Wrongful death claims can only be filed by specific people with connections to the deceased individual. In Oklahoma, the personal representative of the deceased’s estate has the ability to file a wrongful death claim. If there is no named personal representative, such as when someone dies intestate, then the court will choose someone as the representative for the purpose of allowing a wrongful death claim and the management of the deceased’s estate.
It is important to note that the personal representative who files the wrongful death claim might not benefit directly from it. Any secured damages will still go to eligible family members and the deceased’s estate, depending on the type of damages won. If the personal representative is a third party who will not receive any damages if the case is a success, like a trusted family friend, then they might want to refuse to file the claim, which will send the case back to the court to choose a personal representative.
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If you have lost a loved one in a tragic accident, we can help you hold the negligent party responsible for their actions. We have an office conveniently located in Tulsa, and our friendly staff is ready to discuss the details of your case so we can get started filing your wrongful death claim. We understand how difficult this time is for you and your family, and we are here to stand by your side and help you get the compensation you are entitled to. Let us fight for justice on behalf of your loved one today.
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