Personal injury cases occur when someone has negligently injured another person. The most common injury cases occur with automobile accidents, work-related accidents, premises liability, and medical malpractice. The amount you can receive as compensation for your injury varies. Depending on your injury, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, medical bills, loss of income, and/or other foreseeable damages. The attorneys at Hasbrook & Hasbrook help injured Oklahomans recover financially, physically, and emotionally from injury that was caused by someone else’s negligence.
Types of Personal Injury Cases:
The lawyers on the opposing side of an Oklahoma personal injury case are generally representing an insurance company. Insurance companies are in the insurance business to make money. Paying an injured victim’s medical bills affects a company’s bottom line. They don’t want to pay you anything, and they will pay you as little as possible. Our goal is to make them pay as much as possible. We work to provide you full compensation for your injuries.
In order to recover on a personal injury lawsuit, the injured part (the plaintiff) must establish the following:
- Duty of Care – One must establish that there is a duty of reasonable care involved. A common example is that we each owe a duty of care to others when we drive a car. Another example is that property owners generally owe a duty to keep their premises safe.
- Breach – One must show that the person causing the injuries failed to provide the duty of care owed to the injured party.
- Causation – It must be shown that the defendant’s actions actually were the cause of the harm.
- Damages – One must show that damages have actually occurred.
It should also be noted that the injured party plaintiff bears the burden of proving the personal injury claim.
If you have been injured by the actions of another, contact us today for experienced representation.