Wrongful Death Lawyer in Oklahoma
Oklahoma Statute § 12-1053 establishes the state law governing wrongful death actions in Oklahoma. The statute allows certain personal representatives of people killed as the result of the negligence of other parties to bring legal claims against the individuals or entities responsible.
While most personal injury actions have a statute of limitations (time limit) of two years, family members only have one year to commence legal action relating to wrongful death in Oklahoma. The extremely limited amount of time to seek compensation makes it even more important for families to retain legal counsel as soon as possible.
Need an Injury Lawyer Oklahoma understands that hiring an attorney is not the first thing that is on the minds of people who have just lost someone close to them. Our firm can conduct an investigation and file all necessary paperwork before important deadlines so you and your family can take all the time you need to grieve without having to worry about making court appearances.
Wrongful Death Laws in Oklahoma
The Oklahoma wrongful death statute specifies that an action can be brought by the descendant’s personal representative. Such person is usually designated in the deceased’s estate plan, although the court can appoint a representative when none is specified. In most cases, personal representatives are spouses, children, or other family members of the deceased.
Wrongful death actions may seek compensation for a number of different damages, including:
- Medical and burial expenses
- Loss of consortium of spouse
- Mental pain and anguish of spouse and children
- Loss of income
- Grief and loss of companionship of children and parents
Causes of Wrongful Death in Oklahoma
People can be killed in a variety of different scenarios in Oklahoma. Common kinds of accidents that can result in wrongful deaths in Oklahoma include:
- Car Accidents
- Driving While Intoxicated (DWI or DUI) Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Commercial Vehicles
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Ridesharing (Uber or Lyft) Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Workplace Accidents
Find an Oklahoma Wrongful Death Attorney
No amount of money can ever replace a loved one or fill the void that his or her death creates for family members. The people who are left behind still have to deal with many of the same bills as well as other newfound financial challenges. You do not have to struggle.
Need an Injury Lawyer Oklahoma will fight to help you and your family get justice. Our firm will conduct a thorough investigation and work to quickly get you all of the compensation you need and deserve. We represent clients in Mustang, Oklahoma City, Lawton, Muskogee, Bartlesville, Owasso, Shawnee, Moore, Yukon, Bixby, Norman, Stillwater, Ardmore, Ponca City, Broken Arrow, Duncan, Midwest City, Del City, Jenks, Enid, Sapulpa, Tulsa, Edmond, and many other surrounding areas.
We handles cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we will not charge you one cent unless you receive a monetary award. Need an Injury Lawyer Oklahoma is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to discuss your case. You should call our firm right now to take advantage of a free, no obligation that will allow our attorneys to provide an honest and thorough evaluation of your case.