Car Accidents

Car Accident Attorney in Tulsa

Recover the Compensation You Deserve

Car accidents are often life-altering experiences for the people involved. Even a minor car accident can result in weeks or months of healing from an injury, being unable to work, and suffering from other damages. If you have been injured in a car accident and the negligence of another person is to blame, you may be able to recover compensation for the damages you have suffered.

At The Law Offices of Trevor Furlong, helping injured people is my mission. I am an experienced attorney who is committed to ensuring the victims of negligence receive the care and support they need following an accident. Contact me to discuss your collision and get started on your case.

For a free consultation with a Tulsa car accident lawyer, send me a message or call (918) 387-8660.

Is Oklahoma a No-Fault State?

Oklahoma is not a no-fault state. In Oklahoma, people who are injured in a car accident must file a claim with an at-fault party in order to recover compensation for their damages. Generally, the at-fault party in a car accident case will be another driver, and recovering compensation will involve negotiations with their insurance company. However, the case could progress to legal negotiations, and even in-trial litigation, if the insurance company does not provide just compensation. Legal action will also be necessary if the negligence of a third party was responsible for the collision.

Car Accident Claim Damages

By filing a car accident claim, you can recover compensation for the financial and non-economic damages that the collision caused. Medical expenses generally account for the majority of car accident damages. A purpose of filing a car accident claim is ensuring that your medical bills are covered. Additional damages that may result from a car accident include property damage and vehicle repair costs, wages lost during missed work time, and funeral and burial expenses in cases of fatal collisions.

Car accidents can also cause significant non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of purpose, or loss of companionship. Although these types of damages do not technically have a monetary value, plaintiffs can recover compensation for these damages as a way of holding at-fault parties accountable.

Causes of Car Accidents

Car accidents are often caused by the negligence of drivers, as well as outside factors that may not be the fault of a driver. Even if an external factor causes a collision, it’s possible that a third party may be liable for damages.

Car accidents can be caused by factors such as:

  • Reckless driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs
  • Vehicle maintenance issues
  • Road conditions
  • Inclement weather

Who is at Fault for My Car Accident?

In most car accident cases, the at-fault party is one of the drivers that was involved in the collision. It is also possible for third parties (other than a driver) to be at fault for a car accident and be liable for damages. Third parties who may be liable for collision damages include vehicle manufacturers, mechanics, construction companies, road maintenance companies, businesses, and others.

How Long Do I Have to File a Car Accident Lawsuit?

Car accident lawsuits are subject to a legal deadline commonly known as a "statute of limitations." Under Oklahoma Statutes, Title 12, Chapter 3, Subsection 95, a person typically has two years from the date of their car accident to file a lawsuit against the responsible party. This two-year time period also applies to wrongful death lawsuits related to car accident claims, though the "clock" for these claims would begin on the date of the person's death if it is different from the date of the collision.

If you attempt to file a lawsuit after the applicable time limit has passed, your case will likely be dismissed and you will be unable to recover compensation. For this reason, it is crucial you get my firm involved as soon as possible after your accident to guard your rights and protect yourself against potentially costly pitfalls.

Contact Me Today

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, please contact The Law Offices of Trevor Furlong today. I will hold negligent drivers and other parties liable for your suffering and help you get the care you need. I am available to answer any questions you have and discuss your case.

Call (918) 387-8660 or complete my contact form to schedule a free consultation with a Tulsa car accident attorney — available in English and Spanish.

Hear It From Our Clients

  • The made me feel like my case was as much of a priority to them as it was to myself

    “I would highly recommend this law firm to anyone that has had the unfortunate motor vehicle accident occur and needs someone with legal strength and power to be their advocate and fight for them.”

    - Laura H.
  • I was treated respectfully, graciously, and with kindness.

    “Having Trevor handle the case, allowed me peace and assurance that I would be adequately represented for the best possible outcome. I highly recommend Attorney Trevor Furlong and his professional team.”

    - Mary D.
  • He always goes above and beyond

    “Trevor Furlong got us a really good settlement. He’s actually handled more than one case for me over the years and my family.”

    - Janet S.
  • Highly Recommend!

    “Everyone worked so hard to get our settlement complete and in a timely matter. If we ever run into accidents again we’ll be calling Trevor thanks, guys!”

    - Kassie B.
  • Very pleased with the outcome

    “Trevor handled my case with the upmost professionalism and I am very pleased with the outcome. He’s a great attorney!!!!”

    - David W.
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Settlements & Verdicts

  • $4,500,000 Medical Negligence
  • $3,500,000 Motorcycle Crash
  • $3,500,000 Wrongful Death
  • $1,500,000 Motorcycle Crash
  • $1,500,000 Chemical Exposure
  • $1,250,000 Car Wreck
  • $1,200,000 Car Crash
  • $995,000 Semi Wreck
  • $925,000 Car Crash
  • $890,000 Wrongful Death
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Why You Need Trevor Furlong on Your Side

  • Spanish Consultation Available
  • Recovered Over $55 Million
  • Compassionate Representation
  • You Don't Pay, Unless We Win
  • We Will Stand Up for You
  • Over 15 Years of Experience