If you have suffered losses due to injuries caused by the reckless actions of another person, you may be entitled to compensation through a personal injury case.
Personal injuries are often incurred during events referred to as ‘accidents’. While they may have occurred unintentionally, the fact is they are often due to the reckless and negligent actions of another person. As a result, you may have suffered serious injuries that prevent you from working while requiring ongoing medical care. In this situation, you may be able to hold the at-fault party accountable for your losses through a personal injury claim.
Have You Suffered Personal Injuries?
Accidental injuries can occur in a variety of situations. Others involved may not have set out to harm you or anyone else. However, the fact is that by acting in a reckless or otherwise negligent manner, they caused you to suffer harm. According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), close to 40 million people visit hospital emergency rooms as a result of these types of injuries. Common causes include:
● Car accidents, which are often caused by reckless driving behaviors such as speeding, distracted driving, or driving under the influence;
● Slip and fall injuries, which are often the result of negligence on the part of property owners;
● Getting struck by or against objects, which can be due to failure to properly secure objects or to warn others of potential dangers;
● Sports or recreational injuries, which may be due to a failure to take the proper safety precautions.
In all of these and other types of cases, an insurance policy may be in place to cover part of your damages. However, if there is not an insurance policy or the insurer fails to offer an appropriate settlement, the at-fault party can be held liable through a personal injury claim filed through the Kay County civil courts.
Elements of a Personal Injury Claim
Under Title 76 of the Oklahoma Statutes, others can be held accountable when their reckless and negligent actions cause you to suffer injuries. In order to qualify for a personal injury case, you must be able to show the following:
● That you suffered injuries as a result of an accident or other mishap;
● That the other person involved was to blame;
● That you suffered damages as a result, such as medical expenses and lost wages.
In proving your personal injury case, your attorney will gather evidence such as witness statements, police reports, and medical records from your provider. We will also carefully calculate all of the current losses you suffered, as well as those you are likely to incur in the future. You have up to two years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim.
Discuss Your Case with Our Ponca City, OK Personal Injury Attorneys
If you have suffered personal injuries, Boettcher, Devinney, Ingle & Wicker can advise you on your legal rights in filing a claim. Contact our Ponca City personal injury attorneys to schedule a consultation today.