Tulsa Auto Accident Lawyers Representing Victims in Oklahoma
The attorneys at The Barkett Law Firm frequently handle serious personal injury and products liability claims arising from auto accidents, always with the goal of helping injury victims recover maximum compensation from insurance companies and at-fault parties. Our firm is based in Tulsa and represents clients throughout Oklahoma.
Causes & frequency of car crashes
When most people think of personal injury claims, they likely think of cases involving motor vehicle accidents, often between two cars but also involving motorcycles, bicyclists, pedestrians and obstructions in roadways. At least in part, this must be because auto accidents are so common, with many people being involved in more than one accident during their lifetimes. In fortunate situations, these accidents are minor and relatively easy to overcome, but others are devastating, with fatalities, permanent injuries and substantial medical costs and treatment.
While recovering from an accident can take years, causing a car wreck usually takes seconds. In addition to generally distracted and careless driving, some of the most common driver behaviors leading to accidents include:
- Talking or texting on a cell phone while driving
- Driving while fatigued
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Changing lanes too quickly
- Improper turns or failure to use a turn signal
- Impatient driving
- Disregarding weather conditions
- Running red lights or stop signs
- Going the wrong way on a one-way street or on/off-ramp
- Design or manufacturing defects in automobile components or equipment
- Defective roadways and dangerous property conditions, including potholes, unclear lane designation and lack of traffic signs and signals
Even when the circumstances of an accident are fairly straightforward, it can still be difficult to obtain fair compensation for your injuries. This is because insurance companies almost always try to minimize payouts on claims, even to their own policyholders, and in the case of serious injuries and damages, the cost of recovery can be high. With experienced legal representation on your side, you can help ensure that you receive the benefits to which you are entitled, as well as any additional compensation available to you.
At The Barkett Law Firm, we also handle motor vehicle accident cases arising from truck wrecks and boating accidents, as well as auto accidents that occur on the job, resulting in a workplace injury. We have successfully represented clients in cases involving rollovers, entrapped children, defective seatbelts, and dram shop liability. In a case against TGI Friday's for over-serving a restaurant patron, we achieved a multimillion dollar settlement on behalf of the accident victims.
Seek aggressive, experienced legal representation in Tulsa, OK
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a car crash caused by another driver's carelessness, recklessness or illegal conduct behind the wheel, please contact The Barkett Law Firm in Tulsa for a free initial consultation. We can discuss your potential claims for recovery and a reasonable attorney fee in your case. You pay no fee, however, until we obtain compensation on your behalf.