It is a sad reality that each year thousands of Oklahoma residents suffer injuries in a wide variety of ways. Motor vehicle accidents, for example, are probably the most common accidents that lead to serious injuries, but there are other causes as well, including so-called “slip-and-fall” accidents, medical malpractice and even unsafe work conditions, among others. When Oklahoma residents suffer injuries in these situations due to no fault of their own, they may be able to pursue a personal injury lawsuit to attempt to recover financial compensation.
To pursue a personal injury claim, a plaintiff must have what is needed in every court case: evidence. In an accident case, examples of evidence that might be used to prove the claim are: photographs of the accident scene and injuries caused; statements of witnesses; police reports; and copies of medical bills. Each case is different, so the evidence used to prove any given personal injury claim will be different, depending on the circumstances.
The real heart of a personal injury claim is the premise that a person who suffers an injury due to another party’s negligence or recklessness should not bear the financial burden associated with such an incident. If a personal injury claim is proven, the defendants in the case may be ordered to pay financial compensation that can cover costs such as medical bills and other unexpected expenses that typically pile up in the aftermath of these types of incidents.
At our law firm, we fight for Oklahoma residents to receive the financial compensation they deserve after a personal injury occurs. For more information about how we may be able to help, please visit the personal injury overview section of our law firm’s website.