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Who Has the Right to Sue for Wrongful Death?
Death is, unfortunately, something that none of us can avoid. However, loved ones are tragically lost every day to due to negligence and recklessness that could have been avoided. In Oklahoma, the “personal representative” of the deceased is allowed to file a wrongful death claim and the personal representative is most often 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 case states that the person responsible for the deceased's estate must file within two years of the date of the person's death. Therefore, if the wrongful death case does not file by a specific time, a court will most likely reject any case to hear it at all.
A personal representative can be any of the following to the deceased:
- Named in the deceased’s estate plan
- Court-appointed representative
Our Oklahoma City wrongful death lawyers understand that it may seem vulgar to assign a monetary figure to the loss of a loved one. Relationships such as these far exceed the limits of money, but this is the only way our current court system can do its best to rectify an injustice such as losing a dear parent, child, sibling, or spouse.
The courts will often recognize the following damages and order compensation for them:
- Funeral and burial costs
- The deceased’s pain and suffering between injury and death
- The deceased’s loss of wages, benefits, and earning capability
- Grief and mental anguish of the deceased’s survivors
- Loss of companionship, guidance, and consortium
- Punitive damages to punish and make an example of the liable party
Put Decades of Experience on Your Side
If you have prematurely lost someone you love as a result of someone else’s carelessness, we want to help get the compensation you deserve.
Why Hire Our Firm?
- Award-winning representation
- Free, no-obligation consultations
- Over 50 years of combined experience
- We've recovered millions for our clients
The Oklahoma City wrongful death attorneys at the Law Offices of Stipe & Belote have over four decades of combined experience helping families like yours and individuals just like you receive the compensation they deserve for wrongfully having to endure such a tragedy. Regardless of how it happened, whether it was the result of a car accident, defective product, or medical malpractice, we work relentlessly to see to it that you are given a fair chance at recovering from your loss.
Call our offices at (888) 842-1374 to speak with our Oklahoma City wrongful death lawyers today in a free, no-obligation consultation today.
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