Recompensing families for the loss of their loved ones
Wrongful deaths leave families devastated by the loss of their loved ones. The situation is only made worse by the knowledge that the loss could have been prevented if the proper precautions had been taken. At the Kanelopoulos Law Firm, our Oklahoma wrongful death attorneys provide you with the legal advice and guidance you need to secure financial compensation for your loss and to hold the responsible parties accountable for the result. Survivors of the deceased can file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the estate of the person who died to show that a person’s or entities' wrongful, reckless or negligent actions were directly responsible for the death.
Our firm is dedicated to providing insight into the trial process while investigating the truth to your claim. Our goal is to ensure that survivors are able to find justice for the loss of a loved one who has been unfairly deprived of his or her life. Our Oklahoma wrongful death lawyers initiate a lawsuit for malpractice or negligence in the following types of cases:
What to expect in wrongful death litigation
It is important to consult with a wrongful death lawyer in Oklahoma City before you confront the person or entity you believe to be responsible for the death of your loved one. There have been reported cases where patient records and employment information have been altered so that responsible parties would be able to avoid liability for their wrongful conduct. We understand the grief that you feel for the loss of a loved one, but it is vital that you keep your emotions in check during a pretrial negotiation period.
The quality of care provided by an employer, doctor, nurse, physician or hospital is usually adjudged by a reasonable person’s standard. The question that needs to be asked is whether a reasonable person with similar experiences and qualifications would have made the same error in judgment as the plaintiff who is accused of causing the wrongful death, if put into the same situation. Usually, meeting this standard of proof requires expert testimony that the negligent company or person acted in a way that is clearly in violation of industry standards. Depending on the facts and circumstances surrounding your case, our Oklahoma wrongful death advocates may call upon industry experts to testify to that effect.
We understand that some widows, widowers or children of the deceased may face financial troubles as a result of the loss of a loved one. You may not know that you could be entitled to government provided survivors benefits through the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. Our experienced lawyers provide you with the information you need to apply for benefits if you qualify.