Oklahoma City Lawyer Representing Those Injured in an Auto Accident in an Intersection
People who are injured in intersection accidents often do not receive the full compensation they deserve, even when the other driver was clearly at fault. The reason for this is that insurance companies may try to pin a percentage of the fault on you.
At the law office of Joseph J. Reinke in Oklahoma City, our attorneys work hard to help car accident victims receive the full compensation they deserve. If you or a family member has been injured in an auto accident, we offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case and your options.
Comparative Negligence and Oklahoma Law
Oklahoma is a modified comparative fault state. This means that you cannot recover compensation from the other driver's insurance company if you were 50 percent or more at fault. If you were 49 percent at fault or less, you may recover compensation. However, your compensation is reduced by any percentage of fault that is assigned to you.
Example: Suppose you are injured in an intersection accident in which the other driver ran a red light. The other driver's insurance company may try to assign 10 percent of the fault on you for not avoiding the accident. If the insurance company is successful, your financial recovery will be reduced by 10 percent.
Even though the other driver may admit fault after an auto accident, it's important to collect and preserve evidence of liability such as skid marks, vehicle damage and statements from witnesses. Otherwise, the other side may attempt to shift blame to you when it comes times to settle your claim.
It often takes a lawyer's help to receive the full compensation you deserve.
Contact Our Oklahoma City Accident Lawyers
To schedule a free consultation with an Oklahoma City lawyer representing those injured in an intersection accident, call the law office of Joseph J. Reinke today at 405-463-1062 or toll free at 888-846-0748. You may also contact us by e-mail.