The typical personal injury case is based on an accusation of negligence. It 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.

Contact Us

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.

Voted Oklahoma's Best Personal Injury Law Firm
The Journal Record 2023 Reader Rankings - Top Winner - Abel Law Firm - Best Peronal Injury Law Firm
The Journal Record 2023 Reader Rankings - Top Winner - Abel Law Firm - Best Peronal Injury Law Firm

Oklahomans across the state have recognized the Abel Law Firm's unique heritage as a statewide institution. Founded by Ed Abel, and today led by his son, Luke Abel, our personal injury law firm has become synonymous with empathy, compassion, and the highest professional performance serving our neighbors. Our family has sought to leave a profound impact upon the State of Oklahoma. We appreciate that former Governor Mary Fallin recognized that dedication when she declared May 1st "Ed Abel Day."

To be named Oklahoma's Best Personal Injury Law Firm is humbling. We are grateful to have won this prestigious honor. We work every day to earn the trust of those we serve: Oklahoma families who are facing some of the most difficulty days of their lives due to the negligence of others. It is our intention and resolve to continue to be deserving of the faith Oklahomans have placed in our family's law firm. Thank you!

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