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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.