Constructing an Oklahoma Personal Injury Case

The typical personal injury case is based on an accusation of negligence, which is a failure to meet certain obligations, resulting in harm to another person. The other type of personal injury claim is related to intentional tort, which is a deliberately harmful action such as assault. This article will focus on negligence claims – by far the more common of the two.

If your life has been affected by another party’s careless decisions, it is only fair for you to receive some kind of repayment. An Oklahoma personal injury lawyer from the Abel Law Firm can help you with every step of filing a personal injury claim. Call our offices today at 1-800-739-ABEL.

The Elements of Negligence

You may be able to win compensatory damages from a person or entity that has harmed you if all of the following apply:

  • The other party owed some level of care to you. The precise level of care will depend on his, her, or its relationship to you. For example, professionals have an obligation to meet the established standards of their fields, while businesses have an obligation to ensure their visitors are as safe as they reasonably can be.
  • The other party failed to meet this level of care. This can also be simple or difficult to prove, depending on the details of your case. You may or may not need evidence that the other party knew their actions were dangerous, depending on your relationship to them.
  • This failure directly led to your injuries. There may have been other factors in your accident, including your own actions. However, you only have a case against the other party if their actions were the primary cause of the accident.
  • You have suffered significant injuries. A common defense against negligence claims is to argue that the plaintiff was not actually injured. You may need extensive documentation of the harm you have suffered to be successful.

Each of these criteria can be affected by many complicated factors. To maximize your chances of success, you will need legal counsel from an experienced Oklahoma personal injury attorney.

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The Abel Law Firm has a well established reputation for excellent legal services. To discuss your case with one of our Oklahoma personal injury lawyers, contact us at 1-800-739-ABEL.

Ed Abel Named Oklahoma City Personal Injury Litigator of the Year

Ed Abel was awarded the Litigator of the Year award as recognition of his tremendous success in the courtroom defending the lives of Oklahomans, and his unique service as a true son of the State of Oklahoma. He has won some of the largest verdicts in Oklahoma's history, and he and his team have successfully argued against harmful tort reform laws in the state Supreme Court. His impact is so widespread across the state that Governor Mary Fallin declared May 1st as "Ed Abel Day."

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