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Sports Waivers In Oklahoma

More adults than ever are choosing to participate in organized sports activities, placing themselves at a heightened risk of injury. Factors that contribute to adult sports injuries include age, lack of agility and poor conditioning. The likelihood of receiving damages for injuries suffered during a sports activity, however, may be limited by various factors — Read More

Dram Shop Liability In Oklahoma

According to recently published data, approximately one third of all road fatalities in Oklahoma involve drunk driving. If you are injured by a drunk driver in Oklahoma, you may be able to sue a number of parties, including the bar that served the drunk driver. Basis for server liability in Oklahoma Oklahoma’s Supreme Court has Read More

Combating Insurance Company Bad Faith

Insurance companies have dedicated staffs of insurance adjustors, attorneys and accountants who are charged with minimizing your damage payments. In the best circumstances, the conduct of these parties can be inconvenient and time-consuming. In the worst circumstances, an insurance company’s tactics to deny coverage can cross the line into bad faith.   What is insurance bad Read More

Injured By A Government Employee

News 9 reported a total of 22 school bus accidents in 2012 in the Oklahoma City area. More than a third of these accidents were caused by driver negligence. If you are injured due to the negligence or fault of a city worker, such as a school bus driver or city tow truck operator, you Read More

Texting And Driving: A Deadly Combination

Texting while driving is the top nationwide cause of teen road deaths in the United States. Most states ban all texting while driving. Oklahoma is among a small minority of states that have less restrictive bans.   Impact of texting Researchers at Virginia Tech found that texting while driving virtually doubles the risk of crashes.  This Read More

Burn Injuries

Burns range from minor injuries such as sunburns that require topical first aid to severe disfigurement, life-long scarring and even death. If you are injured in a burn accident, your damages are based on the extent of your injuries — which are reflective of the categorization of the burn. There are four basic classifications of Read More

Claiming Damages For Dog Bites

An Oklahoma City toddler was reported to be in critical condition after being bitten multiple times by a dog. Police believe that the child was taking food to the dog just before the bite and that the child was unattended at the time of the accident. Oklahoma’s dog bite law Oklahoma law imposes strict liability Read More

What You Should Know About Motorcycle Helmets

According to a recent accident report, a motorcycle carrying two riders veered off the roadway and hit a cable barrier. Both riders were thrown from the motorcycle — neither was wearing a helmet. Between 2008 and 2010, 42 percent of all motorcyclists killed while riding were not wearing a helmet. Oklahoma’s helmet law Oklahoma is Read More

Motorcycle Safety Tips

An Oklahoma City motorcyclist was killed while trying to exit on Broadway Extension toward Interstate 44. According to police, the victim was momentarily distracted when their motorcycle jumped a curb and rolled over several times before stopping, after which he was pronounced dead at the scene. Rider error is one of the most common causes Read More

Brain Injuries — What to Look For

Brain injuries  lead to approximately 50,000 U.S. deaths and 230,000 hospitalizations each year, and yield annual medical and rehabilitative costs of more than $76 billion. Nearly half of all  brain injuries result from motor vehicle crashes. Another major source of brain injuries are contact sports, such as football.  Need for medical advice Even seemingly minor Read More