Asked in Wrongful Death for Oklahoma

Q: About how long does it take to reach a settlement in a wrongful death case?

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: I do not practice in Oklahoma but your question hasn’t been picked up in three weeks. The answer to this question can hinge upon a number of factors. It can depend on how the interests for the defendant are reacting to being presented with a wrongful death claim, in terms of whether they are conceding liability or contesting liability. Even if this point is resolved, there can be issues as to how each side quantifies the element of damages. If the matter is in suit, how far has discovery proceeded? Is there a concluded criminal proceeding that already serves to establish issues that could be relevant in the civil wrongful death action? A consultation with an Oklahoma attorney experienced in such cases could be a starting point in answering your question and identifying for you the deadlines and statutes of limitations within which you or the family involved would need to act to preserve legal rights.

Tim Akpinar

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