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Personal Injury FAQ

FAQs for Personal Injury

      1. Who can file a personal injury claim?
      2. What is negligence and why is it important to my personal injury claim?
      3. Do I need to enlist the representation of a personal injury attorney?
      4. How can I determine if I have a personal injury claim?
      5. What types of damages can be recovered in a personal injury claim?
      6. What does a personal injury lawyer charge?
      7. What statute of limitations applies to filing a personal injury claim?

 

1. Who can file a personal injury claim?

If you are an individual suffering an injury due to the neglect of another person or entity, you may file a personal injury claim with proof of causation and damages as long as they are within the Statute of Limitations. Immediate family members may file a suit in the case of a wrongful death if the death occurred from the injuries. A qualified personal injury attorney will help you determine if you have a valid claim.

2. What is negligence and why is it important to my personal injury claim?

Without proof of negligence on the part of another person or entity, you will have an extremely difficult time in acquiring a favorable ruling in a personal injury claim. Negligence refers to someone or something failing to meet a certain standard of care. A personal injury attorney can help you determine if negligence played a role in your injury. Eyewitnesses, surveillance cameras and police reports are often helpful in establishing that another party was negligent. It is also imperative to prove that the negligence resulted in your personal injuries.

3. Do I need to enlist the representation of a personal injury attorney?

A qualified personal injury attorney can help you ensure you receive the compensation you are owed due to another party’s negligence. Corporations and insurance companies do not want to pay a large sum to anyone for personal injuries, and they will enlist lawyers to help them. You deserve an even playing field. Personal injury claims are handled on a contingency basis, meaning your lawyer does not get paid unless you get paid. The legal arena of personal injury claims can be confusing and overwhelming. An expert personal injury attorney can help you recover financially while you recover physically and emotionally.

4. How can I determine if I have a personal injury claim?

You should be able to attain a free consultation from your attorney to determine if you have a valid personal injury claim. A lawyer who is familiar with the jurisdiction in your area will have the expertise to determine how likely you are to win a claim. Personal injury law is complicated. Do not attempt to evaluate your case on your own.

5. What types of damages can be recovered in a personal injury claim?

Each personal injury claim is different and has its own unique circumstances that will determine what damages can be recovered. It is imperative to attain representation from a lawyer who will listen to your case and identify each area of your claim that must be covered. A thorough investigation of your case will identify each area of damages that can be recovered for your personal injury claim.

6. What does a personal injury lawyer charge?

Experienced personal injury lawyers do not charge anything up front to their clients. In most cases, a percentage of the damages recovered is charged once the case reaches an acceptable agreement. This type of fee is called a contingency fee. People who are suffering from the financial losses of a personal injury cannot typically afford to pay an attorney, and your attorney will be working for your best interest in order to ensure payment for both you and your representation.

7. What statute of limitations applies to filing a personal injury claim?

In the state of Oklahoma, an injured person has two years to file a personal injury claim. You should consult with an experienced attorney as soon as possible following your injury. Details are more easily recalled; witnesses are more willing to submit statements, and you can ensure that important documents are not lost or misplaced if you start your claim immediately.