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 is because texting…

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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 burn…

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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…

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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 a partial helmet-law…

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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 of fatal…

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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 brain injuries can…

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Claiming Damages For Food Poisoning In Oklahoma

A health reporter for Channel 9 News in Oklahoma City was nearly killed by food poisoning after she ate undercooked ground beef at a barbecue. Initial symptoms included terrible heartburn, which progressed to diarrhea, vomiting and disorientation. She was rushed to the hospital, where blood tests showed that her liver and kidneys had shut down…

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Bicycle Laws and Negligence in Oklahoma

Thousands of Oklahomans use their bikes to get around, especially during pleasant weather days. Cycling is great exercise, fuel-efficient, and fun. However, biking can also be dangerous if cyclists and motorists don’t understand how (or simply refuse) to share the road. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 857 bicyclists lost their lives…

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Asleep at the Wheel — No Joke

Accident attorneys in Oklahoma City cite the most common reasons for serious truck and other motor vehicle accidents in our state: Failure to follow the rules of the road Violation of state or federal safety regulations Poor maintenance of vehicle Defective parts in vehicle Fatigue Drivers of any kind of vehicle are plagued with fatigue…

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Covering Your Loss: Damage by Uninsured Motorists

Being in an accident is bad enough. Your car was towed and your neck hurts. However, it gets worse when you find out the driver who hit you has no insurance.  What do you need to know about an uninsured motorist accident lawsuit? The first thing to understand is the extent of your insurance coverage.…

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