When you feel that your family member has been wronged and lost his life as a consequence, you may be overwhelmed and unable to do what’s needed to obtain justice. While you’re in this emotional state, the more you need a lawyer to help you go through this trying period. A wrongful death lawyer explains Oklahoma laws that are related to your case, specifically the claimants, kinds of damages, and statute of limitations.
Claimants of Wrongful Death Damages in Oklahoma
Oklahoma Statutes Chapter 12, Section 1053 defines a wrongful death as a situation caused by the wrongful act of another party. This act could be intentional though it could be a result of negligence or recklessness as well. Another way of seeing a wrongful death lawsuit is that, if the deceased individual could have been alive, he would have filed a personal injury claim. His death, however, enables family members to pursue the claim in his behalf, this time through a wrongful death lawsuit.
A “personal representative” of the deceased is the one who is authorized by Oklahoma law to bring a wrongful death claim to court. The deceased often appoints this representative in the estate plan. The most common personal representatives are spouses, followed by parents, children, and siblings. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2tLk28L