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Navigating Divorce in Oklahoma A Comprehensive Guide

Navigating Divorce in Oklahoma: A Comprehensive Guide

When your marriage is not working out, you may begin to contemplate divorce. When divorce becomes a reality, knowing what to expect and what to do is essential. Divorce is never easy, even when each party in the dissolving marriage is on the same page and willing to cooperate. No one ever thinks that a marriage will ultimately end in divorce, but many do. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that from 2019-2021 the divorce rate in [...]

The Impact of Social Media on Personal Injury Claims in Oklahoma

The Impact of Social Media on Personal Injury Claims in Oklahoma

If you enjoy using social media to connect with others, to get your news, or to research new professional networking opportunities, then you are not alone. There are several social media platforms to choose from and according to the Pew Research Center, the majority of Americans use at least one social media platform or more. Still, there is a time and place for everything. And, when it comes to social media, there is no place for it when one is [...]

How to Maximize Your Compensation in a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Oklahoma City

How to Maximize Your Compensation in a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Oklahoma City

Accidents can be unnerving no matter how they happen, especially when serious injuries are suffered. But, when someone else’s negligence is what causes your injury accident, then you may be entitled to financial compensation for several damages you suffered. Depending on how catastrophic your accident was, the amount of compensation you could obtain in a settlement has the potential to be substantial. This is because, when severe injuries or death is a result of an accident, the totality of [...]

Understanding Oklahoma's Child Custody Laws: What Parents Need to Know

Understanding Oklahoma’s Child Custody Laws: What Parents Need to Know

When two people have children but no longer have a relationship with each other, then determining child custody is essential. Oklahoma marriage and family laws say that custody is a legal responsibility for a parent or guardian to provide care for and control over minor children. This can be done through legal custody where the right exists to make decisions for a child such as where they go to school or what type of religion they will practice. Or [...]

Oklahoma DUI Laws: What Drivers Need to Know

Oklahoma DUI Laws: What Drivers Need to Know

If you decide to drink, it is best to think of a plan to travel that doesn’t include you driving. This is because if you get behind the wheel and you have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or higher, you will have exceeded the legal limit for alcohol in your body. In this situation, you are likely going to be charged with driving under the influence (DUI).  There are times when having under legal limits for one’s BAC [...]

Understanding Punitive Damages in Personal Injury Cases in Oklahoma

Understanding Punitive Damages in Personal Injury Cases in Oklahoma

If you were involved in an unintentional injury accident that was catastrophic and was caused by gross negligence, then it could be possible to file a personal injury claim that not only recovers common damages but also allows for additional payment in the form of punitive damages. Punitive damages are not awarded to victims of injury accidents often. However, when certain factors are true about a personal injury event, then punitive damages may apply. If you were injured in an [...]

The Benefits of Hiring a Local Personal Injury Lawyer in Oklahoma City

The Benefits of Hiring a Local Personal Injury Lawyer in Oklahoma City

Unintentional injury accidents that happen because of negligence can come about in many ways. Car accidents are some of the most common personal injury events that cause those involved to suffer damages from medical expenses for treatment of injuries, to property damage, pain and suffering, and more. When you are hurt in an injury accident, it is best not to simply assume you have to deal with the consequences alone. You could have a case to file a personal [...]

The Top Factors That Affect Personal Injury Settlements in Oklahoma City

The Top Factors That Affect Personal Injury Settlements in Oklahoma City

If you were hurt in an Oklahoma car accident or another type of injury accident that was caused by negligence, then you may decide to file a claim for compensation. Depending on how your injury accident happened, you could be owed a large cash settlement for your damages. However, there are many things that are going to impact what a settlement may or may not look like when a personal injury claim is filed. The personal injury claims process can [...]

What to Do After a Car Accident in Oklahoma City A Comprehensive Guide

What to Do After a Car Accident in Oklahoma City: A Comprehensive Guide

Car accidents are jarring experiences. They are unexpected, often happen quickly, and can leave wreckage and injured pedestrians or car occupants. It is not uncommon to have a hard time thinking clearly after a crash, still, it is critical that certain actions are taken. Car accidents happen every single day in the United States. There are approximately more than six million reported each year across the country. In Oklahoma in 2021, there were 762 people who died in crashes and [...]

The Importance of Prompt Medical Attention After a Personal Injury

The Importance of Prompt Medical Attention After a Personal Injury

If you are involved in a personal injury event in Oklahoma and you do not have visible wounds and signs of trauma and you think that you only were barely harmed, you may feel it unnecessary to see a doctor. However, this is an unwise move. Your health and wellness are paramount and sometimes, just because an injury can’t be seen, does not mean that it doesn’t exist.  After a personal injury event, you may not want to see the [...]