What is the first thing I should do if I've been involved in an auto accident?
If anyone has been injured, you should dial 911 immediately. Even if it seems you have not sustained an injury, we recommend you visit your doctor to rule out internal injury or other trauma.
What information should I collect at the scene of an auto accident?
You should obtain the contact information, driver's license number, insurance and vehicle information for every party involved in the accident. You should also obtain contact information for any eyewitnesses at the scene.
When should I contact an attorney?
You should contact an attorney immediately if you have been injured or your vehicle has been damaged. There is a statute of limitations on filing lawsuits and an attorney can assure that you receive the settlement you deserve.
How much experience does Law Offices of Stipe & Belote have handling auto accident lawsuits?
We have successfully represented clients in the Oklahoma area for auto accident claims for over 17 years.
Do most auto accident cases go to court?
No, most cases are settled before they go to court. However, we are always prepared to go to trial. The expert auto accident lawyers at Law Offices of Stipe & Belote will not take a settlement if they believe you are entitled to more than the other party's offer.
How much is my case worth?
This will depend on the specific details of your case. You are entitled to seek damages for reimbursement of current and future medical bills, current and future lost wages, pain and suffering, permanent injury and reimbursement for vehicle damage. The jury may decide the final amount that is awarded to you, or a settlement may be reached out of court.
Should I release my medical files to the defendant's insurance company?
No. You need to discuss this matter at length with your attorney at Law Offices of Stipe & Belote before agreeing to release the files The defendant can use those medical records against you in court.