Despite firework bans in numerous cities and counties in Oklahoma, every year, several people suffer severe injuries or even death as a result of improper fireworks handling or defective fireworks. This year, we want our fellow Oklahomans to have a safe and fun Independence Day celebration without the devastating impacts of a fireworks accident. To help … Read morePractice Safe Firework Handling This 4th of July
If you or someone you loved has suffered serious injuries and you’re considering a lawsuit, it makes sense to ask how much compensation you stand to receive. Filing a lawsuit and taking your case to trial is a long and challenging process, and while the sense of justice a lawsuit can give you is important, … Read moreHow Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth in Oklahoma?
When our military heroes put their lives on the line to defend our freedoms, we trust the equipment they use is going to protect them from unnecessary harm. However, this is not always the case. Defective products, like the 3M Dual-Ended Combat Arms™ earplugs, put United States military members in harm’s way. Now, veterans across the … Read moreDefective 3M Earplugs: Are You Entitled to Compensation?
Lawyers have to consider numerous factors when they calculate pain and suffering damages, including the extent and severity of injuries or illnesses, supplemental coverage, and the limits of the negligent party’s insurance policy. Keep reading to learn more about calculating damages for pain and suffering in a personal injury case. And if you or someone … Read moreDetermining Pain and Suffering Damages in Personal Injury Claims
When It’s More Than the Flu: How to Tell if You Have Food Poisoning According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), nearly 50 million people in the United States get sick from some form of foodborne illness each year. About 128,000 of these people end up in the hospital, and, tragically, more than … Read moreHow to Tell if You Have Food Poisoning
Since e-cigarettes hit the market, companies have marketed these devices (also known as electronic nicotine delivery systems or ENDs) to the public as safe alternatives to tobacco use and as effective aids for quitting tobacco. However, the e-cigarette companies’ marketing messages for their devices don’t tell the full story. E-cigarettes have been shown to cause severe harm to the respiratory system, and very little legitimate research exists to support the claim that they help people quit using tobacco. And e-cigarette batteries frequently malfunction and … Read moreE-Cigarettes Are Anything but Safe, No Matter What the Ads Say
In Oklahoma, Dog Bite Liability Varies Based on Where the Incident Happens Suffering a severe dog bite can inflict not only gruesome injuries but persistent anxiety and a lifetime of painful memories. Thankfully, Oklahoma law allows dog bite victims are to recover financial compensation for the losses and pain they’ve suffered. However, many people don’t … Read moreDog Bite Liability Varies Based on Where the Attack Happens
According to the National Center for State Courts, people involved in injury lawsuits are increasingly going “pro se” — trying to represent themselves and navigate the litigation process on their own instead of hiring an attorney. While it’s possible to save money by representing yourself, pro se representation comes with risks you should seriously consider. … Read moreCan I Negotiate My Own Personal Injury Settlement?
For decades, trucking companies have successfully lobbied against regulations and reforms that could make the trucking industry safer. Now, the most recent Commercial Vehicle Safety Report from Wards Intelligence shows that the trucking industry is failing to make safety improvements and is even causing more truck accidents over time. Keep reading to learn more about … Read moreOur Highways Aren’t Safe, and Trucking Companies Are to Blame
In the United States, television and furniture tip-overs result in dozens of child injuries every day and nearly 40 deaths each year. Many consumer safety advocates feel companies are doing little to prevent these horrible accidents — most notably those caused by Ikea’s “Malm” line of dressers, which have already crushed and killed at least … Read moreIkea Furniture Continues to Put Young Children in Danger