I was driving at night and a driver ran into my vehicle. When we got out to assess the damage, they notified me they were uninsured and couldn’t afford to fix my vehicle. What are the next steps in this? Do I need to file a lawsuit to get my car fixed?
With Oklahoma’s unpredictable weather, it’s sometimes a gamble whether the streets will be slick or dry. These chaotic weather conditions can often lead to multiple-vehicle involved accidents. Weather can cause vehicles to slip and slide across roads, like this viral video capturing a 47-vehicle pileup.
When walking, cycling, jogging, skating, running or even sitting in public, the threat of an accident is always imminent. In 2018, there were 6,227 reported pedestrian deaths across the United States1. With a rise in distractions- smartphones, chaotic schedules, and congested roads, the looming possibility of pedestrian accidents is unavoidable. The best option is to be informed and aware if ever in a situation requiring a pedestrian accident attorney.
Our busy lives and chaotic schedules keep us constantly driving. Recent studies show Americans spend 70 billion hours collectively behind the wheel.1 So much time spent on the road increases the opportunity for accidents. On the highway vehicles known as big rigs, 18-wheelers, buses, commercial vehicles, or trucks can cause threat for major accidents by their sheer size. When commercial vehicles are involved, it is important to take the proper steps to ensure you or your loved one will be taken care of.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the number of large trucks involved in fatal crashes increased by 3 percent from 2015 to 2016. Among the total vehicle deaths in 2016, 4,213 were caused by collisions with large trucks. That’s a pretty sobering statistic.
Negligence is a legal theory often used in car accidents, personal injury lawsuits and property damage claims. In the U.S., individuals are required to conduct themselves in such a way so as to avoid unreasonable risk or harm to others. When a person is negligent, they have failed to meet this standard and caused damage to another as a result.
Accidents happen, even to the most careful of drivers. An auto accident can leave you feeling overwhelmed and dizzy with adrenaline. This is why we have insurance, though – to protect you financially as well as the other driver. It’s also a reason to brush up on steps you can take after an accidence occurs to protect yourself.
When you or someone you love are injured as a result of the negligence of another, the first and highest priority is treatment and recovery.
Litigation disputes that wind up in a courtroom are each unique. However, the general path of each court case in Oklahoma City Oklahoma and other areas is relatively similar. Pre-lawsuit negotiations may occur. If those fail, then the lawsuit is filed. After the lawsuit is filed, motions may or may not be