Settling a Lawsuit

When filing a personal injury claim, many people envision a long drawn out process that includes one (or several) nerve-racking days in court; however, this is not a common scenario. In fact, most personal injury cases are settled outside of the courtroom through a negotiation process.

If you or someone you know has been injured and believes that another party is at fault, contact the Oklahoma personal injury attorneys at the Abel Law Firm today. Our team of professionals can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call (405) 239-7046 today to schedule a free consultation.

The Process

In order to receive a settlement, you and your lawyer must complete a three part process:

1.File a claim. This means notifying the charged party of the lawsuit, which allows them to seek legal representation.

2.Discovery. During this stage, both parties will investigate the case for evidence which supports their case. Examples of such evidence may be medical records, the testimony of an expert witness, or testimonies from other individuals.

3.Settling. After all evidence has been produced, one side will determine a monetary amount that they believe to be appropriate compensation for the victim. If this amount satisfies the claimant, then they accept the offer and the case is over; however, if they do not believe the offer is adequate, they can reject it and suggest a higher amount.

In the event that an appropriate amount of compensation cannot be agreed upon, the case may be taken to court to be presented before a judge.

Contact Us

If you are considering filing a personal injury claim, you should contact the Oklahoma personal injury attorneys at the Abel Law Firm today by calling (405) 239-7046.

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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