Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor Vehicle Accidents
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White & Weddle, P.C.

Take Your Auto Accident Claims to Trial

When you arrive at White & Weddle, P.C. because you or a loved one has been in a motor vehicle accident, trust that you are in the most capable hands. If you have a claim worth hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars, feel confident that we will not simply settle for a minimum and move on. When necessary, we will go to trial to get the full compensation you deserve.

With decades of experience as a trial law firm, we are familiar with the varied causes of motor vehicle accidents and how the accident’s cause plays a role in trial preparation. For example, while talking or texting on a cell phone while driving is an act of negligence, the reality is that it is something that any number of jurors may have done before. They may not perceive it as being particularly serious. On the other hand, jurors perceive drunk driving as an extremely serious offense. Our experience allows us to prepare cases with these nuances in mind and shape your story for success in front of a jury.

Our attorneys represent individuals throughout Oklahoma in motor vehicle cases involving:

Car Accidents

Soon after a car accident, the negligent driver’s insurance company offers an appealing settlement to the victim. Many accept them, realizing too late that they’ve received too little and have signed away the right to ask for more. Our trial lawyers won’t simply accept the settlement. We’ll work hard on your behalf to ensure victims receive maximum compensation.

Most car accidents are the result of distracted driving. Whether it’s cell phone use behind the wheel, running red lights, changing lanes without looking, or other negligent acts, our attorneys have handled many distracted driving accidents. We also represent victims of drunk drivers, making certain he or she is held accountable for the damage they’ve caused you.

Semi-Truck or Tractor-Trailer Accidents

The semi-trucking industry’s heavy regulations were designed for the safety of everyone on the road. For instance, drivers can only spend a certain number of hours behind the wheel without a rest. Truck driver fatigue accidents are the result of violating this regulation. We understand the intricacies of these regulations and know how to scrutinize logbooks to spot falsification. When necessary, our lawyers will take proof of logbook tampering to trial in order to maximize compensation for the victim.

In some cases, the truck driver may not be the only party to blame. The safety director or the trucking company itself could play a role in negligence and violating regulations. Our attorneys are certain to find every responsible party, potentially improving our ability to get more compensation for the victim.

Motorcycle Accidents

Negligent drivers who cause motorcycle accidents often blame the motorcyclist rather than acknowledging their own mistake. Our lawyers hold negligent drivers responsible for their actions.

Some cases aren’t clear cut, and all parties involved in the accident share responsibility. In these instances, the motorcycle rider may have been speeding when hit by a negligent driver. As experienced trial lawyers, we know how to navigate through this comparative negligence issue to maximize compensation for the victim.

In some motorcycle accidents, the negligent driver and the motorcyclist do not actually collide. Despite the lack of collision, we can help hold the negligent driver accountable for serious injuries he or she caused.

Bicycle or Pedestrian Accidents

Bicycle and pedestrian accidents are the result of negligence and can cause serious injuries. Our duty is to hold negligent drivers accountable, and we are willing to go to trial for pedestrian and cyclist victims.

Whether a pedestrian or bicyclist is hit in a crosswalk, interstate, highway/city street, or parking lot, our attorneys have the experience to traverse through these sensitive accidents.

Children are often victims of bicycle and pedestrian accidents, and our lawyers have handled several of these cases. We understand that the victim’s age can affect the amount of compensation and the negligent driver’s terms of responsibilities. These accidents often occur in areas where drivers have the responsibility to be diligent, knowing children could dart between cars and into the street. We will prepare cases for trial and go the distance when insurance companies won’t provide compensation for extravagant medical fees.

Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Accidents

All too often, cases involve negligent drivers who do not have sufficient insurance coverage. We expertly navigate the steps to help victims of these accidents.

When the negligent driver has no insurance, we review the victim’s insurance policy for the uninsured and underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) coverage – common coverage that most drivers don’t realize they have.

Sometimes, a negligent driver’s insurance policy cannot provide sufficient coverage. In these cases, we will get everything possible from the negligent driver’s insurance company. For any remaining costs, we will turn to the victim’s own insurance company, provided the victim has UM/UIM coverage.

Insurance companies are expected to provide necessary compensation to policyholders. Bad faith refers to when a victim’s insurance company breaches its contract and doesn’t fulfill their policy. We are trial attorneys with extensive courtroom experience in insurance disputes, and are capable of taking insurance companies to trial to guarantee the policyholder receives compensation.

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