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Oklahoma City Personal Injury Lawyer

Were you recently injured in an accident in Oklahoma City, OK? Did someone else’s negligence cause your injury? You could be entitled to substantial compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other losses. Laird Hammons Laird Personal Injury Lawyers continues to work hard to advocate for accident victims.

Our dedicated team of Oklahoma City personal injury attorneys has over 95 years of combined legal and trial experience. We’ve recovered over $100 million in settlements and verdicts for injured clients just like you.

We pride ourselves on fighting for clients that may not be able to battle insurance companies or other large defendants. We fight to win — as our results show. We would be honored to help you get justice after your accident or serious injury.

Contact us to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your claim. We’re standing by to help at (405) 497-0480.

Why Choose Laird Hammons Laird Personal Injury Lawyers to Handle My Personal Injury Case?

Laird Hammons Laird Personal Injury Lawyers in OklahomaAt Laird Hammons Laird, we have unrivaled courtroom expertise. We’re not afraid to take an insurance company or another defendant to court and work to get justice for our clients. And insurers know it.

Our courtroom skills provide an edge when negotiating a settlement for our clients. If the insurance company fails to offer a settlement agreement, they know they will risk facing us in front of a judge or jury.

We tailor an individualized strategy to help maximize the value of your claim. We’re always willing to go the extra mile to show a jury what happened to you during and after your accident.

We’re so committed to trial advocacy that we’ve built a full-size court room in our office to give our legal team the opportunity to practice their arguments and run focus groups to hear feedback about a case from real people.

If you were hurt in an accident, contact an experienced personal injury attorney at our law firm for help.

Our Oklahoma City Law Office

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1332 SW 89th St,
Oklahoma City, OK 73159

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Why Should I Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

Laird Hammons Laird OklahomaHaving an attorney by your side will help you maximize your financial compensation after being injured in an accident.

A skilled lawyer will work to do the following:

  • Level the playing field against insurance companies
  • Give you access to experts and specialists to strengthen your case
  • Provide you an opportunity to heal from your injuries rather than worrying about legal issues
  • Protect you from unsubstantiated accusations that you share blame for your injuries

Don’t delay getting the support you need. Learn more about the benefits of an attorney-client relationship by contacting us for a complimentary initial consultation. Laird Hammons Laird has over 95 years of combined experience serving Oklahoma residents.

Practice Areas

Laird Hammons Laird has extensive experience handling various personal injury cases. We’ve recovered tens of millions in settlements and trial verdicts.

We often represent individuals in the following injury matters:

car accidents

Car Accidents

Car crashes are a leading cause of injury and death in Oklahoma. If you’ve been injured in a crash, you could be entitled to compensation from the at-fault motorist. Our Oklahoma City car accident lawyers can help you understand your options.

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civil rights

Civil Rights

The police is required to respect your rights and avoid using excessive force to restrain you. If you were the victim of police brutality, you could have a personal injury claim against the law enforcement agency responsible for your injuries. Our civil rights lawyers have extensive experience handling police brutality claims. We can help you get justice.

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Dog Bites

Dog owners are supposed to keep their dogs restrained to prevent them from biting or attacking other people. If you were bitten, you may be able to recover money from the owner. Our dog bite attorneys can help you identify all avenues of compensation, including homeowner’s insurance policies.

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motorcycle accidents

Motorcycle Accidents

OKC is generally a motorcycle-friendly area. However, congestion and traffic can pose risks to bikers, as well as drivers who fail to share the road. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, you could be entitled to damages from the driver who struck you. Our Oklahoma City motorcycle accident attorneys can work hard to help you get the compensation you deserve.

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Pedestrian Accidents

We have dozens of accidents involving pedestrians each year. These incidents typically cause serious and fatal injuries. If you were injured while walking, you may be able to hold the at-fault driver responsible for your medical bills and other losses. Our pedestrian accident attorneys can help you maximize the value of your claim.

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slip and fall

Slip & Fall

If you were injured on someone else’s property, you could have a premises liability claim against the business or property owner. Our slip and fall accident attorneys can help you pursue all avenues of compensation.

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truck accidents

Truck Accidents

Accidents involving trucks commonly result in devastating and fatal injuries as a result of the size and weight of semi trucks (versus passenger vehicles). If you were in a crash, the driver or trucking company may be responsible for your damages. Our Oklahoma City truck accident attorneys can work to help you hold all parties accountable for your injuries.

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wrongful death

Wrongful Death

You could have a claim if another party was responsible for your loved one’s death – such as through negligence or an intentional act. Our wrongful death attorneys can help you seek justice and financial support after the loss of your loved one.

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And More

Laird Hammons Laird has handled many different types of claims. Our team has over 95 years of combined experience handling all personal injury law matters. Check out our page to see our other practice areas.

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Personal Injury FAQs

Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?

A personal injury case arises when one party’s negligent or wrongful actions cause harm to another individual. Filing a claim against the at-fault party allows you to recover compensation to become “whole” again – at least financially.

The following scenarios may give rise to a valid claim:

  • A distracted driver rear-ends your vehicle, causing severe injuries
  • Another person’s dog attacks you on public property, leading to soft tissue damage
  • You slipped and fell at a store due to an unmarked wet floor
  • A distracted driver hits your loved one while bicycling, causing their death
  • A physician misdiagnoses your medical condition
  • You sustain injuries in a car accident when you’re on the clock at work

These are just a few examples. The best way to evaluate the validity of a claim is to seek guidance from an attorney.

How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Most personal injury attorneys take cases on a contingency fee basis. You can receive legal representation without paying out-of-pocket costs, and you don’t owe attorney’s fees unless your claim is successful.

The fees are deducted from the settlement or award recovered in your case. The fee – typically between 33–40% – is agreed upon when you sign the retainer agreement.

It can vary based on the complexity of your case and whether it reaches the litigation phase.

This arrangement allows you to obtain quality legal services and you don’t have to worry about upfront expenses. It also gives your attorney an incentive to recover the maximum amount of compensation available in your case.

What Damages Are Available To Oklahoma City Accident Victims?

Personal injury claimants can file a claim to pursue compensation for their economic and non-economic losses.

Economic damages – or the financial costs you incur due to your accident and injuries – might include:

  • Your medical bills, such as the cost of treatment, surgery, and follow-ups
  • Future medical expenses if you require ongoing care or physical therapy
  • Lost wages and benefits after missing time from work
  • Reduced earning potential
  • Property damage to vehicles, personal belongings, etc.
  • Out-of-pocket expenses

Non-economic damages – intangible losses you suffer – could include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • PTSD
  • Loss of companionship and assistance
  • Disfigurement or scarring
  • Mental anguish
  • Permanent disability
  • Reduced quality of life

In some cases, an Oklahoma court may award the plaintiff punitive damages for the sake of punishing the defendant. The plaintiff must demonstrate by clear and convincing evidence that the defendant’s conduct was intentional or represented a reckless disregard for others’ safety.

How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

The value of your claim will depend on many things. Each case is different, and every victim has a unique story.

When we’re evaluating your case and calculating your economic and non-economic damages, we’ll need to know:

  • The severity of your injuries and how they affect your life and enjoyment
  • Whether you share any fault for the accident or injury
  • The value of your lost earnings, medical costs, and other expenses
  • Whether your injuries impact your ability to earn a living
  • Whether you’re expected to make a recovery or suffer a permanent impairment
  • The level of pain, suffering, and emotional trauma you’ve endured
  • The strength of your case and the parties involved

People who sustain catastrophic injuries – such as amputations, traumatic brain injuries, or spinal cord damage – typically have higher case values. However, various factors must be assessed. Let us determine what your case’s value is and help you recover every penny.

How Long Do I Have To File a Lawsuit After an Accident in Oklahoma?

Oklahoma law provides a time limit – known as the statute of limitations – to file a lawsuit. You generally have to file your case within two years of the accident date (or date of death in the event of wrongful death).

Note that there may be exceptions to this two-year deadline. Even if you have a strong case, a court will dismiss it if you don’t file it in time. To prevent that from happening, it’s best to consult an Oklahoma personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

What is Negligence, and How Do I Prove It?

Negligence is the legal basis of most personal injury claims. When an individual is negligent, it means they’ve failed to act with a reasonable level of care. In other words, a reasonable person would have behaved differently under similar circumstances.

As the injured party, you have the burden of proving the following elements of negligence:

  • The at-fault party owed you a certain duty of care. For example, they had an obligation to abide by Oklahoma traffic laws when driving on state roads.
  • They breached their duty in some way. Speeding, distracted driving, or failing to yield the right of way would all qualify as a breach of duty in a car accident case.
  • The breach of duty directly caused the accident and injury.
  • You sustained losses, such as medical costs, pain, and lost wages.

The evidence required to prove negligence will depend on the type of case you file but may include:

  • Surveillance footage of the accident
  • Medical records
  • Eyewitness statements
  • Photos and videos of the accident scene and your injuries
  • Accident reports
  • Expert witness testimony and opinions
  • Wage statements

We can help you build a solid case by gathering persuasive evidence.

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Your Trusted Oklahoma Personal Injury Attorneys

Laird Hammons Laird is here if you or a family member has been injured in an accident. We’re ready to put nearly a century of combined legal experience behind your claim. We’ve represented countless satisfied people, recovering over $100 million in settlements and verdicts.

Let us get started on your case and help you move forward after an accident.

Contact our office to discuss your legal options. Our team is available 24/7 to schedule your complimentary consultation.

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