Oklahoma injury lawyers

Our Oklahoma Injury Attorneys Have the Answers You Need to Move On

The Compton Law Firm was created to provide injury victims with a legal resource during the most troubling times of their lives. We understand the pain you are going through, so we always listen carefully to the details of your accident before explaining your legal rights and possible options to move forward. We are fully staffed, so that you are always able to speak to someone about your case, and we keep victims informed as their cases progress, so the client is never kept in the dark. If you have been injured, simply fill out our quick online contact form or call 405-542-2529 to speak with one of our attorneys about your case

We help victims who are suffering from many different kinds of physical and emotional injuries, including:

Auto Accidents. 

Many people try to avoid legal battles after a car accident, but realize they are at a disadvantage when they speak to an insurance adjuster. From the moment your accident occurred, you entered into a battle with the insurance company—and the adjusters know all the ways to deny you the payment you deserve. Our attorneys can get you the compensation you need after a car accident, pedestrian accident or DUI crash in Oklahoma, including the funds you need to pay your medical bills and expenses for time off work.

Truck Accidents. 

If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck wreck, it is vital to have the incident investigated as soon as possible. Trucking companies will work fast to protect their own interests, and you will need a trial law firm with experience in complex litigation. We know how to confront companies and owners who are at fault for Oklahoma oil and gas truck accidents, 18-wheeler accidents, dump truck crashes, commercial truck crashes, municipal vehicle accidents, as well as collisions with UPS, FedEx, and other delivery vehicles.

Medical Malpractice. 

An accident in the hospital can have catastrophic results. Surgery errors, anesthesia mistakes, birth injuries, and medication errors are just a few ways patients can suffer injuries and even death at a time when they are most vulnerable. Our attorneys can investigate what happened during your visit, getting you compensated for your emergency rooms charges, X-rays, physical therapy, emotional distress, pain and suffering, scars, and more.

Injuries to Children. 

There is no greater suffering for a parent than when his or her child is injured. No matter how much parents try to protect their children from danger, kids are at constant risk of harm by others, including bicycle accidents, being struck by cars, day care injuries, dog bites, and injuries and deaths due to pools and unsafe premises. When we fight for your child’s rights, we can identify the person responsible for your family’s suffering and get you compensation for any permanent injuries.

Wrongful Death. 

There is no amount of money that can restore the loss of a loved one. If someone you love has been killed due to a medication or hospital error, serious fall, nursing home abuse, birth injury, vehicle accident, malfunctioning product, or accident in the oil and gas industry, our attorneys will seek justice from the person or company responsible. Not only can we get you compensation for your past medical and funeral costs, we can ensure that the accident doesn’t happen to someone else.

Slip and Falls - Premises Liability

If you were injured while on someone else's property, it’s possible that the property owner is liable for the harms and losses and must compensate you. We represent victims of negligently maintained premises all across Oklahoma and can quickly evaluate your case and explain how Oklahoma law allows you to take action against negligent property owners. We’re prepared to fight for you to help make your case for the maximum compensation possible to cover your medical bills, lost earnings, physical pain and emotional suffering.

Common premises liability accidents in Oklahoma

Property owners have a responsibility to reasonably keep their premises free from hazards that could cause harm to others. If a reasonable property owner would have discovered and corrected a hazardous or dangerous condition in time to prevent the injury and the hazard would not be obvious to a reasonable victim, that property owner can be liable for the harm done. Premises liability includes slip and fall and trip and fall injuries. Improperly maintained premises that facilitated the commission of a crime, such as an assault or robbery, also fall under this category. Common causes of premises liability claims include:

  • Unfenced swimming pools
  • Buildings and parking facilities with insufficient security
  • Loose floor tiles/carpeting
  • Wet surfaces / spills
  • Improperly lit passages and stairwells
  • Malfunctioning elevators/escalators
  • Uneven pavement and potholes
  • Falling objects, including merchandise on store shelves
  • Improperly fenced-off or secured construction sites

Products Liability

Oklahoma and Federal laws protect consumers against the harm posed by defective products. When a consumer sustains an injury due to a defective product, a number of parties can be held liable for releasing a product that they knew or should have known posed a risk to users.

The jurisdiction in which the product liability case is filed will determine the liability of those involved in the chain of commerce as the defective product passes from the manufacturer to the consumer. A person or company can be held liable for a number of products ranging from faulty medical devices to foods that cause food poisoning.

If you or someone you know has been injured by a defective product, you may be entitled to compensation. The attorneys at our law firm have a successful history of litigating product liability cases against some of the largest corporations in America and recovering compensation for their clients. To see if our lawyers can help you, please fill out our contact form today.

  • Manufacturing, Design, and Marketing Defects

If someone is injured by a defective product, they may have grounds to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer, wholesaler, or distributer, depending on the type of defect. The two primary categories of product defects under Oklahoma and Federal law are design defects and manufacturing defects.

Manufacturing defects, which are caused by an error in assembly, are not intended to be part of the product. This type of defect will typically only be found in a small percentage of a company’s manufactured goods. Based on the theory of strict liability, a manufacturer is liable for any manufacturing defects that occur as a result of faulty construction, regardless of whether they took care throughout the manufacturing process. The plaintiff needs to prove that the defect allegedly responsible for their injury was present at the time of departure from the factory where the good was produced.

A design defect is a flaw in the original blueprint of a product that causes it to be unreasonably dangerous and creates a hazard for potential users. This type of defect will typically be found in all of a company’s manufactured products.

Failure to Warn and Warning Labels

          Failure to Warn - Oklahoma Product Liability Lawyers

A products liability lawyer can file a lawsuit for a manufacturer’s failure to warn of potential risks. Any party in the chain of distribution can be liable if warnings or instructions could have prevented injury from foreseeable risks or if the warnings themselves, when followed properly, caused the injury.

          Warning Labels

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is the organization responsible for maintaining rules and regulations for safety symbols and product safety signs and labels. The warning standards endorse signs that are easier to read, offer a more detailed explanation, and illustrate the safety risks with pictures.

According to ANSI, a warning label should:

  • Inform the consumer of existing hazards
  • Inform the consumer of the severity of the risk involved with the particular product
  • Inform the consumer of the effects of the hazard
  • Inform the consumer how to avoid the hazard

A warning should be highly visible and positioned as close to the area of the hazard as possible. The label should be made with the life expectancy and the typical setting of the product in mind.

General Negligence

Someone else's negligent conduct can have a devastating impact on you and your family's lives.  The civil justice system allows compensation in the form of medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, disfigurement, and other harms and losses you might have suffered.

 

We Fight for the Rights of Accident Victims Across Oklahoma

Every day, we help people just like you. If you are struggling physically or emotionally after a serious injury, we can take over your battle with an insurance company, get justice for a medical mistake, and take your case all the way to trial to get you the compensation and justice you deserve.

You should know that cases involving catastrophic injuries and wrongful death require specialized skills, attention, and resources. Compton Law has the staff and resources required to go the distance. We are one of the few law firms in Oklahoma that has a full-sized courtroom in our office so that we can fully prepare your case in mock trials and hearing simulations.

Our injury attorneys are available in our main office in Hinton, as well as in our convenient secondary location in Oklahoma City. Call or email us today to speak with a legal representative about your case, and see how good it feels to finally put your accident behind you.