Oklahoma City Personal Injury FAQ
What is a contingency fee?
At Fulmer Sill, we offer our personal injury services on a contingency fee basis. We understand that not everyone can afford to pay out-of-pocket for top-notch legal services and believe that ability to shouldn’t act as a barrier to getting the best legal representation available. This is especially true when you’ve suffered an injury or loss that results in hardship through no fault of your own. With a contingency fee agreement, you won’t have to pay any attorney fees unless your case ends in a favorable outcome, such as through a settlement, verdict, or judgment obtained on your behalf.
How much is my personal injury case worth?
This is one of the most common questions asked and is often one of the most difficult to answer. Every personal injury case, just like every personal injury victim and their story, is unique. We take the time to get to know each our clients personally and dedicate the time necessary to examine every detail of your case. Our attorneys have decades of experience handling a wide-variety of injury cases and know attention to detail and dedication to learning your story can have a big impact on achieving the best result. When you work with Fulmer Sill you can be assured we’ve done everything so you don’t have to worry about leaving even a dollar unclaimed.
How much time do I have to file a personal injury claim in Oklahoma?
In Oklahoma, most personal injury claims are held to a strict two-year statute of limitations that begins on the date of the accident. If the statute expires, the injured party effectively loses the right to demand compensation from the liable party. If you think you may have a case, don’t wait to contact an attorney. Waiting until the statute of limitations is near can may negatively impact your case. For instance we frequently see waiting too long result in the destruction of or inability to collect vital evidence and witnesses forgetting important details or worse, going missing. Ultimately, waiting until a statute of limitations is near may impede an attorney from accepting or successfully bringing your case.
Should I accept the insurance company’s settlement offer?
Insurers frequently attempt to settle claims early, sometimes just days after an injury, in an effort to save money. One problem with any early settlement is that you might accept an offer before the full extent of an injury or harm is known. Such situations can leave an injured person undercompensated or fighting a difficult battle trying to undue an unfavorable settlement. Additionally, “lowballing”, where insurers try to offer seemingly small sums or make only marginal increases during negotiations is another common tactic. The best advice is consult with an attorney before you sign a settlement agreement or agree to verbally accept any offer. Insurance companies have skilled negotiators working on their side, you should too.