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Will Waiver of CDL Rules Lead to More Truck Accidents in Oklahoma?

Fallout from the spread of COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on market sectors across the globe, but the trucking industry remains hard at work to deliver essential supplies where they are needed most. Holders of Commercial Driver’s Licenses in Oklahoma strive to keep up with consumer demand for food and paper products, while also delivering […]

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Oklahoma Lawmakers Reject Measure to Expand Liability Insurance Coverage

Oklahoma recently joined several other US states in rejecting a controversial interpretation of insurance laws proposed by the American Law Institute (ALI). Senate Bill 1692 is directed one section of the ALI’s Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance, stating that the provision conflicts with existing federal and state law. The legislative measure passed the […]

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Child Seat Belt Law Passes Oklahoma State House

Oklahoma is currently the only US state that does not have a law requiring older children to buckle up in the backseat, but that could change if a measure by lawmakers continues to progress through the legislative process. Oklahoma’s Fox News Channel 25 reported in a March 10, 2020 article that the bill easily passed […]

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Tesla Autopilot, Distracted Driving Blamed in Fatal Accident

Two years after a fatal crash involving an automated Tesla SUV, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released the results of its investigation into the causes and contributing factors behind the incident. According to a February 25, 2020 article published by AP News, both technology and human factors were to blame when the vehicle slammed […]

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Semi-Truck Owner Faces Oklahoma Damages Trial Over Decision to Entrust Vehicle to Driver with Prior Accident History

When a car or truck accident is the result of employee negligence, the employer can be held responsible for damages under Oklahoma law. This is commonly known as the legal doctrine of respondeat superior. But there are other ways in which an employer may also be liable depending on the particular facts and circumstances of […]

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Winter Weather in Tulsa, OK Means Increased Risk of Motor Vehicle Crashes

Another round of severe winter weather is on its way to Northeastern Oklahoma, according to Tulsa’s NBC affiliate News Channel 2 KJRH, which reported that the city is well-prepared to handle precipitation and blizzard conditions. With crews covering 35 snow removal routes, equipment to clear 2,000 miles of roadway, and 12,500 tons of salt, officials […]

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Potential Liability Issues for Three Children Injured in Oklahoma Bus Accident

What should have been a routine morning on the way to school turned tragic for three students who were injured in a school bus accident on January 14, 2020. Oklahoma’s KFOR News 4 reported on the incident, stating that the crash occurred when the bus driver collided with the front of a construction truck. The […]

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Tulsa, OK Wrong Way Crash Kills One, Critically Injures Another Victim

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) is investigating the causes behind a wrong way, head-on crash that occurred around noon on January 7, 2020. Tulsa’s News On 6 reported that one victim was transported to a local hospital in critical condition, while the other was pronounced dead after suffering massive injuries. An OHP spokesperson stated that […]

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Recent OK Truck Accident Highlights Dangers of Burn Injuries

Multiple teams of first responders were called to the scene of a truck accident that caused a fast-moving fire to spread through a rural area of Love County in South Central Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported that the collision occurred around 3 p.m. on December 17, 2019 on Interstate 35, when the truck driver […]

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New Car Shopping Guide for 2020

Even for those who did not act on new car holiday sales for 2019, there are plenty of opportunities to get a great deal in 2020. Edmunds.com, an online resource for information automotive industry, recently published an article on the best times of the year to buy a new vehicle. The site also provides details […]

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