July 21, 2019

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Oklahoma Statutes of Limitations for Civil Cases

Have you been injured due to someone else’s negligence, fraud or wrongdoing? If so, you may have a personal injury claim. An Oklahoma personal injury attorney will be able to advise you on whether or not you have a viable claim after hearing the specific details about your injury including when it occurred and what caused it. One important factor that is involved in all personal injury cases is what is called a statute of limitations, which is the time period claimants have to take legal action against the party or parties that caused the injury (or death, in some cases).

Medical Malpractice in Oklahoma

In Oklahoma, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice is just two years, so victims of medical negligence have just 24 months to take legal action. Keep in mind that when surgical mistakes are made and you don’t show symptoms until years after the surgery, there are exceptions to the law that allow you to file suit after an extended period of time. Your lawyer will explain what a statute of repose is if it pertains to your med mal case; a statute of repose provides an extension of time for victims to file suit. However, please remember that the longer you wait to contact an Oklahoma personal injury lawyer, the less time you have to file suit, obviously, so please don’t delay if you’ve suffered or if a loved one has died due to the negligence, fraud or wrongdoing of a medical professional.

Producte Liability in Oklahoma

If you have been injured due to a defective product or if a loved one died as a result of a defective product such as a car, medical device, appliance or electronic device, you have only two years from the date the injury occurred to file legal action. With product liability involving medical devices (especially those implanted surgically), an experienced personal injury lawyer will be able to explain to you how long you have after hearing the facts of your case. Two years is not a long time, so act now if you’ve been harmed in some way by a faulty product.

Breach of Contract Claims in Oklahoma

In Oklahoma, there’s a five-year statute of limitations to file suit for breach of a written contract and only two years to take legal action for breach of a verbal contract. While you may not suffer physical harm after a breach of contract, the financial injury can be catastrophic in some cases, so don’t delay; find an Oklahoma attorney who has experience with breach of contract cases as soon as possible. He or she will work to help you recover the money you lost from the breach of contract.

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