THINGS TO KNOW IN HANDLING CAR ACCIDENT CASES IN OKLAHOMA CITY. THIS IS HOW WE HANDLE CAR ACCIDENT CASES.
Every car accident case is different. Each client has his or her own needs. However, there are similarities in our careful approach to these cases, including:
We begin car accident cases Oklahoma with a free initial consultation.
An experienced car accident attorney from our firm will assess the preliminary facts of the case and outline the assistance that the Burch, George & Germany, P.C., law firm can provide.
If we believe we can move forward with a claim, we will say so and discuss the terms of our representation. As a rule, we represent clients on a contingency fee basis. This means that a client will not pay costs or fees unless we secure a recovery. At that point, our Oklahoma City law firm will be paid from a percentage of the recovery.
We will also say whether we don’t believe it is advisable to pursue a case. For instance, we will explain our conclusion that a case has little chance of success or that the costs of pursuing the claim will not be covered by the potential compensation.
We thoroughly investigate car accidents. We handle almost all types of car accidents.
A variety of crash evidence can be gathered at the site of the accident. It is important to act quickly before time, weather and other factors alter this evidence. This is why we suggest contacting an attorney as soon as possible after a crash.
There are several other aspects involved in a comprehensive investigation. These include:
- Reviewing police reports, including 911 tapes
- Interviewing witnesses
- Examining vehicle damage
- Analyzing event data recorders (EDRs or “black boxes”)
- Obtaining the at-fault driver’s cell phone records, debit / credit card receipts, job or school attendance records.
We consult with accident reconstruction experts.
For complex crashes, we regularly work with professional consultants. They are skilled at determining how a crash occurred. Their reports can provide solid evidence in a case. They can back up their report by providing testimony at trial (if needed).
We review vehicle and auto parts reports.
Sometimes, our investigation shows that a faulty part or vehicle system caused or contributed to a car accident. Recall notices or studies of similar accidents may indicate that a manufacturer should be held liable for the accident.
We review medical evidence.
We review our client’s medical records and consult with our clients’ doctors and medical experts. Our goal is to determine all of the costs that a client has faced due to injuries in the crash. In cases of long-term recovery or ongoing disability, we work with experts who project medical costs for the years ahead. This ensures that we ask for proper compensation for medical expenses.
We determine past and future lost income.
We also will review all of your pay stubs, self-employment income and other information to determine wages you have lost due to your accident. We can also use this information and consult with experts to determine future lost income (or diminished earning capacity).
We seek timely, full and fair settlements.
Once a lawsuit has been filed, we will negotiate with the defendant’s insurance company representatives for a settlement. As settlement offers are made, we report them to the client with our recommendations.
If our client agrees to a settlement, we arrange for signing of release papers and disbursement of funds. This includes helping to resolve any liens on the client’s recovery, such as a workers’ compensation lien or healthcare lien.
We are ready to go to trial.
If we cannot reach a negotiated settlement, the case will go to court to be heard by a judge and jury. Our attorneys are seasoned litigators with a track record of success. We are prepared when we go to court. We prepare our clients as well.
Contact a car accident attorney who is experienced in handling car accident court cases.
If you have been seriously injured in a car accident in any of Oklahoma’s 77 counties, an auto accident attorney attorney from Burch, George & Germany, P.C., can help you to seek compensation you deserve for your losses. Our experienced legal team will strive to maximize your insurance settlement or court award. Call us today or submit our online form to get started right away. You may also contact us if you were involved in teen driving accidents Oklahoma or an interstate accident and need legal help.