Suffering a serious injury as a result of an accident can have life-altering effects for both victims and their families. The physical effects and the emotional distress can be devastating, and those hurt often face long recovery times. Additionally, the costs of medical treatment, lost income, and other damages can be overwhelming.
If you or a family member was hurt due to someone else’s negligence, you should not be forced to pay for that person’s mistake. Let the dedicated Yukon personal injury attorneys at the Cain Law Office demand the compensation that you deserve. Contact us now to discuss the details of your case and learn about your legal rights in a free consultation.
Why Choose Our Yukon Personal Injury Attorneys
At the Cain Law Office, our attorneys have dedicated themselves to helping accident victims in their time of need.
Committed to communication. When you trust one of our experienced lawyers with your case, you will be working with a compassionate professional who will always keep you informed, answer your questions, and provide regular updates on the status of your case.
Taking care of your needs. We get to work on your case the moment you entrust us with it. We can help you find a medical provider if you do not have one, so you can get the treatment you need as quickly as possible. We will also reach out to our network of experts who can assess your injury and verify how it will affect you now and in the future.
No fees unless we win for you. At the Cain Law Office, we believe that it shouldn’t cost you just to speak to an attorney. It’s for this reason that we offer free initial consultations to review your claim and provide legal advice. If you decide to work with one of our attorneys, you are not charged anything unless we win your case and get you the compensation you need.
Types of Injury Cases We Handle
Our experienced personal injury attorneys in Yukon handle a broad range of accident claims. The most common types of injury cases we handle include:
- Car accidents: When a car accident occurs, usually at least one driver is at fault. Injured individuals can file an accident claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company to pursue the compensation they need to cover medical expenses, property damage, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages.
- Motorcycle accidents: When motorcyclists are hit by a car or larger vehicle, they often sustain significant injuries. This is because motorcyclists have very little protection on the road. These injuries typically take a long time to recover from and are very expensive to treat.
- Trucking accidents: Trucking accidents cause some of the worst injuries on the road. Trucks are much bigger and weigh much more than standard vehicles. As such, when they are in a collision with smaller vehicles, the impact causes much more damage.
- Bus accidents: Bus accidents can cause severe damage, and accident victims often suffer serious injuries. Similar to truck crashes, bus accidents can involve multiple liable parties and can get complicated quickly.
- Bicycle accidents: Cyclists are completely exposed when they are on the road, with nothing other than a helmet protecting them. When they are hit by a vehicle, they sustain severe injuries that typically take months, and sometimes years, to recover from.
- Premises liability: Property owners, of both private residences and commercial buildings, must keep their property in a safe condition for others to enter. When they fail to do so and someone becomes hurt from a dangerous condition on the property, accident victims can file a claim against the property owner.
- Construction accidents: Construction sites are very dangerous places. Construction workers may work at heights and with dangerous equipment, and there are many different types of contractors and subcontractors on the site. When construction workers become hurt, they may be able to file a workers’ compensation claim or a third-party claim, depending on the nature of the accident.
- Nursing home abuse: The elderly are one of society’s most vulnerable populations. Unfortunately, nursing homes don’t always provide the proper care and attention they should. Staff members may neglect individuals when they are understaffed, or they may outright abuse them. Nursing homes and staff members must be held responsible when this occurs.
If you have been hurt in an accident, you should speak to an attorney who can assess your case and advise you of your legal rights. Contact the Cain Law Office now to schedule your free consultation.
How Long Do You Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in Yukon, OK?
All states have a statute of limitations, or time limit, on personal injury claims. The statute of limitations puts a clock on how long accident victims have to file a claim against the at-fault party. It also prevents the at-fault party from living with the threat of a claim hanging over their heads indefinitely.
In Oklahoma, the statute of limitations on personal injury claims is two years from the date of the accident. When claims are filed after this statute of limitations expires, accident victims are typically barred from obtaining compensation.
Compensation in a Personal Injury Claim
In personal injury cases, there are two main types of damages accident victims can claim:
Economic damages are those with an actual dollar value. These damages include:
- Medical expenses
- Future treatment costs
- Lost income
- Loss of earning capacity
Non-economic damages are those that don’t have an exact dollar amount. These damages include:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
In some cases, accident victims are also awarded punitive damages. These are not compensatory damages, meaning they are not meant to compensate the victim. Instead, they are meant to punish the at-fault party. These damages are only available when a defendant has acted particularly recklessly.
Contact Our Personal Injury Attorneys in Yukon
If you’ve been hurt in an accident, don’t wait to contact our Yukon personal injury attorneys at the Cain Law Office. We will provide the legal advice you need, ensure your rights are upheld, and act as your advocate every step of the way. Call us today or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.