A Skilled Oklahoma City Car Crash Attorney By Your Side
Compassionate representation for car accident victims throughout the state
At Cunningham & Mears, our Oklahoma City car accident attorneys understand how devastating it is to be in an auto accident caused by the negligence of another person. Serious auto accidents leave you suffering and in pain, with significant emotional distress. The last thing you want to deal with is mounting medical bills, property damages and lost wages. Our attorneys are here to help you ease this financial burden by seeking compensation for your harm. We take care of the legal aftermath of your accident and deal with insurance companies, so you can focus on what is most important — your recovery.
What are the most common causes of car accidents in Oklahoma?
Driver negligence is one of the most common causes of car crashes. We help victims of accidents handle all types of driving negligence by the other party:
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Talking or texting on cell phones
- Running a red light
- Failure to obey signs or signals
- Failure to obey the rules of the road
- Failure to yield
- Failure to stop for pedestrians
Of 624 fatal accidents in Oklahoma in 2016, 355 involved alcohol-impaired drivers, and 189 involved speeding, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). No matter what type of negligence the other driver is at fault for, our accident lawyers have the skill and over 50 years of combined legal expertise to help you recover your fair compensation.
Based on daytime observational surveys of front seat occupants, 87% of Oklahomans have been observed using seat belts. There were 227 unrestrained fatally injured occupants in traffic crashes in 2016. There were 201 fatalities of restrained vehicle occupants.
Not all car crashes are the result of negligent drivers, however. Defective auto parts, poor road design or maintenance, lack of lighting and signage and wildlife can all contribute to a collision.
Helping you recover for injuries after a car crash
Car crashes frequently result in fatalities and serious injuries, such as brain or back injuries. These injuries can have long-lasting repercussions on your health, mental well-being, and ability to earn an income. Our attorneys strive to make sure we obtain compensation that covers the full extent of your harm. We have significant expertise negotiating with reluctant insurance companies. To maximize your settlement, we prepare each case as if we are taking it to trial. Although we try to settle when it is in your best interest, our attorneys are highly experienced and successful litigators, as evidenced by our inclusion in The Top 100 Lawyers of The National Trial Lawyers and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
Call an experienced car crash lawyer today
Each accident attorney in Oklahoma City at Cunningham & Mears is dedicated to putting you in a better position than when you first come to us. Whether this means strong negotiations with insurance companies, aggressive litigation in court or simply referring you to the right medical professional, we are here to meet your individual needs. To learn more about how we can help you, contact us or call 405-212-9234 today for a free initial consultation.