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Deciding what to do in the aftermath of a serious injury-causing accident can be hard on anyone. This is especially true if you also have to figure out how to make ends meet while the bills for your medical treatment continue to pile up and you are unable to work. A serious injury can wreak havoc on every facet of your life, but knowing whether you have legal grounds to file a case against the responsible party is another matter altogether.

An Altus personal injury lawyer could answer all of your questions and put you on the right track towards civil compensation. Once retained, your knowledgeable attorney could also help you collect evidence of fault for your injuries and demand justice for your past and future damages and losses.

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While there are a few exceptions under certain circumstances, the vast majority of successful personal injury cases in Oklahoma are based on a theory of legal negligence. In short, this principle allows a person who gets hurt to hold the person who caused the incident responsible for their actions and the losses caused by those actions. This is true even if that other person did not intend to hurt anyone.

In order to be considered legally negligent for an accident, the defendant in a civil claim must have owed a duty of care to the injured plaintiff, breached that duty through some kind of irresponsible act, and directly caused the accident through their reckless or careless conduct. In addition to proving the existence of these elements through a preponderance of the evidence standard (the legal terminology for “more likely than not”), a civil plaintiff must also prove the damages they are seeking compensation for were directly caused by the accident or were a foreseeable result of the negligent party’s conduct.

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We understand that your goal in hiring any law firm is take you from point A to point B in the most effective and cost-efficient manner possible. It’s that simple. But a quick solution isn’t always the right solution. We believe in action only with proper preparation and intelligent strategy. We will walk through your case step by step and explain your options to be sure we are meeting your goals and expectations.

Our objective is to learn enough about your case before and during your initial consultation that we are able to provide you an accurate quote of what to expect, and often times a flat rate, for our services before you hire us.

For personal injury, medical malpractice, and insurance matters, we offer free consultations, and you won’t owe us anything unless and until we recover for you.

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What Impact Could Comparative Negligence Have?

Achieving a favorable outcome in a personal injury lawsuit is never as simple as just presenting evidence before a civil court. Whether an injured person is seeking compensation from an insurance company or a private individual, the defendant will almost always fight against the accusation.

One common way that defendants seek to avoid responsibility for personal injuries is by arguing that an injured plaintiff is partially, or even primarily, liable for their own damages. Under Oklahoma law, Oklahoma Statutes Title 23 §13, civil courts can reduce a plaintiff’s damage award by their percentage of fault. If they are more than 50 percent to blame, they will be barred from recovery altogether. On top of proving fault by a defendant, assistance from a local personal injury attorney is often crucial to fighting allegations of comparative negligence. Don’t let the insurance companies and their representatives discourage you from seeking legal advice.

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Even in the best-case scenario, getting hurt in an accident that you did not cause can disrupt your life. In more severe situations, you might suffer catastrophic injuries that result in long-term or permanent disabilities, not to mention extensive financial, occupational, and personal losses.

Fortunately, help is available from an Altus personal injury lawyer if you want to hold the person who harmed you accountable for their negligence. Call today for an initial consultation with our team of attorneys that practice throughout the State of Oklahoma.

For personal injury, medical malpractice, and insurance matters we offer free consultations, and you won’t owe us anything unless and until we recover for you.