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Oklahoma’s “Move Over” Law Protecting First Responders And Tow Truck Operators
Oklahoma’s “Move Over” Law Protecting First Responders And Tow Truck Operators
April 17, 2024

Oklahoma’s “Move Over“ law protects first responders and tow truck operators on the roadsides. These individuals often find themselves in vulnerable positions while performing critical tasks meant to ensure public safety and clear traffic obstructions. The law mandates drivers shift lanes or slow down significantly when approaching a stationary emergency vehicle displaying flashing lights. This requirement ...

Mental Health and Personal Injury: Seeking Compensation Post Car Accidents
March 7, 2024
Mental Health and Personal Injury: Seeking Compensation Post Car Accidents

Psychological injuries can be just as debilitating as physical ones after a personal injury accident. Learn how to seek compensation for mental health issues caused by traumatic events. Psychological injuries can manifest as traumatic brain injury, emotional trauma, or inability to cope Common mental health conditions include PTSD, clinical depression, anxiety disorder, phobias, and chronic ...

Child Safety in Cars: The Latest Innovations
February 28, 2024
Child Safety in Cars: The Latest Innovations

The landscape of child car safety is rapidly evolving, driven by technological advancements and a commitment to eco-friendly materials. Today’s child safety features aim to protect young passengers during collisions, enhance their comfort, and support environmental sustainability. Innovations range from impact-absorbing materials and smart safety alerts to accessories that improve comfort and ease of use. ...

The Legal Process for Recovering Damages for Scarring and Disfigurement from an Accident
January 29, 2024
The Legal Process for Recovering Damages for Scarring and Disfigurement from an Accident

Survivors of serious car accidents probably count themselves lucky to have come through the incident with another chance at life. However, it’s common in car accidents for a collision with the steering wheel or flying debris to cause scarring or disfigurement that has a lasting impact on the victims’ quality of life. A meticulous approach ...

Understanding Sovereign Immunity in Public Transportation Accidents
January 21, 2024
Understanding Sovereign Immunity in Public Transportation Accidents

How Iowa’s Helmet Laws Affect Motorcycle Accident Claims How Does Sovereign Immunity Apply to Public Transportation? When Can You Hold Public Transit Agencies Liable? Proving Negligence: Key Steps in Overcoming Sovereign Immunity Filing a Claim: The Statute of Limitations and Your Rights Exceptions to Sovereign Immunity: Cases Where You Can Seek Compensation Investigating the Accident: ...

Exploring the Legalities of Road Rage Incidents and Liability in Oklahoma
January 13, 2024
Exploring the Legalities of Road Rage Incidents and Liability in Oklahoma

In December 2023, a suspected road rage incident shocked Tulsa residents when a 20-year-old woman’s car was forced off the I-44 bridge, causing her vehicle to drop 60 feet, flip upside down and land in the Arkansas River. Fortunately, the driver survived the accident and was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.  Road rage is a significant ...

The Pros and Cons of Direct Negotiation with Insurers vs. Legal Representation
January 5, 2024
The Pros and Cons of Direct Negotiation with Insurers vs. Legal Representation

Insurance is supposed to provide peace of mind in a medical emergency or accident, but sometimes insurance companies fail to uphold their part of the agreement with policyholders. For example, a 2021 study showed 17% of in-network health insurance claims were denied. Bad faith insurance practices can involve denying a legitimate claim, delaying payments, or ...

The Long-Term Impact of Traumatic Brain Injuries: Rehabilitation and Support
December 24, 2023
The Long-Term Impact of Traumatic Brain Injuries: Rehabilitation and Support

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are serious injuries resulting from a blow or jolt to the head. These injuries can range from mild, commonly known as concussions, to severe, where extensive damage to the brain occurs. TBIs can affect a person’s cognitive functions, such as memory and concentration, as well as physical abilities and emotional well-being. ...

Understanding Wrongful Death Claims: Pursuing Justice for Loved Ones
December 17, 2023
Understanding Wrongful Death Claims: Pursuing Justice for Loved Ones

The family of a man who died at the age of 45 following an incident involving deputies using Taser-like devices has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Sheriff Kevin Clardy of McCurtain County. Three deputies, a game warden, and the county commissioners’ board were also named in the suit.  In March of 2022, the victim, ...

Filing a Dog Bite Lawsuit in Oklahoma: Steps to Protect Your Rights
December 10, 2023
Filing a Dog Bite Lawsuit in Oklahoma: Steps to Protect Your Rights

In April of this year, a Tulsa mother and son were both attacked by a neighbor’s dogs. Melinda Daniel had two emergency surgeries on her nose the day of the attack, and needed additional reconstructive surgery. Her son Brandon was attacked in a separate incident. Although he was able to fend off the attacking dogs ...

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