You see a car approaching your motor vehicle and do everything you can to get out of its path. But it’s not enough. The other car ends up striking your automobile.


When you have been in a collision resulting from another driver’s negligence in Oklahoma, your injuries can be serious, and your emotions naturally run high. As a result, you may neglect to take some important steps at the accident scene. Unfortunately, not taking these steps can end up hurting you from a legal standpoint if you decide to take the at-fault driver to court in the future.

What are the first steps I should take?

First, remaining at the crash scene is paramount, as you could end up facing some serious criminal penalties related to hit-and-run driving if you decide to leave the accident scene when the accident has caused injuries. Next, contacting police is important so that they can file a police report for you about the crash.

While at the accident scene, gathering information from the other driver, such as this individual’s name, address, phone number, driver’s license number and license plate number, is also important.

Being cooperative and cordial can be helpful when interacting with others at the scene, but apologizing for anything while at the scene can be detrimental. For instance, if you apologize for running a red light, you might actually be admitting that you are legally liable for the accident, which will hurt your case if you choose to take the matter to court.

What are my next steps?

Keeping track of all the medical treatment you receive is also essential. This includes recording the treatments you have had to undergo as well as how your injuries have impacted your daily life. Perhaps you have been unable to work for an extended period of time or cannot complete ordinary daily activities, for example. This may be helpful for proving pain and suffering down the road.

Seeking damages

Following a collision that has injured you in Oklahoma, you have the right to file a personal injury claim against the driver who caused your injury, seeking the reimbursement of damages sustained. You must establish liability before the civil court before claims for damages will be determined. If you receive a monetary award, this may help you to address medical costs and lost wages stemming from the crash.



Protect Yourself And Family Members Injured In An Accident


If you have been injured in an auto wreck, including a work vehicle wreck, or injured in any other way that was caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongful act, you may be entitled to compensation that fully covers medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, long-term needs and other costs. The insurance company is not on your side. With representation from Terrel B. DoRemus & Associates, your best interests are our best interests. We will help you get the fair compensation you deserve and advocate aggressively on your behalf in the case of insurance disputes.

Challenging The Criminal Charges You Face — Defending Your Future

We defend clients throughout the state who have been charged with criminal and juvenile offenses, including misdemeanors and felonies of all types. It pays to have an aggressive and talented trial lawyer on your side to ensure the consequences of charges are reduced to the greatest possible extent.

Guard Your Driving Privileges And Minimize Costly Penalties

Traffic fines and serious violations can wreak devastating havoc on your life. We can advise and represent you in all traffic offense matters, protecting your license and freedoms and aiming to minimize fines and insurance implications.

Proper Estate Planning Saves Everyone Time, Money And Stress

If you are 18 years old or older, it is critical to have your affairs in order legally. Our estate planning services cover wills, trusts, powers of attorney, health care directives, end of life medical care, guardianships, conservatorships, estate administration and probate.

Contact DoRemus & Associates Now For Prompt Assistance

We are committed advocates for our clients. Our staff will provide you with individual attention, and we will handle each of your legal needs. Give us a call or use our contact form to schedule a free consultation in English or Spanish.

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DoRemus & Associates is Conveniently Located With Ample Free Parking At The Crossroads Of Highway 169 And The Broken Arrow Expressway

Terrell B. DoRemus & Associates

10202 East 41st Street, Tulsa OK 74146

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