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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 [...]

Jul 24, 2018

Chainsaws Recalled Because They Might Not Turn Off

By |July 24th, 2018|Legal Matters|0 Comments

Harbor Freight Tools announced the recall of approximately one million of its electric chainsaws due to a malfunctioning power switch. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports the power switch is defective, and can allow the chainsaw to continue running even after the operator has turned the switch to the “Off” position, putting the operator at risk for [...]

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 [...]

Jun 14, 2014

What You Should Know About Motorcycle Helmets

By |June 14th, 2014|Legal Matters, Motorcycle Accidents|0 Comments

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 a partial helmet-law state. Under Oklahoma’s [...]

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