It’s an unfortunate fact of life that sometimes horrible things happen to good people. Many times, such tragedies involve the loss of life of a family member or loved one. When tragedy strikes you or someone you love, and the loss of life is the result of the negligence of another party, it is normal to have questions: Who will pay our medical bills and funeral expenses? And when the loss of life involves the bread winner of the family, will we lose our family home or our car? How will we meet our financial obligations going forward?

If you lost a loved one due to someone else’s carelessness, you need legal help, fast. Wrongful death lawyer Tracy Tiernan – Attorney at Law has been helping Oklahomans when they need strong, tough legal representation so they can negotiate their way through the sometimes-frightening landscape of many of life’s difficult legal problems. Tracy is proud of his reputation as the wrongful death attorney Tulsa-area residents have turned to for justice for decades.

What Circumstances Might Lead to a Wrongful Death Suit?

“Wrongful death” is defined in Oklahoma Statutes as a death caused by someone else’s wrongful act, which could stem from recklessness or negligence, or could be the result of intentional action. There are a variety of scenarios that may lead to a wrongful death. Some of the most common include the following:

  • Car, truck or motorcycle accidents: When an auto accident results in death, there may be grounds for a wrongful death claim.
  • Pedestrian accidents: A wrongful death claim can arise when a pedestrian is struck and killed by a motor vehicle.
  • Medical malpractice: We rely on medical professionals to keep us safe. Sometimes, providers fail to diagnose or treat or misdiagnose or mistreat someone — resulting in death.
  • Product liability: A product liability wrongful death suit can arise when a product malfunctions or otherwise does not work as intended.
  • Workplace accidents: We expect employers to maintain safe working conditions. Unfortunately, sometimes wrongful death claims arise out of incidents in the workplace.
  • Nursing home abuse or neglect: If a loved one died as the result of mistreatment or neglect in a care facility, you may be entitled to compensation under a wrongful death claim.
  • “Slip and fall” or other premises liability accidents: Businesses and property owners may be liable for wrongful death when accidents occur on site.

 

Why Hire an Accidental Death Lawyer?

When you hire a well-versed accidental death lawyer, you have a powerful ally on your side, one who knows how to hold responsible parties accountable for their negligence.

An attorney who understands Oklahoma’s wrongful death laws and has experience working within the framework of those laws can help you build and present a strong case for damages. Your lawyer will also understand the value of your case — gathering and using evidence to prove you are entitled to the compensation you claim to pay for your loved one’s medical expenses, final expenses, loss of future earnings, pain and suffering, and more.

A good wrongful death attorney will be prepared to take your case to trial, but will also recognize when it may make sense to settle your case outside of court. Wrongful death cases can be difficult emotionally. When hiring a wrongful death lawyer in Oklahoma, look for someone who offers compassionate, dedicated representation to help you through this challenging chapter.

Choose the Leading Wrongful Death Lawyer in Tulsa

There are many attorneys offering representation for wrongful death matters in Oklahoma, but few can possess actual jury trial experience and skill.

Tracy is committed to being there for his clients, every step of the way. From the first client interview to the gathering of all of the facts and evidence to support your case, through the sometimes very lengthy and tedious litigation process (depositions, motion hearings, and preparation of your case for settlement or trial), you need someone who can carefully and competently handle your wrongful death case.

As your wrongful death attorney, Tracy will meet with you personally, shake your hand, answer all of your questions and work hard to calm your fears. He will work tirelessly to prepare and present your case in a manner certain to give you the best chance of a successful outcome. Get a seasoned accidental death lawyer and trial attorney on your side.

If you lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligent or intentional actions, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact a wrongful death lawyer Tulsa residents have trusted with their legal matters for 30-plus years: Tracy Tiernan – Attorney at Law. Reach out to schedule your free consultation today.