If you sustained an injury in an accident due to someone’s negligent, careless, or willful actions, contact McCutchen Napurano - The Law Firm immediately. You might be entitled to compensation for the harm the at-fault party caused. We could represent you in your case and help you pursue legal action.
Most people don’t prepare for a traumatic accident. Unfortunately, an accident can happen anytime, anywhere. It’s entirely disruptive and can interfere with a person’s daily routine.
McCutchen Napurano - The Law Firm knows the devastation of getting hurt because of someone else’s actions. We can investigate the incident to determine who was at fault and hold that person or company liable. Our legal team will protect your rights during the legal process and provide the guidance and support you need.
Call McCutchen Napurano - The Law Firm at (479) 783-0036 for a free consultation with one of our Norman personal injury lawyers.
Personal Injury Cases McCutchen Napurano - The Law Firm Takes
At McCutchen Napurano - The Law Firm, we represent injured clients in a range of personal injury matters, including:
- Scarring – Severe injuries can lead to scarring when they heal. Necessary surgery can also leave behind a surgical scar.
- Broken bones – Bone fractures can range from minor to severe. When the body experiences trauma, bones can suffer minor cracks or split into multiple pieces. Traumatic accidents, such as car crashes, often lead to broken bones.
- Truck accidents – A commercial truck is significantly larger than a small car. It can weigh up to 80,000 pounds and cause catastrophic destruction to other vehicles. The occupants of the small car can suffer debilitating injuries or death during a collision with a commercial truck.
- Spinal cord injuries – The spinal cord consists of cells and nerves that receive and transmit signals to the brain and throughout the body. Damage to any part of the spinal cord can cause loss of sensation, reduced range of motion, and other problems below the injury site.
- Defective products – Manufacturers are supposed to supply products that don’t contain defects. Defective products often result from an error during the design, manufacturing, or marketing stage of making a product. These errors make consumer products inherently unsafe for use.
- Car accidents – According to the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office, 654 people died in car accidents in Oklahoma in 2020. Driver errors, such as distractions, speeding, and ignoring traffic signs, commonly contribute to crashes.
- Workplace accidents – You could file a claim with your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer if you sustained an injury while performing your job. Benefits can cover medical treatment, lost wages, and other expenses.
- Medical malpractice – Doctors must meet a high standard of care when treating their patients. Medical errors can cause injuries and fatalities. The at-fault medical provider or facility could be held liable for the harm they cause.
- Motorcycle accidents – Motorcyclists have a “rule-breaker” reputation from portrayals of them in the media. Even though these are stereotypes and mostly inaccurate, many people assume riders are at fault for accidents. However, a car or truck driver’s negligence could lead to an accident with a motorcyclist. For example, an inattentive driver might change lanes and sideswipe a motorcyclist riding nearby.
- Bicycle accidents – Bicyclists can sustain life-threatening injuries in collisions with motor vehicles. Although designated bike lanes separate riders from cars, a motorist could drift into the lane, pass too closely, or turn without checking for a bicyclist in their path.
- Child injuries – Children can suffer injuries in a range of situations. They could fall off a defective swing set, get hurt in a car accident, or develop a deadly infection under a negligent doctor’s care. Parents have a right to hold the at-fault party responsible for their child’s injuries and resulting medical costs.
- Wrongful death – Oklahoma law defines wrongful death as the death of a person caused by someone else’s wrongful act or omission. The personal representative of the accident victim’s estate could file a wrongful death lawsuit for compensation.
- Premises liability – Property owners have a duty to maintain their properties and warn visitors of potential dangers they might encounter. The owner should meet safety codes, repair damage, and place warning signs near hazards. Injuries can occur if the property owner fails to uphold their duty to their guests.
- Amputation injuries – An amputation injury can happen under numerous circumstances. Someone could lose a limb during a catastrophic truck accident or require surgical amputation to prevent the spread of a serious infection. The negligent individual or company responsible for the amputation injury could be liable for the surgical bills, physical therapy, and other expenses.
- Oil and gas field accidents – Workers are in danger whenever they set foot on a gas or oil field. Employees who suffer job-related injuries and illnesses can pursue benefits by filing a workers’ compensation claim. You are entitled to benefits whether your injury resulted from malfunctioning machinery, an explosion, or a slip and fall. If you’re not an employee and you’re injured on an oil or gas field through no fault of your own, you could pursue compensation from the at-fault party.
- Brain injuries – A violent jolt, blow, or bump to the head can cause a brain injury. The damage can cause temporary or permanent disruptions to the brain’s functioning. Complications, such as brain swelling and bleeding, could arise that require emergency medical care.
If your injury occurred in any type of accident someone else caused, do not hesitate to contact McCutchen Napurano - The Law Firm. One of our personal injury lawyers in Norman, OK, can create a legal strategy and seek the maximum available compensation on your behalf.
Compensation in a Personal Injury Case
The compensation you recover will depend on the circumstances of the accident. You could file a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company if they have liability coverage. You might be able to file a lawsuit if they don’t have liability insurance or the insurance carrier denies your claim.
The compensation you receive could provide money for your accident-related losses, such as:
- Medical bills
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Permanent disfigurement or scarring
- Property damage
You might also recover punitive damages in a lawsuit against the negligent party. A court only awards this type of compensation if you can show clear and convincing evidence that the defendant acted intentionally and with malice towards others or is guilty of reckless disregard for the rights of others.
Statute of Limitations in Personal Injury
In Oklahoma, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases allows a two-year timeframe to file a lawsuit. That means you must file suit within two years of the date of the accident to pursue compensation.
McCutchen Napurano - The Law Firm is ready to represent you in your personal injury case against the person or company that caused your injury. We will be your advocates and work hard to try to obtain the full and fair compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses.
If someone else’s wrongdoing caused your injury in an accident, call McCutchen Napurano - The Law Firm at (479) 783-0036 to set up your free consultation with one of our dedicated Norman personal injury lawyers.
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