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What Is a Third-Party Claim … and How Can It Benefit You?

Under Oklahoma law, if you are injured on the job, you can file for workers compensation benefits. The workers comp law allows employees to collect benefits relatively quickly without having to sue their employer. But the downside of the law from the worker’s perspective is that it bars most lawsuits against employers for on-the-job injuries…. Read More »

Injured on Someone Else’s Property: What Are My Rights?

If you are injured on someone else’s property, the term most lawyers use is “premises liability.” Your rights after an injury on someone else’s property depend on how you came to be on their property in the first place. The extent of the premises owner’s liability to you hangs on what you were doing on… Read More »

Dog Bites: Who is Responsible?

Oklahoma law imposes strict liability on dog owners for any damage caused by a dog that, “without provocation, bites or injures any person” in any place where that person has a lawful right to be. There is actually a lot going on in that sentence when it comes to determining whether the dog’s owner is… Read More »

New Protections for Oklahoma Nursing Home Patients

Facing the decision to place a loved one in a nursing home is a difficult challenge requiring vigilance. What happens when family is not around, especially with the care of profoundly ill or incapacitated patients? Beginning on November 1, 2013, Oklahoma families have the additional oversight of videotaping at the facility to guarantee quality of… Read More »

Slow Down, Arrive Alive

You have heard it before ¾ speed kills. According to a report released by the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office, speed killed 213 people in our state last year. Just nine of the state’s speed enforcement agencies tracked 12,266 speeding-related actions in 2012, such as driving above the speed limit and speeding too quickly given roadway… Read More »

Transvaginal Mesh Implant Lawsuit Yields $11.1 Million Settlement

According to the National Foundation for Continence, an estimated 3.3 million women suffer from some form of pelvic organ prolapse (POP). POP occurs when pelvic tissue and muscles lose strength and become unable to hold organs like the bladder, bowel and cervix in place. Symptoms of POP include stress incontinence, pain and bulging in the… Read More »

How to Spot Nursing Home Abuse

The decision to place a loved one in the care of a nursing home is a serious one. It is often the best possible solution for an elderly person and his or her family. Unfortunately, the decision is a difficult one with elder abuse within nursing homes becoming a growing problem. Elder abuse can come… Read More »

Defects in Roads Can Cause Serious Accidents

Anyone who drives knows that wet conditions such as rain and snow can wreak havoc with driving conditions. A normal commute can double in time, and as you drive you may pass one or more cars that have left the roadway and landed in a ditch. While no one can control the weather, it is… Read More »

Despite the Risks, Distracted Driving Is Still on the Rise

Distracted drivers endanger not only themselves, but also occupants of other vehicles on the road and pedestrians on the sidewalk. With the rising popularity of smartphones, the problem only continues to get worse. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), drivers who use hand-held devices are four times more likely to get into… Read More »

Car Accidents Can Cause Serious Brain Injury

Serious car crashes can lead to a host of problems for those who survive as well as for their families. Victims with catastrophic injuries may face years of physical therapy and emotional trauma as well as loss of their current, future and potential earnings. When negligence is involved, victims may be able to seek compensation… Read More »