Oklahoma Law

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

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

Oklahoma Car and Booster Seat Laws

Unintentional injury is the leading cause of death for children between the ages of one and 14. A large majority of these injuries come from car accidents. Although these facts are distressing, they aren’t entirely surprising.  Car accidents can be devastating for any person. Naturally, vulnerable infants, children, and preteens are at even higher risk… read more

What is the Difference Between Lawyer and Attorney?

Many people find themselves wondering, “what is the difference between lawyer and attorney?” It is easy to see why there is confusion surrounding this subject. These terms are used interchangeably in daily conversation, but some still argue that the two words actually have slightly different meanings.  Lawyer vs. Attorney In Daily Use In daily use,… read more

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 City?

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

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

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

Invoking the Fifth Amendment in Civil Cases

The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution restricts the government’s power to compel you to testify against yourself. But the Constitution has an important limitation. It says that you cannot “be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against” yourself. The Oklahoma State Constitution also offers protection against self-incrimination. It states that no… read more

What Exactly Can a Process Server Do to Serve Papers in Oklahoma City?

When an individual files a lawsuit or takes legal action against another individual or party—whether it be a divorce or a personal injury matter—the plaintiff in the case needs to inform the defendant that they are suing them. In order to inform them of the suit or legal action, a process server might be hired… read more