Oklahoma Law

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

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 City?

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 City?

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