Personal Injury Blog

Top Five Reasons to Hire a Litigation Lawyer

Most injury cases never reach a jury. According to one analysis, claimants settle about 62% of claims, drop about 34% of claims, and take around 4% of claims to court. Many claimants who receive settlements have a litigation attorney representing their claim. One of the most effective settlement strategies includes filing a lawsuit to pressure… read more

How Much Does A Texting Ticket Cost in Oklahoma?

Distracted driving continues to be a problem in the United States. It is estimated that nine people die and 1,000 are injured each day in traffic accidents involving a distracted driver. Texting while driving remains one of the most common forms of distracted driving in the United States. Unfortunately, it is also one of the… read more

Understanding the Difference between Civil and Criminal Cases

If you are injured because of another party’s negligence, the incident may result in a civil case and a criminal case.  When an individual injures another person while breaking the law, the individual could be charged with a crime and face civil penalties from the victims. For example, if a drunk driver causes an accident,… read more

What Happens to Your Body in a Rollover Accident in Edmond, OK?

There are many different types of motor vehicle accidents. Some accidents cause more traumatic injuries and have a higher chance of fatal injuries, such as head-on collisions and rollover accidents.  A rollover accident has a high risk of fatalities and catastrophic injuries. Rollover crashes account for almost one-third of all highway occupant fatalities. Occupants in… read more

What You Should and Should Not Do After a Car Accident in Oklahoma

Oklahoma law imposes a number of duties on you after you’re involved in a car accident. Observing these duties will ensure everyone’s safety. Your failure to uphold these duties could result in jail time. Oklahoma imposes liability for damages on the driver who caused the accident. This means that the moments after an accident can… read more

Discovery Rule: Has the Statute Run?

All states have statutes of limitations that set deadlines for filing claims for legal actions. These deadlines vary by state. The purpose of a statute of limitations is to ensure that legal claims are brought promptly. Evidence is best preserved, and witnesses’ memories are most reliable, shortly after an accident. However, some of the deadlines… read more

What is the Difference Between an Accident and an Injury?

In the context of everyday language, many people confuse the concepts of “accident” and “injury.” This is fine for informal conversations. But in the context of tort law, “accident” and “injury” are different ideas with different legal implications. An accident may not have someone to blame, but a personal injury case is only possible if… read more

Will My Workers’ Comp Be Denied if I Fail a Drug Test?

What happens to your workers’ comp claim if you fail a drug? Fortunately, the answer to this question is nuanced. A positive drug test after a workplace accident does not bar all claims under Oklahoma’s workers’ compensation laws. For a workers’ compensation insurer to deny a claim due to a positive drug test, it must… read more

Discovery Rule in Oklahoma

Statutes of limitations exist to provide certainty. You would never sleep at night if you had to worry about a lawsuit from your car accident 20 years ago. More importantly, you would never be able to afford insurance after a car accident if state laws did not cut off liability at some point. But statutes… read more

What Are the Odds of Dying in A Car Crash?

The Bureau of Transportation reports that over 6.75 million traffic accidents occurred in the United States in 2019. The number of people injured in traffic crashes total 2,740,000. Traffic fatalities totaled 36,096.  When you look at the numbers, your chance of being injured in a car accident is much greater than your chance of being… read more