The death of a loved one can be an overwhelming ordeal, during which surviving family members must cope with medical and funeral expenses while grieving the loss. If the death was the result of another person’s negligence, an already difficult situation becomes more painful.
Filing a wrongful death claim can be frustrating and confusing. Our lawyers will make sure you understand your rights and that your claim is properly handled so you can focus on healing.
What is considered wrongful death?
Wrongful death occurs when it’s caused, in whole or in part, by the actions or negligence of another person, even if that person had no intention of harming the victim. According to Oklahoma law, a wrongful death claim can be filed by a spouse, child, parent, or other surviving family member within two years of the incident.
Common causes of wrongful death:
- Medical malpractice
- Automobile accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Boating accidents
- Jobsite accidents
- Defective drugs or medication
- Defective products
Don’t wait to contact a wrongful death attorney. In Oklahoma, you only have a limited amount of time to file a claim. The current statute of limitations for a wrongful death lawsuit is two years. By acting as soon as possible, you can help establish the exact cause of your loved one’s fatal accident and ensure that those responsible are held accountable.
You could receive financial compensation and damages for:
- Medical Bills
- Loss of Income
- Pain and Suffering
- Loss of Benefits
- Funeral Costs
If you feel like your loved one’s death was the result of another’s negligence, contact the Parrish DeVaughn Law Firm today. We will go over the facts of your situation and help determine whether or not you have a valid wrongful death claim.
We understand how difficult this time is for you and we’ll help you through each step of the process. We insist that our clients be treated with care and respect. The initial consultation is free and there is no obligation on your part.