car accidents

Are Underride Guards Required for Commercial Trucks in Oklahoma?

In March of 2022, three people lost their lives in an underride accident in Shamrock, Texas. The driver, Jeremy Lewis, failed to brake in time and slammed into the back of a tractor-trailer. The truck had slowed down in traffic caused by another accident up the road. Jeremy’s car slid under the back of the

How Long do Car Accident Victims Have to File Claims?

When a person gets injured in a car accident, making a claim usually starts with an insurance company. Reporting a claim to an insurance company may be sufficient to trigger coverage under an insurance policy, but it does not initiate legal claim proceedings. If negotiations with an insurance company break down then a lawsuit can

Is Dashcam Footage Admissible in Court?

Dashboard cameras (“dashcams”) play a pivotal role on the road these days. More and more drivers have them installed on their dashboards and windshields for various reasons. However, when a driver gets into an accident and a dashcam is recording, can the drivers involved in the crash, insurance companies, and law enforcement consider that recording

Can You Recover Compensation for PTSD Caused by a Car Accident

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is real. It affects veterans of war, those who have experienced deeply traumatic childhoods, and oftentimes those involved in serious motor vehicle accidents. The topic of PTSD and other mental disorders as a result of accidents is something that has become of increasing importance in the legal world. Studies now show

How the Event Data Recorder Affects a Truck Accident Claim

An event data recorder (EDR) is the formal name for a data collecting device commonly known as a ‘black box.’ EDRs monitor vehicle functions and are programmed to begin recording technical vehicle data when certain triggering events occur.  Black box data is often sought during investigations after an airplane crashes. The black box is programmed

What Should You Do if You Have an Auto Accident on the Job?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, auto accidents are the leading cause of work-related deaths. If you are in the course and scope of your employment when an auto accident occurs, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits in addition to a cause of action against the person at-fault for the auto accident. There are several important steps to take if you have an auto accident on the job

Oklahoma Bicycle Laws 

Although most people learn to ride a bicycle when they are young, few are familiar with the bicycle laws established in their state of residence. At Graves McLain, we know the importance of being familiar with your state laws and how this can protect you in case of an accident.

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