An Overview of Personal Injury


Oklahoma Personal Injury Attorney

Accidents happen, but if you aren’t at fault you shouldn’t pay the price. Harroz Law can help you receive compensation for the physical harm and suffering caused an accident.

Common Personal Injury Cases in Oklahoma

A personal injury lawsuit occurs when someone harms you with either intent or negligence. These lawsuits aren’t just restricted to bodily harm; plaintiffs are often compensated for emotional distress and damages associated with an accident.

What is a Personal Injury?

The vast majority of personal injury cases arise from car accidents. From fender-benders to rollover disasters, thousands of accidents occur daily throughout the United States. The cause is often negligence, but driving under the influence is pervasive in personal injury cases.

Lawsuits that arise from accidents in the workplace and home can also qualify as personal injury cases. Plaintiffs can often win damages from injuries sustained while working in an unsafe environment or accidents on the job as part of a workers compensation claim. Plaintiff’s can even levy a personal injury lawsuit if they are injured by a faulty product in their home.

Common Personal Injury Cases in Oklahoma

If you are looking to pursue personal injury damages you must act quickly. Oklahoma’s statute of limitations (12 O.S. § 95) states that you have two years to file a lawsuit after the underlying accident occurs. If you do not file within this time frame, it’s likely that your case will be thrown out of court. Cases involving the State of Oklahoma must be filed within one year of the incident.

It’s important to begin the process of filing this lawsuit well before this deadline. This will make it easier Harroz Law to develop a strong case.

It’s also important to note that Oklahoma observes “shared fault” in personal injury cases. This means that it is possible for both parties to be at fault in the event of an accident. The state’s “modified comparative fault” rule says that parties receive fewer damages based on the percentage in which they were at fault.

For example: If you slip and fall on a recently mopped floor in a grocery store and the store did not adequately warn customers of the hazard, the store could be at fault. But if you were walking while texting on your cell phone, you might bear a percentage of the fault. If this occurs, you would you receive a percentage of the compensation.

If a personal injury case arises between two parties, only the party that was less at fault will receive damages.

Oklahoma law also limits the amount of damages that you can receive in personal injury cases. The most a single plaintiff can receive is $350,000.

Why Can You Count on Harroz Law?

Harroz Law brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to their clients. They will work hard to help you receive the compensation you deserve. To schedule your free 30 minute consultation today call (405) 568-4318.

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