Accidents happen every day in Oklahoma. One negligent driver, one vehicle malfunction or even one unexpected distraction can be all it takes to cause disaster on the roads. In general, drivers assume the bigger their vehicle is, the safer they will be. Often this might be the case for them. However, at the same time it can result in greater damage to those around them.
No matter what sort of vehicle you are in, or even if you are a pedestrian, you are still at risk from road accidents. There are a large number of SUVs in Oklahoma, and if you collide with one of these vehicles, you could suffer extensive damage both to your vehicle and your person. But what if the accident was not your fault? Why should you suffer the consequences and the expenses?
If you are harmed in an accident as the result of someone else’s negligence, you might want to seek compensation. Be sure to collect contact information from any witnesses and take photographs of the scene if possible. An attorney can advise you about the sort of evidence that might be useful and may also be able to support you through the process of acquiring compensation.
Immediately after an accident, you may be more concerned about your injuries than legal matters. However, it is helpful to act quickly to increase your chances of making a successful claim. Our page on motor vehicle accidents has more information on the options available to you and the steps you can take if this happens to you.