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Oklahoma operates under a fault system for car accident claims. If you are injured in a car crash, you must prove that the other driver was "at fault" before you can recover compensation for your damages. Damages include your physical pain and suffering and your financial losses, such as medical bills and income loss.
T. Luke Abel
The Beason family had a strong case, and the jury responded by awarding them a sizable payout. But, the court invoked a tort-reform statute that capped the family's winnings, much to the surprise of the jury.