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Oklahoma Supreme Court Declares Comprehensive Lawsuit Reform Act of 2009 Unconstitutional

The Oklahoma legislature enacted the Comprehensive Lawsuit Reform Act of 2009, or H.B. 1603, to limit corporate liability for personal injury by curbing the availability of class actions and limiting product liability cases. H.B. 1603 placed fairly onerous requirements to bring a case to court. However, in Douglas v. Cox Retirement Properties, Inc., the Oklahoma… Read More »

A Pedestrian Struck Outside of a Crosswalk Can Still Bring a Personal Injury Claim

If a pedestrian in Oklahoma is struck by a vehicle while walking outside of the crosswalk, he or she is not barred from filing a lawsuit to receive compensation for injuries that occurred as a result. The state has a comparative negligence system — Title 23, §12-§14 of the Oklahoma Statutes. This means that the… Read More »

Increasing Motorcycle Safety in Oklahoma

Unfortunately, motorcycle crashes and fatalities are on the rise in Oklahoma. Fatalities rose from 75 in 2010 to 94 in 2011. In 2010, the State Highway Safety Office reported that 1,377 people were injured in motorcycle accidents. In response to this increase, the state Public Safety Department is working with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol’s motorcycle… Read More »

Dog Bites Under Oklahoma Law

Dog bite incidents have made the news lately, and it is no surprise. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs every year, and almost one in five of those who are bitten require medical attention as a result. Unfortunately, children are at a high risk for… Read More »

Five Tips to Keep You from Having a Car Accident

No one wants to think about the possibility of getting into a car accident. Unfortunately, the fact is that thousands of people each year do have a serious car crash. A car accident can cause significant damage and can turn your world upside down. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 32,000… Read More »

How Your Personal Injury Compensation is Decided

When you are injured because of the negligent or deliberate actions of someone else, you may wish to file a lawsuit to win compensation for the losses you have incurred. If your side and the defendant cannot reach a settlement agreement, your case may go to trial, where a jury decides your compensation. This compensation… Read More »

Common Workplace Ailments in Industrial Settings

The responsibility for remaining safe in an industrial work environment lies with both the employer and the employee. While the employer must minimize hazardous working conditions and provide safety gear for workers, employees need to be mindful of their surrounding at all times. Unfortunately, industrial workplace accidents still happen regularly. The following list indicates the… Read More »