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Common Types of Personal Injury

Personal injury can result from any type of accident, ranging from something as minor as a scrape to something as serious as a brain injury. To collect damages in a personal injury lawsuit, you need to prove that your injury will have long-term physical and financial consequences. At Self & Associates, we are devoted to helping victims of serious and catastrophic injuries in Oklahoma recover damages for the full extent of their injuries.

Personal injury can occur in car wrecks, dangerous work environments, and poorly-maintained premises. Personal injury can also occur due to medical negligence and defective product manufacturing. Some examples of serious personal injury include:

No matter what type of injury you sustain, if it will have a lasting impact on your ability to work and support yourself, or on your quality of life, you may have cause to file a personal injury lawsuit. When you work with our personal injury attorneys, all of your damages will be taken into consideration: medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional and physical pain and suffering. We will work tirelessly to help ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

If you live in the state of Oklahoma and have been injured in any type of accident, please contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Self & Associates today to schedule a free initial consultation.

Personal injury can result from any type of accident, ranging from something as minor as a scrape to something as serious as a brain injury. To collect damages in a personal injury lawsuit, you need to prove that your injury will have long-term physical and financial consequences. At Self & Associates, we are devoted to helping victims of serious and catastrophic injuries in Oklahoma recover damages for the full extent of their injuries.

Personal injury can occur in car wrecks, dangerous work environments, and poorly-maintained premises. Personal injury can also occur due to medical... Read More of this Article from our Oklahoma Personal Injury Law Library Selected Article


Questions about Personal Injury

What constitutes personal injury?

A personal injury is any injury you sustain in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence. It is possible that you are partially to blame for your accident, but you may still be eligible to file a personal injury claim.

What damages can I seek in a personal injury lawsuit?

Damages in a personal injury lawsuit can include lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. In Oklahoma, a personal injury lawsuit can be filed by the spouse and children of victims who die in accidents as well. These lawsuits can include lost wages, loss of future income, end of life expenses, loss of spousal support, and loss of companionship.

Is personal injury included in a criminal trial?

Personal injury is a part of civil law. Considerations for your damages will not be part of a criminal trial. Even if the responsible party is cleared of criminal charges, they may be found liable for your injuries in a personal injury lawsuit.

What if the responsible party was not intentionally negligent?

Even if the party responsible for your injury was not intentionally negligent, they are liable for all damages they cause. The cause of your injury may have been accidental, but the impact your injury has on your life is far from make believe. You deserve to be compensated for the full extent of your injuries.

Should I accept an insurance settlement, or hire a personal injury attorney?

Insurance settlements are never sufficient to fully cover all of your damages. Only with the help of an experienced Oklahoma personal injury attorney can you be sure you and your family are treated fairly and given the full compensation you are due.

If you have questions about personal injury in the state of Oklahoma, please contact the experienced attorneys at Self & Associates to schedule a free consultation.

What constitutes personal injury?

A personal injury is any injury you sustain in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence. It is possible that you are partially to blame for your accident, but you may still be eligible to file a personal injury claim.

What damages can I seek in a personal injury lawsuit?

Damages in a personal injury lawsuit can include lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. In Oklahoma, a personal injury lawsuit can be filed by the spouse and children of victims who die in accidents as well. These lawsuits can include lost... Read More of this Article from our Oklahoma Personal Injury Law Library Selected Article


What are some Examples of Personal Injury?

Personal injury claims arise from many different situations. Your claim may stem from an injury you suffered on the job, or you may have been injured in a car, train or boat accident. Some personal injuries are the result of careless medical staff.

The injuries in personal injury cases are typically serious and include:

The severity of these injuries may mean extensive treatment and an inability to perform your job duties. You may be facing steep medical bills while you also deal with the pain of your injury. If someone else caused your injury, you may be able to file a personal injury claim. A personal injury lawyer can fight for compensation for your injuries, so that you can work on moving past this event and recovering.

If you have been injured because of someone else’s negligence, please contact the experienced personal injury lawyer in Oklahoma City, James Self, at Self & Associates, to schedule a free initial consultation.

Personal injury claims arise from many different situations. Your claim may stem from an injury you suffered on the job, or you may have been injured in a car, train or boat accident. Some personal injuries are the result of careless medical staff.

The injuries in personal injury cases are typically serious and include:


Personal Injury

When you are injured in an accident due to the negligence of another, you have a right to seek compensation. As straightforward as that may seem, Oklahoma personal injurylaws are complex and, without professional representation, you may be awarded substantially less than you deserve.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma personal injury attorney Jay Self has been representing victims of negligence for over 30 years. With absolute dedication to every client he sees, Attorney Self can help you recover your damages, and get the compensation you will need to get on with your life.

Examples of Personal Injury

Personal injury includes any injury you sustain due to someone else’s negligence. Some causes of personal injury include:

Common injuries sustained in these accidents include:

  • Head and brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Disfigurement

These injuries often result in serious damages that exceed physical suffering. A loss of ability to work, increased medical bills, and an impacted quality of life are all considerations in a personal injury lawsuit.

Many victims of personal injury also die from their injuries. In these cases, the family of the victim may be able to file awrongful death claim.

If you or a loved one live in Oklahoma and have been injured in any type of accident, please contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Self & Associates to schedule a free consultation today.

When you are injured in an accident due to the negligence of another, you have a right to seek compensation. As straightforward as that may seem, Oklahoma personal injurylaws are complex and, without professional representation, you may be awarded substantially less than you deserve.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma personal injury attorney Jay Self has been representing victims of negligence for over 30 years. With absolute dedication to every client he sees, Attorney Self can help you recover your damages, and get the compensation you will need to get on with your life.

Examples of Personal... Read More of this Article from our Oklahoma Personal Injury Law Library Selected Article


How Do I Know if I Have a Personal Injury Claim from a Car Accident?

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, bitten by a dog, or suffered any other type of injury due to the negligence of someone else, you may be entitled to a personal injury claim. The best way to determine eligibility is to schedule a free consultation with one of the Oklahoma personal injury attorneys at Self & Associates. During your consultation, we will evaluate every aspect of your case, and help you determine if you have a cause of action.

Necessary Requirements for a Personal Injury Lawsuit

To file your personal injury claim, we need to be able to prove that someone else was responsible for your injuries. This may include multiple defendants and can be difficult to prove on your own. Only with the help of an experienced personal injury attorney can you ensure that all responsible parties are held accountable for their actions.

At Self & Associates, we do not involve ourselves in frivolous lawsuits. We take the responsibility of helping Oklahomans injured in accidents very seriously, and only pursue claims that are legitimate. If you have suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence, we will carefully assess the details for your case and give you our honest opinion regarding your legal options.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident in the state of Oklahoma, please contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Self & Associates to schedule a free consultation today.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, bitten by a dog, or suffered any other type of injury due to the negligence of someone else, you may be entitled to a personal injury claim. The best way to determine eligibility is to schedule a free consultation with one of the Oklahoma personal injury attorneys at Self & Associates. During your consultation, we will evaluate every aspect of your case, and help you determine if you have a cause of action.

Necessary Requirements for a Personal Injury Lawsuit

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How do I Know if I Have a Personal Injury Claim from a Car or Truck Accident?

If you have been injured in a car accident, hurt by a defective product, or been the victim of medical malpractice, you may wonder if you have a right to seek compensation for your injuries. The process of filing a personal injury claim can be long and complicated. While laws are designed to protect victims, you must be able to prove who is at fault for your injuries, as well as the full extent of your losses and damages.

This is where the personal injury attorneys at Self & Associates step in. With over 30 years of experience, we know what to look for when reviewing the details of personal injury cases. We can help you determine whether or not you have a claim worth pursuing, and if you do, we will build a strong case that will get you the results you need to make a proper recovery.

We only accept cases that we feel confident we can win. If you have suffered serious injuries and a third party can be identified as the cause of your injuries, you may have a case. During your initial consultation, we will carefully evaluate your injuries and the circumstances of your accident to determine whether or not you have a strong personal injury claim.

If you have been injured in an accident in the state of Oklahoma, please contact one of the experienced personal injury attorneys at Self & Associates today for your free initial consultation.

If you have been injured in a car accident, hurt by a defective product, or been the victim of medical malpractice, you may wonder if you have a right to seek compensation for your injuries. The process of filing a personal injury claim can be long and complicated. While laws are designed to protect victims, you must be able to prove who is at fault for your injuries, as well as the full extent of your losses and damages.

This is where the personal injury attorneys at Self & Associates step in. With over 30 years of experience, we know what to look for when reviewing the details of... Read More of this Article from our Oklahoma Personal Injury Law Library Selected Article


Types Personal Injury

There are a number of personal injuries that can result from a range of accidents, due to another person’s negligence. Even a seemingly-minor accident can result in a serious injury or life-altering condition if it is not appropriately treated.

Even more devastating is that some victims who were injured because of another party’s carelessness or wrongdoing do not realize they may be eligible for compensation in a personal injury lawsuit.

Some of the most common personal injuries that can entitle Oklahoma City residents to compensation from the at-fault party include:

  • Injuries resulting from slip-and-fall accidents: these injuries can range from broken bones to head injuries when a person slips and falls because of an individual’s or company’s negligence. A slip at a swimming pool, on an icy sidewalk or on a slick grocery store floor can result in a fractured leg, broken wrist or brain injury.
  • Cuts, bruises, lacerations: These injuries commonly result from job-related accidents (especially at construction sites) or a trip-and-fall accident caused by factors such as cracked sidewalks, poor parking lot lighting, or the absence of construction signage.
  • Broken bones: Fractures and broken bones are common injuries in car, truck and SUV accidents.

If you have suffered an injury due to another person’s negligence in Oklahoma City, please contact Self & Associates today and schedule a free consultation.

There are a number of personal injuries that can result from a range of accidents, due to another person’s negligence. Even a seemingly-minor accident can result in a serious injury or life-altering condition if it is not appropriately treated.

Even more devastating is that some victims who were injured because of another party’s carelessness or wrongdoing do not realize they may be eligible for compensation in a personal injury lawsuit.

Some of the most common personal injuries that can entitle Oklahoma City residents to compensation from the at-fault party include:


Questions to Ask Your Personal Injury Lawyer

Do I have a personal injury case?

When you visit one of our Oklahoma offices for a personal injury consultation, our experienced attorneys will carefully review your medical records, the details of the accident, and the impact your injuries will have on your life going forward. With this information, we will be able to tell you if you have a personal injury case worth pursuing. Without an initial consultation, we cannot accurately determine the legitimacy of your claim.

Do you work on a contingency basis?

We strongly believe that you deserve to be compensated for serious injuries. Not only do we work on a contingency basis, we will also advance the costs of your case preparation. Our fees are based on a percentage of the total amount of your settlement. If you don’t recover your damages, you pay nothing.

Have your tried this type of case before?

For over 30 years, Oklahoma personal injury attorney James Self has been helping victims recover their damages in all types of personal injury lawsuits. He has successfully litigated several multi-million dollar lawsuits, and assisted thousands of Oklahoma families in getting the verdicts and settlements they need to fully recover. With experience in virtually every type of personal injury lawsuit, Mr. Self can help you and your family secure the compensation you deserve.

Will you work on my case right away?

The attorneys at Self & Associates are devoted to helping you and your family recover your losses as quickly as possible after a personal injury. We will get to work on your case right away to pursue a quick and fair settlement. We understand that your expenses don’t go away simply because a lawsuit is delayed. We know the tricks and loopholes used by insurance companies, and we will aggressively pursue a swift and satisfactory settlement for you.

If you live in the state of Oklahoma and have further questions about personal injury cases, please contact the dedicated attorneys at Self & Associates today to schedule a free initial consultation.

Do I have a personal injury case?

When you visit one of our Oklahoma offices for a personal injury consultation, our experienced attorneys will carefully review your medical records, the details of the accident, and the impact your injuries will have on your life going forward. With this information, we will be able to tell you if you have a personal injury case worth pursuing. Without an initial consultation, we cannot accurately determine the legitimacy of your claim.

Do you work on a contingency basis?

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Exploding E-Cigarette Batteries Are a Problem Here in OKC

There have now been reported MANY cases of exploding batteries in e-cigarettes and other vaping systems around the US, causing serious personal injuries, including severe burns, facial scarring, and more. In one case, the victim was in a coma on life-support.

And what respiratory and eye damage is being done by all the toxic fumes given off when those e-cig lithium ion batteries explode?

Electronic Cigarettes have become a multi-billion dollar industry, and users of e-cigs should be confident they are not using a defective or dangerous product.

What should you do if you have been injured by an exploding electronic cigarette or other electronic vaping system here in Oklahoma?

Of course, the first thing you should do is seek emergency medical treatment. Be sure you, or someone who witnessed what happened take photos or video of your injury, any property damage, AND whatever is left of the e-cig and its battery. You are going to want the Best Oklahoma Personal Injury Lawyer representing your interests.

James Self has successfully represented injured Oklahomans for over 35 years. We have locations throughout Oklahoma, including Oklahoma City and Tulsa.

You can contact our Oklahoma Personal Injury Law Firm 24/7 at 1-800-747-7353.

Exploding E-Cigarette Batteries Are a Problem Here in OKC

There have now been reported MANY cases of exploding batteries in e-cigarettes and other vaping systems around the US, causing serious personal injuries, including severe burns, facial scarring, and more. In one case, the victim was in a coma on life-support.

And what respiratory and eye damage is being done by all the toxic fumes given off when those e-cig lithium ion batteries explode?

Electronic Cigarettes have become a multi-billion dollar industry, and users of e-cigs should be confident they are... Read More of this Article from our Oklahoma Personal Injury Law Library Selected Article


What to Do After a Personal Injury

The steps you take after suffering a personal injury will impact your ability to collect compensation for your losses. Personal injury cases can sometimes take years to settle, especially with insurance companies dragging their feet. The speed at which a verdict is reached and the amount of compensation you receive will rely entirely on the evidence you can provide to support your case.

The first step to take after you have sustained a personal injury is to contact your medical provider. You will need to have a thorough examination to determine the full extent of your injuries. Keep records of all the information related to your doctor’s diagnosis and treatment plan, including any information from specialists you may be referred to. This will be essential in determining the financial impact of your injuries.

Also, be sure to thoroughly document the details of the accident by:

  • Taking pictures of the accident scene
  • Gathering the contact information of witnesses
  • Obtaining medical records relating to your injuries

If you are unable to work, provide our Oklahoma personal injury attorneys with information regarding your wages. Lost wages can be compensated in a personal injury lawsuit, but they must be based on your actual earnings. Your doctor’s report should also include information about your ability to return to work. This will be necessary for calculating the long-term financial damages you will face.

In order to properly evaluate the information and evidence in your case, contact Self & Associates today for a free consultation with one of our experienced Oklahoma personal injury attorneys. We can help you determine if you have a valid claim against the negligent party.

In order to establish a personal injury case in Oklahoma, your claim must meet three qualifications:

  • Your injuries must be linked to a third party’s actions
  • Serious injury, death, and/or financial and emotional damages must be established
  • Fault must be established based on intentional or unintentional negligence

How well you document your injury will play a pivotal role in establishing these three qualifications. Taking photos of the accident scene, keeping track of medical records, and having the contact information of any witnesses who were at the scene will also help strengthen your case.

If you live in the state of Oklahoma and have been injured in any type of accident, please contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Self & Associates today for a free case evaluation.

The steps you take after suffering a personal injury will impact your ability to collect compensation for your losses. Personal injury cases can sometimes take years to settle, especially with insurance companies dragging their feet. The speed at which a verdict is reached and the amount of compensation you receive will rely entirely on the evidence you can provide to support your case.

The first step to take after you have sustained a personal injury is to contact your medical provider. You will need to have a thorough examination to determine the full extent of your injuries. Keep records of all the information... Read More of this Article from our Oklahoma Personal Injury Law Library Selected Article


Examples of Personal Injury

Anytime you suffer an injury due to the negligence of another person, you have cause to file a personal injury lawsuit. Personal injury is a part of civil law, and even in cases where the responsible party is cleared of criminal wrongdoing, they may still be liable for compensating you for the physical and emotional damages they cause.

Common Causes of Personal Injury

The most common cause of personal injury is automobile accidents. In addition to automobile accidents, personal injury can be the result of things including:

Common Types of Personal Injury

Any accident can have catastrophic consequences. In personal injury lawsuits, common injuries include:

  • Head and brain injures
  • Broken bones
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Disfigurement
  • Death
  • Pain and suffering

When you or a loved one is injured due to someone else’s negligence, you have a right to seek compensation for your damages. Having an experienced Oklahoma personal injury attorney like Jay Self on your side is essential to ensuring you are awarded every penny you are due.

If you live in the state of Oklahoma and have been injured in any type of accident, please contact the personal injury attorneys atSelf & Associates to schedule a free consultation today.

Anytime you suffer an injury due to the negligence of another person, you have cause to file a personal injury lawsuit. Personal injury is a part of civil law, and even in cases where the responsible party is cleared of criminal wrongdoing, they may still be liable for compensating you for the physical and emotional damages they cause.

Common Causes of Personal Injury

The most common cause of personal injury is automobile accidents. In addition to automobile accidents, personal injury can be the result of things including:


How Long do I have to File a Personal Injury Claim?

Each state in the US has its own statute of limitations, which are time restrictions for filing various types of lawsuits. In Oklahoma, you have two years from the date of your injury to file a personal injury claim.

Although the statute of limitations is two years, it is in your best interest and the best interest of your claim to contact an attorney as soon as possible. By contacting an injury attorney right away, the attorney can take immediate action to:

  • Investigate the details of your case while memories are fresh.
  • Collect documentation of the presence and extent of your injury before this documentation becomes difficult to access.
  • Communicate with insurance companies and other involved parties before they have an opportunity to intimidate or shortchange you.
  • Answer any of your questions about personal injury so you can make informed choices in regard to your case.

The costs of a serious injury will accumulate rapidly. You may be unable to work, which will result in lost wages. The cost of initial treatment alone may be significant, even before factoring in the costs of rehabilitation and ongoing care. If this injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, you deserve compensation for the expense and trauma of your injury.

If you are searching for an injury attorney in Oklahoma City or the surrounding areas, please contact experienced personal injury attorney James Self to schedule a free initial consultation at Self & Associates.

Each state in the US has its own statute of limitations, which are time restrictions for filing various types of lawsuits. In Oklahoma, you have two years from the date of your injury to file a personal injury claim.

Although the statute of limitations is two years, it is in your best interest and the best interest of your claim to contact an attorney as soon as possible. By contacting an injury attorney right away, the attorney can take immediate action to:


Resolving Your Personal Injury Case

When most people think about personal injury cases, they immediately think of a trial by jury. However, this is just one of the ways your personal injury case may be handled. Your claim may also be resolved with a settlement, through arbitration, or by trial with a judge.

Settlement

A settlement occurs when the at-fault party or their insurance company makes you an offer and you accept it. Oftentimes, the first offer is the lowest the insurance company will make, but you will receive the money more quickly and will pay fewer court costs. You may actually get several different settlement offers at various points, depending on how the other party’s lawyers perceive your odds of success as well as other possible damage they may suffer as a result of a trial, such as having trade secrets exposed in public testimony.

Arbitration

Arbitration occurs when both parties explain their side of the accident to an arbitrator who helps resolve the situation. The downside is that sometimes an arbitrator can be prejudiced–they are often hired repeatedly by a particular insurance company and tend to show loyalty to their employer– which may prevent you from receiving a fair amount of damages.

Trial

If a jury hears your case, they are more likely to be receptive to the human aspects of your case, such as pain and suffering or financial distress. If your case is complex or contains arguments that are technical in nature, a trial before a judge may be ideal.

If you have been injured in an accident due to another person’s negligence, please contact Self & Associates in Oklahoma City today to learn more about your legal options and which might be best for recovering the money you deserve.

When most people think about personal injury cases, they immediately think of a trial by jury. However, this is just one of the ways your personal injury case may be handled. Your claim may also be resolved with a settlement, through arbitration, or by trial with a judge.

Settlement

A settlement occurs when the at-fault party or their insurance company makes you an offer and you accept it. Oftentimes, the first offer is the lowest the insurance company will make, but you will receive the money more quickly and will pay fewer court costs. You may actually get several different settlement offers at various... Read More of this Article from our Oklahoma Personal Injury Law Library Selected Article


Types of Personal Injury

There are a number of personal injuries that can result from a range of accidents, due to another person’s negligence. Even a seemingly-minor accident can result in a serious injury or life-altering condition if it is not appropriately treated.

Even more devastating is that some victims who were injured because of another party’s carelessness or wrongdoing do not realize they may be eligible for compensation in a personal injury lawsuit.

Some of the most common personal injuries that can entitle Oklahoma City residents to compensation from the at-fault party include:

  • Injuries resulting from slip-and-fall accidents: these injuries can range from broken bones to head injuries when a person slips and falls because of an individual’s or company’s negligence. A slip at a swimming pool, on an icy sidewalk or on a slick grocery store floor can result in a fractured leg, broken wrist or brain injury.
  • Cuts, bruises, lacerations: These injuries commonly result from job-related accidents (especially at construction sites) or a trip-and-fall accident caused by factors such as cracked sidewalks, poor parking lot lighting, or the absence of construction signage.
  • Broken bones: Fractures and broken bones are common injuries in car, truck and SUV accidents.

If you have suffered an injury due to another person’s negligence in Oklahoma City, please contact Self & Associates today and schedule a free consultation.

There are a number of personal injuries that can result from a range of accidents, due to another person’s negligence. Even a seemingly-minor accident can result in a serious injury or life-altering condition if it is not appropriately treated.

Even more devastating is that some victims who were injured because of another party’s carelessness or wrongdoing do not realize they may be eligible for compensation in a personal injury lawsuit.

Some of the most common personal injuries that can entitle Oklahoma City residents to compensation from the at-fault party include:


Statutes of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims

If you’ve been injured by the negligence of someone else, don’t hesitate to contact our Oklahoma City personal injury attorneys. There are time limits on your claims. You don’t want to miss out on the compensation you deserve just because you waited too long.

Each state enacts laws to limit the time you have to bring a personal injury action. Oklahoma is no exception. For most personal injury cases in Oklahoma, you have two years from the date of your injury or accident to file a claim against the other person.

In medical malpractice cases this can be extended slightly because you will usually have two years from the date you knew or should have known about the injury. In some cases, like suits filed against cities or counties, you only have one year to file your claim.

These time limits can change at any time, so it is always important to consult a personal injury attorney to make sure you are protected. If the defendant shows that you are past the time period allowed by the statute of limitations, then your claims are barred and you will not be able to recover for your injuries.

If you’ve suffered an injury at the hands of someone else, please call 1-800-747-SELF (7353) or contact Self & Associates for your free case review by an experience personal injury attorney in Oklahoma City.

If you’ve been injured by the negligence of someone else, don’t hesitate to contact our Oklahoma City personal injury attorneys. There are time limits on your claims. You don’t want to miss out on the compensation you deserve just because you waited too long.

Each state enacts laws to limit the time you have to bring a personal injury action. Oklahoma is no exception. For most personal injury cases in Oklahoma, you have two years from the date of your injury or accident to file a claim against the other person.

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How do I know if I have a personal injury claim?

If you have been hurt, you may be wondering if you have apersonal injury claim. There are three basic tests to determine if you might have a valid claim.

Did you suffer injury? Personal injury claims can only be made if you suffered injury to your person, and are not related to property claims. However, the injury can be either physical or psychological.

Is someone else responsible? To make a personal injury claim, there must be someone other than you responsible for your injuries. This means in many cases that you can point to a specific act of negligence or deliberate misconduct by another person that led directly to your injury. In other cases, such as dog bite injury or injuries due to defective products, strict liability may mean a person or entity is responsible for your injury even if you can’t point to a specific act that caused your injury.

Do you have recoverable damages? “Damages” is the legal term for monetary compensation for your injury. Damages can include economic damages like medical bills and lost wages, and noneconomic damages like pain and suffering and diminished quality of life.

If you answer “yes” to all three of these questions, you likely have a valid personal injury claim. The best way to know for sure about your legal rights and options, though, is to talk to a personal injury lawyer. For a free consultation, please contact Self & Associates in Oklahoma City.

If you have been hurt, you may be wondering if you have apersonal injury claim. There are three basic tests to determine if you might have a valid claim.

Did you suffer injury? Personal injury claims can only be made if you suffered injury to your person, and are not related to property claims. However, the injury can be either physical or psychological.

Is someone else responsible? To make a personal injury claim, there must be someone other than you responsible for your injuries. This means in many cases that you can point to a specific act of negligence or deliberate misconduct by... Read More of this Article from our Oklahoma Personal Injury Law Library Selected Article


Common Personal Injury Lawsuits

Personal injury lawsuits can help you recover financial compensation if you suffered harm due to the negligent act of another.

While the essence of personal injury law is simple, personal injury claims can apply to a wide range of circumstances. Personal injury cases commonly stem from:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Boat accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Defective products
  • Slip-and-fall accidents/premises liability
  • Dog bites
  • Train accidents
  • Construction site accidents
  • Airplane accidents

A vast majority of personal injury lawsuits relate to traffic accidents. Types of motor vehicle accidents that lead to personal injury claims include:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Distracted driver accidents
  • DUI/DWI accidents

If you experienced an injury that you believe was caused by the negligence of another, it’s important to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. A qualified personal injury lawyer can answer your questions about personal injury claims and advise you on your legal options.

Oklahoma personal injury attorney James Self has more than three decades of experience helping personal injury victims get the financial compensation they need to recover. If you live in the Oklahoma City, Edmond, Norman, Midwest City or Tulsa areas and were injured as a result of the negligence of another party, please visit the website of the Oklahoma personal injury attorneys at Self & Associates.

Personal injury lawsuits can help you recover financial compensation if you suffered harm due to the negligent act of another.

While the essence of personal injury law is simple, personal injury claims can apply to a wide range of circumstances. Personal injury cases commonly stem from:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Boat accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Defective products
  • Slip-and-fall accidents/premises liability
  • Dog bites
  • Train accidents
  • Construction site accidents
  • Airplane accidents

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Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?

Personal injury can happen in any type of accident. Proving negligence in a personal injury case can be complex, requiring an aggressive and experienced attorney like James Self to establish fault and secure the compensation you deserve.

The best way to determine if you have a personal injury case is through a free consultation at one of Self & Associates’ several Oklahoma offices. During your consultation, one of our personal injury attorneys will listen carefully to the details of your claim. After reviewing the evidence available, we will be able to better advise you of your legal rights, and determine if you have a case worth pursuing.

In order to establish a personal injury case in Oklahoma, your claim must meet three qualifications:

  • Your injuries must be linked to a third party’s actions
  • Serious injury, death, and/or financial and emotional damages must be established
  • Fault must be established based on intentional or unintentional negligence

How well you document your injury will play a pivotal role in establishing these three qualifications. Taking photos of the accident scene, keeping track of medical records, and having the contact information of any witnesses who were at the scene will also help strengthen your case.

If you live in the state of Oklahoma and have been injured in any type of accident, please contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Self & Associates today for a free case evaluation.

Personal injury can happen in any type of accident. Proving negligence in a personal injury case can be complex, requiring an aggressive and experienced attorney like James Self to establish fault and secure the compensation you deserve.

The best way to determine if you have a personal injury case is through a free consultation at one of Self & Associates’ several Oklahoma offices. During your consultation, one of our personal injury attorneys will listen carefully to the details of your claim. After reviewing the evidence available, we will be able to better advise you of your legal rights, and determine if... Read More of this Article from our Oklahoma Personal Injury Law Library Selected Article


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Product Defect

$6,000,000
Wrongful Death

$3,750,000
Brain Damage

$2,500,000
Truck Accident

$1,925,000
Auto Accident

$2,000,000
Slip & Fall

$3,400,000
Product Defect

$3,750,000
Wrongful Death

$750,000
Electrical Shock

$3,150,000
Truck Accident

$295,000
Car Accident

$2,250,000
Medical Negligence

$725,000
Auto Accident

$875,000
Auto/Truck Accident

$2,750,000
Product Defect

$500,000
Auto Accident

$500,000
Auto/Truck Accident

$2,250,000
Medical Negligence

$650,000
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