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Why You Should Hire an Oklahoma City Car Accident Lawyer

After you’ve been injured in a car accident, the last thing you need to worry about is a lawsuit. As an accident victim, you still have to deal with medical care from your accident injuries, plus car repairs or even a replacement car after the auto accident. Not to mention the strain of dealing with medical providers and insurance companies. 

There’s no easy way to alleviate all those headaches. You certainly don’t have to do it alone, though. All kinds of motor vehicle accidents come with their own unique set of circumstances. The right personal injury attorneys can help you navigate your accident journey to receive the fair compensation you deserve. 

West, Ylla, Gosney Looks Out for You

When you’re choosing legal representation, it’s crucial you choose a law firm that is prepared to fight for your best interests. This means aggressive representation in negotiations and even during trial, if it comes to that. 

At West Ylla Gosney, we prioritize our clients even before they’re our clients and long after their case is settled. We offer a free initial consultation so you can understand the claims process even before you file suit. Our services are offered on a contingency basis, meaning we don’t get paid unless you do. Also, we are prepared to adjust our fee if you don’t get the award you need to compensate you. 

We understand that you’ve got a lot of questions about the legal process involved in your accident claim, what to expect from a settlement, and what a personal injury lawyer can do for you. As experienced accident lawyers, we’ve prepared this guide to answer some of your pressing questions. 

What to Know About Car Accidents

Car accidents are more prevalent, and more dangerous, than you probably think. According to NHTSA, at least thirteen car accidents occur every minute. That means that in the time it took to read this sentence, there has been at least one car accident. 

Here are some other startling facts about car accidents and their ramifications.

Nearly 29% of accidents are rear-end collisions, which can be attributed to distracted driving. 
On average, 26% of the costs of a crash are paid by the victims of the crash. 
Oklahoma had nearly 600 fatal car crashes in 2020.

Injuries from Car Accidents

Car accidents can produce a variety of injuries ranging in severity. Though the most common injury is whiplash, car accidents frequently result in sprains, broken bones, and even death from impact of complications later on. 

Though it will not alleviate your pain, the cost of medical treatment is an undue burden for an accident victim to bear. The right experienced car accident attorneys can alleviate that strain by pursuing maximum compensation for your injuries and resulting damage.

Steps to Follow After an Accident

When in an accident, immediately assess your injuries and any other passengers. If you find you are able to move and are in a position to do so, check on the other driver and their passengers. 

You should call the authorities and do not disrupt the scene until you’ve documented everything. Pictures, diagrams of the scene, notes on your version of events will be helpful later on. Narratives become conflated and it’s difficult to remember what happened when, as it usually happens very fast. 

The most important thing to do is to not panic and not admit fault or do anything that would be perceived as admitting fault. Even apologizing can be seen as an admission of guilt.

Records to Keep

Why Documentation Matters


Laws Regarding Your Accident 

Your case is a kind of personal injury lawsuit, a civil suit that is brought from one individual against another individual or entity. Most often, it is you suing an insurance company (yours or another at fault driver or at fault party). 

This type of suit has specific laws that control the extent of damages you can get from it, the time frame in which you can pursue a case, and the kind of insurance used to pay for it.

Statute of Limitations

Property Damage Liability

Bodily Injury Liability

At-Fault States

There are several nuanced laws and protocols that can impact your personal injury lawsuit and your ability to get paid. Be sure to choose an experienced attorney to help you. 


If everyone has car insurance and liability, why is there even a question of financial compensation? Shouldn’t you just be able to show an insurance company your medical bills and kindly request they pay? 

Insurance companies are in the business of making money. That requires fighting every last nickel and dime of spending and insurance payouts. They like to haggle, blame, and wear you down until you’ve conceded to pay for your own accident injuries. 

That’s where a personal injury attorney comes in. Once they’ve sent a letter of representation, an insurance company usually takes notice. If your lawyer sends a settlement demand supported by documentation, it’s that much easier. 


Compensation and Damages

This compensation comes in the form of damages which are meant to pay for your current and future medical expenses as a result of the crash. They can either reimburse you if you’ve already paid or establish funds for future treatment and payments. 

Compensatory Damages

Punitive Damages

Out to a Personal Injury Attorney Today

At West Ylla Gosney, your case is our number one priority. Short of going back in time, we’ll do anything to reduce the costs of your accident. By getting you the compensation you deserve, we can help you get back on track. 

Since we work on a contingency fee basis, you’ll never have to worry about a surprising attorney’s bill due when your case is resolved. After your case is done, we even make sure your settlement is enough to make you whole. If it isn’t, we adjust our fee to make sure you get what you need first.

Contact us for a free consultation with no pressure to sign today.