By Gregory H. Haubrich
Attorney at Law
In the late 1990s/early 2000s, the Holloway-Dobson firm kept track of every single case in Oklahoma County in which there was a claim of spine injury (whiplash, for example) and where the property damage to the vehicle the plaintiff was in was less than $1000.00.
In 70 straight cases the verdicts were for less than the medical expenses and less than the Defendant’s insurance company was willing to pay. After that Holloway-Dobson stopped counting.
In most of these cases the injured person was just sitting in his or her car at a stop light or stop sign and got hit from behind without warning. In many, the person bringing the case was a passenger in the vehicle which was struck. Most of them lost their cases and were severely under compensated by Oklahoma County jurors because jurors — and therefore insurance adjusters — evaluate personal injury cases for vehicle passengers more on what happened to the vehicle than they do on the person. In fact, people can die in “low impact” collisions and people can walk away from vehicles which have been mangled beyond description.
Ever seen a crash dummy in a vehicle impact where the car is only going 9 or 11 miles per hour? It does not leave a mark on the car, but you should see what happens to the crash dummy.
The highest majority of cases I work on is automobile negligence cases. As you can see from the data I just gave you whiplash injuries — although real and very painful –are also very hard to prove.
However, we have our ways. We are not, and you are not, helpless.
There’s no reason you should have to suffer through a permanent injury or deal with thousands of dollars in bills and damage without compensation. I’ll put my decades of experience to work for you and pledge to do whatever I can to see to it that you get the care you’re entitled to.
Contact me today for a free initial consultation.