Little, Oliver & Gallagher PLLC is proud to represent those who have been injured in auto accidents in Oklahoma City. Our car accident attorneys have decades of experience handling car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and truck accidents. If you or someone you love has been in a car accident, we will provide you with expert legal representation and advice.

Our lawyers are here to help after a car accident

Car Accident Trauma Automobile accidents can be extremely traumatic and expensive. Even a minor fender bender can result in a catastrophic neck or brain injury. And oftentimes, victims don’t experience any symptoms until weeks – or even months – later.

Automobile accidents can be extremely traumatic and expensive. Even a minor fender bender can result in a catastrophic neck or brain injury. And oftentimes, victims don’t experience any symptoms until weeks – or even months – later.

This can cause serious trouble for individuals who aren’t aware of their rights. Why? There’s a time limit for taking legal action for a car accident in Oklahoma.

If you miss this window of time, you lose your right to receive payment for your injuries and lost wages. This is why it’s crucial for car accident victims to work with an experienced car accident attorney.

At Little, Oliver & Gallagher PLLC, our personal injury attorneys are here to help.

Our experienced car accident attorneys understand that the weeks following an accident can be very challenging. Our lawyers will take the time to listen to all of your concerns and answer any questions you may have. We will handle the work of negotiating with insurance, so you can focus on your recovery.

If you or someone you know has been involved in an auto, truck, or motorcycle accident, Little, Oliver & Gallagher PLLC will make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.

This can cause serious trouble for individuals who aren’t aware of their rights. Why? There’s a time limit for taking legal action for a car accident in Oklahoma.

If you miss this window of time, you lose your right to receive payment for your injuries and lost wages. This is why it’s crucial for car accident victims to work with an experienced car accident attorney.

At Little, Oliver & Gallagher PLLC, our personal injury attorneys are here to help.

Our experienced car accident attorneys understand that the weeks following an accident can be very challenging. Our lawyers will take the time to listen to all of your concerns and answer any questions you may have. We will handle the work of negotiating with insurance, so you can focus on your recovery.

If you or someone you know has been involved in an auto, truck, or motorcycle accident, Little, Oliver & Gallagher PLLC will make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Our experienced personal injury attorneys will fight for a fair settlement

Car accidents are very complex. A car accident lawyer with the right experience can help you navigate every step of the process.

You might think all you have to do is report the accident to your insurance provider. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. Insurance companies will often do everything in their power to pay as little as possible for a car accident.

Your insurance is only one piece of the puzzle. You may also have to worry about law enforcement, the other driver’s insurance company, medical bills, vehicle repair shops, car rental costs, lost wages, lawsuits, and more.

An Oklahoma car accident lawyer at Little, Oliver & Gallagher can provide you legal guidance to bring your life back to normal as quickly as possible. We will handle your claim and help you get the medical care you need in the meantime.
Our law firm has extensive experience in all areas of personal injury. Regardless of the type of car accident you have been involved in, contact us for expert advice and legal representation.

Steps to Follow After a Car Accident

If you were involved in a car accident, there are some steps you must take to ensure you get the compensation and care you deserve.

1.     Do not leave the accident scene

Leaving the scene of an accident is a crime, even if you didn’t cause the accident. Make sure you don’t leave the scene without providing the other parties your name and insurance information.

2.     Report the accident to law enforcement

It’s important to report your accident to law enforcement. Police will create an accident report that contains important information about all parties involved. This is especially helpful if the other driver does not want to cooperate with you or your insurance.

3.     Do not discuss the cause of the accident

When you talk to police or insurance, do not discuss the cause of the accident. Do not admit fault, and don’t try to guess what caused the accident either. This is very important.

If you accidentally admit fault at any point, this could reduce the compensation you receive for your injuries.

4.     Gather as much evidence as possible

Before leaving the scene, collect as much evidence as you can. Take photos of all of the vehicles involved from every angle. You should also take pictures of the scene of the accident.

Obtain contact and insurance information for all of the drivers and passengers. If there are any witnesses, take down their names and contact information. Your attorney can use all of this information to build your case.

5.     Obtain medical care

Even if you don’t feel injured, seek a medical evaluation as quickly as possible. Many times, car accident injuries are not apparent right away.

If you wait too long to see a doctor after an accident, this can hurt your settlement case. Insurance companies can use this against you to argue that you’re not as injured as you claim.

6.     Contact a lawyer as soon as you can

It’s crucial to contact a lawyer as soon as possible. An experienced car accident attorney will advise you on what to do next, and we’ll take much of the work off your hands.

We’ll correspond with insurance companies, medical providers, and all involved parties. Most importantly, we will negotiate with the insurance companies to obtain the highest possible settlement. This way, all you have to focus on is your recovery.

7.     Don’t consent to a recorded statement for insurance

Do not make the mistake of consenting to a recorded statement before consulting with a lawyer. You want to report the accident as soon as possible. However, you have to be very careful about what you say to insurance adjusters.

Recorded statements can hurt your case if not done properly. At Little, Oliver & Gallagher PLLC, our attorneys will give you expert help when communicating with insurance.

Important Oklahoma Car Accident Laws

Every state has different traffic laws. These laws can affect everything from how long you can wait to file a claim, to how much you can be paid for an accident. Here is a summary of important Oklahoma car accident laws that can affect your case:

Fault determination: Oklahoma is an at-fault state. This means that the at-fault driver’s insurance is required to pay for injuries and damages to other parties.

Modified comparative negligence law: In Oklahoma, fault for car accidents may also be shared among involved parties. Each driver is assigned a percentage value that corresponds to their fault in the accident. Then, when you receive compensation for your injuries, your fault percentage is subtracted from your settlement. For example, if you were found to be 20% at fault, and your claim is valued at $20,000, you would receive $16,000.

Statute of limitations: In Oklahoma, you have two years after the date of an accident to file a personal injury lawsuit.

Compulsory Insurance Law: The State of Oklahoma requires every driver to have a car insurance policy. Every policy must provide the following minimum coverage limits:

Property Damage (PD): $25,000 per accident for vehicle damages

Bodily Injury (BI): $25,000 per person injured, up to $50,000 per accident if more than one person is injured.

Call the Law Offices of Little, Oliver & Gallagher

The legal team at the Law Offices of Little, Oliver & Gallagher understands what you are going through after a major car accident. Our law firm helps clients who have been injured in all kinds of car accidents.

Our firm represents clients who have sustained any type of car accident injury. We specialize exclusively in personal injury cases and have more than 50 years of collective experience representing residents of Oklahoma.

We have extensive resources at our disposal to research, investigate, and determine what action is needed to effectively value the case. We work closely with our clients to keep them informed every step of the way.

Common problems that accident victims experience is insurance companies try to quickly process their claim and minimize the damages. They tend to offer very low settlement amounts that often leave out potential future medical problems.

Our experienced personal injury attorneys will negotiate a fair settlement for you. We can also take your case to court if you are not satisfied with your initial settlement.

Call the Law Offices of Little, Oliver & Gallagher to be represented by an effective, experienced team.

Whether you’ve been in a car accident, truck accident, or motorcycle accident, we’ll give you the representation you need.

Contact us today to receive a free case evaluation from one of our Oklahoma City car accident attorneys. You can reach us at (405) 253-4478 or our main office in Ardmore (580) 798-0447.

Sources:
Fault determination:

2019 Oklahoma Statutes: Section 23-3 on page 2 https://oksenate.gov/sites/default/files/2019-12/os23.pdf

Comparative Negligence:

2019 Oklahoma Statutes: Section 23-13 on page 7 https://oksenate.gov/sites/default/files/2019-12/os23.pdf