A loved one’s premature passing is a devastating experience. When a death is caused by the negligence of another person or entity, however, the sadness can be heightened by a sense of injustice. Family members who have lost a loved one may be entitled to file a wrongful death case to seek compensation and justice for their loss.
Our Oklahoma City wrongful death lawyers at The Law Office of Dakota C. Low commiserate with clients who have lost loved ones in accidents that may have been avoided. Our legal team draws on decades of experience in wrongful death lawsuits to ensure that the financial difficulties of surviving family members are taken into account. We recognize that no amount of money can compensate for your loss. A successful wrongful death claim, on the other hand, can give your family the closure and justice they deserve, as well as the financial resources they need to move ahead.
Families from all throughout Oklahoma have entrusted our reputable legal company with providing:
- Customer service that is attentive and considerate;
- Answers to any and all inquiries that family members may have about their legal rights;
- Direct contact with attorneys who have handled thousands of wrongful death and personal injury cases successfully;
- Ongoing communication and updates on the case’s status and next stages;
- Strong claims for maximum compensation, via insurance settlements and courtroom verdicts.
To speak with a knowledgeable Oklahoma City wrongful death lawyer for free, contact us right now. To research and submit a wrongful death claim on your behalf, our law firm does not charge any legal fees upfront. In fact, our attorneys will only be compensated if we are successful in obtaining compensation for you.
HOW OUR ATTORNEYS ASSIST FAMILIES IN THE FACE OF WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIMS
You may not be in the right frame of mind to consider legal matters when grieving the loss of a close family member. We realize how difficult it is to decide whether or not to file a wrongful death lawsuit. At the very least, you should be aware of your possibilities.
A wrongful death lawsuit can help survivors, particularly children of the deceased who have higher education and other demands ahead of them, receive compensation to pay current expenditures and assure a solid financial future.
It is our goal as your attorneys to relieve you of as much stress as possible. Instead of worrying about dealing with insurance companies, we want you to focus on your and your family’s health. Our legal team at Ryan Bisher Ryan and Simons will handle every part of your case and keep you updated along the way.
Our Full-Service Oklahoma Wrongful Death Law Firm Can Help You With:
- Keep track of all correspondence with the insurance company(s);
- Inform bill collectors that a wrongful death claim is pending and when payment can be expected;
- Conduct an investigation into the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s death in order to gather all available information and uncover all possible sources of compensation;
- Compute the total costs and losses you have incurred and will incur as a result of the death of your loved one;
- Negotiate aggressively with insurance carriers in order to get a fair wrongful death compensation;
- If the insurance company refuses to pay enough compensation, take your wrongful death case to court.
Our wrongful death lawyers will use all of their knowledge, experience, and resources to hold the culpable party(s) accountable for the suffering they have caused you and your family.
It’s vital to remember that in Oklahoma, a wrongful death claim must be filed within two years of the individual’s death, which may necessitate a lengthy investigation. Please do not wait and risk losing the compensation you deserve owing to Oklahoma’s wrongful death statute of limitations.
Our attorneys can meet with you right away and begin investigating your claim. Without seeking any payment from you, we will negotiate with insurance and/or go to court. We don’t charge a legal fee unless we’ve been successful in recovering compensation for our clients. Now is the best time to schedule a free consultation with our staff.
In Oklahoma, Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
When a person dies as a result of someone else’s carelessness or wrongful actions, certain survivors may be entitled to compensation for their loved one’s medical and burial expenditures, as well as other economic and non-economic damages suffered by family members as a result of the loved one’s death.
When a spouse, parent, or child is fatally harmed in a motor vehicle accident, a faulty product, medical malpractice, or any event caused by someone’s carelessness, negligence, or improper behavior, an Oklahoma wrongful death case might be filed.
A wrongful death claim can be filed on behalf of the beneficiaries by a personal representative of the decedent (dead). The personal representative of the decedent is the person appointed as executor in the deceased’s will, or if there is no will, the court may appoint one.
If no personal representative has been named, a wrongful death claim may be filed by the surviving spouse or, in the absence of a spouse, the next of kin. In a wrongful death case, the legal standing of who is “next of kin” may not be evident. As a result, seeking legal advice from a wrongful death attorney who has handled similar cases can be quite beneficial.
Meanwhile, the insurance company(s) will almost certainly contest any claim in the wrongful death claim they can make, from your status as next of kin to their legal liability. Our wrongful death lawyers in Oklahoma City will help you determine who in your family is eligible to file a wrongful death claim, advocate for full and reasonable compensation, and demand an equitable division of any compensation recovered.
In an Oklahoma Wrongful Death Claim, Compensation
In Oklahoma, a wrongful death claim is a personal injury claim made on behalf of a deceased person. It’s written as if the deceased would have pursued the claim if they had survived.
The compensation that may be collected, as well as how it is paid, is narrowly regulated by Oklahoma law, just as “standing,” or the right to proceed, in a wrongful death action, can be intricate. Money for the following items may be recovered in a wrongful death claim:
- Medical and burial expenditures — distributed to the person or government agency that paid them, or to the decedent’s estate if the estate paid them;
- Financial loss (loss of current and future financial assistance) — awarded to the surviving spouse and children, if any, or next of kin, based on their individual financial losses;
- Loss of consortium and surviving spouse’s grief – given to surviving spouse;
- Pain and loss of companionship of the decedent’s children and parents — given based on proof of each child’s and parent’s particular grief and loss of companionship;
- Mental anguish suffered by the decedent (between the time of damage and death) — distributed in the same proportion as the decedent’s personal property is distributed by the probate court or will to the surviving spouse and children, if any, or next of kin;
- Exemplary or punitive damages – distributed in the same proportion as the decedent’s personal property is allocated by the probate court or will to the surviving spouse and children, if any, or next of kin.
The wrongful death judge decides how an award for compensation for monetary loss or loss of companionship is split among the legally recognized beneficiaries.
Contact our law company right away if you have any questions concerning the circumstances surrounding a family member’s untimely death in Oklahoma. Our City wrongful death lawyers and personal injury attorneys understand the immense agony and loss that our clients endure following the death of a loved one, as well as the financial difficulty that an untimely death can bring survivors. We’ll take the time to answer all of your questions and work fast to figure out the best legal course of action for you.
Our Wrongful Death Attorneys in Oklahoma City Are Here To Help.
If a member of your family has died as a result of someone else’s negligence, the wrongful death attorneys at The Law Office of Dakota Low are here to assist you during this difficult time. You may be eligible for compensation to help you pay your current expenditures as well as the needs of your family in the future.
We know how difficult it is for you. We will research and acquire answers to any unanswered questions, as well as build a compelling case for maximum compensation on your behalf.
Schedule a no-cost consultation with our experts immediately to talk about your loss and have us analyze your case for wrongful death compensation. Contact Dakota Low today for a free case review and consultation at 405.601.8899 or use our contact form.