Since 1996, the Law Offices of James R. Neal, PLLC in Ada, Oklahoma has represented clients in a variety of practice areas, including truck wrecks, car wrecks, nursing home cases, personal injury, criminal defense, family law, and more.
According to the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office, there were 20,678 injury crashes on Oklahoma highways in 2021. If you have been hurt by another driver, we have skilled attorneys to collect the compensation you need to repair your vehicle, treat your injuries, and ensure your financial security.
Insurance companies make low settlement offers and pressure victims to act quickly. Don’t be bullied! Call today and let us handle the insurance companies.
Our attorneys have obtained millions of dollars for car crash victims through verdicts and settlements.
Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse
If your loved one is living in a nursing home, you pay the facility to provide a safe, professional, caring, environment. You also expect the facility to have a trained staff that is there to provide for your loved one’s mental and physical well-being. Unfortunately, nursing homes often neglect their duties and do not provide adequate care or qualified staff.
When negligence occurs, nursing homes and their owners must be held accountable in order to protect those you love.
Our attorneys hold these facilities responsible for their actions.
It can be hard to identify neglect or abuse due to limited cognitive abilities of nursing home residents. Here are some examples of nursing home neglect and/or abuse:
- Patients who are malnourished and/or dehydrated
- Residents with visible bedsores
- Excessive staff turnover
- Slip and fall injuries, often resulting in broken hips and other bones
- Inattentive or incompetent care givers
- Improperly administered medication
- Dirty bedroom, dining, or common area conditions
Nursing homes are motivated by profits. However, they are obligated to provide your family members with high-quality care. Our attorneys have the experience to protect your rights, ensuring safer care for all patients across Oklahoma.
We are prepared to fight for you and protect your rights in the courtroom. Results matter, and we have a proven record of successful results for our clients. A criminal conviction has significant negative consequences, which include hefty fines, restrictions on your rights, probation, and even jail or prison time.
You need knowledgeable attorneys on your side who will fight on your behalf. Our legal team has handled thousands of criminal cases resulting in the dismissal of charges, acquittals, and not-guilty verdicts.
Arrest – The defendant is arrested and taken to jail. Usually within 48 hours of arrest, the person will appear in front of a judge for informal arraignment.
Informal Arraignment – At this stage, the judge tells the defendant the charges the state has alleged. Usually bond is set, although for serious felonies, there may be a special bond hearing.
Bond Hearing – The Court will determine whether the defendant is eligible to be released on bail and the amount of bond that should be set.
Preliminary Hearing Conference –This conference is scheduled to allow the defendant’s attorney and the State’s attorney to discuss the case. The State will reveal its recommendation for sentencing if the defendant chooses to enter a plea of guilty.
Preliminary Hearing – This is usually the first major hearing in a felony case. The State must prove there is probable cause to believe the defendant committed a crime. This hearing is conducted in front of a judge only; there is no jury. If the Court finds there is probable cause to continue the case, then the defendant is “bound over for formal arraignment.”
Evidentiary Hearings – The defendant’s attorney may set hearings to suppress certain evidence or to dismiss certain charges. These hearings are presented to a judge who determines whether the evidence should be admitted into the case against the defendant.
Formal Arraignment – The court formally reads the charge against the defendant, and the defendant enters a plea of guilty or not guilty. A trial date may be set at this time.
Trial – At this stage, a judge or jury hears the facts and evidence of the case and renders a verdict/decision.
We provide proven results in criminal defense cases – we fight for you and your rights. The criminal process is complicated and stressful. We take pride in providing aggressive and experienced legal representation and keeping our clients informed during the entire process.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, including anything related to alcohol, drugs, or a crime of violence, reach out to our attorneys.
Whether your loved one’s death was caused by an individual, a company, a distracted driver, or an overworked trucker, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim. Our attorneys are ready to guide you every step of the way.
With more than 35 years of combined family law experience, our attorneys have conducted hundreds of family law trials, successfully litigating multimillion-dollar marital estates. Each divorce is different and can be an emotional and stressful ordeal. Our attorneys work to ensure your divorce is handled as smoothly as possible. Whether your divorce involves simple or complex issues, we will fight to achieve your goals and secure your rights.
Were you injured as the result of a landlord or property owner’s negligence? Our attorneys help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
Common premises liability cases include:
- Slip & fall accidents
- Animal bites
- Poor property maintenance
- Elevator/escalator accidents
- Water leaks
- Hazardous chemicals
- Swimming pool injuries
If your injuries or losses resulted from dangerous or faulty conditions on someone else’s property, you may be eligible to file a premises liability lawsuit. Our attorneys are prepared to answer your questions and help you take the next best steps forward.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an ATV or motorcycle wreck and you believe it is a result of the negligence of someone else, our attorneys are dedicated to finding all possible avenues to seek the justice you deserve.