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One Person Killed in Oklahoma Truck Accident

Posted on: October 30th, 2019

On October 7th, 2019, a 57-year-old man named John King was killed in a tragic truck accident in Sentinel, OK—a rural town in Washita County, located approximately 100 miles west of Oklahoma City. According to a representative for Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP), the crash occurred at an intersection on State Highway 55.  An Agricultural Truck…

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Back to School — The Importance of Driver Safety in School Zones

Posted on: September 20th, 2019

As the calendar turns from July  to August, Oklahoma students begin preparing to return to school. This is exciting ― especially for parents — but, sadly, with a new school year often comes a rise in school zone accidents. The safety of school-related transportation  has long been a serious problem in Oklahoma.  Indeed, last year,…

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Oklahoma Judge Orders Johnson & Johnson to Pay $572 Million in Opioid Settlement

Posted on: September 19th, 2019

Similar to many other states across the country, Oklahoma has been hit hard by the opioid epidemic. On August 26th, 2019, a landmark verdict came down, holding the large drug manufacturer Johnson & Johnson legally responsible for its role in causing the crisis. As reported by Tulsa World, Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman has…

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Oklahoma Sets Sights on Lowering Traffic Fatalities in 2019

Posted on: September 18th, 2019

The year 2019 is off to a great start in Oklahoma. According to initial reports from the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office (OHSA), traffic fatalities have been lower than usual for the first part of 2019. At present, there have only been 177 auto crash fatalities statewide since the beginning of the year. If those numbers…

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Oklahoma Aviation-Weather Accident and Wrongful Death

Posted on: May 31st, 2019

Small aircrafts are an incredible adventure, and thousands of Americans enjoy flying for fun and leisure.   Many Americans also utilize small aircrafts to commute or travel between local and regional airports. But unlike major commercial airlines that operate multi-million-dollar jets, these smaller crafts are very susceptible to changes in the weather. Pilots and companies…

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Oklahoma Boating Accidents

Posted on: May 31st, 2019

When people think of Oklahoma, they often think of wide-open spaces, cattle, and the oil industry. But lakes and rivers make up a large part of our outdoor recreation. In fact, major lakes in Oklahoma provide year-round opportunities for fishing, boating, and other water-sports. But when careless boaters and businesses put the public at jeopardy,…

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Oklahoma Impaired Trucking Accidents

Posted on: May 24th, 2019

When people get behind the wheel of their car under the influence, they are putting their own lives (as well as those of everyone else around them) in grave danger. They jeopardize the lives of innocent people, moms and dads, children, and anyone else on the road. Drunk drivers indiscriminately risk the safety of their…

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Oklahoma Trial Lawyer Provides Training to Help Other Lawyers Achieve Greater Results

Posted on: May 17th, 2019

Nationally, less civil injury claims are going to trial than ever before. As more cases are going before arbitrators, mediators and other types of neutral non-judicial boards and panels, many attorneys – even those with decades of experience handling injury claims – simply are not getting the courtroom experience they need to effectively represent clients.…

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Oklahoma Aims to Improve Seatbelt Laws for Children

Posted on: March 27th, 2019

As states around the country move to enforce stricter car seat rules, Oklahoma remains one of the most relaxed. Children between 8 and 14 years of age are not required to wear a seatbelt while sitting in the backseat of a vehicle.  Think this is normal? It’s not. Oklahoma is currently the only state in…

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Electronic Logs Are Not Really Improving Semi-truck Crash Numbers

Posted on: February 12th, 2019

Truck driver fatigue has long been a problem for the transportation industry. Resulting in accidents, fatalities, and significant insurance claims. The federal government recently passed sweeping regulatory changes. Including a broad mandate for electronic logs, known as ELDs. In the past, truck drivers kept paper logbooks. There they manually marked their stops, time spent performing pre-…

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