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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.…
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Pursuing a Wrongful Death Claim

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.…
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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. Whether you ride a bicycle…
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What is a Hypoxic Brain Injury? 

The brain is a complex and sensitive organ, and like all tissues in the human body, requires oxygen to function properly. Lack of oxygen, known as hypoxia or anoxia, quickly leads to severe cell damage or cell death. Restoring oxygen supply as soon as possible is key to preventing permanent cognitive and functional deficits. There…
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What Do I Do if I’m Hit by an Uninsured Motorist?

Being involved in an auto accident caused by another motorist’s negligence can be a highly stressful experience, from the accident itself to dealing with vehicle repairs, medical bills, missed work, emotional distress and physical recovery. Even more overwhelming is being in an accident caused by an uninsured or underinsured driver. Liability insurance covers anyone a…
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What Is a Fair Settlement for my Personal Injury case?

If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you can file what is called a third-party claim to seek compensation from the at-fault party’s insurance company. After proving the defendant is responsible for your injuries, under Oklahoma law you have the right to be compensated based on the nature and extent of your…
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What Are the Intersections with Most Car Wrecks in Tulsa?

Every year, thousands of people lose their lives in motor vehicle crashes. Statistics always vary on the causes, typically they include distracted driving, alcohol abuse, or failing to wear a seatbelt. In 2019 alone, motor vehicle crashes caused over 36,000 deaths in the United States, 584 in Oklahoma. While representing a small percentage, many Oklahoma…
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Are Car Accident Cases Different If Children are Involved?

No matter the extent of an injury, the last thing you want is your child to be involved in an accident. Adults are more likely to be involved in car accidents than children, but, unfortunately, children are in accidents all the time. If a child is involved in a car wreck, know that they have…
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What is the Difference Between a Class-Action Lawsuit and a Multi-District Litigation?

When large groups of individual lawsuits are filed against one entity across many different locations, it is often beneficial for a request to be made to have all cases centralized and heard by one judge. This request is made to the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (“JPML”). The JPML considers whether to centralize the litigation…
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What to Do if You Are Hit by a Drunk Driver

In the chaos and confusion that ensues after a car accident, it can be overwhelming. However, when the accident involves a drunk driver, there are even more concerns to deal with. A drunk driver could be held liable for injuries or damages resulting from an accident they caused. Because of this, it is important that…