Wrongful Death

Holding Responsible Parties Accountable

Under Oklahoma law, a “wrongful death” is defined as a death that is caused by “the wrongful act or omission of another” when the act or omission would have permitted the person to file a personal injury lawsuit had they survived. 

The wrongful death of a loved one can be even worse if that loss is caused by someone else’s negligence. Maples, Nix & Diesselhorst does not have the power to change what happened to your loved one. However, our attorneys have the skill and the experience to find out why the death occurred and to work hard to obtain accountability from the responsible party.

When you partner with Maples, Nix, & Diesselhorst, you will discover a team of professionals who will stop at nothing to seek justice for you and your family. Responsible parties must be held accountable for their negligence to learn from their mistakes and to make changes to their behavior to avoid similar tragedies in the future.

Our Wrongful Death Attorneys

L. Ray Maples II

Glendell D. Nix

Jacob D. Diesselhorst

Nicole R. Snapp-Holloway

Travis Dunn

Andy J. Campbell

Cody Roberson

Shea Bracken

Standing With You. Standing For Justice.

Maples, Nix & Diesselhorst has obtained some of Oklahoma’s largest settlements and verdicts in wrongful death cases over the past 20 years. However, our focus is never about the monetary award. It is about securing justice, holding responsible parties accountable, and effecting change.

Grieving families throughout Oklahoma partner with Maples, Nix, & Diesselhorst to obtain the compensation needed to cover their economic losses and support for their families after the unexpected death of a loved one.

Birth Injury

No family should ever have to experience the heartbreaking tragedy of losing a child, especially if that death was due to the negligence of a trusted hospital or doctor.

Auto Accidents

When your loved one dies in a motor vehicle collision due to the negligence of another, you want the compassionate and knowledgeable team of Maples, Nix & Diesselhorst to stand with you.

Trucking Accidents

Crashes involving larger vehicles like 18-wheelers can cause a lot of damage and can result in severe personal injury or death. Our knowledgeable team of attorneys has represented hundreds of individuals and families throughout Oklahoma.

Medical Malpractice

It takes courage to hold medical professionals responsible after losing a loved one  unnecessarily due to medical malpractice. Lawsuits can affect change.

Nursing Home Neglect

Losing a loved one due to someone else’s negligent actions or failure to act is one of the worst experiences a person can endure. Our team is here to help you fight for justice.

Our Family Cares for You

You can’t control when a tragedy will happen, and the impact it can have on you and your family is devastating. Losing a loved one due to someone else’s negligence is something we hope never happens to you. But if it does, our legal family wants to support your family in your time of need. 

Our team is with you throughout the legal process, but our partnership is more than your legal case. When you choose Maples, Nix, & Diesselhorst, you become a part of a family that cares for one another.

Most Common Causes of Wrongful Death Lawsuits

After the loss of a loved one, you may feel grief, questioning, and frustration. These feelings can be even more challenging if the death was because of someone’s negligent act or failure to act. In our work with Oklahoma families, we often receive questions about what constitutes a wrongful death lawsuit. After the loss of someone dear, it’s natural to ask, do I have grounds for a wrongful death case?

Here are some of the causes for wrongful death cases in Oklahoma.

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Aircraft accidents
  • Watercraft accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Dog bites
  • Workplace or manufacturing accidents
  • Nursing home abuse or neglect
  • Product liability

If your loved one’s death was due to the negligence of someone else, you may have a case. Contact our team of expert Oklahoma wrongful death lawyers today for a free consultation.

How Can A Wrongful Death Attorney Help?

When someone dies due to the negligent actions of another, it is a tragedy, and our team of very experienced Oklahoma City-based attorneys has walked with families through unexpected loss many times over.

Whether you have lost a spouse, parent, grandparent, son, or daughter, it may feel as if the abrupt loss has created endless sorrow in your life. However, the death of a loved one doesn’t just create emotional challenges. Often, wrongful death can cause financial burdens and other ongoing challenges.

Our teams’ decades of experience has equipped us to pursue the best outcome for you and your family. Filing a wrongful death lawsuit and seeing it through to a verdict or settlement is very stressful, but holding the at fault party accountable, in most cases is worth the time, stress and effort.  A  successful wrongful death action, can affect change, reducing the likelihood that another family will have to go through the pain that you have endured.

Our attorneys will take the time to understand your case, listen to your concerns, and work diligently with care and compassion. While it may be difficult, it is important to act quickly after the wrongful death of a loved one and contact a trusted, experienced wrongful death attorney. Oklahoma’s statute of limitations requires that you take action within a specific amount of time.

Contact our team of Oklahoma wrongful death lawyers today. We will work with and for you to ensure those responsible for your loved one’s death are held accountable.