Car Accident Lawyer
In addition to property damage, a car accident can lead to serious injuries and crippling medical bills, lost wages, and other costs.
If your crash was caused by the negligence of another party, car accident lawyer Joey Chiaf in Oklahoma City, OK, can help you.
What should you do immediately after an accident?
Simple Steps to Protect Yourself After a Car Accident
Stay on the SceneDo not leave the scene of the accident, as this can be considered a hit-and-run. If at all possible, move your vehicle out of traffic to the shoulder.
Call for HelpIf anyone involved in the accident needs medical assistance, call 9-1-1. You should also call the police to alert them of the accident and begin the process of obtaining a police report.
Exchange InformationTake photos of the other driver's license, contact, and insurance information.
Gather EvidenceIf safe to do so, take pictures or videos of the vehicles involved in the accident, the scene of the accident, as well as any resulting injuries.
Do Not Apologize
Whether or not you think the accident was your fault, do not apologize. Doing so can be viewed as an admission of fault and may be used against you in the future.
Speak to a Lawyer
If you think your accident was caused by negligence, talk to an attorney as soon as possible to discuss your legal options.
Call Chiaf Law Offices, P.C.
To determine whether you have a case, speak to one of our team members today. We can review your case free of charge. Simply call our Oklahoma City firm at (405) 524-1501.
"YOU DON'T PAY ME ANYTHING UNLESS WE WIN, AND I DON'T LIKE LOSING!" Joey Chiaf
The Importance of Determining the Cause
One of our Oklahoma City firm's responsibilities in your case will be determining the cause of your accident. Often, the cause of the accident will directly point to the responsible party and who we should file a lawsuit against.
For example, if your accident was caused by a drunk driver, we can pursue damages against an individual. But if your accident was caused by a poorly maintained road, we may have grounds for a premise liability lawsuit against a larger group.
Therefore, the cause of your accident will directly influence how we pursue your case.
Consider Your Legal Options
When you file an insurance claim, the other driver's insurance company will be responsible for compensating you for losses. Filing an insurance claim is typically a faster process because insurance companies may try to get you to quickly settle the claim, offering you the lowest possible amount. But a lawyer can help you negotiate a fair and full settlement.
If the insurance provider is acting unjustly, an attorney can file a lawsuit on your behalf and represent you throughout the process. If your attorney is unable to negotiate a more favorable settlement with the insurance company outside of court, they may choose to take the case to trial in an attempt to win a higher jury award.
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Why Should You Hire an Attorney?
Even if you’re sure that you have a strong case, filing a lawsuit can be complicated. If you pursue it on your own, your chances of success are often lower. However, a personal injury lawyer can:
- Fill out and submit documentation correctly and on time
- Make sure your rights are protected
- Secure expert witnesses’ testimony
- Build the most compelling case possible
- Maximize the compensation you receive
Having a legal professional on your side also allows you and your loved ones to focus on recovering from the car crash.
"Anyone who has been hurt in an accident should call Chiaf law firm. They have a network of doctors that can help you without payment up front. No worries because they take care of Everything while you have time to recover. Everyone is courteous and helpful. Very professional." Micah B., YP.com