Frequently Asked Questions | Oklahoma Personal Injury
What is meant by personal injury?
Personal Injury is a type of law that covers the harm or damage that one person can inflict on another. Most types of litigation in courts today are personal injury cases. In these cases one person is “liable” or responsible for the damage they cause to another. If you are a resident of Oklahoma, our injury attorneys can help you with your personol injury claim.
What is a slip-and-fall accident?
A slip-and-fall accident is a term that describes an injury caused by a slip, trip, or fall due to a hazardous or dangerous condition on the property of another person. Wet floors, inadequate lighting, and obstructed hazards can make a property or business owner responsible for your injuries. Slip and falls many times can be avoided if proper precautions were taken by Oklahoma store owners and Oklahoma property owners.
What should I do if I am injured in an auto accident within the state lines of Oklahoma?
The first thing you should do is seek medical attention for your injuries. Even minor fender bender accidents can cause serious, long term consequences if left untreated. After you secure your health you need to contact an Oklahoma personal injury attorney immediately. You may not have to pay for your medical or repair bills, and you may also be entitled to further compensation for your pain and suffering.
The other person’s insurance adjuster wants me to sign papers to get my settlement. What should I do?
Don't sign any papers before you speak with an Oklahoma Attorney! Insurance companies do not want to pay you any money they do not have to, so they will often take advantage of your lack of knowledge and experience by low balling a figure. Never sign anything unless your attorney has approved the paperwork ahead of time. Our Oklahoma injury attorneys negotiate with insurance companies every day. You may lose out on compensation for your injuries if you sign legal forms you do not understand. Call our Oklahoma City office location, we are here to help you deserve.
I live in Oklahoma City and I was bitten by a dog owned by someone in my neighborhood. What are my rights? Can I sue for a dog bite?
Dog bites are one of the most common and traumatizing injuries in America. Four million people will be bitten by dogs this year. In Oklahoma, it is the responsibility of a dog owner to take care that their dog does not cause harm (biting or attacking) to children and innocent people. In order to enforce this dog owner responsibility, Oklahoma law states that the owner can be held liable for any damages their dog can cause.
If my doctor caused an injury while I was seeking treatment. What can I legally do about it?
Health professionals will permanently injure or kill almost 1.1 million people this year through misdiagnosis, surgical errors, prescription mistakes, and birth complications. Doctors can be held responsible when their errors cause their patients more harm than good, but because medical malpractice cases are notoriously complicated you need to speak to an experienced attorney as soon as you can.
One of my family members experienced abuse during a stay at an Oklahoma nursing home, can I take legal action for nursing home abuse?
Nursing home abuse is one of the most reprehensible yet all too common form of institutional abuse in America. The people who staff and run these Oklahoma institutions are supposed to be trained in the proper way to care, nurture, and provide for their elderly patients, but all too often our elders are victims of neglect, abandonment, and physical and mental abuse. If you know someone who is a victim of Oklahoma nursing home abuse you need to contact an Oklahoma attorney immediately.
I bought a product which caused me severe harm. Do I have any legal recourse?
This is definately a matter you should call the offic about to discuss as Oklahoma product liability cases are very complicated. Manufacturers can be held responsible for the damage and injuries their products cause. People should be able to trust that the products they purchase will not cause them pain or suffering, and when manufacturers violate that trust people can undertake a product liability suit in order to seek compensation for their suffering and compensation for their injury.
What if the other person, company, or institution wants to settle my Oklahoma personal injury case with me?
It is extremely unwise to settle your personal injury case without proper legal or medical advice. Your injuries may be more severe than you know, and you may not receive the full amount of compensation you deserve. Never sign any papers or accept restitution from an insurance company without first asking an Oklahoma Lawyer as this may invalidate your claim for restitution.
How much can I expect to receive from my Oklahoma personal injury case?
The amount of money people receive in Oklahoma personal injury cases varies from situation to situation. Courts and juries consider the severity of the injury, the amount of loss work (if any), relationship problems, pain and suffering, and dozens of other factors before awarding a personal injury settlement. Speak to an Oklahoma personal injury attorney to find out what your compensation may be.
Why should I hire a Oklahoma personal injury attorney for my case?
Personal injury in Oklahoma law is a very complicated area of law, and people without proper legal training can lose when trying to stand up against big insurance companies. If you have been injured or wronged, you should hire an experience Oklahoma lawyer that can fight the big insurance companies and help you get the compensation you deserve.
What should I look for in a personal injury attorney?
A personal injury attorney should have experience in representing people who have suffered because of another person, be ready to fight the numerous insurance companies and opposing attorneys the defendant will use, but most importantly your attorney should see you as an individual and not another case to be won or lost. You should also look for an attorney that will be accessible to you via telephone, office visits and emails. We have offices throughout the state of Oklahoma. Our main office is in Oklahoma City and we have interview offices in; Tulsa, Altus, Bartlesville, Lawton, Stillwater and Norman. The attorneys at Atkins & Markoff are ready to represent you. Contact us today.