Injury accident reported on Kilpatrick Turnpike in NW Oklahoma City

Posted on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022 at 6:33 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — At least one person was hurt Monday evening due to a collision on John Kilpatrick Turnpike in northwest Oklahoma City, according to TTN Oklahoma City.

The crash happened on the westbound lanes after North Pennsylvania Avenue. It was first reported by city officials at 6:10 p.m.

As of this writing, no information regarding the cause of the wreck or the vehicles involved has been provided.


Officials have not yet confirmed the number of people injured or the extent of their injuries.

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma car accident attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.


Injury crash reported on Reno Ave near OSU Oklahoma City

Posted on Monday, November 21st, 2022 at 6:15 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — At least one person was hurt last Friday, November 18, due to a collision on Reno Avenue in west Oklahoma City, according to TTN Oklahoma City.

The accident happened at the intersection with South Portland Avenue, south of Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City. Dispatchers first received the call shortly before 1:15 p.m.

It was not immediately clear what led up to the crash or how many vehicles were involved.


At this time, authorities have not confirmed the number of people injured or disclosed any details regarding their condition.

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma car accident attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.


At least 1 injured in collision on I-240 near SW Oklahoma City

Posted on Monday, November 21st, 2022 at 6:06 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — An injury crash was reported last Friday afternoon, November 18, on Interstate 240 near Oklahoma City’s Southern Oaks neighborhood, according to TTN Oklahoma City.

The accident took place on the westbound lanes between Walker Avenue at Exit 2B and Western Avenue at Exit 2A. It was first reported by TTN at 3:10 p.m.

Officials have not shared the circumstances of the wreck, but a traffic backup had stretched down to Pole Road (Exit 4) at the time of the initial report.


By 3:25 p.m., crews had cleared the scene from the roadway and all lanes were reopened to traffic. By then the backup had shortened to Shields Boulevard (Exit 3).


At this time, the number of people hurt and the extent of their injuries have not been confirmed.

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma car accident attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.


How to Report a Car Accident to Insurance

Posted on Sunday, November 20th, 2022 at 4:10 pm    

Dealing with the aftermath of a car crash can be overwhelming. You have to handle various tasks, including seeking treatment and filing an insurance claim. The claims process can be confusing, especially regarding settlement negotiations.

Most people don’t know the value of their claims. Insurance companies might offer a low settlement quickly to close out the case. Recovering the maximum compensation you deserve is crucial. You need to be able to afford your medical bills and other expenses.

One of the first things you must do after a car accident is to report what happened to your auto insurer. You should provide relevant information so the insurance adjuster can investigate and determine whether the other driver should be liable for your injury.

How to File an Insurance Claim

You can file an insurance claim online or over the phone, depending on the methods your insurer allows. The adjuster will ask for details about the crash, including:

  • Date, time, and location
  • Copy of the accident report
  • Type of vehicle damage
  • The other driver’s name, contact information, and insurance details
  • How the accident occurred
  • Type of injuries sustained in the collision

You should review your insurance policy to determine your available coverage. The insurer will likely cover your medical treatment, lost wages, and other expenses. You might be able to rent a vehicle if your car needs repairs.

How to File an Insurance Claim Against the Other Driver

A third-party insurance claim is filed with someone else’s insurance company. You can file a third-party claim if the other driver involved in the collision is at fault.

Before leaving the scene, you should obtain the at-fault motorist’s name, contact information, and insurance information. They might file a claim themselves, but if they don’t, you need the necessary details to file.

Gathering sufficient evidence to prove someone else is responsible for your injury is critical. You should obtain a copy of the accident report the investigating officer completed. You can speak to witnesses at the crash scene and get their names and phone numbers. You can also take photos of the car damage, your visible injuries, and other relevant evidence.

How Long do You Have to File an Insurance Claim?

Typically, there is no specific deadline for filing an insurance claim. However, most insurance companies require their policyholders to file promptly or within a reasonable timeframe after a car crash.

You should start the claims process immediately, even if you have significant time to file. The statute of limitations in Oklahoma only allows a two-year timeframe to file a lawsuit. If your claim drags on for longer than two years and you haven’t filed your lawsuit yet, you will lose your right to take your case to court.

How Long Does an Insurance Claim Take?

The duration of a car insurance claim depends on various factors, such as the severity of the injury and the amount of evidence. Some cases settle quickly, especially if liability is clear. However, there are times when the insurance carrier disagrees with others’ determination of fault and requires more time to investigate.

It could take several months or more than a year to settle an insurance claim after a car crash. Sometimes, filing a lawsuit is necessary if the insurance company denies the claim or refuses to settle the claim for an adequate amount. The process can take years to resolve when you must sue for compensation.

Do I Need a Lawyer for an Insurance Claim?

No. You don’t have to hire a lawyer to help you with your claim. However, seeking legal representation after a car accident is beneficial. An experienced lawyer can gather valuable evidence to prove fault and negotiate with the insurer on your behalf. If you attempt to handle your case alone, recovering the maximum compensation you are entitled to is less likely.

What Type of Lawyer Handles Insurance Claims?

Personal injury attorneys handle auto insurance claims. They can handle claims filed with the accident victim’s and at-fault driver’s insurance carriers.

Injured in a Car Accident? Contact Abel Law Firm Now

At Abel Law Firm, we have over four decades of experience representing clients injured in car accidents. Our proven track record of success shows the level of dedication we bring to every case we take. You will have a compassionate and skilled legal team in your corner to fight for you.

If you sustained injuries in a car crash due to someone else’s negligence, call us at (405) 239-7046 for a free consultation with an Oklahoma City car accident attorney. Let us file a claim and negotiate a settlement on your behalf. We will aggressively pursue the maximum compensation you deserve.


Authorities called to injury accident on May Ave in SW Oklahoma City

Posted on Friday, November 18th, 2022 at 6:27 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — At least one person was hurt Friday morning due to a crash on May Avenue in southwest Oklahoma City’s Wingspread neighborhood, according to TTN Oklahoma City.

The collision took place at the intersection with Southwest 89th Street, in an area south of Oklahoma City Community College. It was first reported by city officials at 11:05 a.m.

At this time, it remains unclear what circumstances led up to the wreck or how many vehicles were involved.

Officials have not yet confirmed the number of people injured or the severity of their condition.

 

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma car accident attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.


Driver dies after crashing into home off Creek Tpke in Tulsa County

Posted on Friday, November 18th, 2022 at 6:17 pm    

TULSA COUNTY, OK — A 29-year-old Sapulpa woman died Thursday night after her vehicle ran off Creek Turnpike and hit a residence in Jenks, according to KFOR.

The fatal accident occurred on the westbound side of the road, west of U.S. Highway 75. Emergency crews responded to the scene at around 8:30 p.m.

An early investigation shows the woman was driving westbound on the turnpike, when, for reasons still unknown, the vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway. It then slammed through a fence and proceeded into a backyard before striking the home. Shortly after, the vehicle caught fire.

The female driver was pronounced deceased at the scene, confirmed officials.

An investigation into the cause of the crash remains ongoing.

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma car accident attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.


Injury crash reported on N Prospect Ave in NE Oklahoma City

Posted on Thursday, November 17th, 2022 at 6:31 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — At least one person was hurt Thursday morning due to a wreck on North Prospect Avenue in northeast Oklahoma City’s Martin Luther King area, according to TTN Oklahoma City.

The accident occurred north of Northeast 23rd Street. It was first reported by EMSA-PulsePoint first responders at 8:05 a.m.

At this time, authorities have not provided further details regarding the cause of the wreck or the vehicles involved.

The exact number of people hurt and the extent of their injuries have not been confirmed.

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma car accident attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.


At least one injured in crash on 15th St near Edmond shopping center

Posted on Wednesday, November 16th, 2022 at 6:13 pm    

OKLAHOMA COUNTY, OK — Authorities responded to an injury accident Wednesday morning on 15th Street near Spring Creek Plaza in southeast Edmond, according to TTN Oklahoma City.

The collision occurred east of South Bryant Avenue. It was reported by EMSA-PulsePoint first responders at 8:35 a.m.

At this time, it remains unclear what events led up to the crash or how many vehicles were involved.


The exact number of people hurt and the extent of their injuries have not been confirmed.

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma car accident attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.


Man dies after multi-vehicle crash on 23rd St in NW Oklahoma City

Posted on Wednesday, November 16th, 2022 at 6:05 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — A man died Tuesday night after a multi-vehicle wreck that several others injured in northwest Oklahoma City’s Windsor Forest neighborhood, reports KOCO.

The fatal collision occurred at the intersection of Northwest 23rd Street and MacArthur Boulevard. Oklahoma City Police responded to the scene shortly before 8:00 p.m.

Authorities have not disclosed the cause of the accident or the exact number of vehicles involved, but medics rushed one man to a local hospital. That patient was later pronounced deceased.

A number of other people suffered injuries considered not serious.

The intersection was shut down during the response.

No other details have been shared, but an investigation was in progress.

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma car accident attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.


Crews respond to injury crash on Broadway Ext in north Oklahoma City

Posted on Tuesday, November 15th, 2022 at 5:48 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — At least one person was injured Tuesday morning due to a wreck on Broadway Extension in north Oklahoma City, according to TTN Oklahoma City.

The accident happened on the northbound lanes at West Britton Road, just east of the North Highland neighborhood. It was reported by EMSA-PulsePoint first responders at 8:25 a.m.

At this time, it remains unclear what caused the crash or how many vehicles were involved, but traffic was backed up to 63rd Street at the time of the initial report.


Officials have not confirmed the number of people hurt or the extent of their injuries.

 

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma car accident attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.

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