Before founding McGuire Law Firm, Kent McGuire spent years defending insurance companies. In fact, he defended them against the very same type of claims he raises today. As a direct result of this experience, and in his time as a personal injury lawyer, he knows just how hard insurers will work to resolve a case before a lawyer gets involved. Why? Insurance companies know that they’re much more likely to get away with denying a claim or getting a victim to accept a lowball offer when they’re not represented by an attorney.
Insurers know that they’ll have to play by the rules and take your case seriously when you’re represented by a lawyer. That’s why you should not engage with an insurer or consider a settlement offer until you’ve enlisted the help of our qualified team. We’ll stand up to insurers for you and help you fight to get all of the compensation you deserve.
In Oklahoma, accident victims are generally entitled to seek type types of compensatory damages – economic and non-economic. Economic damages are those paid to make up for the verifiable financial costs and expenses that are related to your accident. This includes money for present and future medical bills (e.g., hospitalization, surgery, medication, medical devices), lost income and wages, rehabilitation and therapy, and disability.
Non-economic damages, on the other hand, compensate for the injuries you experience that are difficult to value. In fact, these injuries are quite subjective – so the value can vary from one case to another. This can include money for your emotional distress, physical pain and suffering, disfigurement, embarrassment, and loss of enjoyment of life.
By hiring a personal injury lawyer, you can ensure that all of your damages are identified and pursued.
How much is your injury case worth? Insurance companies will go out of their way to answer this question. You certainly don’t want to give them the opportunity to do so. By hiring a lawyer, you’ll be able to make a strong demand for compensation that’s backed by solid evidence. At McGuire Law Firm, our attorneys regularly enlist the guidance and assistance of experts in Oklahoma City. This might include medical professionals, psychologists, vocational rehabilitation specialists, appraisers, and anyone else who might be able to provide some insight into your injuries.
With the information they provide, we’ll be better able to understand the impact your injuries have on your life – and how they might affect you in the future. By taking the time to get this information, we’ll be better prepared to advocate for you and secure a substantial award on your behalf.
Following an Oklahoma City accident, there’s a good chance that no one will raise their hand and admit fault. Insurance companies will certainly go out of their way to point fingers and assign blame. They’ll probably even try to blame you – regardless of whether or not you played a role in your accident. If these tactics are left unchecked, you risk losing out on some or all of the money you deserve.
That’s because Oklahoma is a modified comparative negligence state. Simply put, you can recover compensation as long as you share no more than half of the blame for your injuries. If you are allocated blame, your damages will be reduced. If you’re assigned more than half of the blame, you’ll be barred from getting any money, at all.
So, it is critical to disprove the claims that you share responsibility or, at the very least, minimize your role in the accident. Our attorneys will work diligently to make that happen. How? We’ll investigate thoroughly and gather evidence that shows others are at fault. The less blame you share, the more money you can ultimately get at the end of the day.
Medical bills are adding up. You’re out of work, so your income has come to a halt. You’ve drained your savings. So, you might think that you simply can’t afford to ask for help. That’s not the case when you call McGuire Law Firm for legal advice and assistance. Our personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis.
- There are no upfront or hidden fees
- We cover all legal expenses and court costs associated with your case, and
- You pay us nothing until we recover a settlement or win an award at trial.
Our firm will receive a pre-determined percentage of your financial recovery once we’ve won. So, there’s absolutely no risk in asking for our help. If we don’t win, you don’t pay. End of story.