When someone is killed as the result of another person’s negligence or mistake, the family of the victim may have a legal right to seek compensation for their loss from the liable party; however, proving such a case can be difficult and medical records are often used as evidence. (more…)
When an individual is killed as the result of another person’s mistake or negligence, the family of the victim may seek compensation for their loss from the responsible party through civil litigation. One Oklahoma family has begun the process of filing such an Oklahoma wrongful death lawsuit after accusing the Custer County Sheriff’s Department of using excessive force when they shot and killed an 18-year-old man during a struggle to subdue him. (more…)
Prison staff, by law, have a responsibility to ensure prisoners are given the medications they are prescribed by doctors. Any failure to do so can result in the jail or prison and its staff being held civilly liable for any damages their mistake may cause. (more…)
The families of four inmates who died while in the custody of the Tulsa County Jail have filed a Tulsa Wrongful Death Lawsuit against the facility and its staff. The lawsuit claims the staff’s negligence in failing to provide proper medical care to inmates was directly responsible for the deaths of three of the inmates and the near-death of another. (more…)
The Oklahoma Wrongful Death lawsuit filed on behalf of a 66-year-old woman who died at Oklahoma State University’s Boone Pickens Stadium is continuing to move through the court system. According to the Stillwater News-Press, an Oklahoma judge overruled a motion filed by the university’s attorneys asking that the suit be dismissed. (more…)
Three Oklahoma Wrongful Death lawsuits have been filed against a drug rehabilitation facility after several patients died under mysterious circumstances. A story published by Tulsa World stated the suits allege the facility’s negligent care of the patients directly lead to their deaths. (more…)
The death of a 22-year-old senior at the University of Oklahoma has been ruled accidental by the state’s medical examiner. According to reports from News On 6, the accident happened near Evans Hall on the university’s campus just before 3 a.m. (more…)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that while oil and gas extrication is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States today, the nature of the job also makes it one of the most dangerous industries to work in. Over a three-year period, 404 oil and gas workers died in occupational accidents, and the number continues to grow. (more…)
A 24-year-old worker at the Remington Park horse race track in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, was killed Sunday night in a tragic pre-race accident. According to reports from KOCO News, the man had been employed as a member of the maintenance department at the facility for just over a year. (more…)
A 54-year-old truck driver was killed after being involved in an accident with another tractor-trailer and a car on I-35 in Oklahoma City last Friday. According to News Channel 4, the accident occurred in the northbound lanes of the highway, near the on ramp from NE 122nd Street.
Spokeswoman for the Oklahoma highway patrol, Trooper Betsy Randolph, said that a tractor-trailer was attempting to come onto the highway when the driver lost control of the vehicle. The driver who was hit and killed was in the northbound lanes of the highway and tried to avoid colliding with the out-of-control truck, but couldn’t. Debris from the collision flew back on the highway, causing another car to wreck as well.
Accidents involving commercial tractor-trailers can be very complicated due to the numerous laws that regulate the trucking industry. Drivers have strict limits on every aspect of how they do their job, and failure to maintain standards could be grounds for a case of fault if involved in an accident similar to the one described above.
That is why the Oklahoma truck accident attorneys with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers encourage anyone who has been involved in an accident with a tractor-trailer to contact a lawyer immediately. They will be able to help you better understand your rights and what information should be examined to ensure the truck driver was in full compliance with the law.