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Motor Vehicle Accidents

Frequently Asked Questions About Auto Accidents in Oklahoma

Answers from trusted attorneys in Oklahoma City

If you’ve been involved in an auto accident, you probably have a number of questions about what you should do next. Call Stipe, Harper, Laizure, Uselton, Belote, Maxcey & Thetford because we are dedicated to providing you with all of the information you need to make an informed choice about your case.

Below you will find answers to some of the most common questions posed by clients who have suffered injuries due to car accidents.

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To learn more about your options when it comes to auto accidents and our other areas of practice, work with the experienced Oklahoma City auto accident lawyers at Stipe, Harper, Laizure, Uselton, Belote, Maxcey & Thetford. We offer free consultations, so call us today at 888.247.0902 or contact us online.


What information should I provide to the other driver’s insurance claims adjuster?

You should be very careful about what you provide to the insurance company, as this information can be used against you in your case. Documents like medical record releases should not be shared with any outside parties without first consulting with a Tulsa auto accident attorney. Learn more about what to do after an auto accident.

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Do all personal injury claims involve going to court?

No. In most situations, personal injury cases do not reach court and are settled by the insurance companies and your attorney. However, some cases do proceed to court, where your case will benefit from the experience of a skilled Oklahoma auto accident attorney.

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Is it always necessary to see a doctor after an accident?

To be on the safe side, you should always consider visiting a physician after any auto accident. Your doctor will be able to recognize injuries that you may not even notice right away, and the charges for seeking medical attention are covered by insurance. You should not settle an accident claim until after you’ve seen a doctor.

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What if I was partially responsible for the accident?

Even if you think you might have been responsible for an accident, it’s important to not disclose this information to anyone besides your attorney. This is because there are a number of things that could have gone wrong outside of your control, such as defective equipment in your vehicle or the negligence of another driver. Remember, you are not the person responsible for determining fault in a car accident.

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If my airbags don’t deploy during an accident, can I seek damages from the car’s manufacturer?

In some cases, you may be able to seek compensation for defective equipment if your vehicle’s airbag does not properly deploy during the course of an accident. Work with your Tulsa lawyer to learn more about how you can investigate your airbags and find out if they should have deployed during your collision.

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