Understanding Assumption of the Risk in Oklahoma City
February, 21, 2022 | Negligence
In Oklahoma, as well as many other states, “assumption of the risk” is a defense against a personal injury or wrongful death claim. This principle is based on common law, which means that it is judge-made law derived from previous cases. Since it is based on common law, assumption of the risk is not a… read more
Basic Personal Injury Settlement Breakdown: How Much Goes in My Pocket?
January, 24, 2022 | Personal Injury
“How much money will I get for my personal injury case?” This question is asked by almost every injury victim who meets with an Oklahoma City personal injury lawyer. It’s easy to understand why people want to know how much an injury claim is worth. After an injury or accident, your initial focus is on… read more
Should I Call 911 After a Car Accident in Oklahoma City?
January, 22, 2022 | Car Accidents
A car accident can be a scary event. An accident may result in an injury or significant damage to your vehicle. You may struggle with what to do next. It’s common for people who experience a car accident to face a surge of adrenaline and not know what to do. If you’ve been involved in… read more
Oklahoma Car and Booster Seat Laws
January, 21, 2022 | Oklahoma Law
Unintentional injury is the leading cause of death for children between the ages of one and 14. A large majority of these injuries come from car accidents. Although these facts are distressing, they aren’t entirely surprising. Car accidents can be devastating for any person. Naturally, vulnerable infants, children, and preteens are at even higher risk… read more
Can You Sue for a Car Accident If You Are Not Hurt in Oklahoma City?
December, 14, 2021 | Car Accidents
When you think of a car accident lawsuit, the first things that might come to mind are serious injuries, expensive medical bills, and even loss of life. While those are common reasons for suing after a car crash, they’re not the only reasons to take the other driver to court. If you were involved in… read more
How to Get Surveillance Camera Footage of Your Auto Accident in Oklahoma City
December, 13, 2021 | Car Accidents
Video recordings of a car accident can often provide valuable evidence for your injury claim. They can also help you prove what happened and who caused the accident. Finding and getting these videos can prove challenging, however. You need to identify who might have the footage. Next, you need to figure out how to either… read more
Defective Combat Earplugs Lawsuits
December, 6, 2021 | Product Liability
In combat, soldiers are faced with two contradictory problems. First, they are inundated with harmful noises that can distract them from the task at hand. Second, they must be able to hear and respond to battlefield commands. Combat earplugs were designed to kill two birds with one stone. A soldier could insert one end to… read more
What Are the Odds of Dying in a Car Crash in Oklahoma City?
December, 4, 2021 | Car Accidents
According to the National Safety Council, your odds of dying in a car accident are one in 107. But this number represents the odds without regard to location or age. This statistic merely means that when you die, you have a 1 in 107 chance that a car accident caused your death. Oklahoma has a… read more
What is CTE?
November, 17, 2021 | Brain Injuries
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a rare degenerative brain disorder. A form of CTE called dementia pugilistica (commonly referred to as “punch drunk” syndrome) was discovered in the 1920s in boxers. Since CTE is rare, there is still a lot that experts don’t know about it. There is no known cure, and it can’t be… read more
What Does Yielding the Right of Way Mean?
November, 16, 2021 | Personal Injury
Failure to yield the right of way is a leading cause of car crashes nationwide. Roughly 7% of all fatal car accidents and motorcycle accidents were caused by failure to yield the right of way. But what does yielding the right of way mean? For such an important factor in deadly automobile accidents, you need… read more