Oklahoma Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation & Criminal Defense Lawyer

For over 27 years, Tracy L. Tiernan has been helping Oklahomans when they need strong, tough legal representation to help them negotiate their way through the sometimes intimidating and frightening landscape of their legal problems. Tracy has a track record of successful outcomes for his clients in matters of Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation and Criminal Defense.
Personal Injury Cases

No one ever expects to be in an accident that results in a persinal injury. When it happens to you, it’s critical that you get sound legal advice.  Call a seasoned trial attorney. Call Tracy L. Tiernan. He has the experience and know how to help you navigate these turbulent waters and steer you to the best possible outcome with compassion and with dignity.

Criminal Defense Cases

Are you facing criminal allegations that could result in your being convicted of a crime, or worse, the loss of your liberty through incarceration in jail or State or Federal prison? From simple traffic tickets and Misdemeanor arrests, all the way up to serious felony arrests including drug charges, theft charges, violent crimes, or sex crimes, call Attorney Tracy L. Tiernan, a jury trial tested criminal defense attorney with a winning record.

Workers' Compensation Cases

Injuries at work can have devastating consequences for both you and everyone in your household who rely on you for paying the bills and keeping the household running smoothly.  Let Tracy L. Tiernan draw on his experience and knowledge to ensure your employer provides you with competent medical care free of charge to you. And Tracy will always fight hard to secure for you a top dollar settlement or trial award upon your release from treatment and return to work.

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owner & founder Tracy L. Tiernan

Bringing A Service Oriented Approach To Providing Legal Help

What sets Tracy apart in the large sea of attorneys is the personalized attention that he gives to each and every client he represents. From the initial telephone interview (where you will speak directly with attorney Tracy L. Tiernan) or free in person consultation (where Tracy will personally shake your hand), to any and all court appearances and, if necessary, trial, Tracy will be by your side to personally handle your case every step of the way to ensure that your rights are protected. When a family entrusts their legal matter to him, Tracy understands the tremendous responsibility and honor that comes with his acceptance of your case. He will work assiduously, respectfully, and diligently to fight the good fight on your behalf in order to achieve the most desirable outcome possible. Tracy is licensed to practice before all municipal, county and federal district courts throughout the sate of Oklahoma.

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Practice Areas

We can provide help across a wide variety of legal issues. If you are in need of legal help in Oklahoma, call Tracy L. Tiernan today for a free consultation. We will listen to your story, make note of all the facts and help you make the best possible decision relating to exactly what steps you need to take legally.

For a free case consultation, give us a call at +1 918-587-7377
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I just handle my legal matter myself?

Can you represent yourself in your court matter? “Yes.”  Should you ever represent your self? Almost always, “NO!”

The often recited, and quite famous, quote of our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, perhaps most clearly and concisely lays out our opinion on this topic and goes like this:

He who represents himself has a fool for a client.”

The internet has spawned the information age where literally anything can be researched online and put into practice. And while this has many benefits in trivial matters like fixing a washing machine, or laying tile in your dining room, when it comes to serious legal matters, we highly advise that you seek legal counsel from a qualified attorney. Simply put, the stakes are just too high and oftentimes, particularly in personal injury, workers’ compensation, and criminal legal proceedings, you will be going against someone who has many years experience fighting cases just like yours and would like nothing more than for you to make the decision to represent yourself.

At the very least, if you’re in a tough legal situation, call Tracy Tiernan and he will listen to the details surrounding your case and point you in the right direction as to the level of legal help you need.

How Long Will It Take To Settle My Personal Injury Case?

This is one of the most common questions we get asked during the our initial consultations with personal injury victims. We understand your sense of urgency is typically because of the fact that you have so many medical bills associated with your injury and you’re eager to get that debt taken care of.

Unfortunately, there’s no hard and fast timeline for personal injury cases to be settled. For less serious automobile accidents, we can sometimes reach a settlement in a matter of weeks or months. But, as you might imagine, for the more serious cases, they can take many months, or even a few years, for legal process to play out. What’s critical during any personal injury claim or lawsuit is that you have the resolve to see the legal process to it’s conclusion regardless if that involves a relatively quick settlement or if it requires that you go to trial. Plaintiffs (injury victims in this instance) who are eager to settle are often taken advantage of by the big insurance companies who are preying on your fear of a bad outcome to pay you as little as possible. The best thing you can do is hire a qualified personal injury attorney to represent you, take into consideration their advice and expertise, and then make an informed decision about whether to settle your case or prepare for trial.

Can You Help Me If I’ve Been Hurt At Work?

Yes we can! Workers Compensation cases are one of our primary practice areas here at our law firm and we have helped many injured Oklahomans get the quality medical treatment necessary to address your injury in order to quickly get you back on the job to start making your paycheck. Once release from your treating doctor’s care, we will work very quickly and very hard to secure for you a very favorable outcome, whether it be by settlement or the administrative court’s trial award. Like with most personal injury cases, what’s absolutely critical is good documentation of the facts surrounding your accident. If you’re hurt at your workplace, try to document as many details surrounding the incident as you can, and just as important, make certain to report the injury IMMEDIATELY to your supervisor, boss, or HR department. It might even be a good idea to keep a diary so that you can recall your thoughts, the mechanics of the incident and a description of the pain in the unlikely event your claim might be disputed by your employer or take some time to resolve.

Is my personal injury case a strong one?

As you might have guessed, this depends on so many factors. First and foremost are the critical facts surrounding the injury. Who, what, where are the big factors here. Who are the parties involved in the injury, exactly what happened that led up to or caused the accident, and where did the accident occur? These are the types of issues that are going to dictate the strength of your personal injury case. Another big part of a personal injury case will always be the severity of the injuries sustained. If you have strong liability (who was at fault for the injury), but you have no real damages (no real personal injuries), you are unlikely have a very strong personal injury case. Make certain to always document everything you can relating to the facts surrounding your case and your injuries as quickly as possible to prevent the risk of forgetting on down the road. Pictures, videos and witness names along with their contact info – these are all things that can make or break a case when there’s been a more serious injury. As a rule of thumb the higher the damages and the better documented the facts of your case are, the higher the likelihood of a successful outcome in your lawsuit.

Is Hiring A Lawyer Expensive?

Our legal fees vary depending on the type of legal help you need. For personal injury and workers compensation, we work on what’s called a contingency fee basis, meaning that we get paid based on what we are able to collect for you in terms of financial compensation. This is called a contingency fee contract. The good news is there are absolutely no attorneys fees paid to the attorney unless he wins your case. We will only get paid if we recover money on your behalf. And in the unlikely event we don’t recover any money, you don’t owe us a dime.

For legal services outside of personal injury and workers compensation (such as criminal defense or divorce), we use a more traditional payment model that is either a flat fee or an hourly rate. One thing to understand with regard to attorneys fees however, is that before any legal services are provided and you are ever billed for any services rendered, we will have a very clear conversation to make certain you fully understand exactly what the costs, fees or expenses are likely to be before we ever get to work. In many cases we can arrange for flexible payment plans so you can get the legal help you need without coming out of pocket all at once.

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