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November 2015 Archives

What types of damages are available for personal injuries?


Individuals injured in a motor vehicle accident such as an SUV accident or other type of accident that results from the negligence of another party may wonder what types of damages are available to them through a personal injury or other legal claim. In general, damages are based on the type of harm the victim has suffered and can fall into several broad categories including damages for physical harm suffered, financial harm suffered and emotional harm suffered.

New distracted driving law in Oklahoma is being strictly enforced


The dangers of distracted driving are becoming increasingly well known. A new distracted driver law recently went into effect in Oklahoma, and authorities are demonstrating their intention to strictly enforce the law. Authorities from another Oklahoma community just a couple of hours south of Oklahoma City and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol planned to demonstrate strict enforcement of the new rules to help ensure public safety.

Victims of drunk drivers have legal protections available to them


Drunk driving is a significant cause of accidents, injuries and deaths. In Oklahoma, it is reported that hundreds of deaths can be attributed to drunk driving accidents each year and that 30 percent of car accident-related deaths are attributable to drunk driving. Victims of drunk driving accidents may suffer different types of harm and have different legal options available to help them.

Understanding the consequences of a traumatic brain injury


Traumatic brain injury is a growing problem that causes long term struggles for victims and their families. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can alter the lives of victims and their families and what is normal in an instant. TBIs result from the head of the victim striking an object or an object striking the head of the victim such as in a car accident. Brain injuries can be open or closed in nature.

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