As an Oklahoma driver, you know that vehicle crashes are an all too common occurrence. But what you may not know is that auto accidents are a significant cause of traumatic brain injuries. These devastating injuries can result in long-term or even permanent brain dysfunction. Many TBI victims faced ongoing medical, rehabilitation and assisted living costs that are as catastrophic as the injury itself.
When it comes to holidays and DUIs, New Year's Eve may be the king. People typically attend a party, have a few drinks and figure they're safe to drive. Even those who don't drink heavily usually ring in the new year with a toast and that can be enough to cause a car accident. Even with all the warnings to not drink and drive on this holiday, every New Year's Day starts with a few tragic stories of innocents who lost their lives. This New Year's Eve was no different in Oklahoma.
Life can change drastically after a motor vehicle accident. Indeed, many car accidents lead to loss of life. The US Federal Law puts a timeframe within which you can file a lawsuit after an offender harms you. In Oklahoma, the statute of limitation gives you two years to file a complaint after a car crash. The deadline applies to both personal injury and damage to the car. However, the restriction does not hold for the filing of an insurance claim. The statute also does not apply when the accident involves government vehicles. The time limit in such a case is very short. If a government auto hits your car, you will need to file a claim to the relevant government agency immediately. Otherwise, you will lose your compensation rights.
In situations where someone borrows your car and ends up in an auto accident, the insurance rights and claims become fairly complicated. Regardless of whether the accident was the fault of the driver behind the wheel of your car, or the other driver, it may not be simple to decide who is responsible.