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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 [...]

May 14, 2014

Motorcycle Safety Tips

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

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 motorcycle accidents, and [...]

Apr 14, 2014

Brain Injuries — What to Look For

By |April 14th, 2014|Legal Matters, Personal Injury|0 Comments

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 result in debilitation [...]

Mar 14, 2014

Claiming Damages For Food Poisoning In Oklahoma

By |March 14th, 2014|Legal Matters, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 — and she [...]

Feb 18, 2014

Oklahoma’s Bicycle Laws

By |February 18th, 2014|Bicycle Accident, Legal Matters|0 Comments

A cyclist was killed by an oncoming vehicle while participating in an Oklahoma City charity biking event. According to police, prior to the accident, the cyclist lost control of his bicycle and veered into a lane of oncoming traffic on Northwest 39th Expressway. Under Oklahoma law and the Oklahoma City Bicycle Ordinance, bicyclists must follow the same rules of the road as [...]

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