The Personal Injury Process in Tulsa
Tulsa injury lawyers explain how a personal injury lawsuit works in Oklahoma
Your personal injury case is your one opportunity to hold the people and companies who caused your injuries responsible. You need experienced and skilled lawyers who understand each phase of the claims process from the initial phone call through the investigation and discovery phases to settlement negotiations and through jury trial. Experience at each stage of your case can make the difference between a small recovery and a strong recovery that helps you restart your life.
At Biby Law Firm, our Tulsa personal injury lawyers are respected by former clients, insurance adjusters, and defense lawyers for our thorough preparation of each phase of your case, our advocacy, our negotiating skills, and our understanding of the law. We know that you probably have questions about the process itself. This resource is available to you so you can learn a bit more about how a personal injury claim works in Oklahoma, from start to finish.
Common questions about Tulsa personal injury claims
How much time do I have to file my personal injury claim in Oklahoma?
The statute of limitations is the time you have to file your accident claim. It is the maximum amount of time you have to present a claim and the limitation is preserved by the filing of a lawsuit. Generally, you must file your personal injury claim or wrongful death claim within two years from the date of the accident in Oklahoma. There are usually much shorter time limits if you file a complaint against a governmental agency, such as the Oklahoma Department of Transportation or for other causes like a fire loss. Just the same, some claims or claimants may allow for longer times to file your case, such as cases for minors.
The best course of action after any accident is to call our Tulsa personal injury lawyers as soon as possible. The sooner you speak with us, the faster we can answer your questions and review everything that has occurred up to that point. It’s critical that we investigate accident sites as quickly as possible after the accident. We want to speak with witnesses while the accident details are still fresh in their minds.
What does “contingency fee” mean?
The ultimate purpose of the initial discussion of your personal injury claim is to decide if you want our Tulsa accident lawyers to represent you, and whether we think your case is viable. If there is an agreement that we should represent you, we’ll discuss and review a contingency fee agreement outlining the attorney-client relationship.
This document explains that we do not receive any compensation unless we receive a positive result for you – either in the form of an insurance settlement or a jury verdict. Our firm fronts all the up-front costs associated with taking your case, so you never have to pay for any of our services out of pocket. The agreement will set forth the percentage that we receive and other relevant information. Oklahoma does regulate how much personal injury lawyers can receive. In most cases, an attorney cannot receive more than 50% of a settlement after accounting for fees and costs under Oklahoma law. Most importantly, if your case does not result in a recovery, you owe nothing to your attorneys for their time or any expenses paid by them.
You may still have some costs that aren’t part of our fees – things like car repairs and gas to travel to doctors and such. Save these receipts; you can include them as part of your economic losses in your claim.
Will I always meet with an attorney from Biby Law Firm?
There will always be at least one attorney working one-on-one with you on your case. We’re the ones who show up for settlement discussions and to represent you in court, and your consultations will also be with us. Your attorney will prepare you for depositions and any other hearings or settings, such as a mediation, which will have an impact on your case.
If you just have a quick question – what time is my appointment tomorrow? Where do I send these medical files? Which courthouse do I go to? – then you may end up speaking with a non-lawyer member of our team. Just remember that when it comes to your representation, your case, and your future, ALL of us are on your side and working to reach the best outcome for you.
What kinds of personal injury cases do you take?
Biby Law Firm handles every kind of injury claim there is, from broken bones to traumatic brain injury. We only represent injury victims, never insurance companies. We invite you to learn more about our services here.
Do you have a personal injury lawyer near me?
Biby Law Firm has two convenient Tulsa locations - 1646 S Denver Ave. and 6305 E 120th Ct. Suite K9. If you are unable to come to our office, we can make arrangements to meet you at your home, a healthcare facility, or through a video conference such as Zoom.
We understand how anxious and concerned you are about your personal injury case. Our lawyers anticipate many of the questions you’re likely to ask and answer all the other questions you’ll have until your case is resolved.
Contact a respected Tulsa personal injury lawyer today
At Biby Law Firm, we know each type of accident and each type of injury requires a unique understanding of how the accidents happen, who is responsible, the necessary medical treatments, and the resulting physical and emotional harm.
For help understanding how your personal injury case will be handled, call our Tulsa accident lawyers or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We proudly serve all of Oklahoma including the communities of Broken Arrow, Bixby, Claremore, Jenks, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Owasso, Wagoner, Muskogee, and the surrounding areas.