How to Tell if You Have Food Poisoning

Food Poisoning

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

E-Cigarettes Are Anything but Safe, No Matter What the Ads Say 

E-Cigarette Safety

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 

Dog Bite Liability Varies Based on Where the Attack Happens

Oklahoma Dog Bite Liability

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

Our Highways Aren’t Safe, and Trucking Companies Are to Blame

truck accident

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

Ikea Furniture Continues to Put Young Children in Danger

Defective Ikea Furniture

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

Electric Scooters Are Convenient and Fun. They’re Also Dangerous.

Electric Scooters

Across the United States, people are embracing the latest trend in personal transportation: electric scooters. While riding these scooters can offer a lot of fun as well as an eco-friendly alternative to motor vehicles and public transit, e-scooters can also be extremely dangerous, and the accidents and injuries are already beginning to pile up. Every … Read moreElectric Scooters Are Convenient and Fun. They’re Also Dangerous.

Understanding At-Fault vs. No-Fault Car Insurance

Oklahoma uses an at-fault system for auto insurance coverage. In our state, the negligent driver who causes a car wreck (or, more likely, their insurance company) must pay for all damages that occur as a result. These damages may include property damage, medical bills, lost wages, and more. Therefore, determining negligence often involves a hard-fought … Read moreUnderstanding At-Fault vs. No-Fault Car Insurance

How Electronic Logs Can Help Your Truck Accident Case 

Electronic Trucking Logs

Trucking companies frequently ask their employees to drive long distances and work long hours. Some companies even pressure their drivers to break federal regulations and drive unreasonably long shifts, threatening the drivers with punishment or even termination if they refuse. As a result, many truckers drive in a constant state of fatigue, and this widespread fatigue remains one of the leading causes of deadly truck crashes in the United States. 

Thankfully, emerging technologies can provide a clearer, more reliable picture of how long and how far a trucker was driving prior to a crash. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) requires all commercial truckers to maintain a written log of their hours and document rest periods for all trips, and companies must preserve these records for at least six months. In addition, as part of the “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century” (MAP-21) bill, the law now requires all commercial trucking vehicles to carry a functional electronic logging device (ELD). 

Read on to learn more about how an experienced attorney can use the data from an ELD to build a powerful truck accident claim. 

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How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Cost to Hire an Injury Lawyer

When you’ve suffered an injury, hiring and working with a lawyer sounds stressful. More importantly, it sounds expensive.  

But if someone has injured you, you’re already under a great degree of stress, and you’re probably facing thousands of dollars in medical bills and lost wages, not to mention other expenses and losses. What if you could find a lawyer who would take on your case, handle the complex investigation, deal with the insurance companies and the litigation paperwork, and let you focus on your health and well-being — all without expecting any money from you unless they helped you get a settlement or favorable jury verdict? 

When you work with Atkins & Markoff, that’s exactly what will happen. Our team of experienced attorneys can evaluate your personal injury claim for free, and if we’re able to take your case, we’ll advocate for you on a “no recovery, no fee” basis. To learn more about how our contingent fee policy works, keep reading. 

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Atkins & Markoff Represents Clients Filing Roundup Suits Against Monsanto

Roundup Lawsuits

Roundup is a popular weed killer used by farmers, gardeners, and homeowners in more than 160 countries, including the United States. Monsanto initially developed Roundup, but Bayer now owns, creates, and distributes the chemical. Roundup is currently the most popular herbicide in the United States, and people around the world use roughly 1.4 billion pounds of Roundup every year.

The active ingredient in Roundup is glyphosate, which has been linked to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and several other types of cancer. Because of this link, Monsanto is currently facing thousands of Roundup-related lawsuits across the United States.

If you or someone you love was exposed to Roundup and developed cancer, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against Monsanto and could potentially receive financial compensation. Keep reading to learn more about your rights and find out how the team at Atkins and Markoff can help.  

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