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Wrongful Death Lawyer

Losing a loved one due to an accident is devastating, but with medical bills and funeral expenses, there's a lot you may be worried about.

A wrongful death claim can help you secure just compensation in what may be a financially trying time.

The wrongful death lawyers at Tawwater Law Firm, PLLC in Oklahoma City, OK, can help ensure this process goes smoothly.

Time Is of the Essence Don't Wait to Get a Lawyer on Your Side

The state of Oklahoma has a statute of limitations of two years. This means that you have two years from the date of your loved one’s passing to file a claim or the court may not acknowledge it. Don’t wait to secure compensation for your family and make things right — contact our lawyers today.

Understanding Personal Injury and Wrongful Death


When a person becomes injured due to the negligence of another, they can hold the negligent party accountable. Our personal injury attorneys help clients secure compensation for:

When a person succumbs to the injuries they've sustained in an accident, their personal representative can file a wrongful death claim on their behalf.

Get Started on Your Wrongful Death Claim Today

Contact Tawwater Law Firm, PLLC in Oklahoma City

We know that losing a loved one requires a period of time for grieving, but we want to give you your best chance at securing the compensation you deserve for your loved one's wrongful death. Contacting our attorneys as soon as possible will allow us to file all paperwork by the necessary deadlines, gather evidence to support your case, and more. We can handle everything so you can focus on honoring your loved one and managing your family during a difficult time.

Let our wrongful death attorneys help you — contact our Oklahoma City law firm today.

(405) 607-1400

While no amount of money can bring back your loved one, our wrongful death lawyers are here to help you achieve some amount of justice for what's been done.

A Wrongful Death Lawsuit Can Help Make Things Right

Secure Compensation

In the aftermath of a loved one's death, you may be grappling with expenses like medical bills, funeral costs, and more. Your wrongful death lawsuit can help alleviate the financial burden you're likely feeling.

Seek Justice

Our Oklahoma City wrongful death lawyers can help identify all of the parties responsible for your loved one's passing so you can achieve justice. Punitive damages may also be ordered to discourage similar actions from occurring in the future.

Prevent Future Deaths

By holding negligent parties accountable, you can shed light on dangerous situations, like poor road conditions, hazardous workplaces, and defective products. This can spur action to correct these oversights and help prevent future wrongful deaths and losses for other families.

What Damages Are Possible?

Damages, the claimed losses in a wrongful death case, are awarded to the deceased person's surviving family members for:

  • Medical bills
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Lost income and benefits
  • Loss of consortium
  • Pain and suffering
  • More

While these are meant to compensate the family for their losses, the court may also award punitive damages. Punitive damages punish poor conduct and send a message that this behavior will not be tolerated.

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Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?

While many states allow the deceased person's family members to file a wrongful death lawsuit on their behalf, Oklahoma is a little different. Here, a personal representative of the deceased person's estate must file the wrongful death claim.

The personal representative is often named in the deceased person's will. If no personal representative is named in the will or the named person doesn't want to act as the personal representative, the court will appoint one, often the deceased person's spouse or child. This person represents the fatal accident victim and their beneficiary family members, such as their spouse, parents, and children.

Don't Settle With the Insurance Company

Let Us Handle Your Wrongful Death Lawsuit From the Start

Insurance companies often try to avoid paying surviving family members the money they deserve for their loved one's wrongful death. Never accept a settlement from insurance companies until speaking with a lawyer first. Our lawyers will fight for every cent you deserve.

We can handle all communication with the insurance company to make sure they don't take advantage of you or trick you into giving incriminating statements so they don't have to pay your settlement.

Our team of lawyers can handle your wrongful death case from start to finish, so you and your family can focus on grieving the loss of your loved one and still receive just compensation.
The Tawwater Law Firm Office

The Tawwater Law Firm

The Tawwater Law Firm is dedicated to representing the people of Oklahoma in various types of personal injury lawsuits. For more than 40 years, our firm has adhered to the highest standards of hard work, professionalism, and responsive care for our clients.

To schedule a consultation at our Oklahoma City-based firm, please contact us online or call (405) 607-1400.

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