Tulsa Wrongful Death Attorney
If you have lost a loved one in an accident, you may have legal recourse through a wrongful death lawsuit. In these cases, the family or survivors of the victim must prove that their loved one was killed as a result of another’s negligence. Oklahoma law allows the estate of the deceased to bring a wrongful death claim. Economic, non-economic, and punitive damages may be available in such suits. Damages available in wrongful death suits include the following:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of support
- Loss of services
- Lost prospect of inheritance
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering experienced by the decedent before death
After the loss of a loved one, the last thing the family wants to think about is taking legal action. But in many cases, prompt action is required to investigate the circumstances and to preserve evidence. Waiting to retain legal counsel can be damaging to any future claims. In Oklahoma, a wrongful death claim must be filed within two years of the date of death.
At Carlos L. Wiliams & Associates, PLLC, we know the difficulty of what you are going through, and that it isn’t easy to face alone. Our Tulsa wrongful death attorneys have experience handling these types of cases and will treat you with the compassion and respect you deserve. Our attorneys will present your best possible case, using all available evidence of future earning capacity while establishing the needs of your family and the value of the decedent’s contributions to the family. Our accomplished trial attorneys can hold negligent parties accountable and pursue the maximum compensation you are entitled to for losses. It’s important to NOT speak with or sign anything from an insurance company representative before speaking with us or another attorney regarding your claim. For a consultation regarding a potential wrongful death claim, call our office at (918) 216-9644.