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

Understanding Assumption of the Risk in Oklahoma City 

In Oklahoma, as well as many other states, “assumption of the risk” is a defense against a personal injury or wrongful death claim. This principle is based on common law, which means that it is judge-made law derived from previous cases.  Since it is based on common law, assumption of the risk is not a… read more