What Types of Damages Can My Family Receive in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Wrongful Death Damages

Coping with death is a painful part of life, and grieving for our loved ones can be a challenging experience. This is especially true when we believe the deceased passed away due to another party’s negligence, making the grieving process that much more difficult. 

If you or someone you know lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, you could be entitled to compensation from a wrongful death lawsuit. Keep reading to learn more about Oklahoma wrongful death claims and the types of compensation you might demand after the loss of a loved one.  

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4 Tricks Insurance Companies Use to Manipulate Car Accident Victims

Most drivers pay expensive premiums to their car insurance company each month for financial protection and peace of mind. Unfortunately, when a crash happens and it’s time for the insurance company to step up, drivers don’t always get the treatment they deserve. As if being involved in a car accident isn’t stressful enough, insurance companies and their adjusters often use a variety of tactics to confuse and ultimately exploit car wreck victims.  

Keep reading to learn how insurance companies and their employees try and manipulate the situation when a victim reports an accident or attempts to negotiate a fair settlement. And if you or someone you care about has recently been involved in a car wreck, please contact Atkins & Markoff to receive a free, no-obligation consultation. 

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How Do Wrongful Death Lawsuits Work in Oklahoma?

When a loved one dies unexpectedly, it can leave you with a lot of questions, especially if someone else’s negligence played a role in your loved one’s death. How will you pay for your loved one’s remaining medical bills and get by without their income? And is there anything you can do to get justice and hold the negligent person or party responsible?

In this article, we’ll try to answer some of those questions and explain how the wrongful death lawyers at Atkins & Markoff might be able to help if someone’s negligence has put your family in this terrible situation. 

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Arbitration Agreements Violate Nursing Home Abuse Victims’ Rights

Imagine seeing your loved one suffer an avoidable injury after falling in a nursing home. After some investigation, your lawyer finds evidence that the fall occurred because of hazardous conditions at the home. The injury creates significant medical bills and diminishes your loved one’s overall health and quality of life. 

Now, think how you’d feel if you were told you couldn’t file a nursing home abuse lawsuit. Instead, you have to privately resolve the dispute — by working with an arbitrator chosen by the nursing home’s owners. Welcome to the unfair world of nursing home arbitration. 

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How to Document Your Medical Expenses After a Serious Injury

The injuries that result from a motor vehicle crash or other serious accident can require a lot of expensive medical treatment. Although a personal injury claim can help compensate you for medical bills and other costs, many accident victims lose track of some of their bills, which means they never get the full compensation they deserve. 

It’s understandable to feel overwhelmed after a wreck, and to struggle with keeping everything organized while you’re trying to recover both physically and mentally. However, accurately documenting your medical expenses is critical for your legal case. Below, we’ll suggest some simple strategies that can help you keep track of your medical bills after a severe injury. 

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