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Out-of-State Victims Suffer Injuries in Tulsa, OK Auto Accident

After completing its preliminary investigation, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol recently issued a statement regarding an accident that occurred in Tulsa, OK on March 28, 2020. According to the report, a female driver who was headed northbound on County Road 610 decided to make a U-turn to head in the opposite direction. The maneuver was legal […]

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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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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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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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Proposed Hours of Service May Affect Truck Accidents in Oklahoma

Since regulations requiring rest for commercial truck drivers were originally established by the since-defunct Interstate Commerce Commission in 1938, there have been countless changes to the rules. When proposed changes to “Hours of Service” regulations were recently announced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), activists on both sides of the issue have been […]

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Tasing and High Speed Chases

A high speed chase ended for a Texas man when police were forced to tase the suspect as he fled on foot down the middle of a busy interstate highway. The suspect and his accomplice were originally apprehended at a nearby department store, where they were caught attempting to take more than $2,000 worth of […]

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Multiple Factors Blamed in 5-Year-Old’s Death on E-Scooter

A fatal scooter accident that killed a 5-year-old Tulsa, OK boy has raised many legal questions regarding liability due to the numerous factors that may have contributed to his death. A September 4, 2019 article in Tulsa World outlined the details of the incident, which involved an electric scooter ridesharing service that has become popular […]

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