case to another. If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident in Tulsa, don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more about what compensation you could receive based on your unique circumstances. Let us help you navigate the complexities of your car accident claim so you can focus on recovery. Contact the Tulsa car accident attorney at Bundy Law Office today by calling 918-771-7045 to schedule a consultation.