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Jun 21, 2017

Driver Error May Not Have Caused Your Accident

By |Jun 21, 2017|Auto Accidents|0 Comments

Single vehicle accidents happen far too often. In Oklahoma alone, nearly a dozen crashes involving just one car have resulted in injuries or fatalities this year alone. An accident near McAlester killed a Texas man in clear weather on dry roads; a Eufaula woman was pinned in her vehicle after it left the roadway and [...]

Jun 14, 2017

Oil and Gas Wastewater Threatens Everyone

By |Jun 14, 2017|Oil Field Injury|0 Comments

The oil and gas industry generates a large amount of wastewater during operations. This wastewater, known as “produced water,” is a mixture of saltwater and oil that can also contain drilling chemicals. The industry takes great pains to contain this produced water safely, especially after the early nineties, when groundwater contamination caused a rash of [...]

Jun 7, 2017

Floodwaters Did What to a Tractor-Trailer?

By |Jun 7, 2017|Truck Accidents|0 Comments

It’s that time of year again; tornadoes and heavy storms are once again battering the middle of the country. It was a dark and stormy afternoon in mid-April when a tractor-trailer hauling cottonseed hulls attempted to drive through rushing floodwaters just north of Geary. The force of the moving water pushed the truck sideways across [...]

May 31, 2017

What Drivers Should Know about Oklahoma Work Zones

By |May 31, 2017|Auto Accidents|0 Comments

The long line of brake lights terminating in the flashing reds and blues of emergency vehicles is a familiar sight during rush hour traffic; a crash surrounded by police cars and ambulances, a tow truck navigating the traffic to begin clearing the damaged vehicles. Sometimes, the blockage is the result of emergency roadwork; either way, [...]

May 24, 2017

Two-Year Inspection Reveals Unsuspected and Massive Threat to Oilfield Worker Safety

By |May 24, 2017|Oil Field Injury|0 Comments

Oil and gas workers are already subjected to some of the most dangerous working conditions on the planet. In the course of a single day, workers face chemical exposures, fires, explosions, faulty equipment and even truck accidents. Now, The Associated Press has obtained data showing that the trains used to haul crude oil represent an [...]

May 17, 2017

Oilfield Truck Crashes Can Cause Serious and Fatal Injuries

By |May 17, 2017|Truck Accidents|0 Comments

For the most part, accidents don’t happen often. Lightning doesn’t strike, airplanes don’t crash, and many people drive for years without even a fender-bender. The same holds true for Oklahoma’s trucking industry; of the 350 companies licensed in the state, most have excellent safety records and only a handful are responsible for minor accidents. However, [...]

May 10, 2017

Distracted Driving Is Racking Up Staggering Numbers of Fatalities

By |May 10, 2017|Auto Accidents|0 Comments

A disturbing preliminary report from the National Safety Council appears to confirm that the reversal of a 50-year decline in traffic fatalities from 2014 to 2015 wasn’t just a statistical fluke. The report estimates that more than 40,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes last year, a significant increase from the 35,092 victims in 2015. [...]

May 3, 2017

How Are Wrongful Death Damages Calculated in Oklahoma?

By |May 3, 2017|Wrongful Death|0 Comments

Losing a loved one because the reckless or negligent actions of another caused their death is not only painful, but it creates a huge loss in the lives of those who loved the decedent and who relied upon their income to live. A wrongful death lawsuit seeks financial damages to compensate the surviving loved ones [...]

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 [...]

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