In the blink of an eye, a life-altering event can happen. Whether you were misdiagnosed and underwent unnecessary medical treatment or you were hurt after a slip and fall in a nightclub, you may have the right to make a personal injury claim under Oklahoma Law.
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At the Law Offices of Griffin Reynolds & Associates, we represent the citizens of Oklahoma City and the surrounding counties who have been injured or lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence. Under the law, these kinds of cases are called “personal injury” or “wrongful death” cases. If you or a loved one has experienced a personal injury or endured a death as the result of an accident, call us today at 405-721-9500 for a free consultation.
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Defining a Personal Injury
A personal injury occurs when a person has suffered an injury as the result of an accident. This includes either physical or physiological injuries and covers a broad range of causes and injuries.
Many types of accidents may result in a personal injury, and some common types of personal injury causes include:
- Road and highway traffic accidents
- Accidents at work
- Slip and fall claims
- Assault claims
Personal injury cases also encompass medical and dental accidents as well as industrial disease cases including:
- Asbestos and mesothelioma
- Chest diseases like bronchitis, silicosis, pneumoconiosis, and asthma
- Vibration white finger
- Occupational deafness
- Occupational stress
- Contact dermatitis
- Repetitive strain injury
If you have experienced any of these kinds of accidents, you have the right to file an insurance claim or pursue a court case. Contact us at 405-721-9500 for a Free Consultation today!
Time Limits for Personal Injury Claims in Oklahoma
When you decide to file a personal injury claim, Oklahoma law states you typically have two years from the date of the accident to bring a personal injury suit forward. If a person has died as a result of a personal injury and a surviving family member or representative wishes to pursue a wrongful death action case, the time limit from the date of the death is also 2 years.
In OKC, personal injury claims are filed in the Oklahoma County Court, and the size of the requested compensation further determines who will oversee the trial. The first step in determining the how much will be sought in compensation is to determine the levels of responsibility.
Personal injury cases tend to be the result of the negligence of one or more of the involved parties. Oklahoma applies comparative negligence to the state’s personal injury claims. Under comparative negligence laws, if you are less than 50% responsible for the negligence that resulted in injuries, you can pursue a claim. However, your damages will be reduced by the percentage of negligence that you are responsible for. For example, if it’s determined that you are 40% at fault for an accident that caused $1,000 in damages, you are only able to receive 60% of that or $600.
What are Damages in a Personal Injury Case?
Damages cover the money that is paid to the injured party as compensation for negligence and the resulting damages to body and property. Injuries endured in an accident cannot be always be recovered from and can require years of costly medical procedures. The compensation provided through damages help ease the pain by awarding you money to assist with these expenses. Damages resulting from personal injury cases are divided into two categories, economic and non-economic. Economic damages include medical bills and lost wage, whereas non-economic damages include compensation for your pain and suffering. Under Oklahoma law, you have the right to seek both.
If you or someone you love has experienced a personal injury, you need an experienced Oklahoma personal injury law firm at your side to defend your case and protect your rights.
Our attorneys at Griffin Reynolds & Associates have managed Oklahoma personal injury cases for years, and we can help you secure the compensation you deserve. If you have suffered an injury, call us immediately for a free consultation.