WRONGFUL DEATH LAWYERS, TULSA, OK
The loss of a loved one is a tremendously sad and traumatic time. If this loss comes unexpectedly and due to the negligence of someone else, grief can be immeasurable. In addition, there can be financial loss and loss of future support. Wrongful death lawyers want to help you recover damages from the person or persons responsible for your loss. Of course, nothing can bring your loved one back. But you shouldn't suffer financially as well as emotionally.
Compassionate attorneys give grieving family members personal attention and care. Each case is given individual attention and is taken very seriously. The lawyers have brought countless successful cases against wrongdoers such as companies, employers, hospitals and medical personnel, trucking companies and many more. They are dedicated to helping you restore your future. Contact them today.
WRONGFUL DEATH EXPENSES & RECOVERY
This is a difficult time for you. Worrying about finances can make things more difficult. Placing those worries on the shoulders of an attorney can greatly relieve the strain. Here are some of the expenses that the lawyers may recover:
- Immediate expenses - medical costs, funeral expenses, attorney fees and all other costs incurred immediately related to the death.
- Future earnings – if the deceased had been providing for a family member or members, anticipated earnings can usually be collected.
- Loss of inheritance
- Loss of benefits – if the family was receiving benefits such as health insurance or other similar benefits and they are not now available to the family, certain damages may be recovered.
- Punitive damages – punitive damages are, in general, punishment for the act. These damages are used to increase the award when compensatory damages are not enough.
- General damages – depend on circumstances and state laws
- Q: What exactly is a wrongful death lawsuit?
- A: Wrongful death occurs when someone is killed through another person's negligence. The victim's family is injured emotionally and sometimes financially and may bring suit to recover damages.
- Q: Who may sue in the case of wrongful death?
- A: The survivors of the decedent may file a claim. While those survivors differ from state to state, in Oklahoma they include the surviving spouse or children. When the decedent is a child, the child's parents may sue.
- Q: Who can NOT bring a wrongful death claim?
- A: In Oklahoma, a family member may not sue another family member.
- Q: How long do I have to file a suit?
- A: In the state of Oklahoma, you have two years to bring suit. In order to understand your rights, it is important to speak with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after the death.
If a loved one has suffered wrongful death through the negligence of a person or corporation, please contact one of the seasoned lawyers for advice. Don't delay, time is of the essence.