Recovery for car crash injuries

The Oklahoma City car accident lawyers at the Kanelopoulos Law Firm have seen firsthand the devastation that results when a person is severely injured or disabled in a car crash.  We have visited anxious families in emergency rooms and trauma units, awaiting the results of potentially life-saving procedures or operations. We have seen families struggle to cope with the costs of treatments and medical bills.

That is why our Oklahoma City car accident attorneys at the Kanelopoulos Law Firm have dedicated their careers to helping victims of accidents and injuries. We can help you take legal action against the person or entity responsible for a serious accident. Our knowledgeable car and truck accident lawyers in Oklahoma City consult with mechanics, vehicle safety technicians, accident reconstruction experts, police consultants, investigators and other professionals whose expertise helps secure the fair compensation you deserve. Our attorneys conduct the legal research needed to investigate the following types of accidents:

  • Vehicle rollovers
  • Improper repairs
  • Mechanical failures
  • Tire blowouts
  • Defective equipment
  • Icy roads
  • Roadway design
  • Highway maintenance
  • Uninsured drivers
  • Underinsured drivers
  • Driver error
  • Hit and run
  • Head-on collisions
  • Off-road collisions
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Traffic accidents
  • Fender benders
  • Side impacts
  • Angle impacts
  • Drunk driving accidents

What to do after a car accident

As soon as it’s safely possible following an accident, it is important to create some record of the damage to yourself and your vehicle. If you have a camera or cell phone with a camera, you should use it to take pictures of the accident scene.  The police report may contain diagrams of what occurred, but pictures are rarely taken. A photo provides additional evidence that can later be supported by expert testimony and other evidence obtained from the vehicles involved. That evidence is vital should your personal injury lawsuit go to trial.

Since the auto insurance company has investigators and agents on retainer, you should have an Oklahoma City car accident lawyer on retainer as well. It is almost inevitable that they will be sending investigators to the accident scene to assess the emergency and capture evidence of bodily injury. A claims adjuster may contact you to make a recorded statement. Any recorded statements you give can be misconstrued and used against you in a court of law.

If the motorist is uninsured or underinsured, there may be alternate avenues of legal recovery. Depending on the facts and circumstances of your case, there may be other persons or entities that can be held responsible for the result of the accident. Our car accident attorneys in Oklahoma City go over the facts of your case to plan an aggressive and thorough course of action.

In a car wreck, vehicles are routinely impounded and examined to determine what caused the vehicle to fail and what caused the collision itself. Contact an Oklahoma City car accident attorney before you either have the vehicle repaired or pay the impoundment facility to dispose of it.

Keeping good records

It’s also important to document hospitalization, medication and treatment costs associated with your injuries.  Our attorneys use those financial records to accurately predict the costs of long-term care. In addition, the integrity and accreditation of your doctor is going to be questioned by insurance experts. Report all your injuries, even if the pain does not manifest until days after an auto, pedestrian, truck or motorcycle accident. Some injuries such as soft-tissue damage, memory loss or whiplash may not be immediately apparent to you or your family. If you experience pain or discomfort in the weeks following an accident, it is important to visit your physician.