Impact Law Firm
115 W. 3rd St.
Tulsa, OK 74103
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tulsa Personal Injuries
Personal injury law can be complex, and many people have questions regarding this area of law. Following are frequently asked questions about Tulsa personal injury:
- What is the definition of negligence?
Negligence is the failure to use reasonable care either by doing something or not doing something that a reasonable person would do in order to avoid an accident or injury.
2. What can be included as damages in a personal injury claim?
Tulsa personal injury victims, under Oklahoma law, can seek damages for medical bills, rehabilitation bills, future damages resulting from the injury, pain and suffering, lost wages reduction of earning capacity, loss of lifestyle, loss of companionship and loss of inheritance.
3. What is the difference between economic, non-economic damages and punitive damages?
Monetary losses such as medical bills, lost wages and rehabilitation therapy bills are economic damages and are easily assessed with a dollar figure. Non-economic damages include subjective areas such as pain and suffering or loss of companionship. It is much more difficult to assign a dollar amount to this type of damages. Tulsa attorneys at Keith & Associates are experts at placing a dollar figure on these abstract areas. Punitive damages are assessed in order to punish the negligent party or parties and prevent future negligence.
4. How are legal fees determined and paid for personal injury cases?
At Keith & Associates, our attorneys accept personal injury cases on a contingency basis. We do not get paid unless we are able to recover damages for you. Payment will be made based upon a previously agreed-upon percentage of the settlement you receive.
Keith & Associates provides quality legal representation coupled with innovative case development to our personal injury clients. Contact our personal injury lawyers for a free consultation.