Car accidents can be frightening and cause a tremendous disruption in the lives of victims and their families. In Oklahoma, car accidents are a leading cause of death and injury. Throughout the state, approximately 28,000 victims are injured or killed on average in car accidents according to the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office. Car accidents are all too common in areas in and around Oklahoma City. Each car accident impacts victims and their families and can be extremely stressful.
Victims and their families may suffer a host of damages associated with a car accident, including physical, financial and emotional damages. Victims can face difficulties associated with mounting medical bills and may not be able to work to pay them due the car accident. The resulting emotional burden on the victim and the victim’s family cannot be understated. In addition, car accident victims and their families may face further challenges when working with insurance companies involved in their accident.
It is not uncommon for insurance companies to be involved in compensating a victim or a victim’s family harmed in a car accident. There may be multiple insurance companies involved, however, and working with them alone can be a challenge for victims and their families. Fortunately, personal injury legal protections are available to victims and their families and can help them seek compensation from the party responsible for the harm they have suffered.
Victims may be able to recover compensation for damages including medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages, among other types of damages, depending on the circumstances. Car accidents can be caused a number of ways by negligent drivers, but legal protections are available to injured victims.