The statute of limitations for a wrongful death case in Oklahoma is two years from the time of death. Attorney Glendell Nix explains what this means for individuals who wish to file a wrongful death claim. Contact Nix Law Group in Edmond, Oklahoma today to learn more about filing a wrongful death claim.
Under Oklahoma Law, the statute of limitations for a wrongful death claim is two years from the date of death. What that means is that you must file a wrongful death claim within two years of the date of death, or it is forever barred. No matter how valid the claim is, if you wait until after two years, you cannot bring the claim. So it is very important that if you think you have a wrongful death claim, that you consult with an attorney as soon as possible. Because you don’t want to wait until right before the statute of limitations expires because the attorney has to gather evidence to determine whether there is a valid claim or not. So consult with an attorney if you think you have a wrongful death claim. In some cases, there may be a personal injury claim related to the wrongful death claim, that could begin to run before the date of death. We typically advise our clients to file the wrongful death claim within two years of the date of injury. If you have more questions about wrongful death or other personal injury matters, give us a call at Nix Law Group at 1-405-509-2000, or visit us at our Web site, http://www.oklahomainjurylaw.com.