Traveling down I-44, I-35, I-40 or any of Oklahoma’s numerous state highways is a pretty ordinary experience for most Oklahomans. Whether they’re headed to work, shopping or simply going to visit friends or relatives, the biggest headache some Oklahomans experience on the freeway is simply rush hour traffic or construction slow downs. Unfortunately, despite their seemingly everyday nature, highways in Oklahoma are a hotbed for car accidents.
A motor vehicle accident can change a person’s life in an instant. The high rate of speeds most people travel while on a highway and the presence of semi-trucks and other large vehicles make such accidents especially serious. One minute you are minding your own business and carefully following the rules of the road when suddenly you are rear-ended or broadsided by a negligent driver who may have been texting, speeding, drunk or simply not paying attention. Now you’re facing insurmountable medical costs, you may not be able to go to work resulting in lost wages and you may be experiencing a great deal of pain and suffering.
You may think that your auto insurance will handle all the financial aspects of a motor vehicle accident, but this is not always the case. Some insurers will seek out ways to deny covering a person’s claim or to compensate that person for less than what that person is owed.
For these reasons, victims of auto accidents in Oklahoma may not want to rely solely on what their insurance company says they can be compensated for and instead seek out legal advice. The professionals at the Hawkins Law Firm have assisted clients in motor vehicle accident cases throughout Oklahoma Green Country. Whether it is through out-of-court negotiations or through the trial process, Attorney Phillip C. Hawkins will communicate with his clients’ insurers to reach a fair resolution.
In the end, insurance companies are out to protect their own interests, which may result in the wrongful denial of a motor vehicle accident victim’s claim. Auto accident victims in Tulsa should make sure they do everything they can to ensure they are appropriately compensated, including seeking legal help if necessary.
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