Driving along Oklahoma's legendary Route 66, it can be easy to let your eyes wander – but that is what leads to car accidents, personal injuries and negligence cases. Then it's a tiring dance of figuring out where to place blame and liability.
Maybe it was you who was injured; maybe it was a friend or relative. Whatever happens during your Oklahoma journeys, if you need guidance for your personal injury case, Enjuris can help.
This is where you’ll find the Oklahoma statutes. The website has details about how long you have to bring a case, monetary limits on personal injury cases (which are also known as damage caps), and other important information.
In Oklahoma, you have two years to bring both a personal injury and a property damage claim. That means you have only two years to file your paperwork with the court, not that your case has to be completed in that time frame.
The initial meeting with a personal injury attorney is normally free. (Note that other legal specialties, such as domestic relations law or intellectual property law, are different.) After that, lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means that they will take a third of the eventual reward, plus whatever office expenses they incur along the way.
If your case goes to trial, that percentage could rise to 40% of the eventual reward or judgment. These numbers aren't determined by law, so don't be surprised if your lawyer suggests something else.
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There are many issues you can solve without the help of a lawyer. If you don't know where to start, a law librarian can help you. They are usually legally trained, and they can help you both with texts or online research engines like LexisNexis or Westlaw.