Compensation for a Terrible Tragedy
If you have lost a loved one in an accident that was not their fault, you may be wondering if you are eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Every state has different wrongful death laws, so it is important to understand the specifics of Oklahoma law. In this blog, learn who may be able to file a wrongful death suit in Oklahoma and the statute of limitations for filing such a claim.
What Wrongful Death Is
In Oklahoma, wrongful death is defined as a death that was caused by the wrongful or negligent acts of another person. Under state law, the surviving spouse, children, and parents of the deceased may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim.
The statute of limitations for wrongful death claims in Oklahoma is two years from the date of death. This means that if you want to file a wrongful death lawsuit in Oklahoma, you must do so within two years of your loved one's passing.
Who Can File A Wrongful Death Claim In Oklahoma?
In Oklahoma, the surviving spouse, children, and parents of the deceased may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim. If there is no surviving spouse or children, the parents of the deceased may still be eligible to file a claim.
What Damages Can Be Recovered?
Under Oklahoma law, wrongful death damages can include both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages include expenses that have a specific monetary value, such as medical expenses and funeral costs. Non-economic damages can be harder to assign a monetary value to and can include things like pain and suffering and mental anguish.
Work with a Wrongful Death Attorney
Wrongful death claims can be difficult to navigate. If you have lost a loved one due to the wrongful or negligent actions of another person, it is important to speak with an experienced wrongful death attorney who can help you understand your legal rights and options.
At Brewster & De Angelis, our team is ready to help you seek the compensation you deserve. Learn more about how we can help or schedule a consultation by calling (918) 265-1214 or by visiting our website.