Were you injured by a drunk driver in OKC?

It is well known that driving drunk is illegal and a very bad idea – but in Oklahoma City, drivers and their passengers continue to be injured or killed by drunk drivers at a staggering rate. As reported by KOCO News, the city has had record-high numbers of drunk driving accidents – the highest in over a decade. More than 60% of the fatal crashes in the state are caused by alcohol or drug-intoxicated drivers. When driving in Oklahoma City, all of us are at risk of injury or death when sharing the road with a drunk driver.

Your advocate for justice in Oklahoma City: The Law Offices of Stipe & Belote

If you or a loved one was seriously injured in a drunk driving accident, the legal team at the Law Offices of Stipe & Belote could seek justice and full compensation for all damages. The firm is well known throughout the legal community in Oklahoma City, and our legal team has a reputation for legal excellence in personal injury law. We are proud to have achieved a record of extraordinary results in negotiating fair settlements and in court.

We fight for justice and fair compensation from insurance companies who don’t want to pay, or if they do, make settlement offers far lower than the injured client deserves.

We are not an “advertising mill,” but we take our cases very seriously, giving them all the time and effort necessary to get results.

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Types of injuries in drunk driving accident cases

The injuries sustained in a drunk driving accident are often severe, catastrophic, or fatal. An impaired driver may drive the wrong way on a street or highway, swerve widely from lane to lane, speed, drive aggressively and recklessly, or cross a median, causing a head-on collision – with innocent people paying the price. The types of injuries sustained in these accidents include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Fractured bones
  • Internal organ damage
  • Disfiguring injuries
  • Burns
  • Amputations
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Long-lasting psychological trauma 
  • Fatal injuries

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After a drunk driving accident: Seeking justice and full compensation

Taking immediate action to handle your insurance claim with the help of an experienced attorney is crucial after a drunk driving accident causing serious, catastrophic, or fatal injuries. You have the right to pursue financial damages but doing it on your own is not likely to lead to a fair settlement. Insurance companies are profit-based enterprises and typically make settlement offers far lower than the injured person deserves in the hopes that it will be accepted. Don’t take risks with this critical issue but contact one of our drunk driving accident lawyers in Oklahoma City to discuss your case. When we represent a victim in a drunk driving accident, whether an injury claim or wrongful death claim, we pour all our resources into the pursuit of justice and compensation for all damages.

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Types of damages in drunk driving injury and death claims

Our firm seeks the full scope of damages in drunk driving accident claims and lawsuits. The types of damages that can be pursued in such a case include the following:

Economic damages

These are damages that compensate the injured individual for the financial losses that can be directly tied to the drunk driver’s actions. Examples of economic damages include medical bills, lost wages, lost earning capacity, medications, transportation, skilled nursing care, and other out-of-pocket expenses.

Non-economic damages

These are damages that compensate the plaintiff for losses that are more difficult to quantify, such as pain and suffering, emotional anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, disfigurement, and other very real but intangible losses.

Punitive damages

Unlike economic and non-economic damages, punitive damages are not designed to compensate the plaintiff for losses. Instead, they are intended to punish the defendant for their actions and to deter others from engaging in similar behavior. Punitive damages are typically only awarded in cases where the defendant’s behavior was particularly egregious or reckless.

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Why choose the Law Offices Of Stipe & Belote?

Our personal injury lawyers bring extensive experience and an impressive track record of success to every case. The firm practices strictly personal injury litigation and has focused on this area of the law since the firm was established. As trial attorneys, we are known for trying cases and winning, even when facing off against teams of corporate defense lawyers – we are professional, talented, and dedicated to pursuing justice for our clients. We listen to our clients and genuinely care about them, and we are responsive to their needs, returning calls and addressing all their questions and concerns. The practice’s successes are the result of honesty, hard work, and a profound dedication to the people we serve. 

Our motto is: Care, communicate, get results The Law Offices of Stipe & Belote.

  • You Pay Nothing Unless We Win
  • One-On-One, Compassionate Attention
  • Named Super Lawyers for 13 Consecutive Years
  • AV® Preeminent™ Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Numerous Million Dollar Settlements
  • Over 50 Years of Combined Experience

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