Oklahoma Law

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

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?

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

Assault at Oklahoma City Restaurant Could Give Rise to Criminal Charges, Civil Lawsuit

Investigators are attempting to identify a woman who allegedly assaulted an employee of a restaurant located off the N.W. Expressway. She began cursing at employees and was being escorted to the door when she attempted to hit one employee and spit on another. The woman left after being removed from the premises. Oklahoma City police… read more

Is It Legal to Drive Barefoot in Oklahoma?

There’s a common belief that it’s illegal to drive barefoot in Oklahoma or any other state. You may have heard it from your parents. They probably heard it from their parents. However, in truth, no state has a law on the books that makes it illegal to drive a car while barefoot.  The supposed law… read more

Are Hidden Nanny Cams Legal in Oklahoma?

In Middleton, Ohio, a hidden nanny cam caught a babysitter screaming at a 10-month old baby, before sitting on top of him. The nanny was arrested and charged with misdemeanor child abuse. The parents installed the nanny cam because they felt something had changed in their child’s behavior.  A nanny in The Bronx, NY, can… read more

COVID 19 Business Interruption Insurance in Oklahoma

Businesses throughout Oklahoma sustained financial losses because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many companies continue to struggle financially because of the effects of the virus business. As the coronavirus continues to change how we conduct business, companies may continue to experience losses. Some business owners filed insurance claims under their business interruption (BI) insurance policies. However,… read more

What Happens If I Don’t Show Up For Jury Duty in Oklahoma?

Jury trials are an essential part of our judicial system. We have jury trials in both civil and criminal cases. While serving on a jury may take you away from your normal daily activities, it is a duty that should be treated seriously. Who Can Serve on a Jury in Oklahoma? You must be 18… read more

Is it Legal to Own a Pet Sloth in Oklahoma?

NOTE: WE ONLY HANDLE CASES INVOLVING ACCIDENTS AND INJURIES. THIS ARTICLE IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. INFORMATION FOUND IN THE ARTICLE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE FORMAL LEGAL ADVICE AND DOES NOT CREATE AN ATTORNEY/CLIENT RELATIONSHIP. WE CANNOT HELP YOU BEYOND THE INFORMATION PROVIDED BELOW IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN GETTING A PET SLOTH. Sloths appear to… read more