How Does a Car Accident Claim in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Work?
According to the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office, there were nearly 24,000 traffic accidents causing injuries or fatalities within the state in a recent year. Oklahoma’s largest city, Oklahoma City, unfortunately, sees its share of auto accidents. Additionally, most people will be in several traffic crashes during their lifetime. For these reasons, it’s important to know how auto accident claims work.
Serving the Oklahoma City area, Mann, Wyatt & Rice car accident attorneys explains the overall process of a car accident claim:
- Communication with Your Insurance Company
The overall claim process begins with your insurance company, which is also called first-party insurance. In Oklahoma City and the rest of Oklahoma, benefits you could receive from the first-party insurance company will likely cover your lost wages and medical expenses.
- Communication with the Third-party Insurance Company
The next step is to make a claim with the insurance company of the third-party or the person who caused the accident. Usually, the third-party insurance company or the claims adjustor will call you to take a statement or start the process, but speaking with them is not recommended prior to consulting with an attorney.
- Follow-up Treatment
It’s important to seek the follow-up medical treatment you need after your auto accident injury.
- Bring the Claim to the Insurance Company
Once your claim is filed by an attorney, you can potentially resolve the case prior to litigation. According to Mike Wyatt, most cases are resolved without a lawsuit. “In our practice, less than 15 percent of the cases go to a lawsuit,” he said. “Of the cases that do go to a lawsuit, less than 1 percent go to a jury trial.”
Why You Should Contact Car Accident Attorneys
If you’ve been involved in a car crash in the Oklahoma City area, it’s important to protect your legal rights before it’s too late. You can do this by contacting an auto accident attorney as soon as possible, especially before you talk to the other driver’s insurance company.
Wyatt can help you investigate your accident to compile evidence, negotiate with the other driver’s insurance company and, if needed, file/pursue a lawsuit on your behalf. There are absolutely no fees until a settlement or verdict is reached, and Wyatt has collected millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients. You have nothing to lose!
Request a free consultation with Mann, Wyatt & Rice car accident attorneys or contact us directly at (877) 768-2400. We look forward to helping you with your Oklahoma City auto accident claim!