Filing a personal injury claim in Oklahoma can be a stressful thing. Obviously, your number one concern needs to be your health. But there are additional items that will make it onto your checklist, beginning with contacting your insurance company. There could be instances though when scheduling an appointment with an Oklahoma personal injury lawyer is necessary to ensure that you are adequately protected and will receive what you are entitled too. The Oklahoma law firm of Fry & Elder realizes this might be a stressful time for you, but our experienced and acclaimed Tulsa personal injury lawyers will do everything in their power to alleviate as much stress as possible and guarantee that you receive the most professional legal representation. With that in mind, here are the answers to a few of the more commonly asked questions to Oklahoma personal injury lawyers.
What should I expect this to cost me?
As proven and established Oklahoma personal injury lawyers, we are confident in our ability to try and settle personal injury case. That is why we offer a free personal consultation to any injured person. We will then evaluate and go over the details of your case before deciding on a contingent fee agreement.
How long will it take to try my case?
It is hard to say because every case is different, especially those dealing with personal injury claims. After consulting with you about your case, the Oklahoma personal injury lawyers of Fry & Elder will have a general idea of how long it will take. If your personal injury case is complex, a settlement might not be made for a year or longer.
What is the value of my case?
Not only is this question one of the most commonly asked in regards to Oklahoma personal injury cases, but it also is one of the toughest to answer. Until all the information has been gathered, and you have recovered from your injury, it is hard to determine the value of a case. The value of it will be based on a number of factors including, but not limited to: the cost of your medical bills, income lost due to the injury and if you suffered any permanent injuries.
The insurance company has offered a settlement and said I do not need an attorney. Should I accept the settlement?
While on the surface this might seem like a good deal, and the least amount of hassle for you, it cannot be stated enough that the goal of any insurance company is to minimize any settlement payment. Quite often, insurance adjusters are given financial incentives to settle claims as quickly and as cheap as possible. That is a big reason why most insurance companies will send an adjuster out to meet with you very soon after your accident. Usually, they will try and tempt you to accept an offer that would be immediately paid out. This just further reiterates their desire to get you to quickly settle, thus keeping you from every realizing the full potential and value of your claim.
Contact a proven and experienced Oklahoma personal injury attorney today
At the Oklahoma law firm of Fry & Elder, our clients are our top priority. We realize that each case and circumstance is different, which is why we design and tailor a legal strategy that best suits your needs. Our Oklahoma law firm is one of the most accomplished in U.S. We were named to the prestigious U.S. News & World Report’s list of Best Law Firms for 2015. Oklahoma personal injury lawyers Robert G “Hap” Fry Jr., M. Shane Henry, Luke Barteaux and Aaron D. Bundy have each garnered prestigious SuperLawyers® accolades. Contact Fry & Elder today to set up a free personal consultation.