Suffering injuries during a rear-end collision can cause temporary or permanent disability. An Oklahoma car accident lawyer can help you seek financial compensation for your injuries. Many accident victims do not have time to brace for the impact associated with a rear-end collision.
Understanding your legal options will enable you to take action after being involved in a rear-end accident.
The Most Common Types of Injuries Victims Suffer During Rear-End Collisions
Individuals may not realize the extent of their injuries until they see a medical professional. An Oklahoma motor vehicle accident lawyer can help you seek financial compensation for your injuries. The following are some of the most common types of injuries victims suffer during rear-end collisions:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck injuries
Injuries can sometimes seem benign immediately after a rear-end collision. In fact, some injuries may not produce noticeable symptoms until weeks or months after the date of the incident. Therefore, it is essential that you seek medical treatment as soon as possible after being involved in a rear-end collision.
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The Damages You May Claim in a Rear-End Accident Case
A rear-end accident can be valued using many different criteria. One method of valuing a case is to assess the total amount of damages an injured victim may claim. Typically, accident victims claim general damages and special damages in rear-end collision cases.
General damages are related to those subjective experiences suffered by the victim such as emotional distress and loss of enjoyment of life. Special damages are related to the objective losses experienced by the victim such as medical bills and lost wages. Punitive damages are only awarded in cases in which the defendant commits conduct that is willful, wanton, and malicious.
Estimating the Value of Your Rear-End Accident Case
It can be impossible to determine the exact value of any personal injury case. Sometimes the facts in a case are extremely unique and warrant an award of punitive damages. However, not all accident cases are identical, and it is important to assess every aspect of a personal injury case before trying to determine an approximate value for the case.
The total damages amount is generally the correct benchmark for determining the value of a rear-end accident case. However, you must also factor in the costs of litigation and the time commitment required to work on a case through settlement or judgment. These elements will influence the overall value of a rear-end accident case.
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The Benefits of Retaining an Oklahoma Car Accident Attorney
When you retain an Oklahoma car accident attorney you will be able to take advantage of attorney-client privilege and attorney-client confidentiality. Also, you will have the opportunity to develop an overall case strategy with your attorney. You do not have to handle every aspect of your rear-end accident case on your own.
An attorney will also provide you with legal advice throughout the course of the representation. You can make better decisions about your legal rights if you are advised about the legal options available to you. Also, an attorney will be able to make determinations about the total damages amount claimed in your case and the potential value of your rear-end accident case.
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Establishing Liability of a Defendant in Your Rear-End Accident Case
To prove that the defendant was liable for your injuries, you must satisfy the four elements of negligence: duty, breach, causation, and damages. Every individual has a duty to act as a reasonably prudent person under similar circumstances. Drivers must adhere to the standard of care and avoid causing serious bodily injury to all foreseeable plaintiffs.
An attorney will help you substantiate your legal claims so you will be able to prove the four elements of negligence. Documentary evidence, witness testimony, and other forms of evidence are used to prove the four elements of negligence. If you want to seek financial compensation for your injuries, then you need to understand how important these four elements are to your case.
The Most Common Causes of Rear-End Accidents in Oklahoma
Rear-end accidents may occur under many different circumstances. Sometimes drivers do not know what caused the rear-end accident in which they suffered injuries. However, the following are some of the most common causes of rear-end accidents in Oklahoma:
- Distracted driving
- Failure to yield the right-of-way
- Following another vehicle too closely
- Driving at an excessive rate of speed
- Driving while intoxicated
This is not an exhaustive list of the causes of rear-end accidents. Drivers who take their eyes off the road are more likely to cause rear-end accidents. Also, a motorist may suddenly press the brakes and cause a rear-end accident.
Healing from Your Injuries and Seeking Legal Representation
Seeking legal representation is one of the best things you can do after being injured during a rear-end accident. However, it is also important that you take time to recover from your injuries. If you do not follow medical advice and heal from your injuries then it may harm your rear-end accident case.
An attorney can take care of the legal research and writing associated with your case. You do not have to spend all your time litigating your case at the expense of your physical and emotional health. You can still participate in the most important aspects of your civil lawsuit while you recover from your injuries.
Contact BDIW Law Today to Schedule a Free Consultation
You do not have to take on every aspect of a rear-end accident case by yourself. We have years of experience representing clients in rear-end accident cases. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation during which we can discuss the facts of your case and help you determine the best course of action to take going forward.
You can retain an attorney to help you seek financial compensation for your injuries. Reach out to us today to learn more about the legal options available to you. Our attorneys can provide you with exceptional legal representation.
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