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Common Factors That Lead To Serious Oklahoma Car Accidents

by Jonathan

Every time you step into a vehicle in Oklahoma, you’re putting yourself at risk of being involved in a crash. One of the best ways to avoid such a collision is to be aware of what factors put you at an increased risk of injury or death in the event of involvement in a collision and the Oklahoma City car accident lawyers with Colbert Cooper Hill Attorneys are here to let you in on some of the most recent demographics regarding motor vehicle injuries and fatalities in our state. (more…)

More Than $1.2 Million In Damages Awarded In Oklahoma Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit

by Jonathan

When we send a loved one to live in a nursing home or long-term care facility, we expect them to receive quality care and treatment. Unfortunately for many though, that’s not always the case. The National Center on Elder Abuse estimates that as many as one third of all nursing home residents will become the victims of abuse or neglect this year. (more…)

Lawmakers Hope Texting And Driving Ban Could Reduce Number Of Oklahoma Car Accidents

by Jonathan

In an age where technology is almost always at our fingertips, distracted driving has become one of the greatest dangers to motorists on the road today—especially in Oklahoma. Data from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol shows that in 2009, distracted driving was responsible for causing as many as 1,700 Oklahoma car accidents. Even more disturbing is the fact that more than half of those collisions involved teenage and young adult drivers. (more…)

Driver Negligence To Blame For Oklahoma Motorcycle Accident

by Jonathan

When an Oklahoma motorcycle accident occurs, one of the leading causes listed is another driver’s failure to yield the right-of- way to an oncoming motorcycle. In fact, research has repeatedly shown this to be a contributing factor in roughly two-thirds of all multiple vehicle accidents involving a motorcycle. Furthermore, reports state a majority of drivers who are at fault for these crashes failed to recognize the oncoming bike while making a left turn. (more…)

Lawsuit Questions Constitutionality Of Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Benefits Law

by Jonathan

When an employee working in The Sooner State is injured, they may have a right to Oklahoma workers’ compensation benefits. However, the laws governing how, and to whom, these benefits are distributed can be extremely complicated. In fact, these complications have led to two injured workers filing lawsuits against their employers and the case has made its way to the Supreme Court on a challenge regarding the constitutionality of certain parts of these laws. (more…)

Three Common Reasons For A Social Security Disability Denial

by Jonathan

The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides financial assistance to millions of Americans who are permanently unable to return work because of an illness or injury; however, it’s important to know that getting these Social Security Disability benefits can often be a complicated and arduous process. In fact, a Social Security Disability denial is issued to as many as 65 percent of initial claims the SSA receives. (more…)