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Hugo, OK Personal Injury and Car Accident Lawyer

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If you have been hurt in Hugo or elsewhere in Oklahoma by another person’s negligence, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim. The claim could help you to recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages and more. However, personal injury law in Oklahoma is always changing, and the personal injury claims process can be complex.

For this reason, you should seek help from an experienced personal injury and car accident lawyer who can guide you through every step of your claim and work tirelessly to pursue the compensation that you deserve. At Edwards & Patterson Law, we can bring decades of combined legal experience to your case and a record of results in a wide range of accident and injury cases. We want to put that experience to work for you. Contact us today for a free case review.

What Do You Need to Prove in a Car Accident or Other Personal Injury Case?

Before you can secure compensation in a car accident or other type of personal injury claim in Hugo, OK, you must prove the elements of your case. The four basic elements are:

  • Duty – Motorists owe a duty to others on the road to drive responsibly. Property owners must fix dangerous conditions on their premises or, at the very least, warn them about hazards. Dog owners are responsible for maintaining control of their pets so they don’t hurt anyone else without provocation.
  • Breach – The evidence must show that a person breached the duty of care owed to others. For instance, a motorist commits this breach when the motorist fails to follow the rules of the road or drive in a reasonable, safe manner.
  • Causation – Proving that a person breached a duty of care is not enough. You must also prove that the negligence caused your accident and injuries. If a driver was negligent by, for example, texting while driving, but that negligence did not contribute to your accident, that person cannot be held liable.
  • Damages – You must also prove that you suffered damages, or actual losses, as a result of the accident. Medical expenses, lost income, pain, suffering and emotional distress are examples of damages. If you did not suffer any harm due to someone else’s negligence, then you cannot claim compensation.

At Edwards & Patterson Law, we can review the facts of your case and help you to determine whether your case meets these elements. During your consultation, we can also determine what other information and evidence we will need in order to establish negligence in your case.

How Can Our Personal Injury Lawyers Help You After an Accident?

After an accident, you need the help of the right personal injury lawyer for you and your case. When you work with Edwards & Patterson Law in Hugo, you can count on us to conduct a full investigation, gather your medical records and consult with knowledgeable professionals in different fields. Our goal will be to prepare a solid case for damages on your behalf.

However, for us, it’s about far more than just the legal aspects of your case. We know that the days, weeks and months following an accident are going to be some of the hardest of your life. We always want our clients to understand that we are here for them. We not only aggressively pursue the compensation they need and deserve, but we also listen to our clients with compassion and guide them through the entire process. The aftermath of an accident is challenging enough. We want to make it a little easier for you.

What Types of Personal Injury Cases Do We Handle in Hugo?

Our attorneys handle a wide variety of personal injury claims for residents of Hugo and surrounding communities in Oklahoma. Some of the most common cases that we handle involve:

  • Car accidents – We work with crash victims every day in Hugo and throughout Oklahoma, including victims of accidents in which the at-fault driver was speeding, impaired, distracted or committing other traffic violations.
  • Motorcycle accidents – These crashes leave motorcycle riders with some of the most serious injuries. Other than a helmet and perhaps some other basic protective gear, nothing will prevent a motorcyclist from suffering serious injuries, including traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury (SCI), fractures, burns and loss of limbs.
  • Truck accidents – Tractor-trailers are much larger and heavier than other vehicles. When they crash into smaller cars, the people in those vehicles sustain some of the most severe injuries that you can suffer in a motor vehicle crash.
  • Bicycle/pedestrian accidents – Unfortunately, drivers in Hugo often fail to watch out for cyclists or pedestrians or give them the same respect as they do other vehicle drivers. Neither pedestrians nor cyclists have a lot of protection, either, which means they can suffer devastating injuries in a collision.
  • Slip and falls – Some people wrongly view these falls as minor accidents. They are wrong. Slip and falls can cause serious injuries such as head trauma, broken bones and more.
  • Dog bites – Dog owners in Hugo must keep their dog under control at all times. When they fail to do so, their dogs can cause serious injuries. Victims have the right to seek just compensation from negligent dog owners who allow bites and other types of attacks to happen.
  • Nursing home abuse – Families in Hugo and throughout Oklahoma struggle to make the decision to place their loved ones in a nursing home. They have a right to demand answers and just compensation when nursing homes fail to live up to their duty and cause harm to the residents under their care and supervision.
  • Wrongful death – Losing a loved one can be unbearable – especially when another person’s negligence caused the death. If it happens, loved ones may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim against the negligent party who caused the death.

What Damages Can You Recover in a Personal Injury Claim?

You may recover many different types of damages when you file a personal injury claim in Hugo. The damages which Edwards & Patterson Law pursues on your behalf may include:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Past and future physical pain and suffering
  • Past and future emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life.

No one can determine exactly which damages you can claim without first fully reviewing the facts of your case. For this reason, it is important to get in touch with a lawyer as soon as possible about your case.

Get Help from Our Hugo, OK Personal Injury and Car Accident Attorneys

Accidents and injuries can have long-lasting effects. If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, do not try to handle your claim on your own. Our Hugo personal injury lawyers at Edwards & Patterson Law have the experience and compassion that you need during this tough time, and we are ready to go to work for you right away. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.

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