Questions and Answers

Q: Fees & Expenses?

A: Slama Legal Group works on a contingency fee agreement. This means you pay no attorneys fees unless we recover money for you. Once we accept a case, we advance all the litigation expenses. These are expenses such as court costs, expert witnesses, deposition costs and all necessary records. Case expenses are repaid out of the recovery (settlement or verdict). If there is no recovery, our clients are not asked to repay these expenses.

Q: How Long Will My Case Take?

A: The length of time your case will take depends on its complexity. Some cases can be resolved without litigation, but others must be filed and even tried or appealed. Typically, a case can take one to two years from the time it is filed to the time it is resolved.

Q: How long do I have to file a lawsuit in Oklahoma?

A: It depends on the type of case you have and the party you intend to sue. Typically, the statute of limitations in a negligence case is two years. In other words, you have two years from the date of the negligence, or the date you discovered the negligence, within which to file your claim. Wrongful death claims must be filed within two years of the date of death. Cases that involve injuries to minor children may be filed up to the age of majority (19th birthday), however most are filed much sooner than that.

There are different rules for political subdivisions. A political subdivision is an entity created by or run by a state governmental entity, such as a city or county hospital. These entities must be put on notice of your claim within one year.

Keep in mind, a lot of research and investigation must be done before a lawsuit can be filed. In certain types of cases, such as medical malpractice cases, there are additional requirements that must be complied with before any lawsuit can be filed, such as obtaining a written expert report. If you are considering a lawsuit, do not wait to contact an attorney. Delaying may jeopardize your ability to file your case.