2024 What Does an Oklahoma Personal Injury Lawyer Do?

If you have experienced an injury that was the fault of someone else, then you should strongly consider speaking with a lawyer. Victims of personal injuries deserve to get the fair compensation they deserve, and the individuals responsible for these injuries deserve to be held accountable for their negligent actions. If you are an Oklahoma resident who was unfairly injured in an accident, then you should contact a lawyer. As you search for one, you may be wondering, “What does an Oklahoma personal injury lawyer do?”

Damages You Can Recover

A personal injury lawyer can be a great resource to help you recover the damages you incurred because of your injury. Damages that you can recover can generally be broken into two separate categories: economic and non-economic

Economic Damages

Economic damages refer to losses that have a verifiable financial cost. These can include:

  • Medical expenses. Medical bills, medications, surgical procedures, rehabilitation costs, hospital visits, medical devices, and anything else associated with the medical expense of your injuries could be recovered. Medical expenses can quickly pile up, and it’s important to keep receipts and documentation of every medical expense so you can present it in your case for compensation. A lawyer can help you do this.
  • Lost wages. If your injury forced you to miss work or lose any income that you otherwise would have received, then that will be included in the settlement amount.
  • Property damages. Any damages to your property, such as your car, truck, or other possessions, could be recovered in your settlement amount.

With economic damages, it is important to keep receipts and documentation of all expenses. This can serve as key evidence in your case.

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages are those that do not have an obvious financial cost. These can include:

  • Loss of enjoyment of life. A person could lose their enjoyment of life because of their injury. They deserve to be compensated for this unfortunate situation.
  • Emotional or mental anguish. Any potential PTSD, insomnia, depression, or anxiety could also be compensated for in the settlement amount.
  • Pain and suffering. The settlement amount could also include compensation for pain and suffering. This could be for injuries that lead to long-term effects or chronic conditions.

Non-economic damages can be difficult to prove and quantify. With the help of an experienced lawyer, you can have a better chance of receiving fair compensation for your non-economic injuries.

Punitive Damages

It is also possible that you could be awarded punitive damages. Punitive damages are awarded as a means to punish the responsible driver. These damages are typically up to a judge. With good negotiation tactics from your lawyer, you could receive punitive damages.

FAQs

Q: What Is the Statute of Limitations on a Personal Injury Claim in Oklahoma?

A: The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Oklahoma is two years, as outlined in Oklahoma Statute 12-95. This two-year period starts from the date of the injury. This means that victims who suffered injuries must file a claim within two years or they risk losing their right to pursue legal action against the responsible party. There are certain exceptions to this rule, but they are rare. If you need help properly filing your personal injury claim, then you should contact an attorney.

Q: What Is Another Name for a Personal Injury Lawyer?

A: Another name for a personal injury lawyer is a tort lawyer. Negligence lawyer is another term that is commonly used to refer to personal injury lawyers. Yet another frequently used name for a personal injury lawyer is an accident lawyer. Many personal injuries stem from some form of accident caused by another’s negligence, and these cases are governed by tort law, so it makes sense that these names are interchangeable.

Q: What Is a Personal Injury?

A: A personal injury is any physical or mental injury that is incurred from an accident. Some common accidents that can result in a personal injury are:

If you experienced a personal injury from any of these accidents, then you may be able to file a personal injury claim. You should engage a qualified attorney who can help you through this process.

Q: What Is the Difference Between Litigation and Personal Injury?

A: The difference between litigation and personal injury is that litigation is what happens when you take a case to court, while personal injury is an injury that the victim suffers from the incident. A large amount of personal injury cases are resolved without having to go to litigation. If your case does proceed to litigation, then you want to ensure that you have proper legal counsel on your side.

Q: How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me?

A: A personal injury lawyer can help you in several ways. First, it can be helpful to know that you have a professionally trained legal representative on your side who can answer any questions you may have. The Oklahoma legal process can be difficult to understand, and it often requires the aid of a legal professional. Secondly, a lawyer can assist you through each stage of your case. Cases take time to settle, and you want a lawyer working on your behalf at each stage of the case.

Legal Help When You Need It

It often requires the help of a lawyer to get the compensation you deserve. It is possible to represent yourself in a personal injury case, but it is not recommended. Your chances are vastly improved when you team up with an experienced lawyer.

The assistance of a seasoned and knowledgeable lawyer can give you peace and security regarding your case, allowing you to focus on healing and recovering from your injury. Serious, unexpected injuries can cause disruptions in your life that you must focus on.

The legal team at 222 Injury Lawyers has ample experience in helping individuals resolve their personal injury cases. Our team of skilled attorneys can work tirelessly to ensure that you get the qualified legal care you need. We can explore every legal avenue possible to get you the justice you deserve. No one should have to suffer unexpected injuries without fair compensation. Contact our legal team today to see how we can assist you with your case.

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