Oklahoma City Personal Injury Attorney
Fact checked by Clayton Hasbrook J.D. | Updated on October 18, 2020
If you’ve been seriously injured in an accident and someone else was to blame, our Oklahoma City personal injury attorney firm can help you get the compensation you deserve. In law, personal injury refers to any damage incurred to the body, emotions, or mind. If a personal injury is a result of someone else’s negligence, our law firm can help you to claim compensation to redress your loss. Damages cover your expenses and make up for the intangible costs of personal injury, pain, and psychological trauma.
How We Help Get The Compensation You Deserve
At Hasbrook & Hasbrook, we are here to help you get the compensation you deserve under the law. Our team specializes in torts or non-criminal damage done to you. Here at Hasbrook & Hasbrook law firm, we are here to help you get the compensation for the personal injury you deserve under the law. Our law firm located in Oklahoma City specializes in torts or non-criminal damage done to you. Contact us for a free consultation about your personal injury claim! Here are some of the most common causes of personal injury in Oklahoma City OK Hasbrook & Hasbrook law firm encounter:
- Vehicle accidents: car, motorcycle, and truck accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Wrongful death cases
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog bites
- Defective products
Personal injury cases typically arise out of workplace accidents, car accidents, and premises liability. It’s one of our strongest practice areas. With our Oklahoma City OK law firm, you can make your case and get the compensation owed to you.
How lawyers at Hasbrook & Hasbrook Law Firm Process Your Personal Injury Claim
At Hasbrook & Hasbrook law firm we understand that personal injury claims are not a money-making scheme. Instead, they are a legal mechanism that deters behavior that could cause personal injury or death to others. It is vital for the victims of personal injury to secure financial resources. They need to compensate for the loss of capacity, pain, or emotional hardship. In Oklahoma, many personal injury claims go to court. A jury validates a claim. Hasbrook & Hasbrook law firm of Oklahoma City has tremendous experience in such cases. Hasbrook & Hasbrook law firm ensures you receive a level of compensation in proportion to the harm you’ve suffered. The damages may cover medical expenses, lost wages, and benefits (including life and health insurance). Settlements may also cover non-economic costs of personal injury. The pain and trauma caused by personal injury, disfigurement, loss of earning potential, and physical condition before the event. In some personal injury cases, you may also receive punitive damages. Hasbrook & Hasbrook law firm offers a free consultation and will make your case for you on your behalf, presenting the facts of your case. If you experienced personal injury contact us now!
Personal Injury Statistics In Oklahoma City
Personal injury accidents in Oklahoma City are more common than you might think. Here, our law firm presents the latest available data for a variety of personal injury types.
Vehicle Accident Statistics in Oklahoma
According to the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office (OHSO), there were 195 crashes per day in Oklahoma in 2018, down slightly from the previous year. Statewide, there were 655 fatalities and more than 32,536 personal injuries sustained by occupants of vehicles and pedestrians. Large truck crashes accounted for 107 deaths in 2018 and 2,088 personal injuries across 5,846 crashes. And there were 89 fatalities and 970 injuries from motorcycle accidents.
OHSO breaks down reporting by county, providing us with statistics for Oklahoma City OK. Here Hasbrook & Hasbrook law firm reports total personal injury crashes by county for 2018:
- Canadian County: 620
- Cleveland County: 1455
- Grady County: 260
- Kingfisher County: 100
- Lincoln County: 148
- Logan County: 141
- McClain County: 226
- Oklahoma County: 6119
- Payne County: 401
- Pottawatomie County: 389
In total there were more than 9,859 crashes that resulted in personal injury in the Oklahoma City metro area, and more than 6,119 in Oklahoma County – the most populous region. OHSO also reports the number of truck accidents across the state and in the counties that encompass the Oklahoma City metro area. Statistics show that there were nine deaths involving truck accidents in Oklahoma County in 2018 and 25 incapacitating personal injury. There were a further 96 non-incapacitating personal injuries and a further 261 possible personal injuries. Across the whole of the Oklahoma City metro area, there were 38 deaths, according to police reports, and a total of 70 incapacitating personal injuries. Across the entire country, more than 4,136 people died in large truck accidents in 2019. Thirty-three percent of fatalities occurred on interstates and freeways. Fifty-two percent occurred on other major roads. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reports 116,000 personal injury truck accidents in 2017, up from just 60,000 in 2009.
Medical Malpractice Statistics in Oklahoma OK and Oklahoma City.
Data suggest that medical malpractice may now be the third leading cause of death in the US. A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association indicates that the number of iatrogenic (physician-caused) deaths may be as high as 250,000, with official estimates hovering around 106,000. A study by Healthgrades found that in 2002, 195,000 hospital deaths per year were attributable to avoidable medical errors.
Wrongful Death Statistics in Oklahoma OK and Oklahoma City.
Wrongful death occurs when a person accidentally loses their life because of someone else’s negligence or recklessness of a third-party. Here at Hasbrook & Hasbrook, we’ve conducted research into potential sources of wrongful deaths in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma State, and the US. According to the Centers For Disease Control, there were 169,936 unintentional personal injury deaths in the US in 2016. Accidental fall deaths accounted for 36,338 of that figure, and motor vehicle deaths a further 40,231. And unintentional poisoning deaths are 64,795. OSDH provides data on statewide deaths related to unintentional accidents. In total, there were 2,612 unintentional deaths statewide. Counting up all the unintentional deaths in counties comprising the Oklahoma City metro area, Hasbrook & Hasbrook law firm found that 741 deaths resulted from accidental personal injury. The OSDH reports 406 accidental deaths in Oklahoma County in 2018.
Statistics about Slip And Fall Accidents in Oklahoma OK and Oklahoma City.
Slip and fall accidents are a significant source of disability and death, both in Oklahoma City and the US as a whole. This personal injury accident caused over 731 deaths across Oklahoma counties, and more than 350 in the Oklahoma City metro area in 2018. Accidents can occur anywhere. They are particularly problematic in the workplace. Call us to find out more about workers’ compensation! The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) collects detailed data on the prevalence of fatal and non-fatal accidents at work in Oklahoma. There were 3.8 personal injury cases per 100 full-time workers per year in Oklahoma. Over 240,160 workplace-related cases of personal injuries, such as slips, trips, and falls in 2018. Thirty-three percent of these resulted in sprains, strains, or tears of ligaments, tendons, and muscles. A further 17.8 percent caused fractures to the bone. Falls resulted in the highest proportion of bone injuries compared to other types of slips and falls. An insurance company provides workers compensation to help pay your medical bills and cover the cost of living while off work!
Dog Bites Statistics in Oklahoma and Oklahoma City
Dog bites are a significant driver of personal injury claims in Oklahoma City. More than 4.7 million people may be the victims of canine attacks every year, with more than 60 percent of these personal injury cases being children. Oklahoma City operates statutory strict liability. The owner of the dog is always responsible for the consequences of its actions. Call us to learn how Hasbrook & Hasbrook’s law office can help, it’s one of our practice areas.
Statistics about Defective Products in Oklahoma and Oklahoma City.
In Oklahoma, you are able to claim damages caused by a defective product. 2019 Children’s Product Recalls, more than 58 products were recalled in 2019, up from 52 in 2018. 4,400 emergency room visits were associated with liquid laundry packet ingestion in 2018.
Our Oklahoma City Law Firm Personal Injury Client Wins
Hasbrook & Hasbrook law firm of Oklahoma City has won several cases with client compensation up to $1 million. We work to secure the best payouts and settlements for clients of our law firm, proportional to the damages they incur.
Car Accident: $275,000 Compensation With Our Law Firm
Hasbrook & Hasbrook law firm secured $275,000 in compensation for a teenage passenger involved in a car accident in Oklahoma City. The driver of the vehicle ran off the road, causing the client injuries that required surgery. Her mother spoke to an attorney about the possibility of making a personal injury claim. She was advised to accept the settlement of the minimum liability policy limits. Later the mother called Hasbrook & Hasbrook law firm to pursue the case further. Our law firm discovered that the father of the driver of the vehicle had uninsured motorist coverage on his business policy to recover an additional $100,000.
Truck Accident: $825,000 Compensation With Our Law Firm.
A school teacher was driving through an intersection in Oklahoma City. A truck driver failed to yield at a highway intersection. She was hit, causing what seemed like relatively minor injuries. Afterward, medical professionals discovered that she had a ruptured disc in her back and required surgery. Our law firm recovered more than $825,000 of damages. We have proven expertise in these practice areas.
Wrongful Death: $1,100,000
We recovered $1 million for this kind of case in Oklahoma City. A woman pulled into a restaurant parking lot, but pressed the accelerator instead of the brake, plowing into the restaurant wall. Her actions led to the wrongful death of a man inside. After effective process with an insurance company involved, Hasbrook & Hasbrook law firm recovered $1,100,000 in a settlement for a relation of the deceased.
Hasbrook & Hasbrook law firm has seen it all. Here are some other situations where our law firm can help:
Child Injury (and Abuse)
Personal Injuries are the leading cause of death for children under the age of 20 in the United States. Many of these injuries are the result of negligence or carelessness. If your child was severely injured in an accident or lost their life because of the irresponsible actions of another person or company, Hasbrook & Hasbrook law firm can help you through this difficult time. We will fight on your behalf to obtain justice and compensation for your tragic loss.
Common Causes of Child Deaths and Personal Injuries
Consider the following statistics: over 12,000 children die every year as a result of an accidental personal injury. Non-fatal personal injury is even more prevalent. It’s unacceptable, especially when the death or personal injury was caused by careless actions. Transportation-related injuries kill more children than any other type of personal injury. Among transportation accidents, motor vehicle accidents like car accidents and truck accidents are the most prevalent. Other common causes of personal injury and death among children include suffocation and drowning. Falls, fires, pedestrian accidents, and bicycle accidents are also widespread personal injury cases.
The causes of death and personal injury among children in the United States vary across age groups and locations. In states like Oklahoma, fire- and burn-related personal injury is common. Among non-fatal personal injuries, insect stings and animal attacks were other widespread problems. Boys were more likely to be injured or killed than girls.
These types of personal injury are seldom blameless or caused by a single factor. In many personal injury cases, numerous mistakes come together for pain and suffering to occur. If a child’s death or personal injury was caused by another person’s failure to take safety precautions the guilty party may be liable for compensation.
We completely understand that no amount of compensation can undo the personal injury. However, compensation can help to cover your child’s medical bills, make up for the income you lost after taking time off from work, pay for care services you may have had to hire. The negligent party is accountable for its failures. Contact us for a free consultation!
Nursing Home Personal Injury (and Abuse)
The state of Oklahoma is home to over a hundred nursing homes. In and around Oklahoma. An astounding one in six elderly nursing home residents has experienced personal injury in the form of abuse or neglect each year. Elderly abuse and neglect can be difficult to detect.
Types of Nursing Home Abuse:
- physical or emotional
- sexual and financial
- neglect and chemical restraint.
If you suspect anything untoward going on with your loved one, Hasbrook & Hasbrook law firm can help you get to the bottom of it before any more maltreatment occurs. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and see how the most compassionate personal injury attorneys of Oklahoma City can help.
Defective Products And Personal Injury.
Both federal and Oklahoma state laws hold companies responsible for ensuring that their products will not cause personal injury to consumers. When a product does not work as intended, malfunctions, or otherwise creates a significant risk of harm and personal injury to a person, it is considered a defective product, and anyone injured by it may be able to recover damages for their personal injury. If a defective product causes harm to you, a defective product lawyer could help identify all possible sources of compensation. Call us to speak with a dedicated personal injury attorney located in Oklahoma City today and schedule a free consultation. A manufacturer or seller may be held legally liable for any foreseeable personal injury. Any entity or the manufacturing chain could be held liable for a defective product. In Oklahoma, products liability law gives sellers more protection if they sold a defective product. Under Oklahoma Statutes §12-832.1, the manufacturer of a defective product must hold harmless a seller against any product liability action, unless the seller was negligent or intentionally modified or altered the product, in which they could be independently liable for any injuries stemming from the faulty product.
In order for an injured party to recover compensation in the case of a defective product, they must first establish that the defendant both manufactured and owned the commercial rights to sell the product in question. Once these two elements are established, the injured party must demonstrate three distinct circumstances that serve to establish liability:
1. The defective product was the actual and proximate cause of the injuries.
2. The injured party must prove the defect existed at the time it left the manufacturer, or at the time of sale
3. The defect made the product unreasonably dangerous
A seasoned defective product attorney from our law firm could help the plaintiff assign liability. In Oklahoma, manufacturers are generally considered strictly liable for personal injury sustained by consumers because of product defects. Liability does not depend on whether the manufacturer was negligent or intended to do harm. They could be held liable to an injured party regardless. Contact us for a free consultation with a personal injury attorney in Oklahoma City!
Every year, more than 60 people across Oklahoma under the age of 15 drown. During the hot months of summer. Swimming is not always safe, it can lead to drowning and death. More than three-fourths of drownings occur outdoors in natural bodies of water.
Who is Liable in a Drowning Accident?
To determine who is liable for drowning is not an easy thing. The answer depends on where and how they were injured. For a person to maintain a premises liability action they need to prove the following:
1. The defendant was in charge of the property
2. That the injured child was the type of person that the defendant could expect to be on the property
3. The defendant did not exercise the proper amount of care
4. The child was injured in a foreseeable way
5. The defendant’s carelessness was a major cause of the child’s personal injury.
Many boat drivers choose to disobey rules and consume alcohol when behind the wheel, without thinking of the consequences. To make matters even more dangerous, licensed boat drivers will often relinquish the wheel to inexperienced friends or even children, assuming that nothing could go wrong in this seemingly innocuous situation. Unfortunately, these are the actions that often lead to catastrophic boat accidents between two watercraft. While drinking and boating are always a bad mix, this isn’t the only scenario that can lead to injurious or even fatal accidents on the water. Other common causes of watercraft collisions and falls overboard can include:
1. Boat operators who are fatigued or distracted.
2. Boat operators who are too inexperienced for the unique demands of that particular watercraft or body of water.
3. Speeding on the water.
4. Using improper maneuvers for the weather conditions (e.g. going too fast in thick fog).
5. Lack of a lookout watching for other watercraft.
Our personal injury lawyers located in Oklahoma City have extensive experience in this area and know exactly what to look for when working to secure the damages you need to cover anything from prescription medications to lost wages.
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Work With an Oklahoma City Personal Injury Attorney
If you’re looking for an Oklahoma City personal injury lawyer, book a consultation with us. Hasbrook & Hasbrook law firm will evaluate your claim and then move forward with your application if you have a case.
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