Car Accident Lawyer

A car accident can cause significant financial losses and debilitating injuries.

With the help of the Tawwater Law Firm in Oklahoma City, OK, you can collect compensation for losses caused by a negligent driver.

Our car accident lawyers have collected millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for accident victims. We charge no legal fees unless we successfully resolve your case. 

What You Should Do After a Car Accident

Your actions following a car accident can make a dramatic difference in the outcome of your case. We recommend that you:

Call a Car Accident Lawyer

You need an advocate who can make sure your rights are protected and that you collect what you are owed. You or a loved one should call our Oklahoma City-based team as soon as possible to discuss your case.

Get a Copy of the Police Report

A police report will help establish who is at fault in a car accident case, so be sure to obtain a copy of this document.

Refer Insurance Adjusters to Your Attorney

Do not sign anything or settle with an insurance company until you have discussed your case with a car accident lawyer. If adjusters or anyone else wants to talk about your accident, tell them to reach out to your lawyer so you can avoid unwittingly saying something that allows them to minimize your losses or attribute fault where it does not belong.

Preserve Evidence

Today, it's easier than ever to collect and preserve evidence. Use your smartphone to take photos of your medical documents, damage at the scene of the accident, the contact information of the other party and any witnesses, and any other pertinent documents. Next, backing up this information is as easy as uploading it to a cloud service or simply emailing it to your personal email account.

Keep All Medical Appointments

Even if you aren't feeling like you are seriously injured, you must make a point of attending all scheduled medical appointments in order to ensure thorough documentation of your injuries. Remember, the effects of a serious personal injury aren't always immediately apparent. Just because you feel okay today doesn't mean your injuries won't eventually take a debilitating toll.

You Can Be Compensated Even If Your Driving Wasn't Perfect

As Oklahoma City personal injury attorneys who are highly knowledgeable about auto accident laws, our law firm makes sure to inform potential clients that their driving did not need to be perfect to win their claim. 

This is because our state adjudicates personal injury and wrongful death claims by using the comparative negligence framework, meaning you can win your lawsuit as long as you were not the primary cause of the accident. 

However, if you are found to be responsible for 51% or more of your crash, you would receive nothing. Furthermore, the amount of money you receive will be proportionate to how at-fault you are determined to be. This makes it all the more important to hire proven car accident lawyers.

If we demonstrate you are not at all accountable for your crash, you would receive 100% of the total compensation. If an attorney inadequately argues your case and you are found responsible for 40% of your wreck, you would only get 60% of the pool of money. These differences can add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars, and are why it's crucial to have the right attorney by your side.

Speak With Skilled Car Accident Lawyers Contact the Tawwater Law Firm Today

If you are an accident victim or have lost a loved one in a collision, the car accident lawyers of the Tawwater Law Firm are here to help. Our office has a proud legal history spanning more than four decades in Oklahoma City. We always stand with our clients, and will not be intimidated by insurance companies, corporations, or other powerful interests.

During a free legal consultation, we can discuss your car accident case and what steps you should take next. To speak with a member of our team, contact our law office online. You can also reach our Oklahoma City personal injury attorney office by phone.

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Hiring a Lawyer Has Important Benefits

Recover Maximum Compensation

While insurance companies are interested in protecting their own assets, a car accident attorney is dedicated to your best interests. Our Oklahoma City car accident lawyers work with medical experts and economists to determine the full extent of your losses, calculating how they will affect you for life.

Get the Care You Need

Hiring a car accident attorney gives you the peace of mind and time you need to focus on recovery. A lawyer can also arrange aspects of medical care with a trusted health provider.

Expedite Legal Action

There is a limited amount of time in which to file a personal injury lawsuit. The statute of limitations for car accident lawsuits in the state of Oklahoma is two years after the date of your injury. You need a lawyer who can help you file a car accident claim in a timely and correct manner.


If you are worried that legal help will be too expensive,
here's the difference that a contingency fee basis can make:

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The Tawwater Law Firm provides a free initial consultation and collects no fees unless we win on your behalf. Our car accident lawyers provide quality legal representation to the people who need it, not just those who can afford it. It's part of our deep commitment to the people of Oklahoma City.

We Have Secured Millions for Injured Oklahomans

Whether going to trial or settling out of court, our personal injury attorneys have proven they can receive significant compensation for clients' car accident injuries and more. 

Have You or a Loved One Been
in a Car Accident?
Discuss Your Collision With Our Team

The car accident attorneys of Tawwater Law Firm are committed to Oklahoma City accident victims and their families. With free consultations and representation on a contingency fee basis, you will not pay legal fees unless your case is settled or receives a favorable verdict in court. To discuss your car crash with a member of our team, contact our law office online. You can also reach our Oklahoma City car accident lawyers by phone.

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(405) 607-1400

Hiring a Lawyer vs. Accepting an Insurance Settlement

Remember This About Insurance Companies

Although it can be tempting to settle your claim with an insurance company instead of filing a lawsuit, it is important to remember that an insurance company is only interested in protecting themselves and their clients. Their goal is to pay the least compensation possible.

Why Working with a Lawyer Matters

A personal injury lawyer is interested in protecting your best interests and helping you recover the maximum compensation possible. We work with medical experts and life care planners to determine how your injury will affect you for the rest of your life. A car accident lawyer with our Oklahoma City firm can also help you recover compensation for non-physical losses, including pain and suffering.

An Attorney Can Help with Settlements

Since the vast majority of cases are settled out of court, a car accident lawyer can help negotiate a more favorable settlement. As advocates for you and your family, the team at the Tawwater Law Firm can let you know if it's advisable to settle, or if we can negotiate a much better outcome that truly compensates you for your losses.

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Common Causes of Auto Accidents

Identifying and documenting the cause of an auto accident is one of the key concerns of our Oklahoma City firm. Some of the most common causes of auto accidents include:

  • Cell phone use, including talking, texting, and checking the Internet
  • Distractions, including adjusting music or eating behind the wheel
  • Attempting to retrieve items on the floorboard or in another seat
  • Looking at something other than the road, such as scenery
  • Unsafe driving and traveling at excessive speeds
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Distractions from other passengers
  • Reading notes and other materials

Typically, car accidents are the result of driver error rather than mechanical malfunction. However, if a defective part or vehicle design flaw contributed to your car accident, our lawyers can hold the negligent auto company, auto parts manufacturer, or vehicle maintenance technician accountable.

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Our car accident lawyers provide quality legal representation to the people who need it, not just those who can afford it.

Our Lawyers Are Here to Help Discuss Your Car Accident Claim with Us

To discuss your car accident claim, contact our practice online or give our Oklahoma City office a call.

Drunk Driving Accidents

Driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol or driving while intoxicated (DWI) is illegal. First-time offenders with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 or greater can be charged with a misdemeanor. A second DUI within 10 years is a felony.

Even those with a BAC lower than the legal limit can still have criminal charges filed against them. For instance, reckless driving charges may be brought against drivers with a BAC of 0.06 to 0.07. Under the state’s zero tolerance law, it is illegal for drivers under the age of 21 to have a BAC above 0.0.

If you or a loved one was harmed by the actions of a drunk driver, a car accident lawyer can help you seek damages in a civil case. In your personal injury claim, we may be able to pursue punitive damages in addition to compensatory damages from the other driver.

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Reckless Driving Accidents

Speeding Car

Not to be confused with the criminal offense of road rage, reckless driving refers to traffic offenses and is a misdemeanor. Oklahoma state law defines reckless driving as follows:

"It shall be deemed reckless driving for any person to drive a motor vehicle in a careless or wanton manner without regard for the safety of persons or property or in violation of the conditions outlined in Section 11-801 of this title."

Section 11-801 of Oklahoma law outlines basic traffic rules and speed limits for different roadways and situations.

Reckless Driving That Leads to Injuries Includes:

  • Tailgating
  • Excessive speeding
  • Failure to indicate lane changes
  • Excessive lane changes
  • Failure to stop at red lights
  • Passing traffic on the shoulders of the road or emergency lanes

Distracted Driving Accidents

Distracted driving is defined as driving a motor vehicle while engaged in another activity. This can include talking on the phone, using a navigation system, personal grooming, or eating while driving. There are three kinds of distractions:

  • Visual (Eyes off the road)
  • Manual (One or both hands off the steering wheel)
  • Cognitive (Attention diverted from the act of driving)

Multiple distractions may occur simultaneously. All forms of distraction while driving can be dangerous and even deadly. Distracted driving puts other motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, and any passengers in the vehicle at risk.

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The Dangers of Texting While Driving

One of the most dangerous and common forms of driver distraction is texting while driving. Reading, composing, and sending a text involves each main type of distraction: visual, manual, and cognitive.

This behavior is particularly prevalent among younger drivers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), drivers under the age of 25 are considerably more likely to text while driving than all other age groups. Thousands have died because of distracted drivers. Both texting and cellphone use behind the wheel are major contributors to that tragic number.

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We have helped clients just like you move forward with their lives following a tragedy for more than four decades.

Do You Have Questions About Filing a Lawsuit? Contact the Tawwater Law Firm

Our car accident lawyers want to hear from you. With free consultations and legal representation on a contingency basis, you do not have to worry about paying for legal help unless your case is settled or a jury award is achieved. Our law office is on your side. To speak with car accident attorneys who put your needs first, contact our practice online. You can also reach our Oklahoma City office by phone.

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Did You Know...


It's common for car accident injuries to only become apparent well after a collision. It can take days or even weeks. Be sure to avoid immediately settling your car accident claim, and to undergo a thorough medical evaluation so your doctor can diagnose the full scope of your injuries. We are here to help you make all the right choices during this difficult time to protect your future, your livelihood, and the people you care about most.

Types of Compensation Justice for Car Accident Victims

At the Tawwater Law Firm in Oklahoma City, we understand that no amount of monetary compensation can make up for certain losses resulting from a car accident, especially the death of a loved one. But at the very least, substantial compensation can allow you to grieve and to heal without the added burden of financial devastation.

Here are the kinds of compensation you may be entitled to in a personal injury or wrongful death case:

Compensatory Damages

Compensatory damages are intended to make the victim whole again by covering the cost of medical bills, property damage, loss of income, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, and more. 

Punitive Damages

Punitive damages may be awarded as a means of punishing the responsible party. This goes beyond your bills or expenses after a collision. For instance, if the negligent party acted especially recklessly, he or she may be ordered to pay punitive damages.

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Reach Out to Seek 
The Compensation You Need

Far too often, victims of car accidents fail to file lawsuits because they are unaware of the various categories of damages available to them and the vast amounts of money that can be won in an auto accident lawsuit. In handling these types of cases for decades, our Oklahoma City team has finely honed our ability to obtain compensation for all losses suffered by our clients. Reach out to us to discuss your case for free. 

(405) 607-1400

Fatal Injury Accidents & Wrongful Death Lawsuits


If a loved one was killed in a car accident, a wrongful death lawsuit can be filed against the other driver or any other negligent party. A wrongful death claim seeks compensation for the hardships associated with losing a partner or family member, including funeral arrangements, loss of consortium, and loss of the deceased's income.

Your Deadline for a Wrongful Death Case Is Different From a Personal Injury Claim

The statute of limitations for a wrongful death lawsuit is different than that of a personal injury claim. In the latter, the ticking clock starts on the day of the car crash, while in a wrongful death lawsuit the timer begins on the day your loved one passed away. 

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The Tawwater Law Firm is dedicated to representing the people of Oklahoma in various types of personal injury lawsuits. For more than 40 years, our firm has adhered to the highest standards of hard work, professionalism, and responsive care for our clients.

To schedule a consultation at our Oklahoma City-based firm, please contact us online or call (405) 607-1400.

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