Motor Vehicle Accidents
At Elton Jenkins Law, P.L.L.C., our dedicated attorneys fight for fair compensation in motor vehicle accident cases, helping you on the path to recovery.
Understanding Motor Vehicle Accidents
What You Need to Know About the Road Ahead
Motor vehicle accidents are an unfortunate reality on our roads. Whether it's a fender bender or a more serious crash, these incidents can have long-lasting consequences. At Elton Jenkins Law, P.L.L.C., we understand the physical, emotional, and financial impacts that can result from an accident, and we are here to help you navigate the legal process.
The first step in understanding motor vehicle accidents is knowing the common causes. This can include distracted driving, speeding, driving under the influence, and adverse weather conditions. By being aware of these factors, you can take preventative measures to avoid being involved in an accident.
In Oklahoma, motor vehicle accidents are governed by a fault-based system, meaning that the person who caused the accident is usually held responsible for the damages. However, there are exceptions and nuances to this rule. Our experienced team of attorneys will guide you through the intricacies of Oklahoma law and help you determine if you have a viable claim.
What to Do After an Accident
Essential Steps to Protect Your Rights
The moments after a motor vehicle accident can be overwhelming and confusing. To ensure your rights are protected, follow these steps:
Check for injuries and call 911 if necessary.
Move to a safe location, if possible.
Exchange information with the other parties involved, including names, contact details, and insurance information.
Document the scene by taking photos and writing down any relevant details.
Seek medical attention, even if you don't have visible injuries.
Report the accident to your insurance company.
Consult with an attorney before signing any documents or making any statements.
By taking these steps, you can safeguard your rights and strengthen your case. At Elton Jenkins Law, P.L.L.C., we can provide the guidance you need to navigate this process.
Types of Compensation
Understanding Your Potential Recovery
Depending on the specifics of your case, you may be entitled to various forms of compensation:
Medical Expenses: This includes doctor visits, hospital stays, surgery costs, medication, and ongoing treatments.
Lost Wages: If you've missed work due to your injuries, you may be able to recover lost income.
Pain and Suffering: You may be entitled to compensation for the physical pain and emotional distress caused by your accident.
Property Damage: This covers the cost of repairing or replacing your vehicle and any other personal property damaged in the crash.
Our team at Elton Jenkins Law, P.L.L.C. will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the maximum compensation possible under Oklahoma law.
Navigating Insurance Companies
Protecting Your Interests in a Complex Process
Dealing with insurance companies after a motor vehicle accident can be a daunting task. Insurance adjusters may try to minimize your claim, pressure you into a quick settlement, or deny your claim altogether. Having a knowledgeable attorney on your side can make all the difference.
At Elton Jenkins Law, P.L.L.C., we know the tactics insurance companies use and how to effectively counter them. Our team will handle communications with insurance adjusters, allowing you to focus on your recovery. We will also ensure that any settlement offers are fair and just, so you receive the compensation you deserve.
Take Action Today
Let Elton Jenkins Law, P.L.L.C. Fight for You
If you or a loved one has been involved in a motor vehicle accident in Oklahoma, don't hesitate to contact Elton Jenkins Law, P.L.L.C. Our experienced team will provide the personalized legal care for your needs.