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Sep 28, 2016

Yes, You Can Make a Claim for Compensation after a Drilling Rig Injury

By |Sep 28, 2016|Oil Field Injury|0 Comments

Oklahoma, like every state, has a workers’ compensation program in place for employees who are hurt on the job. When you work in the oil and gas industry, the chances are good that you may need to apply for those benefits at some point; it is, after all, one of the most dangerous industries to [...]

Sep 22, 2016

What Exactly is a Catastrophic Injury?

By |Sep 22, 2016|Personal Injury|0 Comments

Any time you sustain an injury, it can feel like the world is coming down around you. But some injuries are so severe, so life-altering, that they can only be described as “catastrophic.” A catastrophic injury is one that is so severe, it often leaves the victim permanently disabled and in need of constant medical [...]

Sep 15, 2016

What Damages Are Available in an Oklahoma Insurance Dispute and Bad Faith Liability Claim?

By |Sep 15, 2016|Insurance Bad Faith|0 Comments

Individuals and businesses are required, for various reasons to purchase insurance to guard against potentially devastating financial losses. Policy holders, or insureds, pay their bill faithfully each month or each quarter and they sleep easy at night knowing that they have insurance coverage. Insurance companies are essentially playing a numbers game. They are in the [...]

Sep 7, 2016

Is there Link Between Fracking and Ground Water Contamination?

By |Sep 7, 2016|Oil Field Injury|0 Comments

Residents who live near hydraulic fracturing wells have been complaining for years about the bad taste and terrible smell of the drinking water from their wells. Jesse Eakin and his wife Shirley have been dealing with well water that is too contaminated to drink. In a story on the Center for Public Integrity blog, the [...]

Aug 31, 2016

Slow Down and Look Around: Back to School Safety Reminders

By |Aug 31, 2016|Auto Accidents|0 Comments

All of the students in McAlester will be heading back to school soon, which means that the more relaxed pace of summer mornings on the roads will be replaced with frazzled parents rushing once again to get kids to school and themselves to work on time. As everyone switches from the easy, summertime mode to [...]

Aug 24, 2016

Accidental Poisoning is a Real Threat to Oklahomans

By |Aug 24, 2016|Wrongful Death|0 Comments

At the end of July, we discussed how accidental deaths are on the rise throughout the country. While preventable deaths still lead the pack – heart disease, cancers, etc. – we have seen an increase in specific types of fatal accidents as well. WorldLifeExpectancy.com lists poisoning as the 11th most common fatal accident, when you [...]

Aug 17, 2016

What Are the 5 Most Common Injuries Sustained on Oklahoma Oilfields?

By |Aug 17, 2016|Oil Field Injury|0 Comments

The oil and gas industry is a dangerous one, and it takes a special kind of worker to step up to that danger every day. Here in Oklahoma, our oilfield workers risk sustaining serious injuries just for doing their jobs. Between defective or aged equipment pushed past its prime, the increase of earthquakes caused by [...]

Aug 11, 2016

Insurance Agent Negligence Is Considered Bad Faith

By |Aug 11, 2016|Insurance Bad Faith|0 Comments

When you purchase an insurance policy, you work with an agent. Perhaps you choose him or her out of all the local insurance agents in the area, or perhaps you are assigned to an agent if you try to obtain your issuance online. Either way, there is a person who works with policyholders like you [...]

Aug 3, 2016

Fatal Accident with a Self-Driving Car Reminds Us that Technology Needs Regulations, Too

By |Aug 3, 2016|Auto Accidents|0 Comments

Over the past few years, we have seen a “tech boom” when it comes to the abilities of our cars. From built-in GPS to automatic brakes, to rearview cameras and push-button start, we’ve come to take this technology for granted. So when Google announced that its self-driving cars were ready for the road, it seemed [...]

Jul 27, 2016

Accidental Deaths Are Increasing in Our Country

By |Jul 27, 2016|Wrongful Death|0 Comments

Depending on who you ask, the leading cause of death in this country could be auto accidents, or heart disease (Oklahoma was number three in the nation in 2010), or falls. But a new report from the National Safety Council tells us that accidental deaths – specifically, those cause by drug overdoses or poisoning – [...]

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