WRONGFUL DEATH LAW
Losing someone close to you can be a devastating blow, only made worse if they are a family member who was taken too soon. Sadly, loss is a fact of life, and while ultimately inescapable, it should not be stolen earlier due to the negligence of another individual. From severe injury, medical malpractice, auto accidents, nursing home abuse, and beyond, the wrongful death of a loved one is an overwhelming burden to bear. Unfortunately, during a time of such great tragedy, the sad fact is that often, the death of your loved one will be minimized and neglected compared to the catastrophic nature of the incident.
Luckily, there are legal resources to help seek retribution. At Smolen Law, The Alpha Firm, we understand the tremendous loss you have endured and how devastating it can be to the survivors of a wrongful death case.
First, it is vital to understand how a survivor is defined under Tulsa, OK, law. While a great many people may be affected by the loss, the law separates explicitly “survivors” from those who may just bear an emotional burden but have no right to file a claim. To be considered a survivor, an immediate or distant family member, life partner, dependant, putative spouse, those who suffer financially due to the loss, or the parents of a deceased fetus.
While it may be challenging to come to grips with a loss immediately after it has occurred, it is critical to the strength of your claim to get in touch with a wrongful death attorney and discuss the circumstances surrounding the tragedy. From there, a possible wrongful death lawsuit may be considered, and the compensation and support you not only need but deserve can be sought.
However, we at Smolen Law understand that there cannot be a price tag placed on the loss of your loved one, and no amount of money can bring them back. Still, financial support after such an unfortunate incident can make a significant difference in the quality of life led by you and your family, especially for those who depended financially upon the deceased.
For example, one of the leading causes of wrongful death suits begins with a workplace accident turned deadly. While rare, it is still critical to understand the resources available to you in the event of a tragedy. For example, suppose the workplace which led to the accident also supplied your family with the income necessary to enjoy the lifestyle you maintained. In that case, it is your right to seek damages to help support those dependant on the victim.
Since it may feel overwhelming and akin to being stuck at sea without a paddle, finding a wrongful death claims attorney can give you the direction you need to get your life back on track. At Smolen Law, not only will you find the understanding and support of someone who truly cares about each and every client, but the pinnacle of expertise and knowledge in the Tulsa, OK, area.
It is also essential to consider the challenges one may face when attempting to make a wrongful death claim. Since many wrongful death settlements will be hotly contested by insurance agencies and those who may be responsible for the tragedy, going it alone can spell disaster for your claim before it even had to chance to become fully-fledged. If attempting to navigate the process independently from a wrongful death attorney, you will face the scrutiny of the applicable insurance agency. You may make mistakes that could stop your wrongful death claim in its tracks.
However, while these mistakes could have been easily avoided with the proper guidance from someone experienced in Wrongful Death Law, there are a host of additional benefits that come along with retaining an attorney. For example, insurance companies are in the business of making money and profit only by hanging on to as much of it as possible. Unfortunately, however, this often means denying those who need the compensation they deserve the amount or level of support they require.
Even with the help of an attorney, you will likely face off with the respective agency in a battle to ensure you are treated fairly and your rights upheld throughout the duration of the ordeal. At Smolen Law, you will find the same hard-ball mentality demonstrated by the lawyers on the side of the insurance agency, along with the strategies and expertise gained over a career of fighting for clients that need it most in Tulsa, OK.
The Alpha Team of attorneys at Smolen Law know that the insurance companies like to prey upon the weakness of those making a wrongful death claim against their client. This is precisely why specific strategies and tactics have been developed to be used throughout every stage of your wrongful death lawsuit to ensure that your rights are protected and you will be fought for every step of the way. Wrongful death is not something to be minimized or brushed off, and we will hold those responsible for the tragedy accountable for their actions.
As previously mentioned, the first step in any wrongful death claim is contacting the best wrongful death attorney in your area. In Tulsa, OK, Smolen Law is ready and waiting to ensure you receive the compensation, support, and empathy you need during such a turbulent time in life.
To begin the process of filing your claim, the first step is scheduling a free case evaluation to determine how best to proceed. From this evaluation, we will discuss the facts and circumstances surrounding your case to best tailor your wrongful death claim to your situation. Remember, don’t attempt to go it alone when dealing with high-powered insurance firms who will stop at nothing to devalue your claim, regardless of the tragic situation. Time is of the essence in wrongful death lawsuits, so equip yourself with the best wrongful death law firm and attorney in Tulsa as soon as possible. Call Smolen Law and let the Alpha Team go to bat for you!
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