Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death Attorney in Tulsa

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It is very rare that a person is prepared for the loss of a loved one. This is especially true when a person is unexpectedly killed because of another person’s negligence. When this happens, the victim’s family is often saddled with expenses in addition to the distress of the loss.

Wrongful death claims provide a way for families who have lost a loved one to recover compensation, hold negligent parties accountable, and achieve some closure. If you are in need of representation in your wrongful death claim, contact The Law Offices of Trevor Furlong today. I will help you and your family get the resources you need in the aftermath of this tragedy.

To schedule a free consultation with a wrongful death lawyer in Tulsa, call (918) 387-8660 or complete my contact form.

What is Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death is an area of the law in which negligent parties can be held accountable if their actions lead to another person’s death. These cases often involve incidents such as motor vehicle accidents. While wrongful death cases do resemble personal injury litigation in many ways, the involvement of a death leads to more extensive financial and emotional damages for the family of the victim. The process of filing a wrongful death claim is different from personal injury claims as well; wrongful death claims can only be filed by certain people and must be completed within a specific period of time that is unique to wrongful death cases.

What Qualifies as Wrongful Death?

Oklahoma Statutes Chapter 12, Section 1053 defines wrongful death as a situation "when the death of one is caused by the wrongful act of another.

The "wrongful act" that results in another person's death may be caused by the following behavior:

  • Intentional
  • Reckless
  • Negligent conduct

A wrongful death claim may be filed if the deceased person could file a personal injury lawsuit had he or she lived. A wrongful death claim is essentially a personal injury case in which the injured person is no longer available to file a claim on his/her own behalf. Instead, the survivors of the deceased person must bring the claim to court to recover damages they have endured.

Wrongful Death Claim Damages

Wrongful death claims provide a victim’s loved ones with compensation for the expenses directly related to the death, such as funeral and burial expenses, as well as any remaining medical expenses. If a person was in medical treatment for an extended period of time before passing away, a wrongful death claim may also account for the expenses that were incurred during that time. In addition to medical expenses, this may include costs such as lost wages.

A wrongful death incident can lead to extensive financial and emotional damage for the victim’s family. So, in addition to providing compensation for death-related expenses, wrongful death claims account for the losses that the family will experience because of the death. This may include financial costs such as lost wages, but can also include non-economic damages like pain and suffering or loss of companionship.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Oklahoma?

In Oklahoma, wrongful death claims must be filed by the person who has been appointed as the representative of the deceased person’s estate. A representative may be identified in the deceased person’s will or estate plan, but if not, a representative must be appointed to handle the wrongful death claim. Appointed representatives are often family members but can also be close friends of the deceased or legal representatives.

Wrongful Death Claim Statute of Limitations in Oklahoma

Wrongful death claims in Oklahoma are subjected to a statute of limitations. Claims must be filed within two years of the victim’s death. Any claim that is filed outside of the statute of limitations will most likely be dismissed.

Schedule a Free Consultation Today

I am committed to helping your family recover following the loss of a loved one due to negligence. I understand that money will do little to ease the pain of losing a family member; however, filing a wrongful death claim can help to alleviate the financial repercussions of an accident. I will help you navigate the legal process and support you throughout the progression of your claim.

Send a message or call (918) 387-8660 for a consultation with a Tulsa wrongful death attorney. Consultations are available in English and Spanish.

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Settlements & Verdicts

  • $4,500,000 Medical Negligence
  • $3,500,000 Motorcycle Crash
  • $3,500,000 Wrongful Death
  • $1,500,000 Motorcycle Crash
  • $1,500,000 Chemical Exposure
  • $1,250,000 Car Wreck
  • $1,200,000 Car Crash
  • $995,000 Semi Wreck
  • $925,000 Car Crash
  • $890,000 Wrongful Death

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