Jun 26, 2018

New Tariffs Could Threaten Oil Production in Oklahoma

By |June 26th, 2018|Oil Field Accidents|0 Comments

President Trump recently announced he is going forward with his plan to apply tariffs on imported steel and aluminum—25 percent and 10 percent, respectively. When he announced his initial plan in March, U.S. allies Canada, Mexico, and the European Union were to be exempt, but the most recent announcement includes all three. The plan has been met with [...]

Jun 12, 2018

What Is an Oil Well Blowout?

By |June 12th, 2018|Oil Field Accidents|0 Comments

Oil well blowouts cause death and catastrophic injuries. A blowout of an oil well is an uncontrolled release of crude oil. Prior to the 1920s, according to Petro-Online, blowouts (also called gushers) were quite common. Today, pressure release systems help control the release of oil. Blowouts occur when the pressure release systems fail. They can occur if a [...]

Jun 5, 2018

Seniors Are Increasingly Suffering from Traumatic Brain Injuries and Concussions

By |June 5th, 2018|Brain Injury|0 Comments

CBS News reported in 2017 that a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that the rate of concussions among the elderly is increasing dramatically. These numbers are based on a report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CBS News reported “One in every 45 Americans 75 and older suffered brain injuries [...]

May 29, 2018

The Electronic Logging Device Requirement for Commercial Trucks

By |May 29th, 2018|Truck Accidents|0 Comments

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires that commercial drivers, as of December 2017, use Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) to track important data. The ELDs are similar to the black boxes used in airplanes, and help investigators understand how an Oklahoma truck accident happened. The devices replace written records and logs, which often weren’t accurate and sometimes [...]

May 22, 2018

Traumatic Brain Injury – What It Is, Why It Happens

By |May 22nd, 2018|Brain Injury|0 Comments

Our brains are incredibly complex. The medical and scientific communities make frequent breakthroughs in understanding how it works, but researchers agree that much of the knowledge about our brains still remains a mystery. Although modern medicine makes great strides every day in diagnosing and treating brain injuries, there's still a lot to understand about the long-term effects. A [...]

May 15, 2018

Why is Thursday Trucking’s “Deadliest Day” of the Week?

By |May 15th, 2018|Truck Accidents|0 Comments

Driver safety technology is evolving, and automakers and trucking companies are paying attention. By installing features like anti-lock brakes, lane drift warnings, blind spot detection, and other safety applications, cars and 18-wheelers should be getting safer. Unfortunately, fatalities continue to occur at an alarming rate on our nation's roads and highways. In Oklahoma and throughout the United States, [...]

May 14, 2018

Cunningham & Mears Is a Proud Supporter of Wings

By |May 14th, 2018|Firm News|0 Comments

Our society does a pretty good job of providing educational opportunities to special needs children. But after they graduate high school many of these people are faced with a very difficult reality that there just aren’t many options for them for what they can do. Wings is an incredible organization that was founded with the goal of filling that void. [...]

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