Have you or a loved one been injured due to the negligent acts of another? If so you’re entitled to damages including payment of your medical expenses. Damages also include pain and suffering together with loss of income. Our injury attorneys care about you and want to help. We’ve helped people for over a decade get the money damages they’re entitled to. We invite you to contact us and learn more about letting us represent you.
Personal Injury Law Overview:
Our attorneys have represented our injury clients for the following types of claims:
- Auto Accidents
- Worker’s Compensation
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Tractor/Trailer Accidents
- Commercial Bus Accidents
- Boater Accidents
- Products Liability
- Dog Bite Injury
- Wrongful Death
- Medical Malpractice and Misdiagnosis
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Elder Abuse
- Premises Liability
- Construction Injury
- Birth Injury
- Burn Injury
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Assault & Battery
- False Imprisonment
- Defamation, Libel, & Slander
- Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
Personal Injury Representation:
To begin your personal injury claim, you’ll need to schedule a consultation with our injury attorneys. During this free consultation, your injury attorney will discuss the merits of your case. We will also gather a large number of facts to both support your claim and develop defenses.
In a personal injury case we have to show the defendant performed some type of negligent act. It’s also a requirement that this act caused you an injury and damages. As a personal injury attorney, I’ll present evidence that satisfies the following elements of a negligence case:
- The defendant owed you a legal duty of care;
- The defendant breached the required duty of care; and
- You received damages proximately resulting from the breach of the duty owed to you.
The most important thing about a personal injury case is that you get medical treatment for your injury. Truthfully, if you receive injuries it’s important to get all the treatment you need. This is because once the case closes you wont than be able to return for additional treatment.
During the time you treat we begin to negotiate with the insurance company. As a result, this means that any treatment concerns you have we will deal with. Thus, from making appointments to making payments on bills, we help you.
At the conclusion of treatment we gather the medical records and begin to make a demand for payment from the insurance company. Further, the amount of the demand for damages depends on the medical treatment you required. This demand is sent to the insurance company together with other information that supports your case.
Damages You Are Entitled To:
The value of your personal injury claim depends the type of bodily injury you’ve suffered. There are several factors to consider when deciding damages. Therefore, you may receive compensatory and/or punitive damages depending on the facts.
Compensatory damages intend to put you back in the position you were before the accident. There are four basic types of compensatory damages awards in personal injury cases:
- Pain & Suffering
- Loss of Earnings & Future Loss of Earnings
- Emotional Distress
- Medical Expenses
Punitive damages may be awarded to you if the defendant’s negligent action was reckless, malicious, or intentional. Such damages intend to punish the defendant in order to prevent similar conduct from occurring in the future.
Modified Comparative Negligence:
Under the modified comparative negligence doctrine of law, a portion of your damages reduces by the amount of your comparative negligence. For example, you will recover damages only if you are less than 50% at fault for your personal injury. This means if you are more than 50% at fault for your injury, it bars you from recovery.
At Tulsa County Lawyers Group we work diligently to obtain the best settlement on your behalf. Contact us for a free consultation.