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Wrongful Death

Oklahoma Wrongful Death Lawyers

100+ Years of Combined Experience Fighting for You

The skilled Oklahoma wrongful death attorneys at Martin, Jean & Jackson takes care to guard the rights of those lost wrongfully in a fatal accident. When we accept wrongful death cases, we do so to honor the memory of the lost loved one, to protect his or her rights and those of their loved ones, and to prevent similar tragedies from befalling others in the future.

Our legal team can dedicate ourselves to achieving these maximum results for our clients because our attorneys have the seasoned legal judgment that comes with more than 100 years of combined experience. In fact, our Oklahoma wrongful death lawyers enjoy a wide range of professional recognition for their work.

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Honoring Lost Loved Ones Through Legal Action

Our firm's lawyers serve clients who have suffered the untimely loss of a loved one in a comprehensive variety of situations, including:

Through lawsuits from the above situations and similar cases, we have recovered more than $500 million for more than 15,000 clients. Clients use these funds to meet the heavy expenses that often arise out of fatal tragedies as well as other pressing burdens.

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If your loved one has been killed in an accident, let us help you understand what legal recourse may be available. Our offices are conveniently located in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Ponca City, and Stillwater. This is a tragic experience, and the families suffering deserve to have a dedicated, attentive Oklahoma wrongful death lawyer helping them through it.

Wrongful Death FAQ

  • What qualifies as wrongful death?
    The generalized terminology for wrongful death is a death that has been caused by someone else’s negligent actions that could have been prevented or avoided. Essentially, if someone made a mistake or intentionally attempted to cause harm, and another person died from those actions, then a wrongful death has occurred, which should allow surviving family members of the deceased to take legal action.
  • What are the most common causes of a wrongful death?
    Violent accidents are the most common cause of wrongful deaths in Oklahoma. Specifically, auto accidents are notorious for causing hundreds of wrongful deaths every year. On average, more than 500 drivers in Oklahoma die in auto accidents each year, which means more than one person per day will lose their life to reckless or negligent decisions while driving.
  • What damages are available to victims of a wrongful death?
    Oklahoma law allows a variety of damages to be pursued and recovered in a wrongful death claim, including but not limited to medical expenses related to the deceased’s final treatments, wages and benefits the deceased would have earned had the fatal incident never occurred, and pain and suffering experienced by the deceased from the time of their injury to their death. Additional damages can be awarded for the grievances of surviving family members, too, such as the loss of companionship, loss of day-to-day support, and so on.
  • Who can file a wrongful death claim in Oklahoma?
    Only the person who has been named as the personal representative or executor of the deceased’s estate can file a wrongful death claim in Oklahoma. The executor might be named in the deceased’s estate plan. If they are not, then the court will appoint someone to be the executor for the purposes of managing the estate and a wrongful death claim if possible. It is important to note that the executor is not the only person who can benefit from a successful wrongful death claim.
  • What happens if the deceased contributed to their own fatal accident?
    A 50% modified comparative negligence rule is used to decide liability in Oklahoma. If someone is more than 50% liable for their fatal injuries, then their surviving family members cannot sue other parties for damages in a wrongful death claim. The amount of recoverable compensation will also be reduced based on the plaintiff’s liability if it is above 0% but under 51%. For example, if your loved one was 30% liable for their fatal accident, then a wrongful death claim could be filed for 70% of the owed damages.
  • How much time do you have to file a wrongful death claim in Oklahoma?
    You have two years from the date of the deceased’s death to file a wrongful death claim, not the date of their final injury or illness. A court will more than likely toss out any claim that is filed after this two-year statute of limitations ends.

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What Clients Have to Say

  • “Martin Jean & Jackson Law Firm has the highest integrity when dealing with clients.”

    - John A.
  • “Paul Martin was the best choice I could have ever made.”

    - Richard P.
  • “Thank heavens for Paul, and for all who helped me at Martin Jean & Jackson.”

    - Kelly A.
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  • Public Justice Trial Lawyer of the Year
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What Makes Us Different

  • Free Consultations in English & Spanish
  • More Than Half a Billion Dollars Recovered
  • Over 15,000 Injured Clients Represented
  • Over 100 Years of Combined Experience
  • Individually Tailored Legal Services

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