Sherwood, McCormick & Robert represents people who have been injured in an accident or due to the negligence of someone else. Our firm handles many types of personal injury cases including car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence or abuse, and premise liability (falls or unsafe conditions at a business). At Sherwood, McCormick & Robert, our attorneys have extensive trial experience before judges and juries.
If you or someone you know has been involved in a car or motorcycle wreck in Oklahoma, it is important you hire an attorney who can help protect your rights and seek compensation. After an accident has occurred, insurance companies will often make it confusing and difficult to get the compensation that you need for medical bills, lost wages and other expenses relating to the accident.
Injuries Resulting from Oklahoma Truck Accidents
Most accidents involving semi-trucks, tractor-trailers or other large trucks result in serious injuries. They often involve multiple vehicles and multiple parties. Due to the nature of a trucking accident, the accident victims are more prone to significant injury or death. Following an accident, you will be left to deal with your injuries, bills, possible loss of income. Our firm has extensive experience in standing up for and protecting the rights of accident victims.
18-Wheeler Accidents and Truck Collisions
An 18-wheeler or trucking accident, like any other vehicular accident, can be caused for a variety of reasons. Some of these reasons are carelessness or negligence on the part of the driver or the trucking company. Common causes of negligence include:
Common causes of negligence include:
- Driver fatigue
- Inadequate training and experience of drivers on technique and safety
- Scheduling demands and unrealistic expectations
- Aggressive driving, including excessive vehicle speeds
- Insufficient truck maintenance
- Poor Weather
The results of these accidents can be catastrophic and often leads to death. When dealing with trucking companies and commercial vehicle operators and their insurance companies, it is important to have an attorney who can guide you through the legal maze and will protect your rights.
Our firm has handled a wide variety of medical malpractice or medical negligence cases including cases involving misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose, delay in diagnosis or treatment, medical errors in medication, surgical errors, traumatic brain injury to children due to negligent delivery, injury to vital organs during surgery, and failure to supervise or check on patients. These cases can include treatment by doctors, nurses, nurse aides, specialists, hospitals, specialty hospitals, long term care facilities, nursing homes and other health care providers. Other types of cases our firm has handled include: brain injury caused by anesthetic error during surgery, undiagnosed cancer on colonoscopy, injuries to the urinary tract during hysterectomy, surgical injuries to the liver and its ducts during gall bladder surgery. Medical malpractice or medical negligence claims are complex and require proof that the health care provider fell below the acceptable standard of care. Expert witnesses from multiple disciplines are often required to prove a medical malpractice case.
Nursing Home Abuse/Neglect
Our firm is known as a leader in Nursing Home and Assisting Living litigation cases that often involve abuse or neglect of residents and patients of nursing homes or other long term care facilities. Nursing home neglect or negligence can involve injury or death from pressure sores, also known as bedsores, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers. Nursing home neglect can result in falls and fractures leading to death or disfigurement. Nursing home negligence can lead to infections, sepsis, malnutrition, dehydration, and kidney failure.
Premise Liability (slip and falls)
It’s the responsibility of a property owner to keep their property safe whether it is a business, residence, or even at the casino. Our firm handles these types of premises liability and slip, trip and fall cases.
Some common types of premise liability cases include:
- Slip, trip and fall cases
- Falling objects
- Failure to provide adequate security
- Collapsing stairs
- Broken handrails
- Negligent maintenance
- Elevator / escalator accidents
Tribal Premise Liability
Our firm handles tribal premise liability cases which generally requires the case to be filed in tribal court. There are very specific rules and requirements to filling the action in tribal court with different deadlines to file than other types of premise liability cases. If you have been injured at a casino, it is very important to begin the process as soon after the accident as possible.