Oklahoma City Personal Injury Lawyer
Handling Personal Injury Claims in OKC
In 2018, the United States experienced 46.5 million injuries and 167,127 preventable deaths. Sadly, many of these injuries and losses were caused by negligence, which is the legal term for carelessness. Some of these injuries and losses happened right here in Oklahoma City – perhaps to your friends, neighbors, or family members – or even to you!
When should you hire a personal injury attorney? If you have been harmed due to someone else’s carelessness you need an experienced personal injury attorney to help. Contact the Oklahoma City based team at Jarman Law Office to see how we can fight for you. Attorney Jarman has been in practice for over 15 years and has experience with personal injury claims of every shape and size. Don't wait to contact an experienced lawyer to help you get the recovery you deserve.
What Constitutes a Personal Injury?
“Personal injury” may seem like a straightforward term, but it actually refers to an entire field of law. Also known as “tort law,” personal injury law helps people recover from acts or omissions that give rise to injury or harm. Personal injury lawsuits can occur because someone acted carelessly or failed to act with care and safety in mind.
The person who files a personal injury lawsuit is called the “plaintiff,” and the person who allegedly committed the harmful act or omission (or tort) is called the “defendant.” Personal injury cases are based on negligence, which as we explained above, is the legal equivalent of carelessness.
But how can you prove someone was legally careless? Well, proving negligence requires 4 key elements:
- The defendant owed you a duty of care (i.e. all licensed drivers in Oklahoma owe a duty of care to those around them).
- The defendant breached that duty (i.e. a licensed driver behaved carelessly by texting and driving).
- You suffered an injury (i.e. you broke your arm in a car accident)
- The defendant’s breach caused your injury (i.e. the accident that broke your arm never would have happened if the defendant was not texting and driving).
Not all cases are as cut and dried as the example we provided above. Even if a defendant was texting and driving at the time of the crash, that person’s lawyer or insurance company will likely try to shirk liability. They may even blame you for the accident.
Our Oklahoma City personal injury attorney helps keep the facts straight and prove negligence in settlement talks and courtrooms alike – don’t enter into negotiations without our team on your side.
Types of Personal Injury Claims
Any situation that involves negligence and results in an injury or loss could be grounds for a personal injury lawsuit.
Some of the most common personal injury claims we see at our firm include:
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the leading cause of unintentional injures and death are motor vehicle accidents, falls (especially among older adults), and unintentional poisoning (usually from drug overdose). As such, the majority of personal injury cases we handle come from traffic accidents.
If you’ve been injured in a car crash, slip-and-fall accident, or animal attack – or if you need help filing a workers’ comp or third-party negligence claim – do not hesitate to contact Jarman Law Office today.
Why Choose Our Oklahoma City Personal Injury Attorney?
Our team at The Law Offices Of Jeramy Jarman, P.C. is available for you 24/7 through every step of the legal process. We are compassionate advocates and great listeners, and we want to help you get your life back on track. Although we are kind and caring when offering our legal advice, we are not afraid to be aggressive when dealing with our opponents.
We will fight for you and help you through this difficult time.
All you have to do is call us at (405) 221-9696 and set up your free case review – if you can’t make it into our Oklahoma City offices, we will travel to you or provide you with a complimentary virtual consultation.