Dealing with a car crash and the resulting injuries and damages can be a real nightmare for Oklahoma motorists. Unfortunately, anyone on the road is at risk of being the victim of a distracted, drunk or dangerous driver. A car accident can cause serious medical problems and emergencies, but those urgent issues aren’t the only concerns for victims. There are also concerns about how soon to report an accident and how to best work with insurance agencies to seek compensation.
Of course, the first thing to do after a car crash is to seek medical emergency assistance. Once the most urgent moment has passed, however, it can be important to move right away to report the accident and work with the applicable insurance agency. It is generally advisable to report the crash, even if one is not at fault for the accident.
Car insurance is the first, central point of contact in dealing with compensation for damages caused by a crash. However, there can also be additional damages and bills incurred as a result of the crash that are not fully covered by insurance. In these cases, it may be necessary to file a lawsuit. Timelines are very important to keep in mind here as well; in Oklahoma, there is a two-year statute of limitation for personal injury claims filed as a result of a car accident.
A personal injury lawyer can provide important advice and representation to car accident victims dealing with the consequences of others’ dangerous, reckless or negligent behavior. Legal counsel could help to seek compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages suffered as a result of a crash.