Oklahoma Car Accident Attorneys
If you suffered a serious injury or lost a loved one in a car accident in Oklahoma City, you should not have to pay out of pocket for medical care, damaged property, and other expenses that inevitably pile up following a serious accident. You and your family may qualify to receive monetary compensation for your medical bills and treatment, lost wages, suffering and other damages if the accident was caused by the reckless and negligent actions of another person. A compassionate, knowledgeable personal injury attorney at the Abel Law Firm will thoroughly review the details of case your case for free and help guide you through the legal process.
Since 1976, the Oklahoma car accident lawyers at the Abel Law Firm have the experience of thousands of cases, taken on all over the state of Oklahoma. Over the last 46 years, we have acquired garnered a reputation for our knowledge and skill in navigating the most complex areas of personal injury law. The attorneys at our firm have an AVVO rating of 10 and are listed as Super Lawyers.
For more than 40 years, the Abel Law Firm has dedicated to their efforts toward the Oklahoma City community. We perceive the people we represent as our family and friends. We work tirelessly to protect the rights of Oklahoma City residents who have suffered a traumatic car accident and are prepared to do the same for you. If you’re considering legal representation for your car accident case, an attorney at the Abel Law Firm will provide you with comprehensive and efficient guidance during this trying time. When you’re involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault, it’s possible that another party may owe you compensation. To begin working on your case, contact an Oklahoma car accident attorney from the Abel Law Firm. Call us today at (405) 239-7046, fill out our email form, or chat live with a representative to schedule a free initial consultation.
Do I need a car accident attorney?
At the Abel Law Firm, we recommend that any injured victim or family member who has lost a loved one as a result of a car accident seek the legal guidance of an experienced attorney. As an injured victim, you may be legally entitled to receive compensation to cover some of the costs you’ve incurred because of another party’s negligence or recklessness. Without a skilled attorney, it’s unlikely you’ll receive the full compensation you deserve as those who venture into the legal process alone are typically awarded much less.
The legal process can be especially daunting for those who attempt to settle on their own. Let us handle the paperwork, phone calls with the insurance company and negotiations so that you can recover from your injury with peace of mind. We provide free initial consultations and guarantee that your case will be handled effectively.
Why choose the Abel Law Firm to handle my case?
There are a number of Oklahoma City personal injury firms to choose from. However, not all law firms are able to deliver consistent results to their clients. The following qualities set the Abel Law Firm a tier above the rest:
Experience: Few firms in Oklahoma City can claim the same level of success and reputation that the Abel Law Firm has acquired in the last 42 years. The attorneys at our firm have over 150 years of combined experience. Our partners and associates specialize in various practice areas of personal injury law and are prepared to use their combined skills towards your case.
Track record: The attorneys at our firm have a record of success in the many cases they are asked to take on. Some substantial settlements and verdicts awarded to our clients are $3,000,000 for auto negligence involving the death of a child, $1,973,020 for auto negligence involving severe injuries, and $925,000 for auto negligence texting while driving.
Client satisfaction: At the Abel Law Firm, our legal staff treats our clients with compassion and are sympathetic towards their current situation. We work hard to ensure our clients feel there is an open line of communication and understand during this difficult time. Read what our past clients have to say in their testimonials about their experience with our firm.
Our award-winning team: The attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have earned a national reputation for their work on behalf of those who have suffered car accident- related injuries. Ed Abel currently has the highest rating by the Martindale peer review system and was also president of the Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association. T. Luke Abel an has an AVVO rating of 10. Our attorneys are Super Lawyers and members of the American Association for Justice.
Accidents and Compensation
Despite the incredibly large number of accidents that happen daily in America, each and every case is unique. They can have many underlying causes, including:
- Driver Error: Driver error injuries can be severe and include multi-vehicle and truck collisions and pedestrian injuries. These types of errors caused by another person’s negligence or recklessness should not have caused your injury and should not continue to cost you money from ongoing medical bills and the lost wages you’ve had to go without as you recover.
- Reckless Driving: At the Abel Law Firm, we have little tolerance for reckless drivers. If someone else’s poor driving decisions have caused damage or injury, you shouldn’t be expected to pay for such expenses.
- Drunk Driving: Accidents involving drunk driving including dram shop and DUI or DWI can have cataclysmic effects on a victim’s life. A skilled attorney will work to ensure that you are well represented in your case against a drunk driver.
- Pedestrian Accidents: As a pedestrian, motorists are expected to be aware and cautious of your presence. If you sustained a severe injury such as broken bones, brain damage, or crushed lungs we urge you to seek the legal assistance of a practiced attorney to protect your rights.
- Car Defects or Malfunctions: Defects as a result of flawed manufacturing or poor design can cause severe damage to cars and drivers. The attorneys at the Abel Law Firm will fight to get the expenses you’ve incurred from medical bills, property damage and death covered.
- Highway Defects: A defective highway with potholes, lack of signs or construction negligence create extremely dangerous driving conditions. Driving on highways already requires that drivers practice extreme attentiveness; but when negligence and reckless execution of safety precautions are involved, highway accidents can become numerous and catastrophic. At the Abel Law Firm we are prepared to pursue negligent parties in order to protect your rights as a victim.
If you have suffered losses from a car accident that was not your fault, you may be eligible to receive compensation. Depending on the circumstances, you could be repaid for:
- Property damage
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
At the Abel Law Firm, our Oklahoma car crash lawyers have the experience and resources necessary to help you receive reparations for your suffering.
Car Accident Statistics
The State of Oklahoma Highway Safety Office reported that there were 590 fatal crashes in Oklahoma in 2015. These fatal crashes caused 645 fatalities and 538 injuries. Saturday and Sunday were the days in which the most fatal crashes occurred. Single-vehicle crashes accounted for 54.1% fatal crashes. 65.1% of fatal crashes took place in rural areas rather than urban. In 2015 there were 27.3% fatal crashes that were alcohol-related. 52.2% of fatalities of both drivers and passengers were unrestrained.
The year 2013 saw 9,420 unsafe speed crashes in Oklahoma and there were 155 fatalities occurring in unsafe speed crashes. “Of the 154 drivers with a contributing factor of unsafe speed in fatal crashes, 30.5% were age 20-29” and 73.4% of total fatalities were male. According to OHSO, of the “11,782 drivers age 65+ involved in car crashes in 2014, 89 were reported to have an alcohol-related driver condition.” Of drivers age 65+ involved in injury crashes, the primary contributing factors were failure to yield at 18.9%, unsafe speeds at 7.3% and improper turns at 6.6%.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Highway Loss Data Institute there were 624 fatal crashes and 683 deaths as a result of motor vehicle crashes in 2016. 62% of motor vehicle crash deaths were on rural roads. There were 355 drivers killed with BAC greater than 0.08%, meaning they were legally intoxicated.
According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, there is a car accident every 8 seconds in the US. In all likelihood, everyone will be involved in at least one automobile accident in his or her lifetime. In the event that you or someone you love sustains serious injury, it is imperative that you have an experienced Oklahoma car accident lawyer on your side.
The Oklahoma City personal injury lawyers at the Abel Law Firm will fight for you. Our personal injury lawyers have represented thousands of car accident victims and families. We understand how emotionally difficult it can be to recover from a car accident. At the Abel Law Firm, we are prepared to provide you exceptional legal representation from the moment you step into our offices. This is why, for more than 46 years, our attorneys have worked non- stop to ensure our clients get what the results their case deserves.
If you have been the victim of a car accident, you should not have to bear the consequences alone. Contact the Oklahoma car accident attorneys at the Abel Law Firm at (405) 239-7046. Make the first step toward justice today.