Oklahoma Car Accidents Questions & Answers

Q: I was at fault for a minor fender bender on 2/20/19 and don't have insurance. Police report wasn't submitted till 03/18

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Oklahoma on
Answered on Apr 16, 2019
Kyle Persaud's answer
Before you pay anything, you should make sure that any documents you receive, saying you owe money, are genuine.

You have the right to ask for proof that the documents are genuine.

Q: A motor vehicle as in my name or (not and/or) an others name, other commits a criminal act, wrecks, etc. am I responsibe

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Car Accidents for Oklahoma on
Answered on Apr 8, 2019
Keegan Kelley Harroz's answer
Yes, you open yourself up to litigation. It is best that your daughter not drive any of your vehicles and not be on your insurance.

Q: Does a vehicle have to yield to a pedestrian attempting to halt its movement by stepping in its path?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Criminal Law and Small Claims for Oklahoma on
Answered on Mar 13, 2019
Kyle Persaud's answer
There are a number of offenses, for which each driver may be liable.

Driver A may be guilty of assault. "An assault is any willful and unlawful attempt or offer with force or violence to do a corporal hurt to another." Okla. Stat. tit. 21 sec. 641. A attempted to injure B with A's car.

Driver B may be guilty of maliciously injuring a motor vehicle, because Driver B kicked the door repeatedly. Okla. Stat. tit. 21 sec. 1787 .

Q: Am I still within the time limits to refile an auto negligence case that was dismissed WOP 6/23/2015?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Oklahoma on
Answered on Mar 11, 2019
Kyle Persaud's answer
You must file an action for auto negligence within two years after "the cause of action shall have accrued."

In an auto negligence case, the cause of action, generally begins to "accrue" on the date of the auto accident.

Because this case was dismissed almost four years ago, it appears you are out of time.

Q: Was in accident, not at fault, Oklahoma, onstar sent fire department who then billed me, so Do I have to pay?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Oklahoma on
Answered on Dec 16, 2018
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Is it the fire company or a firm or collection agency? There's one that goes from state to state doing this. Contact your insurance company, then the insurance department. https://www.mcall.com/news/mc-fire-company-insurance-bills-20150729-story.html

Q: We got rear-ended in hit &run.neglient car kept driving but car inoperable stopped 1/4mile after.we had no insurance

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Oklahoma on
Answered on Sep 4, 2018
Peter N. Munsing's answer
I assume you contacted cops. Talk to a member of the OK assn for justice--they give free consults.

Q: Hit a pig on a state highway. What can I do about my car damage? Livestock owner said the 2 pigs escaped fence.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Agricultural Law and Animal / Dog Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Sep 4, 2018
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Get an estimate and have it paid for by farmer or his insurance. Or if you have collision run it through yours and they can,,,,, call farmers (as it were)(sorry).

If you were injured, contact a member of the Oklahoma Assn for Justice--they give free consults.

Q: If sued in an OK civil case, what assets can be attached?

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Car Accidents for Oklahoma on
Answered on Sep 4, 2018
Peter N. Munsing's answer
If you have insurance, you are hopefully protected. If you don't, then you need to get a consultation from an attorney in your area who handles bankruptcies, which would be a protection for you. You may not need it as in some states marital jointly held property is immune from seizure.

Q: My mom flipped her truck which has 2 air bags and neither of them deployed. They used the jaws of life.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Oklahoma on
Answered on Sep 4, 2018
Peter N. Munsing's answer
I hope she is well. If she is catastrophically injured, it may be possible depending on the dynamics, but there are several problems --1) you say she flipped it--that presumes she is at fault; 2) airbags are designed for front impact, possibly side impact--roll over protection bags handle differently. To avoid going off and then being useless if something bad happens--she got hit by other traffic, let's say (G-d forbid)---the airbags are set to go off only under a certain narrow set of inputs....

Q: If the person who caused the accident admitted 100% fault, the insurance paying 80% for my car repair

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Oklahoma on
Answered on May 26, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
Don't accept the deal. It's not fair, especially for your girls. See an experienced personal injury lawyer to talk about this.

Q: I was I’m an auto accident Dec 23rd. I was At a stop and was rear-ended. My vehicle has been repaired but the

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Oklahoma on
Answered on May 10, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
You should consult an experienced Personal Injury Law Attorney, in your area, for help with this problem. Statistics prove that a person represented by an attorney receive far higher settlements than those on their own.

If a suit is filed, they would be entitled to see your medical records.

Q: Involved in a wreck 3/17/18 and was told by they insurance company they policy cancelled on 3/4/18. What can I do

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Oklahoma on
Answered on Mar 21, 2018
Peter N. Munsing's answer
There are a number of steps but first contact a member of the Okl Justice Assn--they give free consults. Get a copy of your policy. There are other steps after that. If you have collision run the damage through that and let them hassle the guy. If not, send a note to him that if he doesn't show insurance you will contact the state. Let the cop know that the person had no insurance--make a copy of the letter stating no coverage.

Q: I’m wondering what type of lawyer I would need for False Accusations on a Crash and Collision someone reported?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Libel & Slander for Oklahoma on
Answered on Mar 18, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
See a personal injury attorney to discuss this with.

Q: Fiancée was middle car in hit and run. Now the woman in front of her is suing my fiancée for damages, medical expenses.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Oklahoma on
Answered on Feb 19, 2018
Robert D. Kreisman's answer
You have described a very weak case, but of course anyone can file a lawsuit. Make certain that your fiancé has reported the lawsuit to her insurer who will protect her interest assuming she has liability coverage. This is one of those instances where it is said that this is a reason we have automobile insurance coverage, particularly like this case where the liability and damages are so remote, doubtful.

Q: OK my car slid off the road 5 days ago not a mile from my home I went back a few hours later to pull it out of the ditch

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Oklahoma on
Answered on Feb 11, 2018
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Well worth your getting at least a consult with an attorney who handles criminal cases as the potential charges are serious even if the policeman acted wrongly.

Do that ASAP

Q: What are my options?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jan 25, 2018
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Take photos of height of the truck. Take photos of height specified at garage. Send estimates and demand for payment to insurance company of garage. They don't pay, file complaint with the insurance commissioner of OK &/or the state AG office of consumer protection. That does no good file in small claims.

Q: I was a passeger in a two car collision who suffered a stroke. What do I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Oklahoma on
Answered on Dec 23, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Talk to another lawyer. I'd handle the case if you were in Pa. Contact a member of the Okla Assn for Justice--they give free consults. I don't know what this guy was talking about--most insurers will fight you over 3k, let alone 25k.

However liability is an issue--if someone has a stroke but didn't know of the condition and it came out of nowhere, it is a "sudden emergency " and they may not pay. Avoid discussing your injuries with them.

Q: Is Oklahoma a diminished value state?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 11, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
If you have injuries you have an injury claim and should consult a member of the OK Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consults. with your injuries this isn't d.i.y. It's also how you'll make up any loss on what you get for the property damage.

Q: My case was filed 10/2016, liab accept but case haven't completed. Should I be worried? Is this normal?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Oklahoma on
Answered on Sep 19, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Depends on the nature of your injury. It's only been less than a year, and if they are arguing you had a preexisting condition--as they do in nearly every case short of amputation--yes, that can take that long.I'm assuming you have an attorney. If not you need to get one.

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