Wrongful Death FAQ
In the United States, over 120,800 people died in 2011 as a result of unintentional injuries. In fact, the four major causes of unintentional injuries in the United States include auto accidents, poisoning, falls, and firearms, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
At The Edwards Law Firm, our wrongful death attorney understands the tremendous void created by the wrongful death of a loved one, and that seeking compensation may seem to provide no additional comfort at the time. However, holding the negligent individual responsible for their actions may help you recover financially for the loss of your loved one.
Frequently Asked Wrongful Death Questions
When a loved one passes unexpectedly, it may leave family members with many unanswered questions as to how this happened, and how are we going to afford to live. The following is intended to assist families of deceased victims and to help them through this tough time in their life:
If your loved has passed as a result of another person's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Compensation may include medical and funeral expenses, in addition to economic support provided by that individual.
In Oklahoma, the statute of limitations for a wrongful death claim is two years following the passing of that individual, which is why it is important to file your claim immediately following the incident.
No. Each of our lawyers operate on a contingency fee basis, so you will not be charged for fees or services unless a favorable verdict or settlement has been made and you recover. In addition, we provide free case evaluations to determine if you are eligible to file a claim.
The cause of the death will typically determine who will be held accountable. Of course, one must first prove the death was caused by the negligent actions of another.
If the descendant was an adult, there spouse or children may file a wrongful death claim, while this may also include any adopted children or stepchildren. In the case that a child passes away, the parents may also be entitled to a wrongful death claim.
Additional Questions? Contact Our Oklahoma Wrongful Death Lawyers Today
If you have any additional questions regarding the wrongful death of your loved one, our attorneys at The Edwards Law Firm want to speak with you. Our legal team has won over $100 Million for our clients and is prepared to bring our resources and experience to use for you in order to obtain the maximum compensation you deserve.
With our main office located in McAlester, OK, we proudly serve families in the following states:
Let the wrongful death attorneys at The Edwards Law Firm help you. Call us today at 1-800-304-9246 or complete the Free Case Evaluation and a member of our intake team will connect you with an attorney that's ready to handle your specific case.