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Author Archives: Tim Maxcey

New Workers Comp Law Under Fire

One of the goals of the new workers compensation law passed by Oklahoma lawmakers earlier this year was to pull the workers comp process out of the courts and into the administrative arena. So it is ironic that the law itself is now on its way to court. A pair of legislators from both the… Read More »

Safety Challenges for Teen Drivers

It’s a parental rite of passage: The day your teenager walks out the door with the car keys. There is good reason that moment strikes fear in the heart of every parent: Motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of teen deaths in the United States. In Oklahoma, teens have more crashes than any… Read More »

Unsafe Products Are Safer for Sellers

The more dangerous a product is, the more difficult it is to successfully sue the manufacturer when the product injures you. Does that make sense to you? It does to some Oklahoma lawmakers. It’s the idea behind the doctrine of “inherently unsafe products,” which was recently embraced by the Oklahoma Legislature as part of its… Read More »

What Are the Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents?

More than 127,000 motorcycles are registered in Oklahoma, and as the number of motorcycles on the road increases, so do the number of motorcycle accidents. In a recent year, 98 riders sustained fatal injuries in Oklahoma. Unlike cars, trucks and SUVs, motorcyclists are not surrounded by thousands of pounds of steel to protect them in… Read More »

Certificate of Merit Rule Returns

The Oklahoma Legislature refuses to give up on the controversial Affidavit of Merit requirement for filing medical malpractice lawsuits. Even after the state Supreme Court twice struck down the rule as a violation of the Oklahoma Constitution, the lawmakers resurrected it yet again during a recent special session aimed at broad lawsuit reform. As we… Read More »

Preparing to File for SSD Benefits

Qualifying for Social Security Disability benefits is a ridiculously uphill battle. Two-thirds of the initial claims are denied. Despite of those gloomy statistics, the annual number of disability awards granted by the Social Security Administration has more than doubled since the 1970s. So rather than getting discouraged, commit to putting together the strongest claim you… Read More »

Are You Insured for the Uninsured?

Oklahoma law requires every motorist to carry auto insurance, but some people refuse to comply. You might think that being involved in an accident with one of them is a long shot. But think again: A study by the Insurance Research Council in 2011 found that about one out of four Oklahoma motorists were not… Read More »

What Potential Hazards Do Hydraulic Fracturing Workers Face?

Natural gas is a focus of our nation’s push for energy independence, and we have a lot of it. That’s particularly true in Oklahoma, according to an Economic Research & Policy Institute report. For workers, the boom in hydraulic fracturing — “fracking” — brings jobs, but at what price? Fracking is a dangerous job.  In… Read More »

Wrongful Death of a Child

When someone dies because of the negligence of another, the impact on the family of the deceased can be devastating — not only emotionally, but financially. If the deceased was the main breadwinner of the family, the survivors clearly are entitled to compensation for the hardship that ensues. But what if the loss involves a… Read More »

The Leading Causes of Head and Brain Injuries May Surprise You

The leading cause of death of Americans ages one to 44 is unintentional injury, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And among those fatalities, a trauma to the head or brain was a major factor. In spite of greater emphasis on safety in the last several decades — including the increased… Read More »