If you have suffered a personal injury and think that you have a potential claim, chances are you have a lot of questions going through your head. The Oklahoma law firm of Fry & Elder can empathize with your situation and wish to answer some of the more common questions in regards to personal injury law in Oklahoma.
Do I have a legal claim?
After being injured in an accident, this is one of the first questions people have. When multiple parties are involved, it often is difficult to quickly determine who might be at fault or if there was a third party involved. Without knowing the full details of the accident or situation, it is hard to say whether one has a legal claim. This makes it all the more important to consult the guidance of an experienced Oklahoma personal injury lawyer. The trial lawyers at Fry & Elder will provide a free consultation to anyone who thinks they may have a personal injury claim.
What is negligence?
Generally speaking, to have a legitimate personal injury claim, the victim must have been hurt from negligence. Negligence happens when action or inaction is responsible for the injury. Simply put: Negligence occurs through recklessness, malicious intent and malpractice. When a person does not act like a reasonable person should, that person may be liable for any resulting damages.
When should I file a lawsuit?
Well, you should immediately consult with an Oklahoma personal injury lawyer following your accident. This is because there is only a small window for victims to file a claim after their accident. Should a victim not file during the open time period, the statute of limitations can keep the victim from ever recovering compensation.
How much compensation am I entitled to?
There really is no blueprint for determining the value of a personal injury claim. It will depend on a lot of things, such as the severity of your injuries. Generally speaking, a case’s worth is based on five areas, which include: Lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of earning capacity, past medical bills and future medical bills. Ultimately, evidence is what will determine the value of a case.
Why Fry & Elder
At Fry & Elder, we make it a point to establish a personal connection with each of our clients because we know that each client and case has different features and aspects. We tailor each case based on its best strengths. The trial lawyers at Fry & Elder are some of the most recognized and decorated attorneys not just in Oklahoma, but in the United States. Robert G “Hap” Fry Jr., M. Shane Henry, Luke Barteaux and Aaron D. Bundy have all garnered accolades from the highly esteemed legal outlet SuperLawyers®. The firm also made the U.S. New & World Report’s prestigious Best Law Firms of 2015 list. Contact Fry & Elder today to set up a free consultation.