Monday, October 31, 2016
Photos and documents are among the most powerful pieces of evidence you can use to win a case. After the accident, if possible, don’t leave the scene without taking photographs. If you’re in a car accident, photograph all angles to see the scene clearly, as well as the damages to you and your car. Gather the names and contact details of witnesses, too.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Involvement in a car accident can be traumatic, but it is necessary to know what to do in order to protect your well-being and your legal rights, should you need to file a case. You will need assistance from qualified experts because you can’t afford to do this alone–monetarily or otherwise.
To account for everything that happened from the moment of the incident, you need to visit your doctor, contact the police, and talk to a lawyer.
Get Proper Medical Treatment
First and foremost, you need to treat your injuries, but make sure that it is done by an appropriate doctor. There are physicians proficient in handling primary care, such as common illnesses, colds and other general medical treatments. Read more from this blog:
Friday, October 14, 2016
Medical malpractice is one of the leading causes of death and injuries in the country. Even the best doctors can make mistakes that can affect the patient’s quality of life. If this happens to you, bear in mind that there’s something you can do about it.
You can sue the doctor, the hospital, and anyone else who committed medical negligence. Doing this will help you recover just compensation for the injury and suffering you received.
However, medical malpractice is not very easy to prove. Remember, you are encountering large institutions and organizations that are heavily insured and wield substantial monetary war chests to protect themselves in cases of litigation. Read more from this blog:
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Have you been thinking of filing a lawsuit for injuries you sustained after slipping on the floor of a business establishment? If yes, then you need an Oklahoma City slip-and-fall lawyer to help you determine if you have a legitimate case and how to build it.
To do this, you and your lawyer should figure out the best course of action by answering questions that may reveal who is at fault and why.
Who Should You Sue?
Your first instinct may steer you toward suing the store owner. However, this isn’t always the sensible course. You must determine who is mainly responsible for the cause of your slip because it’s possible that the store owner is not liable. Read more from this blog:
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
In today’s advent of the internet, social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have become a treasure chest of personal information. This, however, is a double-edged sword. While you can freely express your thoughts and share details about your daily life with friends, the information you divulge can also be used against you in court. So, from the moment you filed a personal injury case, you need to watch your social media accounts like a hawk and clean them up as much as possible.
There’s one thing to remember when using social media while your case is ongoing: Anything you post online can and will be used against you. Your personal injury lawyer in Oklahoma will probably advise you to shut down all your accounts. Read more from this blog:
Monday, October 10, 2016
Your suspicions are correct: there are now more cars in the country than ever. According to 2014 data from Statista.com, over 250 million motor vehicles roam the country. Unfortunately, more cars mean a higher incidence of accidents on the road.
According to a study by CarInsurance.com, an accident may be just around the corner. Its research indicates the average person gets into an accident every 17.9 years. If you live to be 80, that’s about four crashes you’ll experience over a lifetime.
Saturday, October 8, 2016
A doctor is one of the most esteemed members of any community. After all, he or she is the person who “fixes” whatever hurts or aches, a job that naturally draws admiration. However, many people forget that doctors are human as well, which means their judgement is not always infallible. Indeed, a wrong diagnosis is literally a matter of life and death.
Misdiagnosis is Surprisingly Common
Unfortunately, misdiagnosis is surprisingly common. According to a report by the Institute of Medicine, about 1 in 20 patients seeking outpatient care will be given a wrong, delayed, or overlooked diagnosis. In fact, just about all Americans will experience a misdiagnosis at least once in their life. Moreover, these medical slip-ups account for about 10% of patient deaths, the report adds.
Friday, October 7, 2016
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Most believe that if someone takes another person’s life it is already considered murder, whether it was through a violent act or as a result of their negligence. From a grieving family’s perspective, it doesn’t matter how the death was caused–all that matters is that their loved one was taken away prematurely from them.
While no one can contest the extent of this tragedy, most people might not know that causing someone’s death is not always considered murder. In court, there’s a huge difference between murder and wrongful death. As a trusted Oklahoma City personal injury attorney might explain, there are key differences between the two.
Monday, October 3, 2016
Good news for one person can be another’s worst headache. Take the recent slide in oil prices, for instance. While most drivers are certainly happy about the falling prices, oil companies and their workers certainly aren’t.
Oil prices are projected to remain relatively low through 2017, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). According to its estimates, price per barrel will average around $40 in 2016 and $50 for 2017. Currently supply outpaces demand, according to EIA, which explains the depressed oil prices.
Moreover, when a commodity’s price drops, the industry behind it naturally shrinks, as is the case in Oklahoma. In February, Devon Energy laid off 700 Oklahoma-based workers due to “the current commodity price environment” and to control expenses during the downturn. American Energy Partners confirmed that not only is it laying off employees, it will be shutting down after a mere three years of operation.