Catastrophic accidents and negligent deaths leave families in deep grief, shock and denial. Often, it is too painful to even think about the many mundane tasks that need to be completed after a death, like reviewing medical bills for errors or filing the paperwork to make an insurance claim.
If your loved one was killed by another person or entity's negligence or wrongdoing, you need experienced and compassionate legal representation on your side.
At the law offices of Stephens, Anderson & Cummings, we know that your family is dealing with many issues after a wrongful death. Our Oklahoma attorneys can help you get the answers and compensation you deserve. Don't let insurance companies attempt to settle your family's claim for less than it deserves.
Call (877) 920-9009 or fill out our case evaluation form to have a knowledgeable wrongful death lawyer review your case for free and advise you of your rights after a wrongful death.
What is a Wrongful Death?
A wrongful death is a death caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another person or entity. Unlike murder or manslaughter, a wrongful death is a civil case, not a criminal one. While both civil and criminal charges may be filed depending on the situation, usually wrongful deaths are accidental, or come about because of someone else's mistake or recklessness.
Wrongful death lawsuits are common after accidents where someone was careless or reckless. Wrongful death actions are often filed after:
- Auto accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Construction accidents
- Defective product lawsuits
- Premises liability cases
- Dangerous drugs
If you are unsure if your family has a wrongful death claim, contact Stephens, Anderson & Cummings at 877-920-9009, or fill out our case evaluation form. Our Oklahoma City attorneys can review the circumstances surrounding the death and advise you of your legal options.
Who Can Sue For a Wrongful Death in Oklahoma?
In Oklahoma, the immediate family members of the person killed are able to file a lawsuit against the negligent person who caused the wrongful death. This includes the spouse, parents, or children of the victim. Siblings and distant relatives usually do not have the standing, or the right to sue, for wrongful death on behalf of their loved one. But, an experienced Oklahoma wrongful death lawyer can help review your specific claim.
Why Should I File A Lawsuit For Wrongful Death?
The sudden death of a loved one causes obvious emotional trauma. When your family is going through unnecessary pain and suffering because of someone else's negligence or wrongdoing, you deserve to be compensated for your grief. Our attorneys also recognize that your loved ones death is more important than money. Wrongful death cases are also about getting answers and the justice you deserve. We help you file a lawsuit that will work hard to make the person responsible liable for your family's loss.
Additionally, many families financial stability suffers after an unexpected death. These financial losses may persist for years afterward. A wrongful death claim can compensate you for the expenses and lost income that could be affecting your family. Some examples of common damages won in wrongful death claims include:
- Funeral expenses
- Medical expenses
- Lost income the deceased would have provided
- Insurance or retirement funds the deceased would have provided
- Pain and suffering of the victim
- Pain and suffering of the victims family
- Loss of emotional support and companionship
- Punitive damages
Our attorneys have the passion, integrity, and grit needed to work towards getting your family the money it needs to survive after the wrongful death of a loved one.
Experienced, Knowledgeable Wrongful Death Attorneys
At Stephen, Anderson & Cummings, the results from our personal injury legal team speak for themselves. Our Oklahoma City wrongful death attorneys have represented many families just like yours, who need support after the devastating loss of a loved one. We know that families are suffering, which is why we offer a free consultation with an attorney who will discuss the merits of your claim.
If you have lost a loved one due to someones reckless or negligent behavior, call (877) 920-9009 or fill out our case evaluation form to find out how we can help.