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Dec 11, 2018

Well Drilling, Earthquakes, and Oklahoma’s New Normal

By |December 11th, 2018|Legal Matters|0 Comments

In early November, a drilling site operated by Roan Resources was shut down after a 3.4 magnitude earthquake. According to News 4, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission got involved, and since then, Roan “has decided to permanently end all hydraulic fracturing operations at its well completion operation in the Bridge Creek area where earthquakes have recently occurred.” The news [...]

Nov 27, 2018

Can Oklahoma Firefighters Collect Workers’ Compensation?

By |November 27th, 2018|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

The wildfires in California have proven to be the deadliest on record. As the firefighters on the coast do whatever they can to keep residents safe, our minds turned to our own First Responders and firefighters, who faced similar conditions this April against the 34 Complex and Rhea megafires. In Oklahoma, we have both paid firefighters and volunteer [...]

Nov 20, 2018

Ridesharing Services – Are They Actually Increasing Accident Rates?

By |November 20th, 2018|Auto Accidents|0 Comments

The use of ridesharing services has swept across the nation in recent years with Uber and Lyft as two of the major players in the industry. All that is required to use these services is an easily downloadable application, your credit card information, and a simple request for a ride at any time. While there are certainly significant [...]

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 [...]

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