When a fatal accident takes someone we love, the grieving and recovery processes can be extraordinarily difficult. When someone else's poor choices or irresponsible actions are the direct cause of this tragedy, it makes the situation that much more challenging. Although you might not be thinking about bringing a lawsuit at a time like this, it is important to talk with a wrongful death attorney to see whether you might have a claim to be compensated for your losses.
At Boettcher, Devinney, Ingle & Wicker, we understand the challenges you are facing, and we are committed to handling your case with compassion and professionalism. Our lawyers have more than 65 years of combined legal experience and represent clients in Ponca City, Bartlesville, northern Oklahoma and throughout the state. If someone you love has been in a fatal accident, call us right away.
A wrongful death action is about more than just money.
Of course, financial compensation is the primary form that a wrongful death action takes. You deserve to be compensated for your losses. But there's also a component of justice involved, holding accountable the party whose poor choices caused the accident. Also, our successful litigation puts the rest of the world on notice that people will be brought to justice for bad acts that result in injuries or death to others. Because of our comprehensive approach to the practice of law, we consider ourselves to be more than just lawyers.
What Is A Wrongful Death?
Wrongful death is the technical term for a legal claim. If a family member has died because of someone else's negligence or irresponsible behavior, you can bring a lawsuit to get compensation for your losses. These losses can include the loss of the victim's income, the loss of companionship, funeral costs and other damages.
Numerous situations can cause a wrongful death:
- Auto accidents
- On-the-job accidents in industrial plants, oil fields and other work sites
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
- Accidents caused by defective tools and other products
Regardless of the specific cause of death, as long as someone else's bad decisions or thoughtless actions led to the death, you could have a legal claim. Our attorneys can help you determine whether you have a claim and explain the next steps.
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