What Happens at a Deposition?

Posted on Tuesday, September 20th, 2022 at 6:23 pm    

A deposition is a chance for the lawyer from each side to ask each other’s clients questions under oath. Typically, depositions occur during the discovery phase of a personal injury lawsuit. It allows an attorney to obtain information about the case from the plaintiff or defendant.

Feeling anxious about your upcoming deposition is normal. You might worry about the questions the lawyer plans to ask and how you’re supposed to answer. Preparation is critical. Your personal injury attorney can help you craft appropriate answers to questions the opposing side might ask so you don’t say something that could negatively affect the outcome of your case.

Understanding the Elements of a Deposition

The lawyers can set up depositions for not only the plaintiff and defendant, but also to question expert witnesses, medical people who provided care to the injured person, and others. The point is for the defendant’s lawyer and plaintiff’s lawyer to gather information to build evidence for their cases.

You will receive a notice of deposition informing you of the date, time, and location. Showing up is mandatory. However, your attorney can request a new date and time if the requested one doesn’t work for your schedule.

It’s unlikely you’ll receive the notice days before the scheduled deposition. Typically, the parties involved in a lawsuit have time to prepare. Your lawyer can meet with you in advance to talk about the case and help you discuss relevant details. They might walk you through a mock deposition, so you feel more comfortable with the process. Anticipating the questions the defendant’s attorney might ask could help you practice how to respond to each one.

Your lawyer should attend your deposition with you. They can’t answer the questions for you but will be there to ensure the questioning stays on track. They can object to any line of questioning they believe is irrelevant and ask the opposing attorney to move on to the next question.

You will meet with the opposing party’s lawyer or lawyers at the agreed-upon location. A court reporter will also be in attendance to record the deposition. The court reporter’s job is to type everything everyone says. That means every word that comes out of your mouth becomes evidence.

Questions the Attorney Could Ask During a Deposition

The defendant’s attorney can ask you any question regarding the case. Since you are under oath, you must answer each question honestly.

Questions you can expect during a deposition include:

  • Personal information – The lawyer will likely begin with basic details, such as your name, address, phone number, and other information regarding your background.
  • Physical condition before the incident – A frequently-asked question is how you were physically before the accident and how your health changed after. The attorney wants to know how the accident affected your routine and life.
  • Accident details – Most of the questions will likely involve the incident in question. The attorney wants to know how the accident happened, what you did in the immediate aftermath, whether there were any witnesses, and other relevant details.
  • Your injury – You will also discuss your injury. The attorney could ask about the type of injury you sustained and the treatment you need to heal. They might also ask how the injury impacts you financially, physically, and emotionally.

Answering Questions During a Deposition

Answering a question improperly or providing more information than necessary could damage your case. The defendant’s attorney’s goal is to find evidence to use against you. They want to convince the court that their client isn’t liable for your injury. That means they could use your words to prove you caused the accident, exaggerated the severity of your injury, or sustained the injury in a previous accident.

You should follow these tips while answering questions, so you don’t make common errors:

  • Answer each question carefully – You don’t have to rush through the deposition. You can take time to think about the question and how you want to answer it.
  • Ask questions – You can ask the attorney to repeat the question or clarify what they’re asking if you’re confused.
  • State the facts – You should never speculate about the incident or provide an opinion about what happened. Only state factual information regarding the case.
  • Don’t lie – You might feel tempted to embellish an answer or stretch the truth in your favor. However, lying under oath is a crime. You could lose the case if the opposing party discovers you lied during the deposition.

Contact Us

Abel Law Firm has represented injured clients since 1976. We pursue legal action on behalf of accident victims to hold others liable for their misconduct. You will have a dedicated and trusted legal team in your corner when you hire us. We will treat you as a priority and fight by your side until the end.

If you sustained injuries in an accident due to someone’s wrongdoing, call Abel Law Firm at (405) 239-7046 for your free consultation with an Oklahoma City personal injury lawyer.


What Happens After My Lawyer Sends a Demand Letter?

Posted on Saturday, September 10th, 2022 at 6:05 pm    

Once your lawyer sends the demand letter to the insurance company, negotiations will start.

However, insurance carriers aren’t always quick to settle. Some deny claims because they find evidence that their policyholder isn’t at fault for someone’s injury. Other times, they offer a low settlement amount to avoid a significant payout and save money.

Understanding the ins and outs of how insurance settlements work is crucial. You need to know the steps you must go through before recovering the compensation you deserve. Specifically, you should understand what happens after your personal injury lawyer submits a demand letter to the insurance company. Although you might hope your claim will settle shortly after, it could take a while before you see a check.

Elements of a Demand Letter

Your lawyer will draft a demand letter to send to the at-fault party’s insurance carrier. The demand letter will contain all relevant facts of your case, such as:

  • The date, time, and location of the incident
  • A brief explanation of how the accident occurred, including why the policyholder should be liable
  • The type of injuries you sustained
  • A timeline of necessary medical treatment, including dates and medical provider names
  • The total cost of expenses incurred from the accident
  • The amount of compensation you demand for your injury and resulting losses

A personal injury attorney can only send a demand letter on behalf of their client once their client finishes treating their injury or a doctor places them at maximum medical improvement (MMI). Once their injuries are at MMI, the injured party’s condition isn’t likely to improve with further medical intervention. At that point, follow-up care might be necessary but proceeding with pursuing an insurance settlement is possible.

The demand letter will also include evidence. Proving what happened is impossible without documentation. Depending on the circumstances of the case, your lawyer might submit evidence, such as:

  • Pictures from the accident scene
  • Police/incident report
  • Medical records and other documentation of the injury and treatment
  • Invoices, receipts, and other evidence of expenses
  • Footage from a security camera or traffic camera showing the incident

Insurance Claim Process After the Demand Letter Is Sent

When your attorney sends the demand letter, all you can do is wait. The insurance company will review the letter and accompanying evidence to determine whether their policyholder is liable for the incident. The insurer will perform their own investigation and decide whether they agree with your lawyer’s interpretation of the evidence.

Three possible scenarios can result from sending a demand letter during a personal injury insurance claim:

  • Accepted demand – The insurance carrier might accept the demand. That means they agree their policyholder is responsible for your injury. They also agree to pay the compensation demanded in the letter.
  • Proposed counteroffer – The insurer could send your lawyer a counteroffer. That means they believe their policyholder should be liable but disagree with the demanded amount of money. At that point, your attorney can begin negotiating for an adequate settlement.
  • Denied claim – When an insurance company rejects a demand letter, they don’t believe their policyholder is at fault and denies the claim. Pursuing a lawsuit might be necessary when this happens.

When Will the Insurance Company Respond to My Demand Letter?

Attorneys typically include a request in the letter for the insurance carrier to reply within a specific timeframe. However, there is no set number of days within which they must answer. The time it takes for the insurer to respond to the demand letter your lawyer sends depends on a range of factors, such as:

  • Claim size – Large claims can take a while for the insurance carrier to review. For example, if there are years of medical records to comb through, it’s unlikely you’ll receive a quick response.
  • Insurer size – Large insurance companies might use a streamlined process to review insurance claims. However, it depends on how many insurance adjusters they employ and the number of resources at their disposal. Smaller carriers might not have the time or resources for efficiently processing claims. It might be weeks or months before anyone even looks at your letter.
  • Ongoing communication – Submitting a demand letter and waiting around for a response isn’t productive. If your lawyer calls or emails the insurance company regularly for claim status, it’s likely that your claim won’t fall through the cracks.

Contact Us

Abel Law Firm has represented accident victims in Oklahoma since 1976. Our Oklahoma City personal injury attorneys have over 150 years of combined legal experience. We understand the challenges you face after an accident and strive to provide the guidance and support necessary for you to get through this traumatic experience.

If you sustained injuries in an accident due to someone’s wrongful actions or inaction, call Abel Law Firm at (405) 239-7046 for your free consultation. Let us be your advocate and fight for the justice you deserve.


How Are Personal Injury Settlements Paid Out?

Posted on Thursday, September 1st, 2022 at 5:16 pm    

Understanding what happens to the money if you settle your personal injury claim is crucial. The settlement offer you accept isn’t necessarily the amount of money you will receive. You have to consider various aspects of the claim, such as the money owed to your doctors and the fees your lawyer charges.

Below is an explanation of how insurance settlements work, so you know what to expect when the check comes in.

The Process of Settling a Personal Injury Case

Settling an insurance claim for your accident-related injuries can take a while. By the time you accept an offer, you’re likely eager to take the money and put this whole experience behind you. However, you must complete multiple steps first.

Release Form

Once you settle your personal injury claim, you’ll have different forms to sign. The most important is the release from the insurance carrier, which may be included in the settlement agreement. The release outlines various terms of the agreement. It also releases the insurance company from all future liability for your injury and confirms that you won’t try to seek additional compensation from them in the future.

Your attorney must review the terms of the release to ensure that the terms meet your needs. Negotiating with the insurance company can be challenging and could delay the process. Signing a release form isn’t as straightforward as you might think. That’s why letting your lawyer do the work for you is critical.

Settlement Check

Once you feel comfortable with the settlement, you can sign the release. The insurance carrier will write the settlement check for the agreed-upon amount. Typically, when you hire a personal injury attorney, the insurer writes the check payable to both you and the law firm and mails it to them.

Deposit the Check

Your attorney will deposit the check in their firm’s account. With the money in their hands, a few more steps are necessary before they can write a check to get money to you.

Negotiate Debts

You likely have multiple bills you have not paid yet. Sometimes, personal injury lawyers can negotiate with an accident victim’s medical providers. If these providers agree to place your account on hold until the case settles, they won’t expect you to pay your bills upfront and won’t send them to collections.

Once you reach a settlement agreement, your lawyer must contact your doctors and negotiate payment. Negotiating a lower amount than what you owe is possible. However, that will depend on multiple factors. Some healthcare professionals require paying the total amount, while others are willing to forego part of the debt based on the settlement and other bills the accident victim still owes.

Attorneys’ Fees

Many personal injury attorneys take cases on contingency. That means they don’t require upfront fees or costs to represent you. However, they take a percentage of your settlement to satisfy their fees and the expenses incurred while working on your claim.

After paying off your debts, your lawyer will calculate their fees from the remaining amount of money and pay themselves.

Final Check

Once your lawyer takes out their payment for their fees, the remaining balance will be yours. They will write your check and provide copies of the release and other documents associated with the settlement.

Settlement Options in a Personal Injury Case

You might have options when deciding how to receive your insurance settlement. Many people opt for one lump-sum payment. However, you could decide to receive structured payments over a specified period.

You won’t face tax implications for either option. Whether you choose to receive the total amount upfront or smaller scheduled payments, the IRS won’t require you to pay taxes on your settlement.

The lump sum option benefits people who want to use the money for paying immediate expenses or investing. However, some people prefer to set up a structured payment plan if they worry about managing a large amount of money. Instead of risking spending it all quickly, you can come up with a schedule to align with your financial needs.

Contact Us

Since 1976, Abel Law Firm has fought for accident victims in Oklahoma. We believe in providing quality legal services and representation to members of our community. You deserve the chance to hold the at-fault party responsible for causing your injuries. We will prioritize you and your case and pursue the maximum compensation possible.

With over 150 years of combined legal experience, you can expect a dedicated team to advocate for your rights and aggressively seek justice on your behalf. We understand how devastating it can be to get hurt in an accident that isn’t your fault. We will remain by your side to guide you through the complex claims process and try to reach your desired outcome.

Call Abel Law Firm at (405) 239-7046 for a free consultation with an experienced Oklahoma City personal injury lawyer if you sustained injuries in an accident due to someone else’s wrongdoing.


Why Posting on Social Media After an Accident Can Hurt Your Case

Posted on Friday, July 1st, 2022 at 5:47 pm    

Why Posting on Social Media After an Accident Can Hurt Your CaseSocial media allows us to share the unexpected happenings in our lives, which can, unfortunately, include accidents. Despite the many benefits of using social media to keep in touch, personal injury lawyers will generally advise clients and their friends/family not to post on social networks after they were injured in an accident caused by someone else. In this post, we will explain why using social media while your case is ongoing might harm your chances of securing compensation.

Know the Other Side

While your case is always against the negligent party who caused your injuries, you and your legal team must also fight the defendant’s insurance company. Insurers have the power and resources to build defenses for their customers and, ultimately, to protect their profit margin.

As an insurer conducts their own investigation of the accident, they may try to track down information such as:

  • The location and contents of your social media profile
  • The social media profiles of your family and friends
  • The profiles of others involved in the accident
  • Footage from a third party that relates to the accident

Whether insurance investigators find your profile deliberately or coincidentally, they may take what you say out of context for their own benefit. Not using social media means insurers cannot use your online speech against you.

How Insurers Use Social Media Posts

Social media companies may advertise themselves as being committed to privacy, but they still operate “public squares.” Insurers can use anything you say about your case, your accident, or the aftermath in their defense. The types of posts they may see and use in their case include:

  • Incorrect facts of the case – If someone overstates, understates, or posts other false information on the accident, insurers may take those posts at their word and call out any seeming contradictions in court or during negotiations.
  • Photographic evidence Visual evidence from the accident, such as video footage or third-party photos, is a crucial factor in a personal injury case. It’s best to leave this evidence for negotiations and courtrooms.
  • Your health Information you post about your medical conditions or injuries from the accident could be subject to scrutiny by the defense.
  • Your personal life after the accident – Even if you are participating in a fun activity for your mental health, insurers may use related posts to dismiss the pain and suffering you legitimately feel.
  • Pre-judgments of fault – This category includes vents about the accident, apologies to other involved parties, or sarcastic statements some people use to cope after an accident. An insurer may take all three of these types of posts literally.

Guard Your Information

Why Posting on Social Media After an Accident Can Hurt Your CaseBeing prudent about your social media usage after an accident is not solely your responsibility. While not posting is the most critical tip we can offer, there are other best practices you and others who know you should follow until your case concludes.

  • Pause your services – Many social media sites have the option for you to pause or delete your accounts. While a deactivation or deletion is not always foolproof, you should consider pursuing one of these options after your accident to protect your privacy and your data’s integrity.
  • Know what profile information is publicly visible Social networks may have options to change what different kinds of people can see in your profile. You may have different settings for your friends, for others who use the service, and for the public that does not use the service. Consider making your account information and posts private after the accident so that no one can see it.
  • Ask friends and family to stop posting about you – Insurers can search for your family or friends’ profiles, and if you don’t know what they post, they might share details about the accident. It is better if your loved ones don’t post anything that even slightly relates to you and your situation until your case resolves.
  • Keep posts you already have – Even if these posts don’t benefit your personal injury case, do not delete them. Insurers could claim that any posts you deleted were evidence that you destroyed to benefit your case.

Consult an Attorney Today

If someone injured you in an accident, you should know what and what not to say to protect your rights. Before saying anything to anyone about your case, seek the advice of Abel Law Firm, your Oklahoma City personal injury attorneys. Contact our office at (405) 239-7046 for a free consultation with our attorneys. We are ready to offer you personalized advice about pursuing the compensation you deserve.


What Documents Do I Need for My Personal Injury Case?

Posted on Sunday, May 1st, 2022 at 3:29 pm    

What Documents Do I Need for My Personal Injury Case?Suffering any injury can be both painful and traumatic. When that injury comes about as the result of another party’s negligence or carelessness, a lot of additional emotions can be involved. The sense of anger and unfairness can sometimes feel overwhelming, which can make it difficult to know what steps you need to take to find the justice you deserve.

If you have recently experienced an injury, whether it happened in an automobile accident, a slip-and-fall, a dog bite, or on a construction site, it is important to remember that finding justice requires some clear-headed organization. It can be difficult to establish any wrongdoing and demonstrate how much money you should be owed if you do not have the evidence you need to support your case.

There are a number of documents that can be vital evidence you will need to present in your personal injury claim or suit. Gathering and organizing these documents can help you and your personal injury lawyer convince the insurance companies or the court that you deserve financial compensation for your injuries.

It is worth noting that personal injury claims can recover compensation for both economic losses (relating to things like the cost of medical treatment, lost income, and property damage) and non-economic losses (relating to the cost of physical and emotional pain and suffering). You will want to be sure to gather documents that address both of these categories.

Some of the most important documents you will need include the following:

Medical Records and Bills

Documentation of the medical care you received after your injury, as well as proof of the money you spent on that medical care, can be some of the most crucial evidence you can use to support your claim. Your medical records will offer insights into what your injuries were, how they were caused in the accident, and the extent to which they have affected your life since.

Your medical bills will demonstrate in plain terms the financial costs of your medical treatment.

In addition to these records, it can also be helpful to ask your doctor for a letter or note that can describe your treatment, tests, and recovery prognosis in everyday language. A professional opinion about the ways in which your injury will affect your ability to work and how long the injury’s effects will last can be particularly useful as a way of calculating future lost earnings.

Repair Bills

If you have had damage to your car or to any other personal property in the accident, providing bills, invoices, or receipts for the repairs or replacement articles can help to demonstrate the financial cost of the damage.

Employment Records and Tax Documents

Employment records, pay stubs, and tax documents can provide a picture of the duties your job entails, your history of employment, how much money you made before your injury, and how much income you lost as a result of the accident.

Records of Other Financial Losses

What Documents Do I Need for My Personal Injury Case?The injuries or property damage you sustained in the accident may have resulted in other financial losses as well. This might have come in the form of transportation costs if you were unable to drive your damaged vehicle. Alternatively, you may have incurred childcare or household cleaning fees if your injuries prevented you from performing these duties yourself.

A Journal Documenting Your Post-Accident Pain and Suffering

Keeping a journal in the aftermath of your accident can help you to outline the extent of the physical and psychological pain and suffering you have endured because of your injuries. This “pain journal” can be a place for you to make note of the levels of pain you experience from day to day, as well as the degree to which you feel it is worsening or improving. It is also useful to make detailed notes about the emotional and mental toll the accident and your injuries take on you in the days, weeks, and months that follow.

Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer Today

The Oklahoma City personal injury lawyers of Abel Law Firm understand how difficult life can feel in the aftermath of an accident, particularly one in which you have suffered an injury. Since 1976, we have dedicated our careers and resources to helping accident victims just like you find justice and recover the compensation they deserve. We are available to begin working with you right away, and we won’t charge you anything unless and until we agree to a settlement or win a lawsuit on your behalf.

Call us today for a free case evaluation at (405) 239-7046.


What Not to Say to An Insurance Adjuster

Posted on Friday, April 1st, 2022 at 7:59 pm    

What Not to Say to An Insurance AdjusterThe hours and days after an accident are probably a blur. You’re trying to figure out what happened to you. You might still be in the hospital or trying to get out of bed with a pair of crutches. Then someone calls you. “Hi, this is Bob from XYZ Insurance! Got a minute to talk?”

No matter how cheerful and friendly they act in their commercials, insurance companies are not your friends after an accident. They are not there to help you, and they don’t have your best interests in mind. And if they’re calling on behalf of the other party, they really aren’t looking out for you. Insurance adjusters want one thing, and that is to pay as little as possible for everything.

What to Do When the Adjuster Calls

The best thing to do when Bob from XYZ Insurance calls is to say you don’t have time to talk right now and hang up. Under the terms of your policy, you have a certain amount of time to report the accident to your insurance company, and you are allowed to take all of it. Typically, it is 30 days. Then you should seek legal advice. Our lawyers from the Abel Law Firm can help you talk to Bob and any other insurers who may be trying to get your attention.

You Should Never:

You should neverThere are some things you should never do or say when Bob and his eager colleagues call, trying to catch you off guard after an accident.

  • Never say you feel fine. Never discuss your injuries in any way. Insurance agents are looking for ways to minimize your injuries so they can deny your claim. If they call you three days after an accident and you say you’re “doing fine,” it can be taken to mean your injuries are not severe. However, you are not a doctor. Don’t try to give a diagnosis to the agent that could conflict with the actual doctor’s report. Tell them they’ll have to wait for the medical report.
  • Never say you were at fault. This includes apologizing or asking if the other party is all right. Something as minor as “I’m sorry this happened” can be used as a statement of accepting responsibility. State the bare facts in response to direct questions.
  • Never speculate about the accident. If you don’t know the answer to a question, say so. People hate to look like they don’t know everything, so we make things up. In an accident investigation, made-up statements can be used against you. If a flowerpot fell on your head, don’t say you think it might have fallen out of a window, just say, “I don’t know where it came from.”
  • Never agree to say anything on the record. The adjuster might ask if it’s okay to record your statement, or you might hear a ten-second beep on the phone line. Unless your attorney is present, never say anything that is being recorded.
  • Never accept the first settlement or indicate you will agree to something that sounds like one. For instance, do not say you agree to send the company all your emergency room bills “so they can cut you a check.” Don’t agree to anything until an attorney can review the agreement.

Finally, be very wary if you hear an adjuster say something like, “you won’t need an attorney for this.” Having legal counsel for any negotiation is always your right. If the insurance company suggests that the process would go faster if you just let their attorney handle the review, you should contact your own attorney immediately.

How We Can Help

At the Abel Law Firm, we’ve been defending our clients against unfair claim denials and bad faith practices since 1976. We know that most insurance companies aren’t out to cheat you, but some are, and you need help to tell the difference.

If you’ve been injured in any kind of accident that wasn’t your fault and need legal advice, call our team. We will manage the phone calls, do the paperwork, and make sure you don’t have anything to do but recover from your injuries. When it’s time to negotiate a settlement, our attorneys will make sure your rights are protected, and we’ll demand the compensation you’re entitled to receive.

Call the Oklahoma City personal injury lawyers of the Abel Law Firm at (405) 239-7046 today. Let us review your claim and give you the assistance you need for the best resolution to your case.


Adult and child dead, 1 child hurt after mobile home fire in Broken Arrow

Posted on Saturday, March 12th, 2022 at 9:33 pm    

BROKEN ARROW, OK – A child and an adult were killed and another child was hospitalized after a mobile home caught fire in Broken Arrow this morning, according to information from KTUL.

The fire broke out at a home in the 2800 block of East Lansing Place, near N 28th Street. When officials arrived at the scene, flames and heavy smoke were pouring from the mobile home.

An adult and a child were pronounced dead after the incident. Their ages and identities were not immediately released.

Another child was taken to the hospital for the treatment of undisclosed injuries.

No further details are available at this time.

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 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.

 


Collision reported on US- 169 NB at 61st Street

Posted on Monday, March 7th, 2022 at 5:26 am    

TULSA, OKC- A collision happened on US- 169 NB at 61st Street on the evening of March 4, according to TTN Tulsa.

It is unclear whether the collision led to injuries at this time.

We will continue to monitor this story as it develops and provide further details as possible.


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 airlifted to hospital after crashing ATV off cliff in Kay County

Posted on Sunday, March 6th, 2022 at 10:34 pm    

KAW CITY, OK (KAY COUNTY) – One person sustained multiple injuries after his ATV went over the side of a cliff on a ride on ATV trails in Kay County yesterday afternoon, according to local news sources.

The crash happened at the ATV trails at Sarge Creek near Kaw Lake at around 4:15 p.m., when the 29-year-old driver of an ATV reportedly traveled off the side of a small cliff.

The victim, identified as 29-year-old Ponca City resident Zachariah Means, was extricated from the scene, then taken to the nearby campgrounds with the help of emergency responders.

From there, he was airlifted to the hospital in Tulsa to receive treatment for multiple injuries, including a severe leg injury.

The crash remains under investigation.

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 City ATV 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.

 


3 people injured after house fire at Pennsylvania Ave and SW 77th Pl

Posted on Saturday, February 19th, 2022 at 9:50 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Three people were treated for injuries following a house fire in South Oklahoma City this afternoon, according to KOCO News.

The incident happened at a home near SW 77th Place and S Pennsylvanian Avenue and appears to have started on the outside of the structure.

Three residents were treated for minor injuries after escaping the blaze.

Fire officials believe that the incident may have been started by smoking.

The home was deemed to be about 60 percent destroyed in the fire.

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 City 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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To be named Oklahoma's Best Personal Injury Law Firm is humbling. We are grateful to have won this prestigious honor. We work every day to earn the trust of those we serve: Oklahoma families who are facing some of the most difficulty days of their lives due to the negligence of others. It is our intention and resolve to continue to be deserving of the faith Oklahomans have placed in our family's law firm. Thank you!

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