No words can truly express how families feel after the loss of a loved one. It is a daily struggle to keep going, to cope with everyday activities without the advice and comfort from a person you used to rely on. But for those whose relatives were taken suddenly due to someone else’s negligence, the grief is combined with anger—and these families must also deal with the injustice of knowing that the person who is to blame could go on to hurt someone else.
Our Attorneys Can Get You Closure and Compensation After a Wrongful Death in Oklahoma
If someone you love was fatally injured in an accident, the Compton Law Firm can provide legal counsel and fight aggressively to get justice from the people responsible. An Oklahoma wrongful death claim can not only get you compensation for past medical and funeral costs, it can also prevent the accident from happening to someone else. Call the number on this page today to discuss the details of your case with an attorney.
Under Oklahoma law, a wrongful death is any situation where death is caused by intentional, reckless, or negligent conduct on behalf of another party. A wrongful death action may be filed by family members whose relatives have suffered:
- Fatal injuries. There is seemingly no end to the ways a person may suffer an untimely death. Fires, car crashes, faulty products, drowning, serious falls, injury at birth, and other accidents may cause injuries that victims may not be able to overcome. You could recover damages that pay for hospital care, funeral expenses, and compensation for the pain, suffering, and other losses that your family has endured.
- Accidents at work. There are risks of injury in every workplaces, but some occupations are inherently more dangerous than others. Workers in the oil and gas industry, for instance, are constantly at risk of explosions, fires, toxic exposure, drilling accidents, and other hazards that can cause untimely death. In many cases, these incidents are not properly investigated, allowing employers to continue exposing employees to a dangerous work environment. No matter where your loved one was employed, we investigate the circumstances of the death for signs of safety violations and negligence that could have led to an accident.
- Nursing home abuse. People entrust the health and care of their elderly relatives to nursing home employees. Unfortunately, these caretakers may neglect or outright abuse their residents, resulting in dehydration, medication errors, infections, malnutrition, and serious falls—and many of these incidents result in deaths that are not properly investigated.
- Medical errors. Patients place their lives in the hands of medical professionals every day, and it only takes one simple mistake to cause a fatal complication. We can help families seek redress for surgical errors, prescription medication mistakes, accidental overdose, and other hospital mistakes that caused or led to the death of a loved one.
We Help Oklahoma City Families Heal After a Serious Accident
While no amount of money can make up for the loss of a loved one, an Oklahoma wrongful death lawsuit can help you get financial awards and justice for your loved one’s suffering. The loss of a parent or spouse can mean significant hardship for a family, and the person responsible for the death should have to compensate the family for that loss. If we can prove negligence, the at-fault party may also have to pay punitive damages, as well as take precaution to prevent similar accidents in the future. Call our offices today to find out how we can help your family recover.