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
Elements of a Tort
March, 16, 2021 | Personal Injury
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
Common Personal Injury Claims and the Importance of Hiring a Lawyer
February, 17, 2021 | Personal Injury
Every year, almost five million people get seriously injured in car accidents across the United States. Medical malpractice is the third-leading cause of death in the United States. More than 5,000 people die in workplace injuries every year. What are the leading causes of personal injuries, and how can a personal injury lawyer help? Read… read more
Are Slip & Fall and Trip & Fall Accidents Different?
February, 15, 2021 | Slip and Fall
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
February, 13, 2021 | Car Accidents
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
What is the MCS-90 Endorsement?
February, 11, 2021 | Truck Accidents
Trucking companies assume a lot of financial risks when truck accidents happen. These accidents can cause massive property damage and multiple injuries. Because of this, trucking companies depend on their insurers to protect them after an accident. Without insurance, a truck accident could easily bankrupt a trucking company. Insurers use MCS-90 insurance endorsements to record… read more
These Nine Factors Can Help You Figure Out How Much to Expect from a Car Accident Settlement
February, 9, 2021 | Car Accidents
In 2019 alone, there were about 75,000 car accidents in Oklahoma. These accidents resulted in a little less than 25,000 injuries. If you’ve been in a car accident, depending on its severity, you may be eligible to receive compensation. Most car accident injury cases – including insurance claims and third-party lawsuits – resolve with a… read more
What’s the Difference Between Lawyer and Attorney?
February, 1, 2021 | Personal Injury
From television to movies, on billboards, and in commercials, we commonly hear and see the words “lawyer” and “attorney.” Are they two different jobs or do they mean the same thing? When you need legal advice, it really does not matter if a person advertises as a “lawyer” or an “attorney.” What matters is whether… read more
What Exactly Can a Process Server Do to Serve Papers in Oklahoma City?
January, 30, 2021 | Oklahoma Law
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
Causes and Symptoms of Cephalohematoma
January, 28, 2021 | Personal Injury
Giving birth can be an incredibly rewarding experience. Unfortunately, there are times it can turn into a traumatic event for both mother and baby. The journey from the womb through the birth canal and into the world takes a great toll on a newborn. There are numerous issues that can occur along the way, resulting… read more