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Nov 14, 2018

Determining Liability as the Victim of a Truck Accident in Oklahoma

By |November 14th, 2018|Truck Accidents|0 Comments

The sheer size of big rig trucks gives them the potential to inflict devastating and even fatal injuries when they are involved in a collision. In 2016 alone, nearly 4,000 people in the U.S. died in large truck crashes. Some 17 percent of these fatalities were occupants of the truck itself, 16 percent were bicyclists, pedestrians, or motorcyclists, [...]

Nov 6, 2018

What Kinds of Compensation Are Available for Catastrophic Injuries?

By |November 6th, 2018|Brain Injury|0 Comments

When an injury is catastrophic in nature, its severity can leave an individual with long-term medical conditions such as permanent disability, or a reduced life expectancy. Additional consequences of these injuries can include long-term stays in the hospital, multiple surgeries, long-term treatment protocols, recurring health problems, and extensive rehabilitation. What causes a catastrophic injury? The devastation of a [...]

Oct 31, 2018

Congratulations, Ryan Cunningham, for Being Named to the 10 Best List!

By |October 31st, 2018|Firm News|0 Comments

Cunningham & Mears is proud to announce that firm co-founder Ryan Cunningham has been named, by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, to the “2018 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys for Client Satisfaction” list for Oklahoma! The AIOPIA publishes its 10 Best list every year, based on a rigorous evaluation process. The AIOPIA was founded in 2014 [...]

Oct 23, 2018

Researchers Discover a New Path to the Brain When Brain Injuries Occur

By |October 23rd, 2018|Brain Injury|0 Comments

A recent story, reported by CBS Chicago, showed that new research may help victims of traumatic brain injuries. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can change a victim’s life forever. Victims often need to see a range of doctors such as neurologists, psychologists, physical therapists, speech therapists, vocational therapists, and many other health care providers. Many patients are never [...]

Oct 16, 2018

Why Extinguishing Well Oil Fires Requires Years and Years of Experience

By |October 16th, 2018|Oil Field Accidents|0 Comments

Station KGOU (an Oklahoma NPR affiliate) recently conducted an interview with Sarah Terry-Cobo, a senior reporter for the Journal Record, about her story on a special group of oil field workers, known as “Hellfighters.” Hellfightersare frequently called in to handle well explosions. Ms. Terry-Cobo explained that a great deal of training is required to respond properly to oil [...]

Oct 9, 2018

Self-Driving Vehicles to Deliver Groceries in Oklahoma City Soon

By |October 9th, 2018|Auto Accidents|0 Comments

Venturebeat reported recently that Udelv, a startup self-driving vehicle company, is teaming with two other companies to provide food to and from local supermarkets. The other investors are Esperanza Real Estate Investments and Narnia Road. The partnerships plan to have operate 10 of these autonomous vans by the end of 2019. The first van will be ready in [...]

Sep 25, 2018

Reasons for the Severity of Truck Crashes

By |September 25th, 2018|Truck Accidents|0 Comments

In 2016, truck accidents in Oklahoma injured or took the lives of 1957 people, according to the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety, Highway Safety Office. Of this number, 118 persons were killed in a crash involving a large truck, an 18 percent increase in fatalities from the previous year. But why? Driver errors is the main cause behind [...]

Sep 18, 2018

The Dangerous Business of Oil Field Drilling

By |September 18th, 2018|Oil Field Accidents|0 Comments

The practice of onshore and offshore oil extraction is a dangerous business in Oklahoma and other parts of the nation. The risks associated with tasks performed in and around oil drills are considerable. The work involves heavy equipment, combustible materials, and intense pressure. According to information gathered by OSHA, workers in the oil and gas industry are 600 [...]

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