Money doesn’t buy happiness. To a great extent, though, it can buy health. The financial setbacks associated with a serious injury can be ruinous not only for you but for the people who depend on you financially and for the family members who are still able to work but whose financial burden is increased now that they no longer have your income.
It is not fair for the injured person to have to bear the financial burden alone if someone else caused the accident or was in a position to prevent it but did not exercise enough caution. The Tulsa personal injury lawyers at BDIW can help you get the money you need if you have suffered serious injuries in a preventable accident.
What does a Personal Injury Lawyer Do?
Personal injury lawyers help people who were injured because of accidents or errors get the money to reimburse them for the financial losses they incurred due to their injuries. Whether your injuries were caused by a traffic collision, a slip and fall accident, a physician’s error, a foodborne illness, or any other cause, a Tulsa personal injury lawyer can help you.
Personal injury lawsuits are appropriate in some cases but not others. If you decide to file a personal injury lawsuit, you will need to spend months, and sometimes even more than a year, preparing with your lawyer.
For the lawsuit to proceed, personal injury lawyers must file the right documents with the court. Your lawyer may also need to find evidence to support your claims by examining documents and taking statements from people with credible knowledge of the situation.
Most lawsuits end when the person you are suing agrees to pay you a settlement. Only a small percentage goes to trial to be decided by a judge. Sometimes you can solve the problem without even filing a lawsuit. Your lawyer can often help you get a fair settlement from your insurance company.
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Types of Cases We Handle
Our team is prepared to represent clients in various types of cases throughout Tulsa and the greater state of Oklahoma. We have a long track record of success and countless favorable verdicts achieved for our clients. Some types of cases we take on include:
- Personal Injury – We represent clients who have been injured by dangerous products, in premises liability incidents, by nursing home abuse, or in industrial and oil field accidents.
- Motor Vehicle Accidents – Our lawyers are prepared to represent injured parties in car, truck, motorcycle, boating, bicycling, and pedestrian accident cases.
- Social Security Disability – Get the guidance you need to successfully apply for SSD. If you have already applied and received a denial, our firm can help you file an appeal and obtain a favorable outcome.
- Workers’ Compensation – Our attorneys are prepared to dispute a claim’s denial and recover the workers’ compensation benefits to which you are entitled.
- Employment Law – Our firm represents workers in sexual harassment cases, overtime and wage theft cases, discrimination cases, wrongful termination cases, whistleblower cases, retaliation cases, and contract disputes.
Personal injuries can occur in a variety of circumstances, and even an otherwise minor ‘accident’ can leave you suffering serious harm. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), personal injuries are responsible for over 30 million hospital visits each year and prove fatal for roughly 150,000 people.
At BDIW, we defend the rights of victims and their family members in these types of cases. A Tulsa personal injury lawyer with our team provides compassionate, professional legal representation for those who suffer serious injuries as a result of the aforementioned accidents.
What does a Personal Injury Victim Need to Prove?
In a personal injury claim, you must show that the defendant had a responsibility to act in ways that would not endanger you and that the defendant did not fulfill that responsibility. You must also show that the defendant’s actions directly caused your injuries and the injuries directly caused your financial losses.
We aggressively advocate on behalf of victims who live in Tulsa and nearby areas. Our goal is not just to help victims directly but to hold negligent parties accountable in the hopes of setting an example and preventing such acts of negligence from occurring in the future.
To achieve our goals, we combine our 65+ years of legal experience with personalized service to help clients obtain full and fair compensation for their damages and losses.
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Get the Compensation You Need to Recover
Personal injuries can prevent you from working or even engaging in your usual hobbies and activities. The medical expenses alone can be staggering, in addition to the long-term costs of ongoing disabilities. In these situations, our experienced Tulsa personal injury attorneys provide the legal guidance you need to recover compensation in a claim.
At BDIW, we have spent decades defending the rights of people in our community in these types of cases. We can guide you in negotiations with insurance company representatives, gathering evidence in your favor and making sure any settlement offers cover both your current costs and any future expenses you are likely to incur.
In the event that a settlement cannot be reached, we can advise you on your right to file a personal injury lawsuit. Under Title 76 of the Oklahoma Statutes, damages you may be entitled to include:
- Current and future medical expenses, covering costs such as diagnostic testing and treatments, follow-up visits, medications, and physical therapy
- Lost wages and any future losses in income and benefits that may result due to your injuries
- Compensation for the pain, suffering, and mental anguish you and your family endure
- Punitive damages, meant to punish those for conduct that was particularly reckless and willful
What Kinds of Damages Am I Due?
The three kinds of damages in a personal injury lawsuit are special damages, general damages, and punitive damages. Special damages have an easily calculable monetary value. They include medical bills, vehicle repairs, and lost income.
General damages compensate you for ways that the accident negatively affected your life, even if these things do not have a price tag. These damages are sometimes called noneconomic damages or pain and suffering.
Punitive damages are when the court increases the amount that the defendant should pay in order to deter the defendant from acting so dangerously in the future.
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Reach Out to Our Tulsa Personal Injury Lawyers
Before signing any documents or accepting a settlement that is likely to be less than what you deserve, speak to our Tulsa personal injury lawyers at BDIW first. Our Tulsa, OK, attorneys put ourselves in clients’ shoes so that we can better understand the challenges they must overcome and what is at stake.
Whether we are fighting for compensation for a personal injury or workers’ compensation, we fight with everything we have so that our clients walk away with the outcome they deserve. We can help you get the maximum amount to which you are entitled. If you want to work with an attorney who can commit to your case, contact us to schedule a consultation.
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