Wrongful Death

Nothing can be more devastating to a family than the loss of a loved one, especially when that death occurred due to the negligence of another. In Oklahoma, survivors of a person wrongfully killed may be entitled to compensation for their loss. If your family is suffering from the loss of a loved one under these circumstances contact a skilled Oklahoma personal injury attorney for assistance.


When a family member dies as a result of someone else's negligence in Oklahoma, you need skilled legal counsel to protect your rights and help you get compensation for your loss.


A "wrongful death" is a death due to someone else's carelessness or negligence. Every state has a civil "wrongful death statute," or set of statutes, which establish the procedures for bringing wrongful death actions. In most states, such persons as the decedent's immediate family members (surviving spouses and children, and sometimes parents or siblings) may bring the action.

Elements

In order to bring a successful wrongful death cause of action, the following elements must be present:

  • The death of a human being;
  • Caused by another's negligence;
  • Loss as a result of the death, and;
  • The survival of family members or others named by a particular state's statute as being entitled to sue under the particular state's statute.

A wrongful death claim may be based on circumstances, such as in the following situations:

  • Medical malpractice that results in decedent's death;
  • Automobile or airplane accident;
  • Occupational exposure to hazardous conditions or substances;
  • Death during a supervised activity.


If your family has been the victim of a wrongful death in Oklahoma, contact a skilled Oklahoma attorney skill in wrongful death matters. Contact us at our Tulsa office now via email or call 919-587-8700 for a free consultation regarding your case.