Date posted: October 28, 2013
Individuals driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and involved in accidents causing injuries to others must be held responsible for their blatant lack of concern and negligence. In Oklahoma, there are stiff fines and penalties, including possible jail time, and loss of license if a person is found guilty of a DUI offense.
In too many cases, innocent victims suffer extensive and crippling injuries that may leave them unable to work for months, or indefinitely. This not only takes a toll upon the victim, but also upon their families, and can easily impact them for the rest of their lives.
Compensation for Your Injury
If you or members of your family have been injured in a drunk-driving related accident, Impact Law Firm in Tulsa will work vigorously on your behalf to ensure that you receive fair and just compensation for the following damages:
- Emergency transportation to a medical facility
- Hospital bills
- Physicians fees
- Physical rehabilitation
- Emotional rehabilitation
- Loss of work
- Pain and suffering
If the insurance company representing the person responsible for your injuries will not agree to a fair and just settlement, we will not hesitate to take your case before the court and to a jury trial if it becomes necessary. Impact Law Firm DUI lawyers in Tulsa thoroughly investigate each case and provide a team of expert witnesses to testify on behalf of our clients.
We Advise Caution in Signing Off on Insurance Paperwork
We advise each of our clients to have their lawyer review all insurance settlement agreements, and other insurance documents before signing to ensure that you are not being pressured into signing off on an agreement that could potentially harm you financially.
Contact Tulsa DUI lawyers at Impact Law Firm today for a free consultation if you or your loved ones have suffered injuries in a drunk-driving related accident.
Date posted: October 21, 2013
In a June 7, 2013 article written by Bill Sherman, and published in the Tulsa World newspaper, Mr. Sherman writes that “texting now tops drinking in teen fatal car crashes.”
It is a well-known fact that teenagers have a plethora of distractions while driving, including talking and dialing numbers on their cell phones, and now we can, unfortunately, add another distraction to the long list…texting while driving.
According to news reports, texting while driving tops the list for car crashes resulting in fatalities. While it may be true that teenagers are guilty of this distraction, driving around Tulsa on any given day will provide you with plenty of evidence that full-fledged adults are also guilty of this dangerous and deadly practice.
It is heart wrenching to think that one split second of glancing at a phone, can create such havoc and tragedy for so many people; however, one report indicates that over 3,000 teenagers are killed each year as a result of cell phone usage as opposed to 2,700 fatalities in drunk-driving crashes.
We Must Educate Our Teenagers Regarding the Risks of Texting While Driving
Both parents and educators need to spend more time in helping teenagers understand the risks they are taking when they text and drive, and the lasting impact it can have on their lives, if they survive the car crash, and the lives of others that may be killed as a result of their carelessness.
Compensation for injuries, or even worse, a fatality, will never replace your loss, but it can assist you with regaining control of your life, or the lives of your loved ones. If you have received injuries, or have lost a loved one due to the carelessness, or neglect of another driver, contact Impact Law firm in Tulsa, OK today for a free consultation to determine your compensation options.
Date posted: October 14, 2013
Attaching a monetary amount to pain and suffering after a severe accident requires the skills of an attorney who has successfully litigated these types of cases. Impact Law firm has a compassionate, ethical, and determined injury attorney team who understands the importance of demonstrating to the court, and/or jury exactly how, and to what extent your life has been impacted and changed due to the injuries you received.
Our firm thoroughly investigates each case, and will not agree to an insurance settlement on your behalf until you are satisfied with the compensation they are willing to give you. Insurance companies are well aware that we will not hesitate to litigate through the court system, and in front of a jury, if necessary.
Expert Witnesses and the Important Role They Play in a Jury Trial
The injury attorney team at Impact Law Firm will enlist the testimony of expert witnesses to assist in your claim in the event a case must be presented to a jury. Due to the educational background and experience each one has, our expert witnesses are adept at painting a verbal picture of how our client’s injuries will affect them for the rest of their lives.
Help from a Tulsa, OK Injury Attorney
If you have received injuries that result in long-term pain and suffering from a severe accident, contact Impact Law Firm in Tulsa, OK to speak with an injury attorney today for a free consultation.
Date posted: October 7, 2013
Trucks are obviously bigger than other vehicles on the road. Oklahoma highways offer main thorough-ways to trucks crossing our country and providing vital services for our own well-being. Enacting a few safety tips when sharing the road with semi-trucks and 18-wheelers can save lives every day.
- Always be aware that large trucks have areas referred to as “no zones.” If you are driving too close and in the “no zone,” you will not be able to see the side mirrors on the truck. This means the truck driver may not be aware that you are behind him and could be extremely dangerous if you decide to pass, or if he finds it necessary to suddenly hit his brakes. Back off until the side mirrors are within your range of vision, and make sure he is aware of your presence. The rule of thumb is to stay 20 to 25 car lengths away from the back of a truck.
- Changing lanes suddenly can also cause a truck driver to react in a dangerous way, by hitting his brakes, or swerving and losing control. Always signal a lane change in advance and move safely into the lane far enough ahead of the truck to avoid making the driver hit his brakes.
- Never make a sudden turn in front of a truck driver. It takes a truck three times longer to stop than an automobile. Consider the fact that most trucks weigh approximately 40 tons, and are approximately 80 feet long; turning abruptly in front of one may cost you your life.
- Allow plenty of room at intersections for trucks to turn to avoid your being injured or your automobile being damaged.
- Drive defensively, always considering the what-ifs by keeping in mind that we all make mistakes; plan ahead as if you expect someone to make a stupid mistake. Doing so may save your life as well as the lives of others.
Tulsa, OK Truck Accident Attorney
If you have been involved in an Oklahoma truck accident, you need to contact Tulsa, Oklahoma accident attorneys at Impact Law firm today for a free consultation.
Date posted: October 1, 2013
If a product fails to perform and causes injuries or damages, several entities may be liable, such as:
- The manufacturer of the product
- The assembly manufacturer
- The wholesaler of the product
- The retailer of the product
Consumers should be able to purchase products and expect them to perform without fear of injury or death. The product liability lawyers at Impact Law Firm in Tulsa, OK has helped numerous clients in receiving fair and just compensation for injuries that occurred to themselves, or loved ones, due to defective products, including:
- Recreational vehicles
- Jet skis
- Defective toys
- Home appliances (causing electrocution, or other injuries)
Our firm will carefully investigate all aspects to determine if several entities should be considered responsible and included in the law suit. We also consider the possibility that marketing brochures and instructions may not carry appropriate warnings for proper usage and safety instructions, or perhaps the instructions for safety are listed in the fine print, and not emphasized in a manner to adequately alert consumers to possible hazards in using the product.
A breach of warranty claim in a product liability case can be based on an expressed warranty or an implied warranty. When a manufacturer or seller offers a written or spoken warranty to the consumer, an expressed warranty exists. Expressed warranties can be in the form of a demonstration or advertisement.
It is never the consumer’s responsibility to attempt to determine the possibility of injuries resulting from using a product. When a product has not been adequately tested, and subsequently made available for public consumption and injuries or deaths occur, the consumer has the right to file a breach of warranty lawsuit for damages.
Tulsa, Oklahoma Product Liability Lawyer
If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to a defective product, contact the product liability lawyers at Impact Law Firm in Tulsa, OK for a free consultation today.