Death is, unfortunately, something that none of us can avoid. However, loved ones are tragically lost every day due to negligence or reckless actions. In Oklahoma, the deceased’s personal representative is allowed to file a wrongful death claim. In most cases, the personal representative is usually a relative but does not necessarily have to be.
What is the statute of limitations in Oklahoma for wrongful death?
The statute of limitations in Oklahoma for a wrongful death claim is two years, starting on the date of the person’s death. If you miss this window of opportunity and fail to file your claim before the statute of limitations expires, the court will likely reject it, and you will lose your chance to recover compensation. A personal representative could have any of the following relationships with the deceased:
- Named in the deceased’s estate plan
- Court-appointed representative