Personal Injury Blog
Understanding the Difference between Civil and Criminal Cases
June, 4, 2021 | Personal Injury
If you are injured because of another party’s negligence, the incident may result in a civil case and a criminal case. When an individual injures another person while breaking the law, the individual could be charged with a crime and face civil penalties from the victims. For example, if a drunk driver causes an accident,… read more
What Happens to Your Body in a Rollover Accident in Edmond, OK?
May, 14, 2021 | Car Accidents
There are many different types of motor vehicle accidents. Some accidents cause more traumatic injuries and have a higher chance of fatal injuries, such as head-on collisions and rollover accidents. A rollover accident has a high risk of fatalities and catastrophic injuries. Rollover crashes account for almost one-third of all highway occupant fatalities. Occupants in… read more
What You Should and Should Not Do After a Car Accident in Oklahoma City
April, 27, 2021 | Car Accidents
Oklahoma law imposes a number of duties on you after you’re involved in a car accident. Observing these duties will ensure everyone’s safety. Your failure to uphold these duties could result in jail time. Oklahoma imposes liability for damages on the driver who caused the accident. This means that the moments after an accident can… read more
Discovery Rule: Has the Statute Run?
April, 20, 2021 | Oklahoma Law
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?
April, 14, 2021 | Personal 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?
April, 2, 2021 | Workers' Compensation
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
March, 31, 2021 | Oklahoma Law
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?
March, 23, 2021 | Car Accidents
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
March, 18, 2021 | Car Accidents
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
March, 17, 2021 | Oklahoma Law
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