Automobile Accidents, Work Injuries, and related injury claims
Our lawyers handle all types of accident and injury claims. If you need advice about the best ways to recover damages in a serious or fatal accident case, discuss your situation with a lawyer who's not only familiar with the proof of negligence under Oklahoma law, but who also can work effectively with liability insurers to maximize the value of your financial recovery. To put our personal injury and insurance law experience work for you, contact Brennan, Smith & Cherbini for a free consultation.
Our skills with the evaluation, proof and collection of serious accident claims can represent an important advantage for anyone who has been hurt in a motor vehicle accident, mishap at work or medical malpractice situation.
Serious car accidents can have devastating effects on victims, leaving some seriously injured, permanently disabled, and financially destroyed. Reckless driving, driving under the influence, and failure to obey traffic signs are just a few of the common causes of auto accidents. If you or a loved one has suffered an auto injury in a motor vehicle accident, we will fight to help you recover compensation.
Our attorneys advise and represent people with claims related to the following:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Injuries on dangerous property
- Dog bites
- Swimming pool accidents
- Boating accidents
- Recreational accidents
- Accidents at work
- Workers' compensation claims
- Medical malpractice
- Injuries caused by dangerous or defective pharmaceutical products
- Nursing home neglect or abuse
- Wrongful death claims
- Bad faith insurance practices
If a personal injury is caused by some form of negligence, the victim may have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. By filing an injury claim, victims of accidents and injuries can seek compensation for damages, lost wages, and medical expenses.
Criminal Law – Misdemeanor and Felony
The criminal process is a difficult and frustrating experience for anyone charged with a crime. Our attorneys understand what you are going through and will be with you every step of the way to provide the best representation possible. Whether it be DUI, assault, burglary, juvenile offenses, or anything in between, we at Brennan, Smith & Cherbini are able to provide our clients with the excellent criminal defense services.
Divorce, Child Custody, Guardianships, & Adoptions
It is an unfortunate reality that approximately one-half of the marriages in the United States end in divorce. We understand the emotional turmoil you may be going through. The attorneys at Brennan, Smith & Cherbini have a vast amount of experience in handling divorce, child custody and child support cases. Likewise, we know personally the difficulties that can arise when our loved ones are no longer able to care for themselves or manage their affairs, or perhaps are unable to care for their children, which often necessitates a guardianship. Whether your situation concerns property division, alimony, child support, child custody, visitation, guardianship, or all of the above, we will aggressively pursue and protect your interests, and fight to ensure the best outcome possible.
Probate, Wills, and Estate Planning
The loss of a loved one is a difficult, painful and often confusing time in most peoples’ lives. Our attorneys will help guide you through the probate process with compassion and skill. If you have lost a loved one, it is important for you to find out what needs to be done. Give us a call so we can help.
Prior to death, it is important to plan. Whether your estate is large or small it is important to have a plan for the management of your affairs during your lifetime, and for the orderly passing at your death. Estate planning can involve:
- Living Wills
- Advanced Directives
- Powers of Attorney
Taking the time to develop an estate plan is one of the best gifts you can give your loved ones.
Faulty equipment, falls, and unsafe working conditions are just a few factors that can contribute to serious work injuries. Jobsite injuries and workplace accidents can result in lost wages, medical expenses, and disability for workers. When Workers Compensation Claims are unfairly denied, our lawyers can help injured employees recover workers compensation benefits.
The purpose of insurance is to provide coverage during unexpected events. Sometimes insurance companies deny claims, delay payment, pay less than the claim is worth, or even make unreasonable demands before making a payment. Defending your rights and getting the compensation you are entitled to under your policy can be a lengthy and complex ordeal.
To get advice and guidance in your insurance dispute, you need an experienced and knowledgeable, local insurance dispute attorney. Our team has extensive expertise in litigating disputes involving insurance policies, breach of contract, declaratory relief, and actions of bad faith.
Social Security Benefits
Have you been denied Social Security Disability Benefits? Appealing a denied Social Security claim can be tedious, but our Social Security Lawyers can guide you through this process. If you need help filing for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), contact our attorneys today. We will work to help you get the SSI or SSDI benefits that you deserve.
We assist our clients to resolve debt problems through bankruptcy. Our Firm offers a free initial consultation to determine if bankruptcy meets your needs. The bankruptcy code offers two forms of debt relief for individuals:
- Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
Are you drowning in debt and looking for a “fresh start”? Chapter 7 – commonly known as a “Fresh Start,” is the most common type of bankruptcy and involves the liquidation, or sale of certain property you may own. However, due to the recent changes to the bankruptcy code, qualification for this type of bankruptcy has become more difficult. Therefore, we provide advice regarding your best avenue for relief.
- Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
This is essentially a debt repayment plan. If a debtor meets certain income requirements and has the means to repay a portion of his debt over the course of 5 years; or a debtor has to repay arrearage on his mortgage, then a debtor will have to file a Chapter 13 bankruptcy.
Our firm also extensively practices in the following areas of law. Please give us a call today.
- Wrongful Termination
- Civil Rights
- Appellate Practice
- Business Transactions
- Commercial Litigation
- Complex Business Litigation
- Construction Litigation
- Contract Formation and Litigation
- Corporate and Business Organizations
- Creditor’s Rights
- Employment Litigation
- Medical Malpractice
- Pharmacy Liability Litigation
- Premises Liability Litigation
- Products Liability Litigation