Catastrophic Personal Injury
Catastrophic injuries can happen suddenly and without warning. At Christensen Law, we realize that your life or a loved one’s life can change forever in an instant and without warning. Catastrophic injuries are a highly specialized class of injury that typically include brain and head injuries, paralysis, spinal cord injuries and amputations. Victims of catastrophic injuries often experience permanent disability and disfigurement, extreme suffering and reduced life spans, requiring long-term medical care. Unfortunately, high medical costs and reduced or eliminated earning capacity add additional hardship during this critical time. In many instances, these injuries are caused by someone else’s negligent or reckless actions or a defective product. In those cases, a personal injury claim may play a significant and vital role in improving the victim’s quality of life.
The far reaching and long-term impacts of catastrophic injuries make it especially important to hire an experienced law firm to fight for you every step of the way. The personal injury attorneys at Christensen Law are well versed in these types of injuries to know what care is needed, both now and in the future. Christensen Law also understands the financial burdens of the victims and will fight to maximize your recovery to cover your long-term needs. Christensen Law has the knowledge necessary to explore all avenues of compensation when insurance policies do not provide the funds necessary to fully compensate the injured victims.
If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic personal injury, and think another person or product is at fault, call our experienced trial attorneys today for a free consultation.
The increased size and weight of semi-trailer trucks makes these types of accidents severe, often deadly. When pursing compensation in these complicated cases, differences in legal representation are serious also. Trucking companies aggressively defend against personal injury claims, but if you are hurt in a trucking accident, the trucking accident attorneys at Christensen Law help to level the playing field.
Trucking accidents are complicated and often involve multiple parties. Investigation of physical and computer data is crucial in pursing these lawsuits. The attorneys at Christensen Law move quickly to investigate your case and gain access to truck and driver data. We provide strategic legal representation and make use of reconstructive, engineering and medical experts to build your case for settlement or trial. Christensen Law has the financial resources to vigorously pursue your case against the big trucking companies.
If you or a loved one were injured in an accident involving a semi-trailer truck, please call Christensen Law today to speak with experienced personal injury attorneys and schedule your free consultation.
Being in an automobile accident can become one of the most stressful events in your life. Dealing with insurance companies is inevitable and can be increasingly frustrating. You may feel helpless when dealing with the insurance companies as they try to push you around, and you’re not sure what you can do.
That’s why you need a dedicated, experienced motor vehicle lawyer on your side to guide you through the process. The Oklahoma car accident attorneys at Christensen Law have decades of experience dealing with insurance companies and can help you get the best results.
Our attorneys know the tactics that insurance companies use. And we don’t put up with them. We investigate the accident to find out what really happened. We build a strong case that proves it was another’s negligence that caused your injuries. And we fight to make you financially whole again.
When insurance companies see we’ve come prepared, we are often able to negotiate a favorable settlement. But if they are not willing to negotiate, we have no problems fighting for you in court.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, don’t hesitate our motor vehicle accident attonreys. Contact our team at Christensen Law today to learn how we can help you recover the benefits you deserve.
The death of a loved one is devastating. When their death comes unexpectedly due to someone else’s negligence the loss is multiplied exponentially. The shock can be disabling; often making it difficult to complete even the most simple day-to-day tasks. Often, it’s several months later when the weight of the loss truly sets in, in the form of mounting debt and a crippled emotional state.
A wrongful death lawsuit is a civil case brought by surviving family members or the estate of a person who has died as a result of an accident involving negligence, professional malpractice (medical), or malicious actions. A wrongful death suit serves to compensate loved ones or an estate for the losses suffered due to their death. These damages can include funeral expenses, punitive damages, loss of wages or support, loss of companionship, and others.
Contact our team at Christensen Law to help you file a wrongful death lawsuit against the person(s) or business(es) responsible for this tragic event. Whether their actions were intentional or not, people and businesses can be held financially responsible for their negligence.
On the Job Injury
“Getting hurt on the job can turn your world upside down. Our goal at Christensen Law is to get you back on your feet and back to work efficiently and quickly, while getting you the biggest reward possible. We will work tirelessly with your employer and their insurance carrier to get you the all the benefits you are entitled to while your recover from your injuries and to protect your family going forward.”
Workers’ compensation is a system of insurance that provides medical and payroll compensation benefits for workers with job-related injuries or illnesses. In Oklahoma, workers’ compensation is a “no fault” system, meaning that neither you or your employer is “at-fault” for your injury. The system is set-up to protect both you, as an injured worker, and your employer.
Workers’ compensation benefits include:
- Medical care for work-related injuries or illnesses;
- Payments for wages lost as a result of work-related injuries or illnesses;
- Replacement for lost wages; this is temporary total disability (TTD);
- Compensation for permanent disabilities, within limitations set by law;
- Death benefits for the families of workers’ who died due to a work-related injury
- Vocational retraining and/or job placement for workers’ who are unable to return to their prior occupation
Our Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation attorneys can handle all facets of your claim, so that you can focus on getting better. Let us work with your employer and their insurance carrier to get you the all the benefits you are entitled to while you recover from your injuries and to protect your family going forward. If you or a loved one are hurt on the job, please contact the Oklahoma workers’ compensation attorneys at Christensen Law for a free consultation.
Nursing Home Negligence/ Elder and Alzheimer’s Abuse
One of the most unsettling experiences in life occurs when you are forced to make the decision to place a loved one in a nursing home. Because of a nursing home resident’s vulnerability, family and friends rely upon the facility to ensure that their loved one receives the care and dignity he or she is entitled. Unfortunately, nursing homes and other care facilities don’t always do this. Nursing home negligence includes failing to protect their residents from health and safety hazards. Negligence can result in injuries such as broken bones, bedsores or pressure ulcers, dehydration, malnutrition, and other medical conditions which cause harm and even death.
It becomes even more unnerving when you suspect a loved one has been abused while under the care of a licensed care-giver. At Christensen Law, we have a network of attorneys who have devoted their careers to prosecuting Nursing Home Negligence and Elder Abuse cases.
As a result of our experience in representing clients in nursing home negligence and elder abuse matters and through careful assessment and preparation, our network of nursing home negligence lawyers have won landmark cases in Oklahoma helping victims and their families obtain cash settlements for injury, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. Sometimes these positive outcomes are achieved only by going to trial. However, in many cases our lawyers are able to obtain favorable settlements outside of the courtroom, making the experience less stressful for our clients.
Contact us immediately if you suspect you or a loved one are the victim of nursing home negligence or abuse. The Christensen Law Nursing Home Negligence and Elder Abuse attorneys will fight to recover the benefits you and your loved one deserve.
Premise Liability refers to the obligation of a property owner to ensure that their premises is free from hazards. Under Oklahoma law, the level of obligation is typically determined by the characterization of the visitor to the property.
For customers, property owners are required to inspect their premises and provide warnings of any hazards. Licensees include friends, family members, and other social guests. These individuals are present for non-commercial purposes. Property owners are required to maintain and fix any hazardous areas of their premises on behalf of licensees. Trespassers are individuals who are not invited on the premises. Property owners hold minimal obligation to trespassers.
In most businesses, there may be one or more hazardous conditions that arise on the premises. Businesses are expected to know about these hazards and take steps to minimize their occurrences and eliminate them when they arise. A property owner may be liable for an accident when an individual can show that the owner had actual or constructive knowledge of the hazard and failed to take measures to remedy it.
If you were injured while visiting someone else’s property, you may fall within one of the categories described above. Contact the lawyers at Christensen today for a free consultation.
Medical Malpractice and Professional Negligence
Medical malpractice occurs when a hospital, doctor, or other health care professional, through a negligent act or omission, causes an injury to a patient. The negligence might be the result of an error in diagnosis, treatment, aftercare or health management. If you or a loved one is a victim of medical malpractice or professional negligence, it’s important to understand that you may be eligible for compensation to make up for the loss and suffering you’ve endured.
Many medical providers rarely accept liability without a fight, and the process of recovering against a doctor or hospital is complicated and can be overwhelming, which is why it’s essential to have a competent, medical malpractice lawyer in your corner. The medical malpractice lawyers in Christensen Law’s network are experienced and will fight for you.
We investigate the exact circumstances of your injury and the professional history of your health care provider and we consult expert witnesses in the same medical field to evaluate your claim. When negligence is found, we file a lawsuit within Oklahoma’s two-year statute of limitations. We will do everything possible to reach a beneficial settlement, and, if necessary, we go to trial to obtain fair recoveries for our clients.
At Christensen Law, you will have an experienced trial attorney guiding you throughout the entire process.
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Christensen Law is a result-oriented law firm offering a full range of legal services to insurance companies, self-insured organizations, businesses, non-profits and individuals operating in Oklahoma and throughout the nation.
Contact us to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation!