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Were You the Victim of a Drunk Driving Accident?
Posted on October 6, 2015
On behalf of Charles Bryan Alred, PC posted in Drunk Driving Accidents on Tuesday, October 6, 2015.
It would be difficult to find anyone in Tulsa who is not aware of the dangers of driving under the influence. Regardless, people continue to get behind the wheel of their cars after they have been drinking. This factor alone makes a drunk driving accident one of the most predictable and avoidable crashes on the city’s streets and highways.
If you or a family member became the unwitting victim of a Tulsa drunk driver, you have rights. You may not realize that claims may be filed against other parties — not just the drunk driver. Oklahoma’s dram shop laws may assign liability to bars, liquor stores or even the host of a party under certain circumstances. An attorney can help you identify all possible sources of liability with regard to a drunk driving accident.
Insurance companies often begin their investigations into these crashes as soon as possible and often work to find ways to reduce their liability. Furthermore, the insurance company may attempt to get you to settle your claim quickly and at an amount that is most likely much less than you may be entitled to receive. Fortunately, you are not obligated to accept a settlement.
Hiring an attorney to advocate on your behalf as soon as practicable after a drunk driving accident is crucial. State law allows victims to seek a judgment for monetary damages through a civil court action after an accident. For many people, the process can be complex and stressful. You and your family should be focusing on your physical and emotional recovery instead of struggling through the court process.
Call a Tulsa Drunk Driver Attorney
If you or a family member has suffered a personal injury, contact us online or call 918-745-9960 for a free consultation. My phone is answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There is no attorney fee unless I win your case.