Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Have You Been Injured in a Motor Vehicle Accident?

A motor vehicle accident can occur in an instant and alter the lives of both the victim and their family. Each year, thousands of people are seriously or fatally injured in motor vehicle accidents due to the negligence of others. Whether the negligent driver is driving distracted, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or driving aggressively, their actions change lives forever.

If you or a family member have been injured in a motor vehicle accident through no fault of your own, call the experienced Tulsa Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers at Graves McLain. After a motor vehicle accident, your focus should be on getting better—not negotiating with insurance companies and worrying about the future.

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After a motor vehicle accident, you may have multiple claims. Let an accomplished lawyer from Graves McLain help you through this tough time. Graves McLain has qualified lawyers ready to speak with insurance companies, gather witnesses to testify, compile evidence showing cause, and prove the extent of your injuries. Our knowledgeable attorneys know how devastating these accidents are to victims and their families.

Nearly 40,000 people are fatally injured in a car accident each year in the United States and more than two million car accidents cause a painful rib or torso injury. Whether the driver at fault was impaired, too aggressive or under the influence, these actions can cause severe lifelong consequences for both parties involved. If you were injured in an accident at no fault of your own and need an experienced Tulsa car accident lawyer, Grave McLain can help you focus on getting better and not worrying about your future or negotiating with the insurance companies.

In the state of Oklahoma alone, nearly 13,000 motorists are arrested for drunk driving annually. While we all know the dangers of driving drunk, the impact it has on other motorists that are involved in a wreck at no fault of their own can be severe. If you or a loved one has been injured or died as the result of a drunk driver, Graves McLain can represent you in your time of need and help you recover with the maximum compensation allowances that are owed to you.

The trucking industry hires thousands of drivers across the United States; however, this unfortunately also leads to thousands of tractor-trailer accidents across the state of Oklahoma annually, resulting in extensive injuries and sometimes death. Because many variables may occur with tractor-trailer accidents, it is important to partner with an experienced semi-truck accident lawyer to review your case. Once your case is accepted, we will fight to protect your rights to full and fair compensation.

While all accidents are capable of being traumatic, any accident involving a commercial vehicle can potentially make the situation much more complex. Each year, commercial vehicles are involved in over 500,000 accidents that result in considerable injuries or fatalities that change a family’s life forever. If you or a loved one has been injured in a commercial vehicle accident, the experienced team of lawyers at Graves McLain can help protect your right and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Thousands of pedestrians leave their homes each year to walk down the sidewalk, cross the street or go for a relaxing run and find themselves involved in an accident. Even worse, pedestrians often lack the same safety that is afforded to drivers or passengers in motor vehicles and are more likely to suffer severe or fatal injuries when an accident occurs. If you or a loved one was involved in a pedestrian accident that was no fault of their own, Graves McLain can help protect your rights and fight for a fair outcome.

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We review every detail of your situation at no cost to you—and fight hard to protect your rights. Trust our team, we are here to help.

Injuries suffered by cyclists are responsible for 580,000 emergency room visits and nearly 900 deaths annually in the United States. Although mostly caused by the inattentiveness of motorists or negligence while operating a motor vehicle, the consequences can be devastating for cyclists that are affected. If you or a loved one were injured or killed in a bicycle accident due to the negligence of a motorist, Graves McLain can fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

Motorcyclists are 29 times more likely to be involved in a fatal accident than car passengers. At Graves McLain, we understand the complexities of motorcycle accident law and can leverage that experience and knowledge to help you seek compensation if a motorcycle accident occurs. We can review your case on a no-win, no-fee basis and determine the best course of action based on your unique needs and situation to ensure you receive the best outcome possible.

Graves McLain Gets Results

Graves McLain Gets Results

When you are involved in a motor vehicle accident at no fault of your own, it can seem challenging to determine where to turn or which attorney has your best interests in mind. With so much at stake during the process including hospital bills, lost wages or other damages, you deserve to have superior support and guidance throughout this often difficult and painful process. Our experienced attorneys fight to get you the compensation you deserve for your claim.

The Motor Vehicle Accident Attorneys at Graves McLain have a proven track record of securing the maximum recovery for our clients. Our experienced attorneys fight to get you the compensation you deserve for your claim. Some of our settlements include:

Our teenage client was rear-ended by a driver under the influence, which led to her tragic passing. The recovery was made on behalf of her parents.

A sanitation worker was riding on the outside of the company truck when it was struck by another vehicle, injuring our client. Recovery was made both via the employer’s policy and the liability policy for the other vehicle.

Our client was a passenger in a car that was hit by a driver that failed to stop at a stop sign. This caused a serious shoulder injury which required surgery.

When the driver of the car she was riding in lost control and ran off the road, our client suffered a traumatic brain injury and multiple fractures.

Our client’s vehicle was rear-ended, causing them to hit the vehicle in front of them as well. The multiple impacts resulted in several serious injuries.

Our client, a minor, was struck by a vehicle while proceeding through an intersection on a green light. Their leg was fractured as a result of the impact.

These are just a few examples of the settlements Graves McLain has been able to recover on behalf of our clients. After a motor vehicle accident, your focus should be on getting better—not negotiating with insurance companies and worrying about the future. Contact us today to let our motor vehicle accident attorneys begin reviewing every detail of your accident at no cost to you so we can start fighting for your rights and fair claim.

Protect Yourself

Protect Yourself

Oklahoma is an at-fault state. This means the responsible driver’s insurance company is required to pay after an accident. All drivers in Oklahoma must carry minimum levels of insurance coverage. If a driver is uninsured—or does not have proper insurance coverage—your own insurance can help cover the difference. Unfortunately, insurance companies are not always on your side after an accident. That is why it is critical an experienced attorney protects your rights. At Graves McLain, you will never pay an attorney’s fee upfront—and you owe us nothing until we win your case. At Graves McLain, we do not get paid until you do.

Although most people do not realize it, insurance claims are a business negotiation. And, although you pay for coverage and a great claim service whenever it may be needed, you may have to fight to get what is entitled to you. Since this can be a challenging process for individuals that are already suffering, the experienced team of professional motor vehicle accident attorneys at Graves McLain is here to help. In an ideal situation, no one should need to hire a lawyer to ensure their insurance claim is paid in full and on time; however, this is a likely scenario for many following an accident.

What to Do After a Motor Vehicle Accident

What to Do After a Motor Vehicle Accident

If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, seek medical attention for your injuries immediately. After treatment, you will likely face many questions regarding how to pay your medical bills—and how to hold the responsible party accountable for their negligence. The attorneys at Graves McLain can answer any questions you may have about your motor vehicle accident claim. Once a car accident occurs, there are 5 key steps you should take immediately in the seconds to hours following the incident, especially if you are unable to receive police assistance.

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    Determine if Medical Attention is Needed

    Before taking any other steps, ensure that you and your passengers are ok and do not require immediate medical attention. If someone in the vehicle thinks they may be injured or have obvious signs of trauma, call 911 to request assistance from first responders or officers that are in the area.

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    Document the Accident

    Once everyone has been deemed safe, it is important to ensure that you document the accident completely by taking photographs of your vehicle, the other driver’s vehicle and the surrounding area. These can help pinpoint dangerous driving conditions or other factors that may have contributed to the crash.

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    Move Out of Traffic

    If possible, it is important to turn your vehicle hazard lights on to notify other drivers that the accident has occurred. Moving the vehicles off the road, if possible, will help ensure that traffic remains uninterrupted; however, documenting everything before moving the vehicles is important.

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    Exchange Information

    Collecting specific information from the other driver is critical following an accident. In most cases, this will require documenting the driver’s name, physical address, insurance provider and policy number, license plate number, and contact information.

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    Speak with Witnesses

    In addition to exchanging information with the other driver, you will also want to speak with any witnesses that saw the accident occur and obtain their contact information. This can help establish an accurate account of what occurred to cause the accident.

In the days and months following the accident, it is important to listen to your body and make an appointment with a doctor when needed. Injuries that may seem minor can worsen within the days and weeks following a crash and cause discomfort that may signal a much larger injury than anticipated. If you do not immediately seek legal advice, you will often be required to report the incident to your insurance company to begin the process and initiate the claims process.

We Can Help

We Can Help

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident that was not your fault, call Graves McLain right away at 539-777-1870. When you call one of our attorneys, we will speak with you for FREE and determine the best course of action.

We review every detail of your situation at no cost to you—and fight hard to protect your rights. Trust our team, we are here to help. At Graves McLain, you will never pay an attorney’s fee upfront—and you owe us nothing until we win your case. At Graves McLain, we do not get paid until you do.

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