Personal Injury Blog

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

What is the Difference Between an Accident and an Injury?

In the context of everyday language, many people confuse the concepts of “accident” and “injury.” This is fine for informal conversations. But in the context of tort law, “accident” and “injury” are different ideas with different legal implications. An accident may not have someone to blame, but a personal injury case is only possible if… read more

Will My Workers’ Comp Be Denied if I Fail a Drug Test in Oklahoma City?

What happens to your workers’ comp claim if you fail a drug? Fortunately, the answer to this question is nuanced. A positive drug test after a workplace accident does not bar all claims under Oklahoma’s workers’ compensation laws. For a workers’ compensation insurer to deny a claim due to a positive drug test, it must… 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

What Are the Odds of Dying in A Car Crash?

The Bureau of Transportation reports that over 6.75 million traffic accidents occurred in the United States in 2019. The number of people injured in traffic crashes total 2,740,000. Traffic fatalities totaled 36,096.  When you look at the numbers, your chance of being injured in a car accident is much greater than your chance of being… read more

What to Know About Car Accident Reports in Oklahoma City

Getting in a car accident can be stressful, even when it doesn’t result in a serious injury. There is always the question of whether or not to call the police, how to interact with the other driver, and what to say to your insurance company.  Because an accident can be traumatic, it is good to… 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

Elements of a Tort

Being injured by another person or party can be devastating. Oklahoma tort laws allow you to seek compensation for your injuries and damages. However, you cannot recover compensation from the other party until you prove the legal elements of a tort. What is a Tort? A tort is an act or omission that causes harm… read more

Are Slip & Fall and Trip & Fall Accidents Different?

Are slip and fall injuries different from trip and fall injuries? They happen differently and cause different injuries, but the legal rights that you have after a slip and fall accident are essentially the same as after a trip and fall. Here are some things you should know about slip and fall accidents and trip… read more

What Happens When You Are At Fault for an Accident in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma uses an at-fault insurance system. So, the company that insures the driver responsible for a car accident will be financially responsible for the resulting costs. And, the responsible driver’s insurance provider will only provide benefits up to the driver’s policy limits. If costs exceed what a driver’s policy covers, the at-fault driver can be… read more