Oklahoma Wrongful Death Lawyer
Wrongful death is defined as an action that involves the taking of a life due to the willful or negligent actions of another person or persons.
A wrongful death attorney fights for the compensation that the remaining family members may be eligible to receive when a person, group or a corporation caused the death of your relative due to reckless, careless or neglectful behavior.
At the law offices of The Edwards Law Firm, we understand that there is little to no comfort in pursuing compensation for the loss of a loved one – however, there can be relief in knowing that you held someone accountable for their wrongdoing. We can help determine the merits of your claim and fight for the justice you deserve.
Common Causes of Wrongful Death
Unfortunately, there can be a variety of accidents that can lead to a wrongful death. As part of the “personal injury” tort family, wrongful death lawsuits hold either an individual or entity accountable for any damages that they may have caused to the victim.
The most common causes of wrongful death in Oklahoma and throughout the U.S include:
- Vehicle or pedestrian accidents
- Large commercial truck accidents
- Death at a workplace
- Construction site incidents
- Medical malpractice
- Drunk drivers
- Faulty products called product liability
- Bus, train and plane incidents
Following most accidents of this nature, quite often the at-fault party will enlist the service of an attorney – which may also include representation from any applicable insurance agencies, in an attempt to convince you to settle for an amount that could potentially be just a fraction of what is possible.
You may find that these people will carefully avoid any apology, admission of guilt or even sympathy in an attempt to ensure that they admit no wrongdoing at this point of the process.
With this in mind, it’s important to consider hiring the services of a skilled wrongful death lawyer, who can make sure that your best interests are represented. At our firm we not only fight for answers, but we also often hire leading industry professionals to help investigate our claim – putting our experience and resources to work on behalf of the surviving family members.
In almost any lawsuit, it is necessary for the plaintiff to establish and prove that the defendant in the case was responsible for the actions they are being accused of. In a wrongful death case, those same rules apply. However, in order to obtain a favorable result, there are generally four primary areas that need to be addressed.
These primary areas include:
- there was a duty that the defendant had to the deceased
- that duty was not fulfilled by the defendant
- the death was cased by this failure
- why the surviving members of the deceased are entitled to compensation
By helping to establish these points, the team of attorneys at the Edwards Law Firm can help to construct a robust, comprehensive case and provide you with the best opportunity of securing a favorable verdict.
Statute of Limitations in Wrongful Death Claims
While we understand that you and those that were associated with the deceased are grieving, and it may have taken time for the actual cause of death to be known to you.
It’s important to note that there is a limited period of time after a death in which an attorney is allowed by law to file a wrongful death claim.
Need Help? Contact Our Tulsa Wrongful Death Attorney Today
At the law offices of The Edwards Law Firm, we are dedicated to making this process as easy as possible on our clients and difficult on those who have caused your loss. With a proven have a track record of forceful legal action, we have the experience and determination to fight for your MAXIMUM compensation.
With our head office located in Tulsa, OK, we proudly provide free case evaluations and comprehensive legal counsel to victims throughout Oklahoma and are ready to help you today.
Let the personal injury attorneys at the Edwards Law Firm fight for you. Contact us today at 1-800-304-9246 and a member from our intake staff will quickly connect you to one of our attorneys that is best suited to handle your specific needs. We offer 100% FREE case assessments and only get paid if our clients receive compensation from their claims.