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Wrongful Death Lawyers in Tulsa

Helping Families Obtain Compensation on Behalf of Their Loved Ones

At Martin Jean & Jackson, our skilled Tulsa wrongful death attorneys protect the rights of families who have lost their loved ones in fatal accidents caused by the negligence of others. When our legal team takes on wrongful death cases, we do so to make sure the memory of the deceased is honored, and their loved ones are taken care of in their absence. In addition to helping families obtain the compensation they deserve for the tragedy they have experienced, we take on wrongful death cases to prevent others from having to go through similar tragedies in the future.

Talk to a Tulsa attorney today at (580) 290-1006.

Honoring the Memory of the Deceased Through Legal Action

Our law firm offers a variety of services to help clients who have lost a loved one in a number of different situations, including:

  • Oil Field Accidents
  • Nursing Home Injuries
  • Product Liability Injuries
  • Car Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Industrial Accidents
  • Work-Related Injuries

With more than 100 years of combined experience practicing law, our law firm is familiar with the cases above and we have recovered more than $500 million on behalf of more than 15,000 clients.

Possible Damages in Wrongful Death Claims

The damages that you might be able to collect in a wrongful death claim will be unique from what is covered in a typical personal injury claim. This difference is due to the claim being filed on behalf of someone who is no longer with us and the hardships they endured in the final moments of their life. The damages can also reflect the financial impact related to the untimely death and experienced by the surviving loved ones.

Three examples of unique damages in a wrongful death claim are:

  • Deceased’s lost wages: Instead of demanding wages that were missed due to a serious injury, a wrongful death claim demands wages that the deceased likely would have earned in their life had they not passed away from their injuries or illness. In this way, the wage-related damages in a wrongful death claim can far surpass those typically seen in a personal injury claim.
  • Funeral and burial experiences: The cost of honoring and burying a lost loved one can be unexpectedly high for many families. A wrongful death claim allows the chance to retrieve those expenses from the liable party.
  • Final medical bills: Medical care to try to save someone’s life or to make their passing less painful can range well into the tens of thousands of dollars. With a successful wrongful death claim, you can ensure those steep bills are paid in full and not out of your savings.
  • Punitive damages: Oklahoma lets wrongful death claimants demand punitive damages from the liable parties. Punitive damages are noneconomic damages meant to punish the defendant for egregious wrongdoing, such as causing a fatality due to intoxicated driving.

When you choose our legal team to represent you, we dedicate all of our efforts to achieving maximum results in your case. Our skilled wrongful death attorneys can use their seasoned legal judgment to assess the details of your case and determine a strong legal strategy that will produce a positive case result. Our attorneys have a stellar reputation in courts throughout Oklahoma and enjoy a wide range of professional recognition for their work in the field of personal injury.

What Types of Compensation Can Your Family Recover?

With more than 100 years of combined experience practicing law, our law firm is ready to take on any wrongful death claim and pursue maximum compensation for you and your family. We have recovered more than $500 million on behalf of more than 15,000 clients throughout the years. When you choose our legal team to represent you, we dedicate all of our efforts to achieving maximum results in your case.

A wrongful death claim can secure different types of damages, such as:

  • Lost wages: A significant portion of the damages we might be able to secure for you and your family could be representative of the wages your lost loved one would have earned in their life had the fatal accident or injury never occurred. Receiving the full amount of lost wages can sometimes be impossible due to insurance and damage caps, but you can rest easy knowing that we will do all we can to maximize the amount secured through a settlement or verdict.
  • Funeral and burial expenses: Honoring a loved one through a beautiful funeral and burial service can be expensive. In your wrongful death claim, we can demand reimbursement for the expenses you paid to make those arrangements.
  • Final medical costs: Fatal injuries and illnesses are often fought by medical professionals who use advanced techniques, emergency surgeries, and experimental treatments. The cost of the final medical care that attempted to save your loved one’s life or ease their suffering in their last days can be enormous. Your claim can demand compensation for every dollar, though.
  • Property damage: If your loved one died in a violent accident that caused the destruction of their or your property, then the costs to repair or replace that property can be included in your wrongful death claim damages. Property damage is often listed in claims following fatal car or truck accidents, for example.
  • Toxic Torts $8,200,000
  • Insurance Bad Faith $7,000,000
  • Professional Negligence $6,000,000
  • Motorcycle Accident/Wrongful Death $6,000,000
  • Wrongful Death $6,000,000
  • Professional Negligence $5,000,000
  • Professional Negligence $5,000,000
  • Product Liability $3,000,000
  • Truck Accident $3,000,000
  • Professional Negligence $3,000,000

Why Should I Hire an Attorney?

When you are dealing with the sudden, tragic loss of a family member or loved one, an attorney can help you secure justice and much-needed financial relief. Often, it isn’t until we experience such a loss that we truly realize the immense financial challenges an unexpected death. By law, you are entitled to seek compensation for these financial losses, as well as other intangible losses you have sustained as a result of your loved one’s death. But how do you even begin the process of filing a wrongful death claim? How long will it take? Will you need to go to court? How does the process work?

An experienced attorney, like those at our firm, can walk you through the entire process from start to finish. At Martin Jean & Jackson, we understand that you probably don’t have experience with filing a wrongful death claim—but we do. We have helped countless individuals and families in Tulsa and throughout the surrounding areas navigate tragedy and obtain justice for themselves and their loved ones.

Wrongful death cases tend to be complex and emotionally fraught by nature. Attempting to settle your case on your own can be difficult, even nearly impossible. However, when you put a skilled wrongful death attorney on your side, you can focus on healing and spending time with your loved ones while your lawyer handles the legalities of your case. At our firm, we encourage our clients’ involvement—we believe that the attorney-client relationship is a partnership and that the more involved you are in your case, the more empowered you will be to navigate the process alongside your legal team. However, we also realize that you need time and space to grieve and heal. As such, our attorneys can handle all of the various legal details of your case, including conducting investigations into the accident, compiling evidence in support of your position, and determining who is liable for your damages, as well as exactly what those damages are. Throughout the entire process, we are here to serve as your advocate and guide, answering your questions, providing professional advice, and representing you in settlement negotiations and, if necessary, at trial.

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

- John A.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Oklahoma?

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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Reach Out to Us Today To Get Started on Your Case

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.

Call (580) 290-1006 to set up your initial consultation with our wrongful death attorneys in Tulsa.

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