Scooter Injury Accidents Are Coming In Fast & Furious In Big Cities

More Than Just a Toy: Scooter Accidents Since being on the rise since early last year, electric scooters have taken big metropolitan areas by storm. While most people have seen scooters as a fun and easy way to ride around town, there is more to these seemingly fun scooters. The rise in the popularity of … Read moreScooter Injury Accidents Are Coming In Fast & Furious In Big Cities

Common Excuses for Dog Bites and Why They Don’t Hold Up in Court

If you or someone you know has been bitten by a dog in Oklahoma, you deserve to know your rights, get justice, and seek compensation for your injuries. Being attacked by a dog can leave physical and emotional scars that last a lifetime, especially when the victim is a child.  

No matter how clear a case might seem to you as the victim, the dog owner — and their insurance company — can still try to deny you the compensation you deserve. Below, we’ll discuss common arguments used against victims of dog bites and explain why they often don’t fail to hold up in court. 

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What Types of Damages Can My Family Receive in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

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Coping with death is a painful part of life, and grieving for our loved ones can be a challenging experience. This is especially true when we believe the deceased passed away due to another party’s negligence, making the grieving process that much more difficult. 

If you or someone you know lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, you could be entitled to compensation from a wrongful death lawsuit. Keep reading to learn more about Oklahoma wrongful death claims and the types of compensation you might demand after the loss of a loved one.  

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4 Tricks Insurance Companies Use to Manipulate Car Accident Victims

Most drivers pay expensive premiums to their car insurance company each month for financial protection and peace of mind. Unfortunately, when a crash happens and it’s time for the insurance company to step up, drivers don’t always get the treatment they deserve. As if being involved in a car accident isn’t stressful enough, insurance companies and their adjusters often use a variety of tactics to confuse and ultimately exploit car wreck victims.  

Keep reading to learn how insurance companies and their employees try and manipulate the situation when a victim reports an accident or attempts to negotiate a fair settlement. And if you or someone you care about has recently been involved in a car wreck, please contact Atkins & Markoff to receive a free, no-obligation consultation. 

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Why Early Investigation Is Key After a Truck Accident

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After a serious truck accident, your safety should be your priority. However, a close second should be contacting an experienced injury lawyer so they can start an investigation into your claim. Building your case early on can strengthen your claims and help you make a financial recovery. Read on to learn why. Start Building Your … Read moreWhy Early Investigation Is Key After a Truck Accident

Proving Medical Negligence in a Malpractice Case

Proving medical negligence is the basis for a successful medical malpractice claim, but it’s also a major hurdle in many cases. Often, when a patient suffers injuries during medical treatment, it’s challenging to prove that negligence took place, show how serious the negligent behavior was, and establish the harm it caused.  

Keep reading to learn about what defines medical negligence and find out how the expertise of a skilled and experienced attorney can make all the difference when filing a medical malpractice claim.  

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FDA Valsartan Recall – Here’s What You Need To Know

Recall of Valsartan by the FDA Some Blood Pressure Meds Are Being Recalled by the FDA — Here’s What to Know The U.S. Food and Drug Administration – FDA – has been notifying health care professionals and patients of a recall of several pharmaceutical drugs that contain the active ingredient – Valsartan. Valsartan is used … Read moreFDA Valsartan Recall – Here’s What You Need To Know

Do I Need a Lawyer for My Dog Bite Case? 

After a dog bite injury, we understand why you might think about representing yourself in your legal claims. You may read that Oklahoma’s dog bite laws hold the owner strictly liable for your injuries and think your case is a slam dunk. 

In reality, things aren’t that simple or easy. Keep reading to learn how the dog bite lawyers at Atkins & Markoff add value to our clients’ claims.  

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How Long Do I Have to File a Car Crash Lawsuit in Oklahoma?

Car crashes are all too common, and they create plenty of fallout for victims: emergency treatment, follow-up appointments, calls from insurance companies, getting the car repaired or finding a new one. If you’ve been injured, some time may have passed before you even started thinking about filing a lawsuit and trying to get compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. 

That’s understandable, but it’s also important for you to know that the clock is ticking on your case. Every day you wait to contact an attorney counts against you. In this article, we’ll explain Oklahoma’s statute of limitations for personal injury cases and discuss why it’s important to get help from a lawyer as soon as possible after a crash. 

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When Are Medication Side Effects Grounds for a Lawsuit?

Everyone who’s taken prescription drugs understands they have side effects. It’s the price we pay to access the incredible healing power of our best medications. 

Unfortunately, the system for approving prescription drugs isn’t perfect, and some drugs make it to market when they shouldn’t. These drugs have serious side effects that may outweigh their benefits. Even worse, patients who take these drugs often never receive proper warning about the risks to make informed decisions before taking them. 

Just because a drug has been approved, however, doesn’t mean the manufacturer is protected from liability. When a prescription drug maker pushes a medication with adverse side effects to market and fails to warn patients about the dangers, the patients affected have the right to file a lawsuit and hold the drug company accountable for the harm they’ve caused. 

So what types of medication side effects can provide grounds for a “bad drug” lawsuit? In this article, we’ll talk about some different scenarios and explain what you can do if you’ve suffered harm because you took unsafe medication. 

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