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Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Oklahoma?

A family member or neutral third party. According to Chapter 12, Section 1053 of the Oklahoma Statutes, wrongful death is a situation in which the death of one person is caused by the negligent, reckless, or intentional conduct of another person. In this situation, a representative is chosen who will best represent the interests of the estate of the person who was killed. In Oklahoma, a wrongful death lawsuit can be filed by the “personal representative” of the decedent. This representative may have been named in the deceased person’s estate plan. If there is no estate plan, or if the person named in the estate plan is unable or unwilling to serve, then the court may appoint a representative. Often, the representative will be the spouse of the deceased person, but it may also be a parent, sibling, or child. The reason for this is due to the family member often having the best connection to the interests of the

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If I’m Injured, Will My Personal Injury Case Go to Trial or Settle?

Whether you were involved in a car accident or bitten by your neighbor’s dog, you have the right to pursue compensation for what you have endured. But there are various paths your case can take when pursuing that right to being compensated. These paths are ultimately determined by various factors, such as how clearly the person who hurt you was in the wrong and liable, the amount of money being pursued for your case, and even the individual company who is being negotiated with. When you start thinking of your case, you may wonder what path you’ll take and whether your case will have to go to trial. The answer is: probably not. According to a study done by the U.S. Department of Justice, only 3% of tort cases went all the way to trial with a verdict, 73% of cases ended up settling. Because most personal injury cases settle out of court, the majority of the legwork of a good case

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Don’t Make These Medical Treatment Mistakes After a Car Accident

Being involved in a car accident is always a nightmare, especially when dealing with serious injuries that may cause you to miss work and the legal complications that come with pursuing a case. The purpose of this article is to address the common pitfalls people fall into when it comes to their medical treatment following an accident and how it can affect the potential compensation of their personal injury claim. Delaying Your First Appointment If you’ve been involved in an accident and are injured, it is critical you immediately go seek immediate medical attention, whether it be a 24 hour emergency clinic, your primary care provider, or a hospital emergency room if the injury is serious. This initial assessment is crucial for setting the foundation for your legal claim to build off, in addition to preventing your injury being aggravated from a lack of treatment. The reason this immediate medical care is so important is because it effectively establishes the

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