Ponca City Personal Injury Law Blog

Social Security disability: Did you have a heart attack?

No one expects to suffer a heart attack. That's why they're called "attacks." They come to us at the most inopportune moments in our lives, often when we're already dealing with an enormous amount of worry and stress. Just when you think you can't handle any more difficulty, it hits.

Was your heart attack a message from your body that enough is enough? Was it the result of a congenital defect and there's nothing you could have done to prevent it? Your doctor might be able to answer these questions, but there's one important question your doctor won't be able to help you with: Where are you going to get the money to pay for your medical care and time spent unable to work?

Older drivers have higher risk of injuries in a car accident

As a senior citizen, driving is a great way for you to stay independent and mobile. Since 1999, the number of licensed older drivers has increased by about 50 percent, possibly due to the high number of Baby Boomers on the road. Regrettably, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about 16 seniors are killed and 648 are injured every day on average. The CDC reports that the higher rate is not due to the number of crashes, but due to an increased risk of medical complications because an older driver has health problems which exacerbate injuries in an accident.

Understanding car accidents and brain injury

Car accidents represent one of the most common sources of injury and accidental death in the United States, and every state has a diverse collection of laws designed to help make sure that when an accident occurs, those who are not at fault have access to the resources they need to ensure they get on their feet again. Typically, this is because those who are at fault are held accountable, at least through insurance companies. Even in "no fault" insurance states, extreme negligence and other factors can provide victims with a chance at restitution.

Why consulting an attorney after a truck accident is crucial

Imagine you are going about your day when suddenly you get a phone call telling you that your loved one was in an accident with a truck and is in the hospital. Suddenly your life is flipped upside down and you do not know what to do next. Truck accidents are often severe or fatal and they can get especially complicated in the weeks or months to follow. Here is how an attorney can help after a truck accident occurs.

Easy ways to spot a drunk driver

Let's face it - drunk driving is a common problem that is not likely to go away soon, despite efforts by lawmakers and other groups to increase sanctions and punishments for driving under the influence. Unfortunately, even if you are driving safely and defensively, individuals who drive drunk have more control over the road than you do because of a blatant disregard for the rules.

Hurt in an accident? This is what you should know

Accidents can happen when you least expect it. For example, you were not expecting to trip over that loose lamp cord in the furniture store yesterday which resulted in a broken nose when you hit a display coffee table on your way down.

When an accident that causes an injury occurs, it can be very stressful and disorientating. As with all situations that end in an injury, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention. Once your doctor or the hospital has treated your injuries, it is time to start thinking about pursuing a personal injury claim.

5 fast facts about distracted driving

You know that you want to stay safe while you are on the road, but you can't control the actions of other drivers. On your way home from work, a young driver slammed into your car. That driver doesn't know exactly how the accident occurred. You need medical care and you aren't going to be able to work. This impacts your finances and affects your husband and children. Here are five fast facts about distracted driving you should know.

Failure of businesses to clear snow can cause a slip and fall

As the holidays loom, most people enjoy seeing a light covering of snow. However, when it comes to businesses, their sidewalks, entranceways, and parking areas, allowing a build up of snow could result in injury to their patrons. Snow is slippery in and of itself, but it may conceal a thin layer of ice underneath that increases the risk of a slip and fall accident.

Tulsa man loses his life after being hit by unsecured lumber

A 53-year-old Tulsa man was killed Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, area police officials have confirmed. The fatal car crash involving two pickup truck drivers took place at the intersection of Sheridan and 13th Street at 10:00 a.m., that morning.

A full-sized local lumber company's truck was carrying loose pieces of lumber in its flatbed as it made a turn onto Sheridan off of 13th Street. As it turned the curb, the load of lumber that it was carrying become dislodged from the truck, striking the driver of the a smaller pickup.

Oklahoma DHS sued by family of toddler who died in February

The Oklahoma Department of Human Services is being sued by the grandparents of a 2-year-old who died in February, claiming negligence.

Family and Youth Intervention Services was also named in the lawsuit. The group is a private, nonprofit organization that provides care for the community in the mental health arena.