Most of us have insurance—protection against the things that cause us harm. As drivers or vehicle owners, we are obligated by law to have car insurance, and we carry uninsured motorist protection against those who skirt the law. We have health insurance to cover the costs of medical treatment. We may hold a disability insurance or short-term disability insurance in case we are unable to work. We carry homeowner’s insurance to protect our assets as well as to cover expenses associated with accidents on our property. We have life insurance to care for our families after we are gone.
Insurance, by its nature, is an attempt to prepare for the unexpected. Yet, we can never fully be prepared for an unintentional injury or its aftermath. When an injury accident or wrongful death results from the negligence of others, our own insurance—if it even covers the accident—can only go so far. In some cases, the insurance companies are unwilling to pay, or they attempt to settle for far less than you need or deserve.
When a liable party refuses to accept financial responsibility for an accident, or when an insurance company practices in bad faith, Law Firm of Oklahoma is here to help.
The personal injury lawyers with Law Firm of Oklahoma are backed by decades of experience and a winning record of successful settlement negotiation and award judgments. If you or a loved one has been hurt through recklessness or professional negligence, we can help you hold accountable those responsible for your suffering and loss.
Over the years, Oklahomans have come to trust us to offer quality legal representation in civil lawsuits seeking damages for injuries sustained in car accidents, through medical malpractice, in workplace accidents, and more.
We offer personal injury litigation services in all manner of accidental injuries and criminal negligence:
For minor injuries, recovery may be relatively quick, but for serious injuries, recovery can be prolonged and painful. Following a catastrophic accident, full recovery may not even be possible. Costly medical treatment coupled with an inability to work during recovery can create a seemingly insurmountable financial burden. At Law Firm of Oklahoma, are dedicated to helping accident victims and their families to obtain the fullest measure of financial compensation available.
When recklessness or violence cause you harm, you have every right to pursue and enforce the accountability of the liable party through the legal avenues provided by a civil lawsuit. While an injury lawsuit may be able to provide a sense of justice in an unfair situation, the real purpose of such a case is to protect yourself and your family by providing the financial resources to support physical and emotional well-being.
While many unintentional injuries are minor, such as cuts and bruises that do not require medical attention, others are so catastrophic that the result in lifelong disability or death. Whether you suffer chronic pain from a back or neck injury or whether you have been paralyzed by a devastating spinal cord injury, we can help you obtain the fullest compensation for the pain, suffering, and financial costs you have endured and will endure in the future as a result of your injury.
At Law Firm of Oklahoma we represent Oklahomans who have sustained personal injury through another’s negligence:
The compensation awarded in a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit varies greatly according to the details of the case and the associated losses. Common types of compensation may include medical expenses, including treatment, therapies, assistive devices, and caretaker expenses; lost wages and income; property damage; pain and suffering; funeral and burial expenses; diminished quality of life; loss of consortium and other associated losses.
Some of the most devastating injuries occur on Oklahoma roadways. Unfortunately, because of careless, destracted, or drunk drivers, we place our lives at risk every time we get behind the wheel or ride as a passenger in a vehicle.
According to the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office, the year 2012 saw 708 deaths from 642 fatal collisions in Oklahoma. That same year, more than 36,400 people were injured in traffic accidents in the state. The state’s 70,669 total crashes were caused by a number of factors, including alcohol impairment, unsafe speed, failure to yield, or a combination thereof.
The leading cause of roadway accidents is distracted driving. Distraction may involve cell phone use or texting, but it can also include eating, drinking, adjusting the radio, monitoring GPS, or simple daydreaming.
Drivers have an obligation to focus on the task of driving in order to prevent accidents. A lack of intent in causing an accident does not mitigate a driver from responsibility for any resulting injuries or death. An automobile accident lawsuit can help victims receive a settlement or judgment that provides adequate financial compensation for physical, emotional, and financial losses sustained the accident.
Medical care providers are obligated to uphold a standard of care that is considered reasonable and appropriate by other medical professionals. When a patient is harmed by a medical caregiver’s failure to provide this professional standard of care, he or she is said to be the victim of medical malpractice.
Anyone involved in the patient’s care and treatment is responsible for adequate care, including doctors, surgeons, paramedics, nurses, radiologists, and anesthesiologists.
If the doctor or medical professional is negligent in the performance of his or her duties, resulting in substandard care that harms the patient, he or she may be held financially liable for the patient’s injuries, illness, or wrongful death.
Among the most common types of medical malpractice are diagnostic errors and medication errors which are avoidable through a thorough patient exam and analysis of symptoms, medical history, and lab results.
A misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose can result in a dangerous delay in the patient’s receipt of appropriate treatment. Medication errors can have lethal side effects.
If you or a loved one received inadequate, substandard medical care that resulted in an injury, illness, or worsened medical condition, schedule a free consultation with a medical malpractice lawyer to evaluate your claim.
Most of us like to think of ourselves as informed consumers. We research product safety, we read customer reviews, and we assume that those who design, manufacture, and sell consumer products will take their professional responsibilities seriously.
However, we know that often, money is the biggest motivator, and some unscrupulous companies cut corners to save a buck. They may not adequately test their products, they may make false advertising claims, or they may use poor quality materials or workmanship.
The responsibility of a company to make a product that is safe for consumers is known as products liability. When the product carries and unreasonable risk of harm, anyone injured in the use of the product may be able to file a personal injury, wrongful death, or class action lawsuit against those responsible for placing a dangerous or defective product in the marketplace.
The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) is the government agency charged with upholding federal safety standards. Each year, thousands of products are voluntarily recalled at urging from the CPSC, and the agency takes legal action against those who fail to comply with safety standards or who fail to voluntarily remove unsafe products from consumer availability. Cribs, car seats, motor vehicles, space heaters, and all-terrain vehicles are among some of the most commonly recalled items, but any item can be considered a hazard through defect, inadequate warnings, or insufficient usage instructions.
When your life has been turned upside down by an unexpected accident, filing a lawsuit may be the furthest thing from your mind. Your priority is your health and the well-being of your family. Unfortunately, unscrupulous insurers may take advantage of your distraction by offering far less than you deserve. Accepting a low settlement may mean that you will not have adequate financial means to cover all of the future expenses associated with the care and treatment of your injuries or to compensate for the full financial implication of lost wages, benefits, and earning potential.
At Law Firm of Oklahoma, we have decades of experience in determining the past, current, and future financial implications of a personal injury or wrongful death. Let us handle the insurance companies and the legal aspects of your case while you focus on your recovery. Call (405) 608-4990 to discuss your claim. Your consultation is free and confidential.