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Since tort law encompasses nearly any kind of harm or loss that might be inflicted due to breach of duty, there is an enormous variety of personal injury claims. Some of the more common tort cases include:
The most common type of personal injury relates to injuries sustained on our roadways in cars and other kinds of vehicles as a result of another driver’s negligence. Truck accidents can be especially devastating.
Also known as premises liability, these cases involve accidents that occur on another party’s property. In regards to a slip and fall case, the injury must be the result of the property owner’s negligence and failure to keep visitors safe from harm.
We depend on medical practitioners to provide safe and adequate care. Those who do not pose a real danger to patients. To initiate a medical malpractice suit, the harm incurred must be an outcome of substandard care.
If the manner in which a product is designed or manufactured is dangerous when used as intended, it may warrant pursuing legal action. Defective product cases often include dangerous drugs and medical devices, as well as consumer products such as airbags.
Small children can be especially susceptible to injury since they are still gaining their bearings and becoming familiar with the world around them. A lack of supervision, failure to maintain a safe premises, and other instances of negligence can result in serious injuries requiring costly care.
In the legal sense, "damages" refers to the sum of money the liable party either agrees to pay or is ordered by the courts to pay for the losses they caused. Generally speaking, our Oklahoma City firm can help victims recover damages relating to:
Personal injury law, also known as tort law, allows an injured person to seek damages for losses stemming from an accident or other incident. Personal injury cases are designed to financially compensate an injured party who has suffered harm as a result of another party’s carelessness or intentional misconduct.
Personal injury cases are often complex legal proceedings, requiring the expertise of experienced and knowledgeable lawyers to help ensure that claimants receive just verdicts. If you have sustained an injury or other loss and believe you have rights to a personal injury claim, reach out to Tawwater Law Firm, PLLC. Our attorneys are personal injury law specialists serving clients in Oklahoma City, OK, and throughout the state. To learn more about the verdicts attained for our personal injury clients, and how our experience can help you, please contact our firm today.
Torts are civil wrongs that unfairly cause another party harm or loss, and are grounds for initiating a lawsuit. Although torts may be criminal, this is not always the case. The harm inflicted might be due to negligence, but not necessarily criminal negligence. The tort system provides relief to victims through compensation, or the damages awarded via a lawsuit.
Every tort claim has two basic components: liability and damages. Essentially, the courts will determine if the defendant is responsible for the harm inflicted on the plaintiff, and if so, what amount of money (extent of damages) is due as compensation for that harm. Simply put, if you can prove the other party’s liability and the extent of damages, you will be compensated for your injury.
The circumstances surrounding each personal injury case will be entirely unique, since two cases follow exactly the same path. However, there are some common steps that most personal injury cases share.
As the most common type of personal injury case our Oklahoma City attorneys see, an auto accident serves as a good example of how a personal injury case might typically proceed:
Upon filing a personal injury lawsuit with the courts, you become the plaintiff in the case. The person who injured you becomes the defendant. The process of discovery then begins. At this time, the lawyers typically begin gathering facts for their case by exchanging documents. They may also begin asking questions via written interrogatories or through in-person depositions that are taken under oath. After the discovery process, many cases are settled before going to trial. Only a small percentage of personal injury cases ever go to trial but our Oklahoma City firm is prepared to do just that, if necessary.
Every state has certain time limits that determine when a lawsuit can be filed, called a statute of limitation. In Oklahoma City and throughout the state of Oklahoma, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim will depend on the case, but is typically one or two years. If you miss the statutory deadline for filing a case, your case will be thrown out in court. We encourage you to schedule a free consultation with us as soon as possible.