About Oklahoma Personal Injury Law

Oklahoma personal injury attorneys are skilled litigators who represent individuals harmed through another's negligence, recklessness, or failure to use reasonable care.  Personal injury litigation is designed to help people suffering physical or psychological trauma to obtain financial compensation from those deemed liable for causing the injury.  A settlement or damage award may include compensation for losses such as medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, lost wages, lost or reduced earning potential, pain and suffering, loss of companionship, and more. Personal injury lawyers handle cases of liability and tort law involving an array of acts of negligence or wrongdoing resulting in injury or death:

  • Automobile Accidents
  • Defective Products / Products Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Neglect or Abuse
  • Workplace Accidents
  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
A personal injury lawsuit may be filed against any person, company, agency, or entity considered liable for the accident.  For example, following an injurious or fatal auto accident, a lawsuit may  be filed against one or more of the following:
  • the driver of the vehicle who operated it in a careless, negligent, or reckless manner
  • the employer of a driver who causes an accident while performing job duties
  • the owner of a vehicle who lets an unfit or incompetent driver operate his or her vehicle
  • parents of children who cause an accident while driving the family car
  • establishments that over-serve alcohol to a patron, allowing an intoxicated driver on the road
In every personal injury lawsuit, an attorney must carefully evaluate the circumstances of the accident or injurious event to determine who may be held accountable, or if liability limits are in place that may preclude litigation. Though personal injury lawyers are trial lawyers, in most cases, attorneys will attempt to reach a favorable settlement without bringing the case trial.  An out-of-court settlement is often beneficial for both the plaintiff and the defendant, helping both parties to avoid the time and expense of a trial.  However, in some cases, a fair settlement cannot be reached, and it is necessary to seek a judgment at trial. Accidental injury may occur without another's liability.  Often, however, another's carelessness or wrongdoing can contribute to an accident.  To find out if you may be eligible to seek compensation from a potentially liable party, it is important to consult an attorney who can thoroughly evaluate your claim.

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