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Filing a Personal Injury Claim in Oklahoma

If you were injured due to the careless, reckless, or wrongful conduct of another, you could be entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering, and other damages. It is important that you contact an experienced personal injury attorney, as these cases can be complex. As the person bringing the claim (known as the “plaintiff”), you also have the burden of proof. This means you are the one responsible for proving your case—and the party against whom you are bringing your claim (the “defendant”) is likely to fight back.

At Brewster & De Angelis, we have been representing individuals and families throughout Oklahoma since 1983, providing highly personalized legal services tailored to each client’s unique situation. We limit the overall number of cases we accept in order to better provide our clients with the attentive and focused representation they deserve. As your legal team, we will be there to guide you through the recovery process, advocating for you at every turn. We are committed to securing the maximum compensation you are owed, even if that means taking your case to trial.

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Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle

Our attorneys have extensive experience handling all types of personal injury claims. We have successfully represented clients in complex and high-profile cases, securing the settlements or verdicts they needed to heal and move forward with their lives.

Our personal injury practice includes cases involving:

Whether you were injured in a serious head-on collision, suffered catastrophic injuries after an explosion on a construction site, or slipped and fell due to dangerous conditions on someone else’s property, our team is here to fight for the full and fair compensation you are owed.

Our team also handles a wide range of medical malpractice matters, including claims involving birth injuries, diagnostic errors, hospital liability, medication errors, pharmaceutical liability, surgical errors, and more. If you believe you or your loved one was harmed due to a preventable medical error or a medical provider’s misconduct, contact Brewster & De Angelis right away.

When Should You File a Personal Injury Claim?

It is always a good idea to file a personal injury claim if you were injured and/or suffered significant damages that have impacted your life. However, before you file a claim, there are some things you should know.

First, you only have grounds for a personal injury claim or lawsuit if you can prove the following:

  • You were injured and suffered measurable economic and/or non-economic damages, such as medical care costs, lost income, or pain and suffering
  • The defendant had a legal responsibility to take reasonable measures to prevent foreseeable harm (duty of care) or was strictly liable for injuries
  • The defendant acted negligently, wrongfully, or intentionally or was liable by default (i.e., due to strict liability laws)
  • The defendant’s negligent, wrongful, or intentional conduct was the direct or proximate cause of your injuries, or the defendant is liable under strict liability

Another important thing to be aware of when filing a personal injury lawsuit is the statute of limitations. Every state has a statute of limitations, or filing deadline, for personal injury cases; in Oklahoma, the statute of limitations on most personal injury cases is two years from the date of injury. Generally speaking, if you miss the two-year deadline, you will lose your right to sue the liable party for damages.

Damages in Personal Injury Cases

When someone is unexpectedly injured, they don’t just suffer physically. A serious injury can lead to considerable emotional and financial hardship, as well. Victims may need extensive medical attention and ongoing treatments, they may be unable to work for weeks or months, and they may even face lifelong challenges and impairments as a result of their injuries. By filing a personal injury claim, you can seek fair financial compensation for these and other losses.

The physical, emotional, and financial losses you suffer as a result of an injury are collectively known as “damages.” Economic damages are those with a specific monetary value, such as medical bills. Non-economic damages, on the other hand, are more intangible in nature.

Some examples of both economic and non-economic damages you may be able to recover in your personal injury case include:

  • Emergency medical care
  • Hospital/ambulance fees
  • Ongoing and future medical expenses
  • Prescription medications
  • Medical equipment/devices
  • Lost income/wages
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Therapy/counseling
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Costs associated with home modifications
  • In-home assistance/care

It is important to note that Oklahoma caps, or limits, the amount you can recover in non-economic damages. Since 2011, you may not recover more than $350,000 in non-economic damages in a personal injury or medical malpractice case. This cap only applies to non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, and does not affect your recovery for economic damages, like medical bills or lost wages.

At Brewster & De Angelis, our Tulsa personal injury lawyers strive to maximize each of our client’s recoveries. We know how important it is that you receive full compensation for your damages so that you can begin to move forward with your life.

Learn How Our Personal Injury Team Can Help You Get Back on Your Feet

If you were involved in a serious accident or lost someone you love due to the negligent or wrongful conduct of another, we encourage you to reach out to Brewster & De Angelis as soon as possible. Our knowledgeable attorneys can provide the guidance, answers, and information you need to move forward in the legal system.

As your legal team, we will be beside you every step of the way. Our attorneys have decades of experience and follow a collaborative approach to building and litigating cases. This means that every one of our clients gets the full resources, experience, and skill of our entire team.

We offer our legal services on a contingency fee basis, so there are no upfront or out-of-pocket costs for you when you hire Brewster & De Angelis. Instead, our attorneys’ fees are paid via a percentage of your total recovery. In other words, if we do not secure a settlement or verdict on your behalf, you do not pay a dime.

Get started with your free consultation today; call (918) 265-1214 or contact us online.

Proven Results & Success

Hear From Our Past Clients
  • Mr. Mwafulirwa has an ability to communicate both orally and through the written word in a manner that sets him apart from others in the practice. In addition, his analytical capabilities are unmatched.

    - Attorney
  • From personal experience as an adversary, I know Mbilike to be a person of the highest character and integrity and an exceptional role model in the civic and legal communities.

    - Opposing Attorney
  • He is most ethical; always prepared; very professional; has a complete understanding of the facts and the applicable law in cases, and is very effective and persuasive. He is an outstanding litigator.

    - Judge
  • I have opposed Guy on several cases through the years and have always found him to be not only a formidable opponent, but also very ethical, professional, and easy to work with.

    - Attorney
  • Mr. Lair is a former colleague of mine. He is an excellent lawyer and of the highest moral character.

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What Sets Brewster & De Angelis Apart?

  • Available & Responsive

    The attorneys at Brewster & De Angelis are always available to provide you with updates and answer questions regarding your case. At the end of the day, we work for you and pride ourselves on being available regardless of the situation.

  • Focused On Your Best Interests

    When going through a legal matter, things can seem scary and uncontrollable. Our team works to refine the legal process in order to ensure you not only understand exactly what is going on, but also that your goals and interests are taken into account with every decision.

  • Collaborative Legal Strategies

    Unlike other law firms, we handle a small number of cases so that our team can focus on getting you results. When it is time to get ready for trial, you can be assured that our full team of litigators has convened to get you the best possible outcome.

  • Dedicated & Trusted Counsel

    At Brewster & De Angelis we have the top litigators in Tulsa, Oklahoma and we have been serving our community for over forty years, giving us the tools and knowledge to aggressively and effectively handle your case.

When Dealing With a Legal Matter, You Need Confidence