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Enid Personal Injury Lawyers Pursue Relief for Victims of Negligence

Diligent attorneys press for full compensation in court and negotiations

Suffering an injury because of someone else’s negligence puts you and your family in a difficult position. In addition to enduring physical pain, you’re likely facing mounting medical bills and related expenses that strain your family’s finances, particularly if your condition prevents you from working. The lawyers at Long, Claypole & Blakley Law, PLC work diligently to obtain full compensation for Oklahoma accident victims in a wide array of personal injury actions, including cases arising from vehicle crashes, falls, medical malpractice and defective products. From our office in Enid, we assist plaintiffs so that they can obtain full reimbursement for the harm caused by careless individuals and businesses.

Skillful advisers outline rules on damages and vehicle accident claims

If you’re hurt in an auto accident or some other type of incident, economic and noneconomic damages are available under state law. Medical expenses, lost wages and rehabilitation costs are quantifiable economic damages that can be fully compensated. Noneconomic damages, such as compensation for pain and suffering, are limited to $350,000 in most cases. Our firm advises collision victims on issues relating to:

  • Comparative fault — Even if you are partly responsible, you can still recover damages in a personal injury claim as long as your fault is not greater than that of the other party. In these cases, an award is reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to the plaintiff. For example, if a plaintiff incurs $100,000 in damages and is held to be 20 percent at fault due to a distraction, the recovery is limited to $80,000.
  • Truck accidents — Commercial vehicles and their drivers are subject to particular rules regarding their operation. When someone is injured in a collision with a semi, tractor-trailer or other large truck, we investigate to see if regulations were violated and seek relief from all liable individuals and businesses.
  • Recreational vehicle collisions — Many Oklahomans enjoy recreational vehicles. However, their size and power could lead to serious injury if a crash occurs. In these cases, we have the legal and technical knowledge to provide comprehensive support.
  • Rollovers — Sport utility vehicles are especially prone to rollovers, but these types of accidents can happen in any type of car or truck. In these matters, we look at whether a faulty design, high center of gravity or manufacturing defect triggered the rollover. From there, we seek relief from all liable parties.
  • Pedestrian accidents — A momentary driver distraction can cause devastating harm to a pedestrian in a crosswalk. Since they lack the protection of a vehicle, victims can suffer from broken bones, concussions, and even permanent injuries such as paralysis. In these matters, we won’t just look at potential driver liability; we will also investigate whether dangerous crosswalk or street conditions might have contributed to the accident.

Under Oklahoma’s statute of limitations, you have only two years from the date of the incident to file a lawsuit. Prompt action gives victims the best chance to locate the witnesses and evidence they will need to build the strongest possible case. Even if you’re not sure whether a potential claim exists, we’ll evaluate your situation during initial consultation.

Firm works to hold liable parties accountable after construction accidents

Construction sites are inherently dangerous places, presenting risks for the people on or near them. Injuries sustained can include back problems and traumatic brain injuries. If you’ve been hurt due to heavy equipment, dropped materials, faulty workmanship, a fall or some other type of incident that occurred during building or repairs, we’ll work to pinpoint the negligent parties and relieve your burden.

Dedicated advocates take action against careless property owners

Property owners are required to take reasonable steps to protect people who are lawfully on their premises. If this duty is breached and someone is hurt, our firm takes on defendants and their insurance companies in slip and fall actions as well as other premises liability claims. We are committed to holding negligent parties accountable for injuries caused by unsafe walking surfaces, poor lighting and inadequate security.

Legal counselors initiate medical malpractice claims on behalf of injured patients

Surgical errors, birth injuries and other types of medical malpractice have serious consequences, but it can be difficult for someone who’s been hurt to prove their case. Under Oklahoma law, an affidavit from a medical expert must accompany this type of complaint. As seasoned litigators, we have the resources and ability to develop a comprehensive argument when professional standards have been breached by a doctor or hospital.

Attorneys work to obtain compensation for families of wrongful death victims

After a death caused by someone else’s negligence or intentional misconduct, the personal representative of the victim’s estate has two years to file a wrongful death claim. In these actions, damages can be awarded for funeral expenses, wages that the decedent would have earned, and the loss of companionship suffered by the victim’s loved ones.

Contact a skillful Oklahoma personal injury lawyer for a consultation

Long, Claypole & Blakley Law, PLC handles all types of Oklahoma personal injury actions for plaintiffs who have been victimized by someone else’s negligence. Please call 580-599-0191 or contact us online for a consultation at our office in Enid.

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  • Enid Office
    122 W. Randolph Avenue
    P.O. Box 3623
    Enid, Oklahoma 73701
    Phone: 580-233-5225
    Fax: 580-233-3522