What Is Considered a “Reasonable Person” When It Comes to Negligence in Oklahoma?
July, 26, 2022 | Personal Injury
Before you can collect compensation for a negligence claim, you must be able to show what a reasonable person would have done under the circumstances and how the defendant’s actions varied from this standard. This is necessary to help establish negligence in Oklahoma. If you were hurt in a slip and fall, car accident, motorcycle… read more
Should I Hire a Lawyer After a Minor Car Accident?
July, 15, 2022 | Car Accidents
Many people wonder if they need an attorney after a minor car accident. Generally, it’s a good idea to hire a lawyer after a minor collision. At the very least, you should schedule a free initial consultation so that a lawyer can evaluate your case. What Might Happen If You Don’t Hire a Lawyer? Failing… read more
Vehicle and Driver Requirements in Oklahoma for Uber and Lyft
June, 15, 2022 | Car Accidents
Oklahoma, like every other state, regulates rideshare companies and their drivers. This movement began in 2013 when California became the first state to pass laws that regulated Uber, Lyft, and other ride-hailing businesses. Oklahoma’s rideshare regulations set a baseline for the vehicle and driver requirements used by Uber and Lyft. Sometimes the rideshare companies set… read more
When Does Delaying Your Insurance Claim Become Bad Faith In Oklahoma?
June, 8, 2022 | Personal Injury
When you are injured in an accident in Oklahoma, you might rely on your insurance company to help you get everything back to normal. At the very least, you probably expect your insurance company to work on your behalf because you pay them. However, insurance companies are just like every other business, and they want… read more
Three Elements of Standing to Sue
June, 2, 2022 | Oklahoma Law
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
How to Find Out If Someone Has Insurance in Oklahoma
May, 21, 2022 | Car Accidents
Car accidents are common occurrences on Oklahoma roadways. Oklahoma and other states require drivers to carry a minimum amount of vehicle insurance. When an accident occurs, insurance companies get involved to determine how much, if any, of the damages they must cover. If you’re ever hit by an at-fault driver, one of the first things… read more
Do You Have to Wear a Motorcycle Helmet in Oklahoma?
May, 13, 2022 | Motorcycle Accidents
Oklahoma does not currently have a universal motorcycle helmet law. In 1966, Congress made highway funding contingent on states passing a universal motorcycle helmet law. Oklahoma was among the first to pass a law requiring all motorcycle operators and passengers to wear a helmet. Since 1967, Oklahoma’s helmet law has changed several times. At various… read more
How Long Does it Take to Settle An 18-Wheeler Accident Case?
May, 4, 2022 | Truck Accidents
Accident claims involving 18-wheelers are more complex than the average car accident case. For that reason, it takes more time to settle a truck accident case than it does to settle other vehicle accident claims. Hiring an experienced Oklahoma City truck accident lawyer can help speed up the settlement process. An attorney monitors the progress… read more
Are Car Accident Reports Public Record in Oklahoma City?
May, 3, 2022 | Car Accidents
After a car accident, you’re probably hurt, worried, and full of questions. One of the most common ones is, “Is my car accident report public record in Oklahoma City?” The car accident report is one of the most important documents needed for a lawsuit or settlement after your crash. You Must Report a Car Accident… read more
Is Lane Splitting Legal in Oklahoma?
April, 12, 2022 | Oklahoma Law
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