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Buses Lack Same Safety Features as Regular Vehicles

Buses are generally safe means of transportation. After all, they are typically used to transport children to and from school, sporting events and other activities. They are also used as a means of public transportation. But most buses do not sport the same safety features as a regular automobile (they often don’t have seatbelts or […]

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Tanker Truck Accidents

Tanker trucks are the most common means of transporting liquid cargo (like oil and other petroleum products) in the United States. Oftentimes that liquid cargo is flammable, which increases the likelihood of a fire or explosion if the truck is involved in an accident. Other dangers associated with tanker trucks include: Leaks and spills — […]

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Accidents Caused by Rubbernecking

People are naturally curious whenever they see an accident on the side of the road. When there are emergency vehicles, lights flashing and banged-up cars it’s hard not to look. But slowing down and gawking at someone else’s misfortune can cause another accident — and this one could involve you. The Dangers of Rubbernecking Merriam-Webster’s […]

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Driving Children Without Proper Use of Child Safety Seats

According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 600 U.S. children ages 12 and younger died in 2015 in car accidents — 35 percent of those children were not buckled up when the accident occurred. Additionally, more than 121,000 children were injured in 2014. At least some of those fatalities and […]

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While Walking in a Crosswalk, I Was Hit By a Car; Do I Have A Pedestrian Injury Claim?

The last thing you expect when crossing the street, especially when you are lawfully inside of the crosswalk, is to be hit by a car. You have no bodily protection when you are walking, such as a safety belt and the body of a car surrounding you, so the likelihood of serious injuries is high. […]

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Common Injuries from a Car Accident

Car accidents can be severe, resulting in drivers and passengers not being able to walk away unscathed. When two or more cars collide, a significant force is sent through everyone’s bodies. People are pushed forward, backward, or to the side, crashing into their doors, windows, airbags, and debris. Common injuries people experience from auto accidents […]

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My Husband Died After Being Struck by a Car – Is This A Wrongful Death Claim?

The death of a loved one is always a tragedy. When that death arises from a sudden car accident, it can be difficult to comprehend what happened. It is impossible not to think about all of the times you spent together and the opportunities you had until they were suddenly taken from you. When the […]

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Burden of Proof in Car Accident Injury Claim

If you’re trying to make an injury claim from a car accident you may be asked to provide the burden of proof, and are unsure what burden of proof is, or how to provide it. The burden of proof is the duty of the person bringing the legal case to show that the allegations being […]

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Accidents Prevalent in Work Zones

Work zones can be dangerous — and not just for workers. In 2015, more than 1,300 car accidents took place in work zones, according to the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office. Tulsa County alone saw 352 work zone crashes. There are several reasons that work zone accidents happen so frequently, chief among them disregarding traffic signs, […]

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Driving on Black Ice

Even though Tulsa enjoys a relatively moderate climate in the winter, drivers should still be wary of driving on black ice and other slippery conditions during the colder months. Oklahomans were not prepared for wintry conditions that accompanied a recent morning commute. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, black ice caused numerous accidents on a […]

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