Recovering Compensation in Oklahoma
In the state of Oklahoma, you have two years from the date of your accident or incident to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover damages. There are three kinds of damages you may be able to pursue: economic, non-economic, and punitive.
Economic damages are intended to cover the financial losses you have incurred as a result of your injury. From medical expenses to lost wages to legal fees, this form of compensation can help you get back on your feet.
Non-economic damages compensate for intangible losses, like pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of ability to enjoy life, and more. While these losses are not quantifiable, our attorney will take the time to understand your story so he can fight for the damages you need to move forward.
Punitive damages are rarely awarded in personal injury lawsuits, but they are meant to punish especially negligent or intentionally harmful behavior. To determine if you may be eligible to fight for punitive damages, schedule a free consultation with our firm today.
Understanding Modified Comparative Fault
When determining the amount of compensation you may be able to recover, it’s important to consider the modified comparative fault rule. This rule states that your recoverable damages can be reduced according to your percentage of fault for your accident. In addition, if your share of fault is found to be more than 50%, you cannot recover any damages.
At Sherman A. Reed, P.C., our attorney is prepared to put his decades of experience to work to anticipate how the modified comparative fault rule may impact your case.
See What Sets Our Firm Apart
There is no one-size-fits-all solution to every personal injury claim, but many attorneys take a factory-line approach to these kinds of legal issues. Not us. We believe that your personal injury deserves a personal strategy. We’ll put in the time, effort, and energy necessary to understand your needs and goals. Then, we’ll formulate a plan of action that’s focused on you.
While it may be preferable to secure a settlement without going to trial, we’re not afraid of a challenge. If we need to take your case to court to advocate for your best interests, that’s what we’ll do. Why? Because we genuinely care about you, and we want to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
Do not wait to put compassionate, committed legal counsel on your side. Schedule a free consultation with our firm in Oklahoma City today to start moving forward.