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When Should I Call a Personal Injury Attorney?

On behalf of Brad Wicker of BDIW Law posted on Friday November 5, 2021.

Solid legal representation is essential for Tulsa, OK personal injury cases.

If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, you may be aware that there are legal remedies to recover compensation for your physical, financial, and emotional losses. However, like other victims, you may be on the fence about when you should call a personal injury attorney for help. On the one hand, you are under time constraints. Oklahoma’s statute of limitations is two years, so quick action is essential for preserving your rights. On the other hand, you may wonder whether you even need a lawyer. Many victims are under the impression that they can handle a basic claim by themselves, despite the lack of a legal background.

In short, these two aspects of when to contact an attorney can be reduced to a couple of words: Always and early. You absolutely need help from a Tulsa, OK personal injury attorney, and getting it right away is crucial to the success of your case. A few details should be convincing.

A lawyer is essential for any type of accident claim

Whether you were hurt or someone close to you died because of personal injuries, it is always critical to have an experienced attorney take the lead in handling your case. You may be entitled to compensation if you suffered harm from:

The insurance company is not on your side

With most personal injury accidents, the at-fault party carries liability insurance to cover losses. As a result, your first step in the legal process is filing a claim for compensation. Unfortunately, insurers are more concerned with their own bottom line than paying monetary damages to victims. The claims adjuster is more focused on conducting an investigation and finding reasons to deny your claim than paying you.

An attorney will ensure you get full compensation for your losses

When you have a lawyer to advocate on your behalf, you are more likely to get the monetary damages you deserve under Oklahoma law. Whether through settlement with the insurer or litigation, your attorney will fight to obtain amounts for:

  • Costs for surgery, hospitalization, physical therapy, and other medical care;
  • Lost wages, if you were unable to work because of your injuries;
  • Pain and suffering;
  • Emotional distress;
  • Losses based upon how your injuries affect your personal relationships; and,
  • Diminished quality of life.

Call a Tulsa, OK Personal Injury Lawyer to Learn More About Your Rights

Our team at Boettcher, Devinney, Ingle & Wicker is ready to support your interests if you were hurt or lost a loved one in a personal injury accident. To learn more about our legal services, please call 580-789-4936 or email us to schedule a no-cost consultation with an Oklahoma personal injury attorney. We can provide personalized details after reviewing your unique circumstances.