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Personal Injury Lawyer OKC

When you suffer injuries due to someone else's negligence, achieving justice can be extremely difficult without an attorney in your corner.

Personal injury lawyer Darren Tawwater can help hold responsible parties accountable and obtain financial compensation for your losses.

Injured Oklahomans have two years to file suit. Get in touch with our Oklahoma City, OK, now to explore your options...

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Although you may feel that an early offer from an insurance company sounds fair, the truth is that it almost certainly isn't. The insurance company representing the at-fault party is focused on achieving a quick resolution that serves their bottom line - not your best interests.

With Tawwater Law Firm on your side, you can concentrate on healing while we take care of collecting the maximum compensation for your medical bills, property damage, time away from work, pain and suffering, and other losses. We don't get paid unless and until you do, so you can expect that we will settle for nothing less than what you are truly owed. 

It all starts with an absolutely free consultation with a personal injury lawyer at Tawwater Law. Don't wait any longer to start pursuing justice and rebuilding your life in the wake of preventable hardship. You can book a consultation online or call us at 

(405) 607-1400

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For more than 40 years, our personal injury law firm in Oklahoma City has been helping our neighbors overcome incredible hardships suffered due to the careless and negligent acts of others on the road, in places of business, places of work, and in medical facilities.

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Julie Bailey

2019

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Good people. They actually care about their clients.

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Lisa Boone

2017

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This law firm is top notch, and I would recommend them on any personal injury lawsuit. They get the job done!

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How Long Do I Have to File?

In Oklahoma, you have two years to file for personal injury lawsuits

Most Common Types of Injuries

Since tort law encompasses nearly any kind of harm or loss that might be inflicted due to a breach of duty, there is an enormous variety of personal injury claims. Some of the more common injuries in these personal injury claims include:
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Car Accidents

The most common type of personal injury case relates to injuries sustained on our roadways in cars and other kinds of vehicles as a result of another driver’s negligence. Truck accidents and motorcycle accidents can be especially devastating. If a car accident caused by someone else's negligence has cost you time, money, and your quality of life, call a personal injury lawyer now.

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Slip and Falls

Also known as premises liability, these cases involve accidents that occur on another party’s property. In 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.

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Medical Malpractice

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.

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Defective products

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 involve dangerous drugs and medical devices, as well as consumer products such as airbags. Defective car parts can easily result in car accidents.

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Child Injury

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 safe premises, and other instances of negligence can result in serious injuries requiring costly care.

When any of these types of injuries result in wrongful death, our attorneys in Oklahoma City are prepared to help surviving loved ones collect maximum restitution.
The multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements we have achieved on behalf of injured Oklahomans have earned us the prestige of being included in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers of America.

It's Time to Call a Leading Oklahoma Law Firm

If you or someone you love has suffered an injury because a motorist, property owner, medical professional, or other individual could not be bothered to exercise caution and care, now is the time to act. Reach out to Tawwater Law Firm, PLLC, in Oklahoma City. The multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements we have achieved on behalf of injured Oklahomans have earned us the prestige of being included in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers of America. 

Doesn't your family deserve the representation of one of the Sooner State's leading personal injury firms? Book your free case review today by requesting an appointment online or calling 

(405) 607-1400

What Are Torts? A Closer Look at the Essence of Personal Injury Law

Torts are civil wrongs that unfairly cause another party harm, loss, or even wrongful death, 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. Having a personal injury attorney on your side is the best way to establish this proof. Our Oklahoma City firm is here to help.

What Happens during a Personal Injury Case?

The circumstances surrounding each personal injury case will be entirely unique, since no two cases follow exactly the same path. However, there are some common steps that most personal injury cases share:

Defendant Harms the Plaintiff

Virtually any injurious act committed by the defendant can be grounds for legal action, except for contractual breaches. A separate body of law, known as contract law, handles contract disputes.

Breach of Legal Duty Determined

The victim, often working with a lawyer, will determine that their injury was the result of a breach of a specific legal duty. An example includes a medical professional not fulfilling their duty to provide care at reasonable levels of competence.

Settlement Talks

If it is clear to all parties involved that the defendant breached a legal duty, then the defendant (or the representing insurance company) may settle for compensation outside of court. Typically, the defendant will make a monetary offer to the injured party in exchange for a binding promise not to file a lawsuit over the injury.

Settlement or Decision to Go to Court

If the plaintiff and defendant agree to a settlement, the claim ends. If an agreement is not reached, the plaintiff may file a personal injury lawsuit and take the case to court. After a lawsuit is filed, settlement negotiations may continue. A settlement can be reached at any time before the civil case is handed over to a jury, who will determine the defendant’s liability.

A Case Study: Auto Accidents

As the most common types of personal injury cases our Oklahoma City personal injury attorneys see, car accidents and truck accidents serve as a good example of how a personal injury case might typically proceed:
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You are injured by a driver who ran a traffic light.

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Since the driver’s breach of duty is determined to be the cause of your injuries, he is liable for your pain and suffering.

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You initiate settlement talks with the driver, but both parties cannot come to an agreement on the terms of the settlement.

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You file a personal injury case with the court, ideally with the help of a personal injury attorney.

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After hearing your case, the jury determines that the defendant owes you damages for your injuries.

Simply put, if you can prove the other party’s liability and the extent of damages, you will be compensated for your injury.
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The Tawwater Law Firm

As a client of the Tawwater Law Firm in Oklahoma City, you can benefit from: 

  • Our more than 36 years in practice serving personal injury victims
  • Our listing in the Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers of America
  • A case supported by some of the nation's leading experts

To schedule a consultation, contact us online or call us at (405) 607-1400.

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