Yukon Car Accident Attorneys, OK
Tough representation when car drivers injure or kill others in Oklahoma
Car accidents are a leading cause of death and serious injuries for both adults and children. What’s tragic is that most car accidents are preventable. Many accidents happen because drivers drive while drunk, distracted, speeding, or for other reasons that are fully under the control of the driver. Accidents at high speeds or head-on are often fatal. Even at low speeds, the occupants of the car or others can suffer injuries that change their lives forever. In addition to the cost of medical care and the inability to earn a living, many Yukon car accident victims live with constant pain and worry.
At Cunningham & Mears, our Oklahoma City car accident attorneys have been fighting for personal injury victims and families for a combined 105 years. We understand what steps to take from the moment you speak with us, investigating the cause of the accident, determining who is responsible, and understanding the full scope and severity of your injuries. We’re skilled negotiators and trial lawyers as evidenced by our impressive record of insurance settlements and jury verdicts.
In two illustrative car accident cases we obtained:
- A jury verdict of $750,000.00 for a former US Postal worker when he was injured in a three-car crash – even though the insurance company had only offered $85,000 before the jury trial.
- A result of $650,000 for a client who needed multiple surgeries for severe knee injuries after a driver ran through a stop sign.
How can we help?
- Do you handle every type of accident case?
- Why do drivers cause car accidents in Yukon?
- How do non-drivers cause car accidents in Yukon?
- What types of car accident injuries do your personal injury lawyers handle?
- How much is my Yukon car accident claim worth?
- What is the statute of limitations for filing a car accident claim in Oklahoma?
- Do you have a car accident lawyer near me?
Do you handle every type of accident case?
Our Yukon car accident lawyers handle every type of vehicle claim there is, including ones stemming from:
- Head-on collisions
- T-bone crashes/Broadsides
- Rear-end accidents
- Intersection accidents
- Passing and merging accidents
- Single-vehicle accidents
- Multiple-vehicle accidents
- Accidents caused by defective car parts
- Merging and passing accidents
- Side-impact accidents
- Construction accidents
- Uber and Lyft accidents
- All other types of accidents
Whether you were in the car that was hit by another car or a truck, or were injured while walking, cycling, or riding your motorcycle, Cunningham & Mears can help.
Why do drivers cause car accidents in Yukon?
A key part of your Yukon car accident case is showing that the driver who caused your accident acted negligently. At Cunningham & Mears, we understand the reasons car accidents happen and what steps drivers should have taken to prevent the accident.
Statistics from Oklahoma Highway Safety Office confirm that there were 762 deaths and 30,195 injuries due to Oklahoma vehicle accidents in 2021. More than 30 percent of the fatalities were accident-related and more than 25 percent were caused by speeding.
Our Yukon car accident lawyers have the experience and resources to show that your accident was due to:
- Driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs. Anyone who drinks should not drive. Anyone who uses drugs should not get behind the wheel of a car. Drivers who are drunk or drugged cannot control their cars and cannot respond to emergencies. Other drivers and non-drivers cannot anticipate the movements of a drunk or drugged driver. These irresponsible drivers deserve to be held accountable for any injuries or deaths they cause.
- Distracted driving. Distracted driving includes any activity that takes a driver’s eyes off the road, hands off the wheel, and mind off of traffic. Examples of distracted driving include texting, using a smartphone, eating, or drinking while driving.
- Speeding and other traffic violations. Drivers who exceed the speed limit, drive too fast for traffic or weather conditions, drive through stop signs, fail to use their lights at night, and commit other traffic violations should be held liable for any accidents they cause in Yukon.
- Driver fatigue. Tired drivers can’t focus. Some fatigued drivers may even fall asleep. Tired drivers should get enough rest before they drive or get off the road until they get the rest and sleep they need.
At Cunningham & Mears, we also represent passengers when drivers fail to stop for pedestrians while pedestrians are crossing intersections or walking in the beautiful residential neighborhoods of Yukon. Our Yukon car accident lawyers represent drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and bicycle riders. We also represent the families of loved ones when your loved one dies in a Yukon car accident.
How do non-drivers cause car accidents in Yukon?
Our Yukon Car accident attorneys work with car part experts, engineers, and other professionals to show car crashes are due to:
- Defective car parts. We file product liability claims against manufacturers who place their profits before your safety. Defective car parts include tires, fuel lines, electrical systems, windshield wipers, airbags, and seatbelts.
- Roads that are not properly designed or maintained. The state of Oklahoma or its agencies and subdivisions may be liable if your car accident is due to improper planning, faulty road design, or the failure to regularly inspect and maintain the roads, especially in the winter.
Our lawyers will explain your right to hold businesses that sell alcohol liable if the driver who caused your accident was visibly intoxicated or under 21 when the alcohol was served.
What types of car accident injuries do your personal injury lawyers handle?
Car accidents often cause catastrophic, permanent, or severe injuries – especially when one or more cars are traveling at high speeds. The angle and force of the impact, the crashworthiness of the vehicle, whether seatbelts and airbags were functioning, and the shape and size of the vehicles also determine what injuries occur. Car accident victims should seek immediate emergency room care. Many victims require long-term medical help.
Our Yukon car accident lawyers handle all types of injuries including the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI). These head injuries may occur when a driver or passenger strikes another part of the car, another occupant of the car, or if the victim is ejected from the car. Even moderate TBIs can cause a lifetime of physical pain, emotional challenges, and loss of cognitive function. Many TBI victims require a lifetime of medical help.
- Spinal cord damage. A spinal injury cord injury may be life-threatening. Partial or full paralysis is possible. Yukon car accident victims who damage their spine may live with chronic pain. Many spinal cord injury victims, even with new treatments like spinal cord stimulators, have difficulty working and suffer constantly.
- Traumatic amputation/loss of limb. The legs and arms of car accident victims may become so tangled or subject to such forces that part or all of their limb is torn off. The emotional pain, even for victims who can use a prosthesis, can be just as traumatic as physical pain.
- Burn injuries. Third-degree burn injuries usually require skin grafts and plastic surgery. For car accident victims with visible scars, the emotional scars are often just as traumatic as the physical scars.
- Broken bones. The human body has 206 bones. Any one of those bones can be broken in a Yukon car accident. Fractures that break the skin usually require surgery. Even car accident victims who have clean breaks may need to live with a splint or a cast for months.
- Whiplash. This soft tissue injury often occurs if your car is rear-ended. The pain, which may not appear for hours or days, can be quite severe. Most whiplash victims need physical therapy to manage their pain.
- Other common car accident injuries include:
- Crush injuries, including damage to organs and internal bleeding
- Shoulder, neck, and back pain
- Muscle, ligament, nerve, and tissue damage
- Hearing and vision loss
- Cuts and bruises
- Vision and hearing loss
How much is my Yukon car accident claim worth?
Car accidents cause serious injuries. Each day you’re in pain is a day you’re not fully enjoying your life. At Cunningham & Mears, we work with you and your doctors to show all the medical care you need and how your injuries are impacting every part of your life. Our Yukon car accident lawyers demand compensation for all your current and future:
- Medical costs. These include ER care, surgeries, hospital stays, visits with physicians, physical therapy, rehabilitative care, assistive devices, and medications.
- Lost income and benefits. This sum includes the money and benefits you lose because you can’t work while you are treating your injuries and if, after all your treatment, you still cannot return to work.
- Pain and suffering. Injured car accident victims often live with agony on a daily basis. Simple tasks like walking, sitting, and sleeping may be difficult. The stress of being unable to live as you did before the accident can be unbearable.
- Scarring and disfigurement. We demand compensation for car accident victims who suffer burn injuries, traumatic amputation, and other types of scars or disfigurement.
- Property damage. You have the right to seek compensation to fix your car or replace it if your car is totaled.
- Other damages, including loss of bodily function and loss of consortium (enjoyment of marital relations).
If a loved one died, we file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the family members, usually the spouse, children, and parents. Compensation includes payment for the funeral and burial costs, loss of financial support/income, the loss of guidance and support the decedent would have provided, the loss of companionship, and any pain and suffering the decedent coped with before he/she died.
What is the statute of limitations for filing a car accident claim in Oklahoma?
Car accident victims and wrongful death claimants normally have two years to file a car accident claim. Please contact our Yukon car accident lawyers immediately. Don’t wait two years. We need to investigate the accident and speak to witnesses while the evidence and memories are fresh. We want to ensure you are seeing the doctors who can best treat your injuries.
Do you have a Yukon car accident lawyer near me?
Our Yukon car accident lawyers meet car accident victims and families at our Oklahoma City offices located at 5104 N Francis Ave., Suite 102, (just a few minutes from Penn Square Mall) and 9428 Westgate, Suite 102B, in the Brookhaven West part of Oklahoma City. Parking should be readily available.
If you’re physically unable to come to our offices, Cunningham & Mears will make arrangements to see you at your home or a hospital. We also conduct video conferences by appointment.
Our lawyers understand the unique challenges and issues involved with car accident claims. We’ll fight to obtain the full compensation you deserve.
Contact our experienced Yukon car accident attorneys today
If you’ve been injured in a car accident or a loved one died, you need a lawyer who has achieved success in the courtroom. Insurance companies know which lawyers only want to settle cases and which lawyers like our lawyers have the skills and persuasive abilities to try your car accident case before a jury. At Cunningham & Mears, our Yukon car accident lawyers work step-by-step to build and craft your case so that we can explain why the defendants should be held liable, what medical care you need, and how much your case is worth. We settle many car accident cases because insurance companies and defense lawyers understand how successful we are in the courtroom. To assert your right to compensation, contact us or call us today for a free initial consultation.