Oklahoma City Personal Injury Attorneys

Accidents are unpredictable and overwhelming. Don’t hesitate to call on an experienced team of lawyers to take the pressure off of you or a family member in such a trying time – you shouldn’t have to suffer the aftermath of a personal injury alone. Whether your accident was caused by negligent or willful behavior of another, Warhawk Legal is committed to defending your rights as an injured person. Here’s why clients choose Warhawk Legal:

  • You only pay if we win!
  • We offer a free case evaluation and consultation.
  • We’ve recovered millions of dollars for our clients.
  • Our representation is award-winning.

Our skilled Oklahoma City personal injury lawyers understand the emotional and physical turmoil you’ve acquired from your sudden personal injury, and we will fight to get you the justice you are owed. Injured in an accident? Get in touch with our team at (405) 397-1717 to schedule your free initial case review with one of our attorneys today.

Oklahoma City Personal Injury Cases We Handle

A personal injury claim arises when an individual suffers harm due to the negligence or wrongful actions of another party. These claims seek to compensate the injured party for damages resulting from the incident, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

At Warhawk Legal, we handle the following types of personal injury cases and more: 

How Can an Oklahoma City Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me?

Pursuing a personal injury claim can be challenging, especially while recovering from your injuries. Our dedicated team of accident lawyers in Oklahoma City is here to guide you through the personal injury claims process and ensure your rights are protected. Here is how we can help:

  1. Investigation: We will thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your accident to determine who is liable for your injuries and losses.
  2. Gathering Evidence: We will collect crucial evidence such as the accident report, your medical records, and witness statements to support your claim.
  3. Identifying Sources of Compensation: We will identify all potential sources of recovery from individuals, businesses, and/or insurance companies, to pursue maximum compensation for your claim.
  4. Handling the Legal Paperwork: Our experienced legal team will handle all the necessary legal paperwork, including filing court documents and negotiating with the insurance companies on your behalf.
  5. Ensuring You are Treated Fairly: We will work hard to ensure you are treated fairly by the liable insurance companies and that your claim does not get lost in the shuffle. 

We are experienced trial attorneys who prepare each case to be tried in court if necessary to recover the compensation that our clients or their loved ones truly deserve. 

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How Long Can I Wait To File My Personal Injury Case In Oklahoma City?

In the state of Oklahoma, there is a legal time limit, known as the statute of limitations, within which you must file a personal injury lawsuit. According to Title 12 Section 95 of the Oklahoma Statutes, “An action for injury to the rights of another, not arising on contract, and not hereinafter enumerated, shall be brought within two (2) years.”

This statute specifies that you generally have two years from the date of the injury to file a personal injury lawsuit. However, it is essential to understand that there are exceptions to this rule, depending on the circumstances of your case.

It is very important that you put your trust in an experienced law firm such as Warhawk Legal without delay – if you begin your case outside the statute of limitations, your case will likely be dismissed, and you will not get the closure you need.

What Types Of Injury Compensation Can I Reclaim?

In a personal injury case, you may be entitled to various types of compensation to help you recover from your injuries and losses. These compensatory damages aim to address both your economic and non-economic losses. Here are the types of compensation you may be able to reclaim:

  1. Medical Expenses: This includes all medical costs associated with your injury, such as hospital bills, surgery expenses, doctor’s visits, medication costs, rehabilitation costs, and any necessary medical equipment.
  2. Lost Wages: If your injury prevents you from working, you may be compensated for the lost income during your recovery period. This can include lost wages, bonuses, commissions, and any other financial benefits you would have earned if not for the injury.
  3. Pain and Suffering: Compensation for pain and suffering accounts for the physical and emotional distress caused by the injury. This may include ongoing pain, discomfort, mental anguish, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.
  4. Property Damage: If your property, such as your vehicle, was damaged in the accident that caused your injury, you may be entitled to compensation for repair or replacement costs.
  5. Rehabilitation Costs: In addition to initial medical treatment, you may require ongoing rehabilitation services such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, or counseling to aid in your recovery.
  6. Future Medical Expenses: If your injury requires ongoing medical treatment or future surgeries, you may be compensated for anticipated medical expenses incurred beyond the settlement or trial.
  7. Loss of Earning Capacity: If your injury affects your ability to earn income in the future, you may be entitled to compensation for the reduction in your earning capacity. 

If there has been a death as a result of an accident, our experienced Oklahoma City wrongful death attorneys will assess your case meticulously to determine the full extent of your damages and pursue maximum compensation on your behalf.

Common Injuries in Oklahoma City Personal Injury Cases

A personal injury case can result in a wide range of injuries, each with its own set of challenges and consequences. Some common injuries include:

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs): These injuries occur when the brain sustains trauma from a blow, jolt, or penetrating injury to the head. A TBI can range from mild concussions to severe brain damage, leading to long-term cognitive, physical, and emotional impairments.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Damage to the spinal cord can result in partial or complete paralysis, affecting mobility, sensation, and bodily functions below the injury site. A spinal cord injury often requires extensive medical treatment, rehabilitation, and ongoing care.
  • Broken Bones: Fractures or broken bones are common injuries in accidents such as car crashes, falls, or sports-related incidents. 
  • Whiplash: Whiplash is a soft tissue injury to the neck caused by a sudden jerking motion of the head, commonly seen in rear-end car accidents. Symptoms may include neck pain, stiffness, headaches, dizziness, and numbness or tingling in the arms. This commonly happens in rear-end accidents during times of concentrated stop-and-go traffic.
  • Burns: Burn injuries can result from exposure to fire, hot liquids, chemicals, or electrical sources. 
  • Death: In the worst cases, the negligence or wrongdoing of others can result in loss of life. Fatalities that are the result of motor vehicle accidents, workplace accidents, and acts of violence are unfortunately not uncommon.

Our experienced Oklahoma personal injury attorneys have handled a wide variety of personal injury cases and understand the unique challenges associated with each type of injury. 

Who Is Liable For My Injuries In Oklahoma City?

Identifying the party or parties liable for your injuries is crucial in a personal injury case. Liability often stems from negligence, which is the failure to exercise reasonable care under the circumstances. Here are potentially liable parties depending on the nature of your accident:

  1. Negligent Drivers: If your injury occurred in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident, the at-fault driver may be held liable for your injuries if they breached their duty of care while operating their vehicle. This could include actions such as reckless driving, speeding, distracted driving, or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. (Title 47 of the Oklahoma Statutes)
  2. Property Owners: In cases involving slip and fall accidents or premises liability, the owner or occupier of the property may be held responsible for failing to maintain safe conditions on their premises. This includes hazards such as wet floors, uneven surfaces, inadequate lighting, or lack of warning signs.
  3. Employers: If your injury occurred in the workplace, your employer may be held liable for unsafe working conditions or negligent actions by supervisors or co-workers. Workers’ compensation laws may apply in these cases, providing you with benefits regardless of fault. (Title 85A of the Oklahoma Statutes)
  4. Manufacturers of Defective Products: If your injury was caused by a defective product, such as a malfunctioning vehicle part, unsafe medication, or faulty consumer product, the manufacturer or distributor of the product may be held liable under product liability laws. (Title 76, Sections 50 through 57 of the Oklahoma Statutes)
  5. Healthcare Professionals: In cases of medical malpractice, healthcare providers such as doctors, nurses, surgeons, or hospitals may be held accountable for injuries resulting from negligent medical treatment, misdiagnosis, surgical errors, or medication mistakes. (Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes)

It is important to note that in Oklahoma, the amount of compensation you can recover for a personal injury may be reduced if you are found partially liable for the accident. An experienced lawyer can help you understand how this can impact the amount of compensation you receive. With our contingency fee pay structure, you don’t pay anything until we win your case.

What Should I Do After an Accident?

If you have suffered an injury or loss as a result of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, taking the right steps can help protect your health, safety, and legal rights. Here is what you should do after an accident in Oklahoma City:

  1. Seek Medical Attention: Seek medical attention for any injuries sustained in the accident, even if they seem minor. Prompt medical care can prevent complications and provide documentation of your injuries for your personal injury claim.
  2. Document the Scene: If possible, gather evidence from the accident scene, including photographs of vehicle damage, property damage, road conditions, and any visible injuries. Also, obtain contact information from witnesses who may have observed the accident.
  3. Report the Accident: Depending on the nature of the accident, report it to the appropriate authorities, such as law enforcement, the property owner, or your employer. An official accident report can provide valuable documentation for your insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit.
  4. Notify Your Insurance Company: Notify your insurance company of the accident as soon as possible but avoid providing any recorded statements or accepting any settlement without consulting with an attorney first.
  5. Contact an Attorney: Consult with an experienced Oklahoma personal injury attorney who can assess your case, explain your legal rights, and guide you through the claims process

By taking these steps, you can protect your rights and improve your chances of obtaining fair compensation for your injuries and losses.

Is It Okay To Talk To The Liable Party’s Insurance?

If the other side’s insurance company calls you for information, do not talk to them without an attorney present. The insurance company is likely looking for information to keep from paying you fair compensation, and anything you say may come back to haunt you.

Contact An Oklahoma City Personal Injury Attorney Today

Joe Carson, Warhawk Legal‘s senior partner, has been awarded the highest rating possible from Martindale-Hubbell: an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating, due to his allegiance, skill, and moral standards in defending the rights of the injured. Not only is he a member of the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for having recovered millions of dollars in damages for his clients but is also included in the esteemed list of Super Lawyers. Call Warhawk Legal at (405) 397-1717 today for a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Oklahoma City!