Mar 8, 2018

Struck-By Injuries in the Construction Industry See a Staggering 35% Increase Since 2010

By |March 8th, 2018|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

Struck-by injuries are one of the most common injuries for construction workers. Throughout the United States at roughly 252,000 constructions sites, nearly 6.5 million people work on an average day. The fatal injury rate for the construction industry is one of the highest of all industries, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of the U.S. [...]

Mar 2, 2018

Opioid-Related Car Crashes See a Seven-fold Increase

By |March 2nd, 2018|Auto Accidents|0 Comments

A CBS News story reports that prescriptions for OxyContin (oxycodone), Vicoprofen (hydrocodone) and morphine have quadrupled from 76 million in 1991 to nearly 300 million in 2014. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that opioids killed more than 33,000 people in 2015, which is more than any year on record. One of the side-effects of [...]

Jan 14, 2015

Sports Waivers In Oklahoma

By |January 14th, 2015|Legal Matters, Sports Injury|0 Comments

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 — including the terms of the [...]

Dec 15, 2014

Dram Shop Liability In Oklahoma

By |December 15th, 2014|DUI, Legal Matters|0 Comments

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 held that if you are [...]

Nov 14, 2014

Combating Insurance Company Bad Faith

By |November 14th, 2014|Insurance, Legal Matters|0 Comments

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 faith? In Oklahoma, [...]

Sep 15, 2014

Texting And Driving: A Deadly Combination

By |September 15th, 2014|Auto Accidents, Legal Matters|0 Comments

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 is because texting drivers take their [...]

Aug 12, 2014

Burn Injuries

By |August 12th, 2014|Legal Matters, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 burn injuries. Relatively minor [...]

Jul 14, 2014

Claiming Damages For Dog Bites

By |July 14th, 2014|Dog Bite, Legal Matters|0 Comments

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 upon a dog [...]

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