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Apr 26, 2017

Stoned Behind the Wheel of a Semi: Growing Opioid Use by Truckers Raises Crash Risk in Oklahoma

By |Apr 26, 2017|Truck Accidents|0 Comments

Opioid use has increased dramatically and it is having an impact on the trucking industry in the United States. A group of major trucking companies have petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to change their method of drug testing for truck drivers from urinalysis to hair follicle testing. The use of the word [...]

Apr 19, 2017

Fatal Oil Field Accident Claims the Life of an Oil Rig Worker

By |Apr 19, 2017|Oil Field Injury|0 Comments

On the morning of March 14, 2017, a worker was fatally injured in an oilfield accident in Brazoria County in South Texas, according to news reports from KPRC.com. At about 8:30 a.m. the worker was killed when a 3,000-pound rig fell after the snatch block broke and crushed a well service technician. A crane was [...]

Apr 12, 2017

Injuries and Fatalities from Drunk Driving Car Accidents in Oklahoma

By |Apr 12, 2017|Drunk Driving|0 Comments

Drunk driving continues to be a huge public safety issue both in the state of Oklahoma and throughout the United States. While the number of drunk driving crashes was down slightly at 3,502 in 2015 as compared to 3,558 alcohol-related crashes in 2014, the number of fatalities increased slightly. (Oklahoma Highway Safety Office) Often when [...]

Mar 29, 2017

Common Causes of Oklahoma Oilfield Accidents and Injuries

By |Mar 29, 2017|Oil Field Injury|0 Comments

Working in the oil and gas industry, and especially in the oilfields, can be dangerous. There are safety hazards everywhere you look from gas explosions, falls and truck accidents to exposure to toxic chemicals. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) recognizes the importance of controlling these hazards to prevent injuries and deaths in the [...]

Mar 22, 2017

Truck Accidents Caused by Brake Failures in Oklahoma

By |Mar 22, 2017|Truck Accidents|0 Comments

Most large, commercial truck accidents are a result of driver error, but some crashes are caused by mechanical failure and maintenance problems. Brake failure is one of the causes of truck accidents that can be a result of faulty maintenance. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) enforces the federal regulations that govern the operation [...]

Mar 15, 2017

Common Construction Site Accidents That Lead to Fatalities in Oklahoma

By |Mar 15, 2017|Wrongful Death|0 Comments

It is common knowledge that the construction industry is fraught with workplace hazards, however no one ever expects that they will lose a loved one in a construction site accident. While workers' compensation covers most construction site accidents that are sustained by employees, there are some instances in which a wrongful death action is appropriate; [...]

Mar 9, 2017

AAA Survey Reports Young Millennials Are the Most Dangerous Drivers

By |Mar 9, 2017|Auto Accidents|0 Comments

In a year when the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) is reporting the sharpest increase in traffic fatalities in decades, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has released an annual report, Traffic Safety Culture Index, that found 88 percent of young millennials having engaged in at least one risky behavior behind the wheel in [...]

Mar 1, 2017

What Does “Imminent Hazard License Revocation” Mean for a Truck Driver or Trucking Company?

By |Mar 1, 2017|Truck Accidents|0 Comments

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) of the Department of Transportation (DOT) is the federal agency that governs the commercial trucking industry in the United States. FMCSA is responsible for making sure that trucking companies and truck drivers are complying with the law and that they are operating in a safe manner that protects [...]

Feb 22, 2017

I Was in a Car Crash with a Teen Drunk Driver: Who Can I Sue?

By |Feb 22, 2017|Auto Accidents|0 Comments

When a person's negligent behavior, such as driving drunk and causing an accident, causes injuries and losses to someone else, the injured person can pursue legal action to recover compensation for their medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering and any other losses related to the crash. However, when the driver responsible for the crash [...]

Feb 15, 2017

How to Tell If You are Dealing with Insurance Bad Faith

By |Feb 15, 2017|Insurance Bad Faith|0 Comments

As a policyholder, you are confident that if you pay your insurance premiums on time, the policy will be there for you to protect you when the unexpected happens. That seems like a safe assumption, right? That assumption is based in the faith you have that your insurance policy will protect you from financial harm. [...]

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