Personal Injury Blog

Vehicle and Driver Requirements in Oklahoma for Uber and Lyft

Oklahoma, like every other state, regulates rideshare companies and their drivers. This movement began in 2013 when California became the first state to pass laws that regulated Uber, Lyft, and other ride-hailing businesses. Oklahoma’s rideshare regulations set a baseline for the vehicle and driver requirements used by Uber and Lyft. Sometimes the rideshare companies set… read more

When Does Delaying Your Insurance Claim Become Bad Faith In Oklahoma? 

When you are injured in an accident in Oklahoma, you might rely on your insurance company to help you get everything back to normal. At the very least, you probably expect your insurance company to work on your behalf because you pay them.  However, insurance companies are just like every other business, and they want… read more

Three Elements of Standing to Sue

Could a group of law students intrigued by a legal question simply file a lawsuit to prompt the court to answer? No, they couldn’t; they lack standing to sue. To maintain a lawsuit, you must have legal standing. The opposing party can file a motion to dismiss your lawsuit without standing. If you cannot respond… read more

How to Find Out If Someone Has Insurance in Oklahoma

Car accidents are common occurrences on Oklahoma roadways. Oklahoma and other states require drivers to carry a minimum amount of vehicle insurance. When an accident occurs, insurance companies get involved to determine how much, if any, of the damages they must cover. If you’re ever hit by an at-fault driver, one of the first things… read more

Do You Have to Wear a Motorcycle Helmet in Oklahoma?

Oklahoma does not currently have a universal motorcycle helmet law. In 1966, Congress made highway funding contingent on states passing a universal motorcycle helmet law. Oklahoma was among the first to pass a law requiring all motorcycle operators and passengers to wear a helmet. Since 1967, Oklahoma’s helmet law has changed several times. At various… read more

How Long Does it Take to Settle An 18-Wheeler Accident Case?

Accident claims involving 18-wheelers are more complex than the average car accident case. For that reason, it takes more time to settle a truck accident case than it does to settle other vehicle accident claims.  Hiring an experienced Oklahoma City truck accident lawyer can help speed up the settlement process. An attorney monitors the progress… read more

Are Car Accident Reports Public Record in Oklahoma City?

After a car accident, you’re probably hurt, worried, and full of questions. One of the most common ones is, “Is my car accident report public record in Oklahoma City?” The car accident report is one of the most important documents needed for a lawsuit or settlement after your crash. You Must Report a Car Accident… read more

Is Lane Splitting Legal in Oklahoma?

If you ride a motorcycle, any precautions you can take to keep yourself safe on the road are wise. Because motorcycles provide less protection than cars, they leave riders much more vulnerable during accidents.  To keep themselves safe, motorcyclists will sometimes maneuver through traffic in ways that seem dangerous to other drivers. Usually, these actions,… read more

What’s the Difference Between Negligence and Negligence Per Se?

Negligence is the foundation of most personal injury cases. Many non-lawyers use this word in everyday conversations to describe someone who isn’t paying attention and makes a mistake. It has a special meaning in the legal context – a more complicated meaning than most people understand. That’s because negligence is a term of art, so… read more

What Is the Difference Between Express and Implied Consent?

Consent can be a crucial issue in some personal injury cases. When you consent to something, you agree to an action. There are two types of consent: express and implied. Understanding the difference between the two is important because it could affect your ability to file a personal injury claim if you have been negligently… read more